1. Review of AccuVision Laser Eye Clinic
Established in 2001, AccuVision is a popular destination for people seeking quality, affordable laser eye surgery. This clinic currently operates in five cities nationwide: London, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol and Newcastle, and has performed over 40,000 treatments and counting.
What did independent inspectors find? According to the CQC’s latest report, there were no complaints between August 2016 and September 2017 from 1,011 refractive eye procedures carried out at AccuVision.
Is there anything else I should know? Most of the eye surgeons on our site enjoy five-star ratings, and the same is true for AccuVision. But it’s worth noting we only have 10 reviews for Dr Prashant Jindal.
Patients always want to find an ophthalmologist they feel comfortable with. That’s why it’s always a good idea to do your own research by trying to meet with your surgeon at an initial consultation, and many clinics offer these for free.
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2. AccuVision Treatments
As well as common laser vision correction treatments – such as LASEK and LASIK with ultra-accurate Wavefront diagnostics – AccuVision also offers lens replacement surgery, including the UK’s most common surgical procedure: cataract surgery.
- LASIK eye surgery
- Trans-Epithelial Surface Treatment
- Lens replacement surgery
- ICL surgery (implantable contact lenses)
- Cataract surgery
- Amblyopia (lazy eye treatment)
So is it safe? AccuVision promises highly sophisticated, automated devices, with world-class Wavefront technology and the Alcon WaveLight EX500 Excimer laser. According to the clinic’s own study of 500 patients, everyone achieved at least driving standard vision following surgery (including repeat surgery).
3. AccuVision Laser Eye Clinic Prices
AccuVision’s prices are reasonable rates in laser eye surgery. On average, 800 patients told Lasik Eyes they paid £1,200 (per eye) for laser eye surgery, and £3,615 (per eye) for lens replacement surgery (including cataract surgery) – few clinics have lower starting prices.
AccuVision doesn’t publish a fixed price list, but here are the costs you can expect for the most popular eye surgeries:
- Consultation Price: Free for initial consultation
- LASIK Price: Average cost £2,400 for both eyes
- Trans-Epi Price: Average cost £2,400 for both eyes
- C3R Treatment Price: Average cost £2,000 per eye
Here’s how these prices compare to the eye surgery quotes offered by other clinics:
|Treatment||Optical Express Cost (per eye)||Optegra Cost (per eye)||Optimax Cost (per eye)||Centre for Sight Cost (per eye)|
|LASIK / LASEK||From £595||£1,795||£1,695||£2,400|
|Cataract Surgery||From £3,195||£2,495||£2,995||From £3,150|
|ICL Surgery||From £3,395||£3,495||£2,495||£3,615|
Eye surgery isn’t an insignificant cost for most people. That’s why AccuVision offers a 10 month finance option, which lets you spread the costs of surgery after the initial deposit into smaller monthly fees. You will need to pass a credit check with Hitachi Capital to gain approval for this payment plan.
That said, most clinics provide finance plans for much longer – up to three years, and also team up with health insurers who may cover at least some of the costs of the surgery (which AccuVision doesn’t).
4. AccuVision Review: The Verdict
AccuVision has hundreds of positive patient reviews, making it one of the most popular laser eye clinics in the UK. It also features as one of the best laser eye surgery clinics in the UK, as well as making our list of the best laser eye surgery in London for raving customer reviews about its professional staff.
But is it right for you? If you happen to live near one of AccuVision’s clinics in London, Birmingham, Leeds or Bristol, you may want to pop in for a free consultation, and quiz the eye consultants there. Or, you are free to double check whether there might be a better match out there using our clinic-matching tool.
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I had surgery just before Christmas and to say I was nervous is a big understatement! I had a large perscription (-7.0 in the left eye & -8.0 in the right), plus a minor astigmatism in both (which my normal optician had never previously noticed!).
I would never have dared to go for surgery if it wasn't for the new wavefront guided technology, which gave me the reassurance that the surgery was more likely to be successful, as the lasers are programmed to account for individual differences in the eye and are not just standard for everyone.
I can't praise the staff enough - they were fully informative about the procedure and the results I could expect, and were very friendly and reassuring - especially with a wimp like me!
I now have 20/20 vision and the only problem I've encountered so far is getting used to not wearing glasses or contacts! I have so much confidence in the staff and technology that I would recommend Accuvision to everyone - in fact my Sister is having a consultation this week!
The initial consulation helps to ease the nerves as they are extermely thorough and take time to answer all your questions. I went away without any doubt that this was a safe and worthwhile proceedure. The actual surgery is quick and painless, although it is very uncomfortable, but you can see, and see better, immediately. And in my case, I was complelety better with almost 20/20 vision about four hours later.
Finally decided to take the plunge when the Wavefront technology became available and have been astounded by the results. Happy days!
I cannot sing the praises of the Doctors and staff at Accuvision highly enough. I had been considering laser surgery for nearly a decade but it was only after contacting Accuvision that I felt confident enough to go ahead with the procedure. Accuvision's 'state of the art' technology could virtually guarantee me 20/20 vision, and the patience of their staff as I asked hundreds of questions (often the same ones repeated) was commendable.
My prescription was –3 in both eyes, I’m 40 years old and I had worn glasses since I was 13. I had two main areas of concern when I first spoke to Accuvision. The first was that I would be able to see as well after surgery as I did with my lenses, and the second was that because of my age, I would become long sighted sooner than if I opted not to have surgery. After my initial consultation, Accuvision were able to virtually guarantee me 20/20 vision after surgery. They also explained that I would (like most people) become long sighted regardless of whether I went ahead with the procedure or not and that without surgery I would in a few years or so need bifocals. Having surgery would give me approx 5-10 years of ‘glasses free’ vision after which I would probably need to start wearing reading glasses as my eye muscles weakened and I became long sighted. The promise of 5-10 years without glasses was enough to persuade me to go ahead and have the laser eye surgery.
I have to admit I was scared, terrified would be more accurate, but my fears proved to be totally unfounded. The procedure took approx 15 minutes and while it was slightly uncomfortable it did not hurt at all! My vision was instantly ‘cured’, as I left the operating theatre I was able to see my glasses on the table at the far end of the room and pick them up! You are advised to keep your eyes shut as much as possible in the next few hours after the op. To be honest that was the most comfortable thing to do, as my eyes felt as if I'd been swimming in an over chlorinated pool. It was an amazing feeling to be able to read car number plates without glasses as I left Accuvision and walked to my friend’s car.
My eyes stung for about 4 hours, but after that there was no discomfort and only a slight haziness in my vision, which cleared over the next few days. I was able to drive and return to work the morning after my op.
I am a Wimbledon tennis line judge and so perfect vision is of paramount importance to me. I would not have undergone surgery unless I was totally confident in the results that Accuvision would achieve. I also work fulltime, have 2 children and my husband travels a lot. I cannot stress how much easier life is without having to worry about lenses and solutions and glasses. My children no longer have to hunt for my specs every morning!! If you are considering eye surgery my advice is DO IT.
After the first consultation at Accuvsion my confidence was increased by the staff’s friendly and professional approach. I had no reason to lose this confidence throughout the procedure and am delighted with the results.
I had worn glasses since the age of twelve, and was unable to wear contact lenses, so to suddenly be able to go without glasses is fantastic. It’s strange, but great to think that I can now drive and watch TV without glasses, and open my eyes first thing in the morning able to see.
To those who have always had good vision it might not seem a big deal, but for me it has made a huge difference.
I had my surgery done last Wednesday 9th January. On my first visit I was very impressed by the professional approach of all staff and the exceptionally high standard of hygiene. The examination was not rushed. Every step was explained to me. I was encouraged to ask as many questions as I wanted to and if I thought of anything before the surgery date I could phone and discuss it with them. Everything was done to reassure me and I was encouraged to speak to people in the waiting room who had just had surgery.
I am 57 years old and have worn contact lenses for 35 years. My prescription -5.50 was in the left eye and -5.75 in the right. I have needed reading glassed as well as contact lenses for the past 3 years, which was -2.0 both eyes. I had contact lenses, reading glasses, varifocal glasses, and bifocal sunglasses. This worked out to be quite expensive. I also needed a large handbag to carry them around. I was given the choice of having long vision correction, which would mean having reading glasses for close work or Monovision, which I never heard of. In laymen’s terms this gives long distance sight in one eye and short sight in the other. No glasses at all. Great.
I was very nervous when the big day arrived but all Accuvision staff were understanding and helped relieve the tension. Again the whole procedure was explained to me. I had decided on the Mono surgery and the surgeon explained everything he was doing, step by step. Drops were put in both eyes, they did not sting and my eyes felt very comfortable. I can honestly say it was painless. I could see red and green lights and was told to concentrate on the green. Within 10 minutes it was over. Just 5 minutes for each eye. I was taken to the recovery room for 5 minutes and then to the examination room where my eyes were checked thoroughly. I could actually see when I went back to the waiting room. My eyes did sting and water for about an hour that was quite uncomfortable but gradually wore off. The clinic gave me drops to put in every hour whilst awake and eye shields to wear at night. I went back to the clinic the next day for a check-up and the following Friday, then a month later.
I am so thrilled with the results. I cannot believe that after all these years I am glasses free. I would recommend Accuvision to anyone.
Matthew Stuart Essex
I had my surgery just before Christmas and I can't believe what a difference it has made to my life. Just knowing that I no longer have to grope around for my glasses before starting the day is a revelation. I had a prescription of -4.5 and -4.0 and could see no more than 18 inches ahead of me before the surgery, the next day I could see clearly. I have just been for my check-up and now have 20/20 vision something I could never have dreamed of in my wildest dreams.
The Accuvision team were wonderful and everything was explained clearly and in a reassuring manner. They were totally realistic about what results could be expected and the timeframes involved. Their customer service really is outstanding.
This procedure is truly life altering and I have already recommended it to friends and family
The treatment I received at Accuvision was first class. I could not believe how quick and painless the procedure was. The staff at Accuvision were very supportive and understanding. They made me feel completely at ease, even though I was extremely nervous. It’s so nice not to have the hassle of contact lenses or glasses anymore!
I have my eyes fixed by AccuVision last Wednesday (27 Feb).
With a thinning cornea on my left eye AccuVision were very good at being able to meet my requirements.
I have -4.5 in both eyes and at 42 I opted for my left eye to be under corrected so that I am able to put off wearing glasses for age induced long sightness.
The AccuVision team are great and there is little I can add to the other comments.
My ability to see is priceless and I am very pleased with the results. There are less costly companies offering LASIK without "Wavefront guide" but you only have one pair of eyes and you should not cut corners.
If you are thinking of having your eyesight repaired Go for it...
I wish I had done it earlier.
I have returned today after having laser surgery to both eyes at Accuvision and I have nothing but praise for the whole team who work there. They filled you with so much trust and the results have been amazing.