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.
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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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It is now six weeks since I had my surgery and I am amazed at the results. I had been turned down by Ultralase as I had a very high prescription (-11) and did not have enough corneal thickness for their laser. I had a consultation with Accuvison the next day but I rang up to cancel it as I presumed that if you couldn't be treated by one clinic you couldn't be treated at all. I was advised to still come in and I am so glad I did. It was explained to me by Vikash that the technology used at Accuvision is far superior to that used by other clinics and they were happy to take me on as they could correct my vision and still leave me with at least the minimum recommended corneal thickness.
I booked my surgery for about ten days later. I was very nervous on the day of surgery but everything went extremely smoothly. I have to say my eyes at times were uncomfortable for about two weeks after surgery but this was because my brain was not used to properly functioning eyes!
I went for a post op check up a few days ago and I now have 20/20 vision. Quite a tall order, going from -11 to no prescription.
Today I took my daughter to the waterslides and didn't need to worry about my lenses coming out or worry about going underwater. It's so liberating.
I would thoroughly recommend Accuvison. From start to finish I felt I was dealing with a centre of excellence. And further to the comment by the Observer, yes all the surgeons are members of the General Medical Council. My surgeon was Mr Ayliffe.
I had my LASIK at Accuvision on 4th December. I was around a +3.75, +3.75 prescription in both eyes, i.e. quite longsighted with what the surgeon described as a 'wow, monster stigmatism'. Accuvision were more expensive than the other company (Ultralase) who said they could treat me, but seemed more confident and professional, so I went with them. The surgery was very quick and painless, and I didn't really suffer much discomfort afterwards either. I spent the whole afternoon in bed with my eyes closed. 45 minutes after the treatment, I was up to driving test standards, and the next day I was nearly 20/20. Since then, my right eye has fluctuated quite a lot, which has worried me, but Vic assured me that this was quite normal for the first week or two. In fact, when I went in for an unscheduled appointment as I was a bit worried, my right eye still tested only one line short of 20/20. The flares at night are still pretty big, but manageable, and should die down over the next few weeks. I will post another message in a couple of weeks to give a progress report. All in all, I am very happy with the result so far. The staff are friendly, helpful and professional. I would recommend Accuvision strongly. On a related note, I encourage anyone who has had surgery to post on this site as it was very important to me in the run up to my surgery to see the updates that people left.
I've recently had two consultations for my short sight (-2.75 / -3 + astigs.) Ultralase - after 45 mins they gave me the go-ahead without even dilating my pupils, having checked the thickness of my corneas by poking me in the eyes without anaesthetic. Then they leaned on me to book treatment right away. Cost: £1849 for both eyes. Accuvision - spent nearly 3 hours checking & re-checking my eyes with state of the art equipment, spotting various irregularities treatable with Wavefront technology. Answered my huge list of questions patiently & were very friendly. Cost: £3600 for both eyes, with Wavefront. Conclusion: you get what you pay for. I will be going ahead with Accuvision.
I decided to have my eye op done with Accuvision after did my research about them and reading their excellent reviews online. Came to Accuvision for a consultation on March 18, 2004 and my op was on the following week, March 25. Nick Jacobs is a very friendly surgeon and everybody at Accuvision are great and helpful towards me that time. They made me feel relax during the operation and tobe honest the op was painless that time. I could say, you would feel more pain going to the dentist (to have a polish or fill) than having your lasik eyes done . Few days after the surgery, my vision was fluctuating and hazy a bit.This was normal as it would improve in the next couple days. One week after the op, I have an excellent vision, at night time a bit of haloes and starbursts but not much really, doesn’t really disturb me at all in looking at road at night. I was a bit paranoid at the first week with my eyes, got my eye shield cover on for 8 nights, wearing goggles when I have my shower /bath, wearing sunglasses in/outside the house. Now almost 2 weeks after the op. I can tell you that I am very happy with my new eyes. I could watch the telly without my specs, driving my car wearing my trendy sunglasses. At night time, the haloes glares and starbursts not bad at all, they seems normal to me as far as I can see, I cant tell you much different the glares, haloes from when I was still wearing specs before with my new eyes now. I am very happy with the result. Now I have a pair of wonderful eyes with perfect vision. Accuvision have made my dream come true, thank you for all the excellent care.
I had my consultation with Accuvision after being told that my prescription was too severe for Laser surgery at another clinic. My prescription was a -6.75 with a 4.25 astigmatism in my left eye and a -8 with a 2,5 astigmatism in my right eye. I went along with no real hope that they could offer me anything different. I was over the moon when, after careful examination of my eyes and prescription, Vikash declared that they could not only treat my eyes but be confident that I would not have to wear glasses for anything more than possibly night driving. I booked up my treatment and went in for it about two weeks later. I was very nervous laying on the table but had no need to be. The staff were superb and Nick Jacobs made me feel very relaxed. In no time at all I was being told to sit up and come over to a check up desk. Without thinking I opened my eyes….and I could see the other end of the room perfectly. To say it was amazing is a massive understatement, I had been wearing glasses full time since I was six or seven and couldn’t see a hand in front of my face without them. I spent the next few days walking around like a grinning idiot, just so pleased and amazed at the miracle that they had performed. I had very slight discomfort for the first evening, just like having really tired and dry eyes. After that they were fine, no discomfort at all. Slight haziness on and off for the first few days, which was exactly as advised it would be. Now, a couple of months later, I am still disbelieving that it is for real and I no longer need glasses. My check ups have shown my vision to be better than 20/20 with only a very slight astigmatism remaining in my left eye. Even for night driving I do not need glasses. A big big thank you to all at Accuvision for their treatment and experience. Thank you.
The treatment I received was 1st class. I was always informed and the whole process was explained in detail. A very professional company and a great result. I would recommend laser eye treatment to anyone who can have it done. I checked out a number of other companies and went to other consultations and Accuvision was by far the best.
I was 2.25 short sighted in both eyes. Had operation (wave-front) on 4.08.05 after feeling very confident with the very thorough and professional eye examination prior. The operation itself was not painful, I was made to feel very safe by the team and was pleased to be accompanied in the room by 5 staff all together. Though it is totally painless, I only felt anxious at the process about to take place, but was made to feel calm and safe by the surgeon who contiously explained what was happening and what he was going to do next. Once over, I was thanked by the surgeon and team for "trusting them with my eyes". All went perfectly, they said and I was very happy. I waited, took the drops and was advised to keep my eyes closed and rest. Before I left, I sarted feeling a shart scratch-like pain in one eye, but was told this will pass. Indeed, when I got home, i could not open my eyes, they were very watery, sore, and I was in quite some pain for about 6 hours after. The pain was similar to someone scratching the eyeball with a pin. This was the only thing I experience which I did not expect to, as most others reported only feeling uncomfortable or gritty sensations. I did not, they really were sharp pains. They would come and go, sharply every 10-25 mins or so. The next day, the contacts were taken off and after the check-up I was told my eyes were perfect. The amazing thing was that every day my vision got better and better. The blurriness went, the pain dissappeared and a week later I was very pleased to read 20-15! I cannot stress the professionalism and friendliness of the whole team at the Fulham site. Absolutely fantastic.Thank you, you have changed my life. I CAN SEE!!! A month on, and my eyes do not feel dry at all, I do not have trouble with lights when I drive at night or at any other time, which I understand can be quite common. So I feel very lucky that I have not experienced this, bar the first few days after the operation. I recommend Accuvision highly and thank them warmly for all their care. Mirona Istrate.
My journey to excellent vision took a little longer than I expected. This was due to having a very high prescription (nearly -11 in both eyes) and in conjunction with this I opted for monovision as I was approaching my mid-forties. Monovision deliberately undercorrects one eye, enabling you to focus close up without reading glasses as you grow older whilst the other eye is corrected to full vision for distance purposes. I first underwent the procedure in December 2004 and would agree with others that it is not painful, although not exactly pleasant and I was glad to get it over with! As the months went by it was apparent that my distance eye had not achieved perfect vision and ended up at around -1. With the deliberately undercorrected other eye, this meant that although my vision was vastly improved, things were still not perfect and I was obliged to wear glasses to drive and watch TV. Daryus at Accuvision felt that this outcome was the result of a) the very high initial prescription and b) having worn contact lenses for so many years, such that my eyes were still 'relaxing' after the long term pressure which in turn affected the shape of the cornea as it healed. It was therefore recommended that I wait a year to check how my eyes stabilised before going for 'enhancement', i.e. undergoing the procedure again. With so much time to think over the year, I was full of doubts as the enhancement date approached. I was worried that the distance eye would still not come up to scratch and simply concerned about 'pushing my luck' by having the procedure done again. When I went back for the second procedure, I expressed a desire to go for full vision in both eyes to give me the best possible chance of distance vision. Both Daryus and Chad Rostron the surgeon counselled against this, as it would just mean swapping one pair of visual aids for another (i.e. reading glasses) as I grew older. So we left the undercorrected eye as it was and re-corrected the distance vision. I am happy to say that a few weeks on, things are great. I can see very sharply with my distance eye and although I am still getting used to monovision (where the brain has to learn to make the transition from one eye to another depending on what you are looking at) I am feeling very confident about the outcome and in fact quite smug as I see friends and relatives of a similar age resorting to reading glasses!! Furthermore apart from a little initial dryness I had no side effects at all. Thank you everyone at Accuvision for allaying my fears and encouraging me to stick it out to the end. It is an indescribable freedom to be without contacts or glasses for the first time in 35 years! So for anyone reading this and considering the procedure, I would urge you to go for it. Accuvision are an extremely competent and compassionate team who despite the large numbers of people they treat every year, retain a very personal touch.
I had my treatment yesterday and am already happily using my PC again. The best I hoped for was to regain my distance vision as I love driving and a variet of outdoor pursuits. The result has surpassed my wildest dream and given that it was only done yesterday and today at the check up I was pronounced 20/20 vision I am delighted. My friends are totally amazed and the whole experience at Accuvision was proffessional,sympathetic, yes I was nervous, but reassured by all I met. So my thanks to ALL the staff with a special thank you to Mr Chad Rostron who is superb. Kind regards from J.Ward a very satisfied patient.
AMAZING. It's taken me a year to write my review of the service offered by Accuvision for the Wavefront Lasik surgery undertaken. I approached them after several favourable reviews from family and friends - and I wasn't disappointed! Having two young kids who constantly jump on you and damage or drop your glasses, I thought it was time to get the surgery done and dusted. It's a scary thought, having laser surgery to your eyes. Not at all!!! The whole experience from start to finish was painless, both in terms of the surgery and the cost. Accuvision is the ultimate in professionalism - from the relaxed administrative staff to the knowledgable consultant, Vikash, and the brilliant surgical team. Everything was explained in layman terms and conducive to providing a totally relaxed experience. The surgery itself was over within minutes, and the vision that I had relied on so long through the use of glasses was gone within minutes. The explanations provided during the surgery puts you at ease and nothing was rushed. The initial mild discomfort (not pain) was over within hours of the surgery. My vision was better than 20/20 within days. One year on and I have nothing but praise for all the people at Accuvision, who have truly changed my life for the better. Thank you to one and all. Over the course of the year, I have recommended Accuvision to other friends and family - and I would recommend them to anyone else who is considering laser surgery. Once again, AMAZING!!!!!