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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Since having surgery, I have recommended it to everyone who wears glasses with no reservations. It is one of the best things I have done. My eyesight is now better that 20/20 with no after effects whatsoever. The professionals at Accuvision are attentive, helpful and extremely friendly. The whole procedure was simple and smooth, from initial consultation through to aftercare. I have utter confidence in them and would not hesitate to recommend them.
I had bilateral WAVEFRONT GUIDED LASIK three months ago,at ACCUVISION. I was a little apprehensive, but at the same time excited about about the prospect of seeing clearly without putting a lump of plastic in my eyes.Well,I'm glad to say that I have absolutely no regrets. Infact my vision is now better than it ever was with glasses or contacts,even at night.My heartfelt thanks to the wonderful team at ACCUVISION,especially the optometrist!
NO PAIN, NO PAIN! - I have tried to have laser surgery twice before with different companies, but they were unable to help due to the extremely complicated nature of my prescription. As well as short sight of –4.50 and –7.50, I also had astigmatism in both eyes and extremely thin corneas. It was the latter that had prevented previous surgery and that caused Accuvision some concern. To my amazement I was advised that Accuvision could carry out the operation – the only company able to do so - but that I would still be left with a prescription of approx. – 2.00 in the right eye. This meant that I would still need glasses for reading and night driving. My immediate reaction was that I would like to have the surgery anyway – the main reason I did not want to wear glasses was for sports, and evenings out, which would still be possible. However because my prescription also carried a slightly higher risk due to the extreme thinness of the corneal flap that they would have to cut, Accuvision wouldn’t let me go ahead without thinking seriously about it and insisted that I wait 2 weeks before going ahead. The worst thing about the operation itself was the first bit, where they put a clamp on your eye to hold the lids apart. This is very uncomfortable, but it doesn’t get any worse. I felt no pain at all during the operation itself or after it. I stayed at home that afternoon and evening and kept my eyes shut as advised - the very next morning I woke up with 20:20 vision in both eyes!! I will always remember waking up and being able to see a glass mobile hanging on the branches of a neighbour’s tree at least 100 yards away. I probably shouldn’t have, but I felt so good that I went to a party that very night and stayed out ‘till 4:00 am with no ill effects other than the hangover!! (I did however wear light sunglasses for protection). Since then (4 weeks ago) the vision in my right eye has regressed a little, to –0.50, but I still don’t need to wear glasses. I was prepared for a much less successful result and it feels like an absolute miracle after years of squinting, searching for my glasses first thing in the morning, losing contact lenses or juggling glasses, prescription sunglasses and skiing goggles!! Sorry this is so long to read, but I really can’t say enough about how great it is – I’m badgering all my friends who are swithering to go ahead and get it done. It really will change your life!
Have you heard about the recent judgement by the ASA (advertising standards authority)? I had my eyes done with Accuvision about a year ago and often refer to this site out of curiosity to read other entries. I just thought other interested parties would want to know about this... Basically Ultralase protested against an Accuvision advert that claimed they are able to treat patients that other clinics can't. The ad also said that no other UK clinic can match Accuvision's treatment. The ASA looked into the complaint, and refused to uphold it because Accuvision proved that its claims are true. Accuvision has treated a huge number of people refused by other clinics - including Ultralase! So Accuvision really does provide unmatched treatment! Definitely worth knowing when you're trying to decide between clinics!!
Having heard about the Accuvision laser clinic opening up almost two years ago, which was supposed to be using the latest state of the art laser treatment (Wavefront). I started researching the web to see what it was all about. Finally after months of sifting through all the information, I decided to make a trip to Accuvision for a consultation, forearmed with the knowledge that my opticians had previously told me I had an irregular corneal shape. They picked this up in the examination. Daryus and Vik explained to me, that although this might be a contraindication for treatment by most clinics and that they would like to ask me to come back at intervals to see any changes that might be occur in the eye. I went back to the clinic at six monthly intervals for the examinations. In June 2003, I was told the eyes were stable and they were happy to operate. The kind of service they provided where the emphasis was on the patient’s wellbeing and satisfactory long-term outcome was amazing. I truly felt that the staff wanted clinical excellence above all and not just a production line like surgery. On the day of the surgery, Mike explained at length the procedure and what to do post-op. In the time that I had waited for all my examinations, Accuvision were going to treat my eyes using their new topography customised treatment. The op went well and within the next day from a prescription of 3.5 and 3.0 with astigmatism I was down to 0 and had 20/20 vision. I had no problems with the eyes apart from the slight dryness that I experienced for a week. At the one-month post-op examination I was told I had 20/15 vision in both eyes. Apart from the amazement of being relieved of the burden of wearing glasses, what I would sum up my vision as being "pin sharp" and "crisp". Almost six months down the line my vision is stable with the vision of a hawk...yaay. Thanks to all at Accuvision including Mike, Daryus & Vik.
+6.00 WITH 1.75 ASTIGMATISM After wearing glasses all my life I had given up all hope of being able to see without them. My prescription was so complex +6.00 in both eyes with high astigmatism, no other clinic could help. I read in the Daily Mail about a special case, the patient had + 8.00 prescription, and I was in awe of his story. I rang accuvision and was seen within days. From the very begining the care was superb. I was first introduced to Joan who did my initial test and confirmed that they could indeed help. A week later I had my treatment and could see immediatley, I had no pain or discomfort to worry about. As I am a bus driver I was advised to take a few day off work. I am now back at work and looking forward to seeing my friends I have made at Accuvision when I go back for my one month post op test. This is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I have been given a new life.
I had been considering lasik eye treatment for quite some time. and had spoken to a few eye treatment centers But it was only after visiting the accuvision centre in New King's Road Chelsea That I decided to go ahead. My consultation and examination a week before the operation on the 17th February 2005 was about 1 hour and answered all my questions including some silly ones. it was explained to me that as mine was an age related condition that I would still a need glasses for reading. But it would release me from having to wear glasses all the time. the results are that I now have 20 20 Vision which is astonishing when you consider that I am 61 years old and have worn glasses for the past 30 years. My only way of thanking these very friendly and professional people. apart from the cost of the operation is to write about my experience on their website.
I'm a dirtbike journalist and was fed up of contact lenses getting lost every time I wiped my eyes when full of mud - not good when you're in the middle of a race. So I had laser surgery two weeks ago, the custom lasik in both eyes. My prescription before surgery was -4.5 and -3.5, with a stiggy and abnormally large pupils. Throughout the whole process the team were great. I had the consultation and the actual surgery all in one week. During the actual surgery I did experience more than average discomfort and even though I was fairly distressed the team, surgeon and nurses were fantastic, holding my hand and reassuring me constantly. I now have perfect vision in both eyes, although my right eye is extremely dry and as a result blurs easily at the moment, but I have been told this will settle down as healing for individual eyes is different. I cannot recommend these guys enough for their professionalism and patient explanations from start to finish. Thanks!
I had wavefront treatment to both eyes on 2nd November at the London clinic. My prescription was -6.5 & -7.00 and now less than 1 week later my eyes are settling down very well with no need for glasses or contact lenses anymore. I had my 24 hour check up with my vision not quite 20/20 but hopefully by my 1st week check up it will be. I am able to see very clearly which includes reading, working on the computer and watching TV. The team were all very helpfull and made me feel at ease at all times. The actual treatment took about 20 minutes and there was only a small amount of discomfort for just a few minutes on each eye. I am very pleased with the results so far and with the overall service Accuvision provided and would recommend them to other people. I will send updates as my eyes settle a little more.
After a disappointing experience at Ultralase (you can read my experience in their page) I went to Accuvision for the initial check-up. It was a completely different story, staff was very friendly but what impressed me the most was that the outcome of each exams was discussed with me, I was shown graphs, numbers and explained their meaning and what they meant in terms of surgery for me. Because of the shape of my right eye, I was told that I was really borderline and that the only surgery they would perform is Epi-Lasik which is relatively new for the UK and was explained all the differences in terms of surgery and possible results. I went home and did a lot of reading about Lasek (offered by Ultralase) and Epi-Lasik and found the latter a much better and safer solution. Booked my surgery the day after. I had it on the 6th of February, the surgery was completely painless and so was the first week. I was told that Epi-Lasik can be more painful than Lasik but I did not feel pain at all, the first day I was in tears most of the time and the first 2-3 days I was very sensitive to light but that was it. Yesterday I had my 6 week check-up, my left eye is 20/15 which is amazing and my right eye (which was the one difficult to predict) has 20/20. Night vision is very good too. I can only spot a slight difference in night vision acuity when I'm really tired. I would not have any doubt in recommending Accuvision to anyone looking into eye surgery, it was the best thing I've ever done.