During cataract surgery, the cloudy lens is replaced with an artificial one. The standard lens type used for NHS treatment is a monofocal lens, which will restore clear vision. But if you wear glasses now, you will still need at least one pair of glasses after the procedure. Private cataract surgery offers extra lens choices at a small additional cost that might suit you better.
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.
For patients with astigmatism, a toric lens can correct the astigmatism and reduce the need for glasses with thicker lenses.
Surgery and any specific lens options are subject to medical assessment of suitability.
How much does cataract surgery cost?
Having your cataracts treated with some private providers can be expensive. But with our cataract package, you’ll pay just £1,995 per eye for monofocal lens replacement. That includes your replacement monofocal lens, all pre- and post-operative appointments, and all medication.
Our cataract surgery package
- 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 £1,995 per eye