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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dr bhavisha patel
fabulous clinic- no need to look any further!!! go for it. you will not ‘LOOK’ back!!!
well trained clinicians were always there to reassure and guide.
best decision i ever made was to have my eye surgery carried out at this clinic. trust your eyes with no one else!!!!
I had LASIK on 20/2/02. I had been thinking about this surgery for over ten years but was never confident with the technology available. After wearing double glazed glasses since 8 yrs old and then contact lenses for over 13 years I decided it was time I looked into whether surgery was an option for me. After reviewing a number of the clinics offering this surgery I decided to go with Accuvision. They were the only clinic that gave me an assurance that although they couldn't guarantee I would not still need glasses for driving/tv, there was a strong chance I would not. All the other clinics told me I would definitely need glasses as after LASIK I would be left with a small prescription. My prescription was approximately
-8.00 in both eyes with high astigmatism in the right eye. I could not understand why one clinic could give me this assurance while the others couldn't. It boils down to the laser and equipment that Accuvision use which pinpoint your exact requirements. The surgery itself is a big decision but Vik and Darius at Accuvision really do answer any queries that you have and professionally guide you through the consultation, surgery and the aftercare. You are not pushed to go ahead with the surgery and at one point I actually felt like my surgeon Dan Reinstein was trying to put me off! I understand there are risks with any surgery. After getting up from the operation table I could see the surgeon's face and I knew I'd made the right decision. Before he would have been a blurry blob. I was tempted to look at things but you are advised to shut your eyes and rest them. All I can say is I wish this surgery had been available years ago and it is honestly the best thing I have ever done for myself. My prescription now is virtually 20/20 in the left eye and 15/20 in the right and NO GLASSES. And it has all been down to the team at Accuvision. I would recommend them if you want to make an informed decision.
Having attended consultations at three different clinics, Accuvision were the obvious choice for the following reasons:
1) The consultation with Vik was by far the most thorough. Vik was extremely knowledgeable and also the most forthcoming about possible outcomes and potential risks.
2) I was convinced that the Accuwave technology offered the best solution for me especially as this customised wavefront treatment offered the best outcome in terms of night vision complications. I was also strongly comforted that the Allegreto laser would remove less of my cornea than many other widely available lasers.
3) I got a genuine feeling that both Vik and Daryus had a very strong belief that they were offering the best LASIK solution, and an equally strong desire to ensure the best possible outcome.
4) They had the best looking clinic. (Not a major factor, but it helps.)
So, two days ago I had the surgery at Accuvision. It was quicker than going to the opticians for an eye test. (Well, almost - with the length of time you have to wait at some opticians!!) Surgery went very smoothly - Daryus and William Ayliffe (Surgeon) appeared supremely confident and nothing happened to give me any reason to doubt them. I had a few problems focussing on the green light with my right eye, but the left was no problem. The one area I was concerned about - the placing of the suction ring prior to cutting the flap - was a little uncomfortable but certainly no pain. Post-surgery I was advised things had gone well, and sent home with a protective bandage contact lens in each eye. Things were a little uncomfortable for the next few hours - eyes kept shut most of the time. Thereafter, it was just the bandage contact lens in my left eye that was irritating the hell out of me. Returned for my 24hr check-up the next day, and was mighty relieved to have that lens removed. Instant relief was followed by swift improvement in vision. Virtually 20/20 at 24 hours post-op.
I am now 50 hours post-op and the eyes are feeling increasingly comfortable. i.e. they are losing the gritty feeling. My vision is already better than it was with my contact lenses before the op. There are moments of vision quality fluctuation, but that is to be expected for the next couple of weeks.
This board was very helpful in reassuring me that Accuvision was a good choice, my thanks to all those who posted here, I am pleased to add my name to the list of satisfied Accuvision customers and thank Daryus and his team for an excellent result.
I had my surgery on the 4th December. After a friend recommended Accuvision to me. With ultra sensitive eyes - (never could wear contact lenses) I thought I might be a problem, but I had absolute confidence in everybody there. I had roughly +3.50 in each eye, an astigmatism & very large pupils. I now have 20/20 vision. The operation itself was not the most pleasant of things to have done - but not painful, but well worth it for the results you get. I had the op in the morning and kept my eyes closed all the rest of the day, as they felt gritty. The next day I woke up & could actually see without my glasses -wow- eyes were a little sore. I think it was about a week before I was comfortable with the feel of my eyes, before the grittiness went. Unfortunately I did get bad bruising from the surgery in my eyes which involved the whites of the eyes going bloodshot - this is probably why the eyes have troubled me longer than they seem to have for most other people. But the redness is nearly all gone now, and the vision I think is still improving. I would definitely recommend this treatment to anybody and choose Accuvision - they are definitely the best.
I was longsighted and had surgery on both of my eyes on 14 February 2003. From the moment that I entered the clinic it was apparent how professional and caring all of the staff were. My consutation with Vik was very detailed and covered all eventualities which I found very helpful without being pushy. Yes, it was uncomfortable having my eyes clamped open but there was no pain what so ever during the operation. To emphasise the high standards that they set, a minute particle of debris was found to still be in my eye it was removed immediately with no discomfort to me. Following surgery my eyes felt gritty as previously explained to me. After resting my eyes for four hours I was amazed how much my sight had already improved. The following morning when I went for my check up I was told that I now had 20/20 vision in both eyes. To me it has been money well spent and I would go through the procedure again if necessary. One extremely satisfied customer.
Have been investigating laser surgery for 7 years including unsuccessful consultations with Optimax and Ultralase. Sick of contact lenses and specs. I hate feeling dependent on solutions and stuff. I regularly travel abroad and hate the hassle of packing them...always in the hand luggage along with specs in case the luggae doesn't make it. Heard about Accuvision 2 years ago, but when I called they sounded in their infancy so I left it. Went last Wednesday for test as a birthday present to me for my 40th (in July). Delighted to learn that I could be treated and immediately asked for the operation that same day. The next slot was the next day. The team at Accuvision are very professional and I detected they are passionate about their job, which gives them the edge. Worth the money that I paid. In fact 20 years ago I remember putting a value of £10,000 on the price I would pay to restore my eyesight without artificial aids!! For me the anticipation around the surgery was perhaps the worst. Around 5 mins on the bed awaiting preparation. I was very aware of the 'flap bit' and although I saw no blade I had a distinct sensation as it was cut, a kind of stinging. For me (being a bit of a woose) my own cruel mind games were the worst, my brain playing out the whole scenario over and over during and after surgery. The truth is there is no way they would have done the other eye if I really felt anything! The discomfort was on the same scale as having a filling in reality. Hypnosis might be an idea, but then it is really only 4 mins per eye! A few minutes later and I was in the waiting room. The rest of the day I rested at home with a slight gritty feeling in both eyes. Next day eyes were fine. Eyesight not quite as crisp as it was with contact lenses, but better than it was with specs. Next week I have my 1 week post tests and I am expecting some further improvement based on previous reports.Today my sight didn't feel quite as crisp...but maybe this is tiredness after a hectic weekend? Before op -6.5 in both eye. 1 day After op 0.00 and -0.5. By the way I offloaded something like 6 bottles of contact lenses, 3 cases, saline and all sorts. Its a great unburdening to do that on the same day as the op! If you want your real eyes back then go see Accuvision!
From about the age of 13 things changed, and not for the better. Not only was I subjected to wear the most unflattering pair of NHS glasses available, but my distinctive over bite meant I had to wear a retainer......I cringe to think of it even now, what with being in the choir and extra curricular activites, I never came close to being popular. Because I was a dancer I was eventually introduced to wearing hard contact lenses, painful but apparently necessary as I was young and soft lenses could result in infections. About four years ago I accidently sat on my glasses and never bothered to find another pair. I was wearing my soft lenses every day, all day. I was constantly haunted by the thought that I could be causing long term damage to my eyes. Everybody seemed to know about lasik eye surgery but no one I knew had actually been through it. They were however exceptionally keen for me to experience it and report back to them. I'd seen adverts for Accuvision and had my consultation. The main thing that struck me was that they didn't treat you like a number. They throughly examined my eyes. Nick and Mike didn't fill my head with guarantees but said that in my case it would be a straight forward procedure. The following week I went to have the surgery done. I can honestly say that they made me feel so comfortable and had answered all my questions that I felt fully prepared. It was very quick and painless and there was a nurse right by my side. Over the next few days the blurry that I was warned about gradually lifted and I have perfect 20/20 vision!! I was even driving 48hrs later. Its strange how quickly you become used not wearing lenses. The aftercare was hugely important and prevented me from any discomfort or risk of infection, there was even a 24 hour helpline that would be answered by a member of the clinical team. I was treated as a completely new case and felt like it was customised to my exact requirements. Right after the surgery, whilst still on the bed, the consultant asked me "If you grew a third eye and you needed to have it done again, would you?" I replied without any hesitation and a smile on my face "in a heart beat".
Having had to wear varifocals for as many years as I can remember, the idea of never having to wear them anymore seemed to me a lot to ask. I made enquiries to ultralase but after an examination they said they did not have the eqipment to perform the surgery.This was not what I wanted to hear but I went away thinking that was the end of the matter and that I would have to wear glasses forever. Then about a year later I saw an advertisement for Accuvision showing results for someone with a prescription of +8.0 and mine were +4.5. I telephoned them and was invited in for an eye test and they were confident that I would be suitable for the treatment. Because my prescription was high I was told that even after surgery I would need glasses for close up work but my long sight should be 20/20. My appointment was in August 2004 and was competely painless which meant the nurse did not have to hold my hand so I missed out there but the results were amazing.On the way home on the train (I live in Kent) I could not resist raising my sunglasses to have a look around and everything was in focus which of course delighted me. After about three months I noticed that my close up work was becoming difficult and it was suggested I may need an enhancement to correct the eyes with an adjustment of just 1.5+. This was performed in January 2005 and a week later an eye test revealed that the target of 20/20 had been achieved. I am very pleased with this result and can recommend anybody who has worries about laser surgery to speak to the very nice people at Accuvision who will not only offer you great support but will not perform surgery if you are not suitable or they think you might be at risk. Our eyes are very precious and I only wanted people that I trust to look after them and Accuvision was the right decision for me.I still find it strange not wearing glasses but it is one of the best things I have done.
I had my eyes lasered at Accuvision in May 2005. I am absolutely thrilled with the result. I am 54 and had a prescription of -6.5 with astigmatism. The results are fantastic and I'm certainly very pleased that I had it done. All the staff are very polite and friendly and they really put you at your ease. The surgery does not hurt at all, the most you could say is some slight discomfort for a short while but it is certainly worth it.
I just had my 3 month check up and my vision is absolutely perfect with no side effects at all. I have huge pupils and so I would have been prone to poor night vision without the wave front technology. I initially had halo's at night on bright lights for a couple of months but that has all cleared up now. The entire team have been informative and friendly and I was particularly impressed by the fact that at no time did I feel I was been given the hard sell. The results are better than I had ever imagined, thanks to everyone at Accuvision.