Why ‘go private’ with Newmedica?
- Free consultation
- A set of comprehensive diagnostic tests
- Surgery at the earliest opportunity
- The latest lens technology and choice of treatment options
- Tailored aftercare
- From £1,495 per eye
At Newmedica, we put you first
Our private service means you don’t have to wait for NHS cataract surgery. You will be seen at the earliest opportunity by your local consultant and can expect the highest standards of care and technology at an affordable price.
We understand you may need reassurance before going ahead with cataract surgery. At Newmedica we offer a free, no obligation consultation with your consultant before you make any commitment.
With Newmedica we aim to ensure you are seen by the same, highly qualified, local consultant every step of the way. So wherever possible, the consultant you meet at your first appointment will be the same person who carries out the procedure and sees you after surgery. This means they get to know you and your needs.
With Newmedica we will offer you an appointment within seven days of request and surgery within 21 days after that. So you have the peace of mind of knowing that your cataract will be treated before your vision deteriorates further.
Having your cataracts treated with some private providers can be expensive. But with Newmedica, you’ll pay just £1,495 per eye for monofocal lens replacement. That includes your replacement monofocal lens, all pre- and post-operative appointments, and all medication.
More choice and state-of-the-art lens technology
We recognise that all of our patients are different. Private cataract surgery gives you a wider choice of treatments than are available on the NHS, meaning they can be personalised to suit you. This includes special replacement lenses available at a small additional cost, like toric to correct astigmatism or multifocal to reduce dependency on glasses. Your consultant will discuss the options that may be suitable for you at your consultation.Lens options explained
Diagnostic eye tests
We carry out a wide range of diagnostic eye tests that go above and beyond standard NHS cataract treatment. Using advanced equipment, your consultant will undertake a comprehensive evaluation of your vision.
We promise to continue looking after you until you are satisfied with your vision. After surgery, you will benefit from a comprehensive aftercare programme that is completely tailored to you. This includes a post-operative follow-up visit with your consultant in the specialist surgical centre, a further follow-up appointment in an accredited specialist opticians and, if required, YAG treatment to remove any remaining cloudiness.
The standard monofocal lens is the one most people opt for. After replacement your vision will be clear, though if you wear glasses now for reading or distance you’ll still need them after the procedure. This lens is the only choice offered by the NHS.
Similar to bifocal or varifocal glasses, multifocal lenses will result in improved vision for reading and distance, without the need for glasses in most cases. Some patients who choose multifocal lenses will also require glasses but most activities can be performed without them.
Surgery and any specific lens options are subject to medical assessment of suitability.
Your pre-operative appointment
Before going ahead with your procedure, we fully assess your eye health and carry out a biometry test to ensure your replacement lens is the correct one for you. Your consultant will explain the procedure in detail and be happy to answer any questions you may have.
What happens during surgery?
Replacing your cataract (cloudy lens) with a new, artificial clear lens is a relatively straightforward procedure that normally takes between 15-20 minutes. Most cataract replacements are performed under a local anaesthetic. This means you will be awake, but it is important to stress you will not be able to feel anything. You may see a bright light and some movement but you will not feel any pain - your surgeon will talk you through everything they are doing.
You’ll be home the same day
This simple procedure is usually carried out on a day-patient basis. You will not be able to drive home and we recommend having someone available to look after you for about 24 hours after your procedure.
What happens after surgery?
We will arrange all necessary follow-up appointments with your consultant to ensure your recovery is on track and your vision is clear.
Private medical insurance
Newmedica is proud to be recognised by the main private medical insurance companies. If you have private medical insurance, your insurer may cover the cost of your surgery. Just speak to your provider for more information.
To book a free consultation, contact Newmedica direct or just ask your optician.
Newmedica currently offers private cataract surgery in the following locations
Cromwell Primary Care Centre,