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Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

30 Reviews

My surgery was just over a year ago at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital clinic and, having taken some time to reflect, I am very happy with the results. I take my new eyes for granted and cant remember what it was like not waking ...Read more

The Manchester Royal Eye Hospital is owned by LaserVision, and run by the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

This eye hospital provides a full range of refractive surgical procedures and refractive errors, and treats them with laser eye or lens replacement surgery.

Patients choose the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital for its cutting-edge technology – the clinic specialises in the use of the Wavelight Allegretto laser with wavefront diagnostics and guided ablations, which is one of the most advanced lasers available.

In this review:

  1. Manchester Royal Eye Hospital review
  2. Laser eye surgery price list
  3. Treatments available
  4. Surgeons
  5. The verdict
  6. Independent patient reviews

1. Manchester Royal Eye Hospital Review

So what makes it different? The Manchester Royal Eye Hospital is renowned for offering up-to-date laser eye surgery treatments for people of all ages. The hospital stands out for its:

  1. Hospital based care: All consultations and treatments are performed in leading NHS and Private Hospitals.
  2. Expertise: All the surgeons are experts in eye surgery, and all check-ups are Consultant-led.
  3. Full range of treatment: As well as laser eye surgery, this hospital provides lens surgery, implantable contact lenses, corneal segments, and Wavefront technology.

Read reviews: Check out the independent reviews left by former patients below.

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2. Laser Eye Surgery Cost

The cost of your laser eye or lens replacement surgery will be between £900 per eye and £1,950 per eye. The two-hour consultation costs £75, which is deducted from the cost of the surgery. Prices depend on your prescription, and the treatment you are suitable for.

Here are the eye surgery prices you can expect:

TreatmentCost From
(per eye)
Cost To
(per eye)
LASIK / LASEK surgery£900£1,950
Lens replacement surgery£1,250£1,950

How do these prices compare? The Manchester Royal Eye Hospital is a mid-range clinic – it’s more expensive than leading high street clinics such as Optical Express, but cheaper than other eye hospitals like Moorfields Private.

Most clinics do not publish their price lists, so it can be hard to get a true price estimate for your eye surgery. However, based on the thousands of reviews real patients leave us, we can tell you the average cost of treatment at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital:

  • Average LASIK / LASEK surgery cost: £1,250 (per eye)
  • Average cost of surgery: £2,673 (in total, based on 28 reviews)

At your initial consultation at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, the eye expert will carry out tests to help you decide which procedure would be best for you. Laser consultations take place on a Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning, while surgery takes place on a Wednesday afternoon.

Read more: Laser eye surgery pricing in the UK

3. Treatments

The Manchester Royal Eye Hospital offers the following laser eye surgery treatments:

  1. Blade free IntraLASIK is the most advanced laser eye surgery there is, and delivers excellent results and unmatched safety.
  2. LASIK is the most popular form of laser vision correction – it’s quick, pain free, and promises almost instant vision correction.
  3. LASEK is a quick and safe form of laser eye surgery that can treat people with thin eye surfaces and high prescriptions.
  4. SupraLASE is a no touch laser for correcting astigmatism.
  5. Wavefront technology is a personalised treatment that uses a smooth pane of light.

In addition, you have the choice of these lens surgery treatments:

  1. Implantable contact lens surgery / Phakic IOL
  2. Lens replacement surgery / Refractive lens exchange
  3. Cataract surgery

4. Surgeons

Experienced Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons lead all consultations and post-operation visits, and have expertise in every aspect of refractive surgery (laser, corneal and intra-ocular implants). When choosing a surgeon, always check they are a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

5. The Verdict

The Manchester Royal Eye Hospital is one of the best laser eye clinics in the UK as well as a top place for laser eye surgery in Manchester, based on over 8,900 independent reviews left on Lasik Eyes since 2002. Patients rated it:

  • Good for: Wavefront technology
  • Poor for: Parking

But is it the best place for your eye surgery treatment?

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6. Manchester Royal Eye Hospital Patient Reviews


14 Nov 2007

I had LASEK surgery in August 2007 having spent the last couple of years (meticulously) researching the different procedures, clinics and surgeons. I had decided the Eye Hospital to beprobably the best option as the patient sees the same operating surgeon and clinical staff from start to finish. I had also decided on LASEK which seems to be slightly more hassle in the short-term but lower-risk long-term and equal in terms of potential outcomes. It is imperative to do your own research though as this will vary from individual to individual. At the Manchester Eye Hospital there is no rush, no pressureand a very honest and matter of fact approach. I was also heartened to find that profits from laser surgery are invested back into NHS treatments rather than lining the coffers of some glossy private operation. I had a moderate prescription of -0.4 in both eyes. The operation was not painful as such, though a bit surreal, and was over in 5 minutes. Afterwards I was highly uncomfortable - imagine peeling onions for a whole afternoon and the resulting tears and irritation. This gradually subsided after a week and was much better after a fortnight. There was a great deal of fluctuation in my eyesight for the first 2 - 3 weeks - varying from extreme super-vision to blurred vision and this was quite alarming - but this does decrease as the eyes settle and heal. It is all part of the process. After a month things had settled much more and I had reached -0.5 in both eyes. I was pleased but a little frustrated that I still had a slight prescription. As another month passed however there was even further improvement and stabilisation and now I have 0.0 prescription in both eyes. To say I am pleased is an understatement and I could not recommend Mr.Brahma, Leon & the other staff highly enough.Make sure you research / discuss fully the processes involved as we are all different - all I can say is the Manchester Eye Hospital have transformed my vision and my quality of life has improved massively for me as a result and (for me at least) it was worth every penny.

22 Jul 2012

great clinic and very professional set up. This place is a hidden gem, they should advertise more and i only found it following a recommendation from friend's mother who had her lens implant surgery there by Mr Brahma. The Eye Hospital is a safe place to have it done and it is reassuring that i had the back up of the Eye Hospital if there was a problem. i have now been discharged by Mr B and he is due to see a couple of my friends soon. Slightly more expensive than the high street clinics but then you only have one pair eyes and you are a seeing top surgeon! So worth the money and I can finally wear my Gucci sunglasses for my holidays.

11 Jun 2003

Had my surgery last week (Thursday) and I'm so far really pleased with the results. My close up vision is very good and normal daily tasks are not a problem. Long distance are still a little out of focus, but this is improving daily. Opted for Lasek follwoign discussion with the Consultant who felt that the my slight dry eye problem may be made worse with Lasik. Although the first two days were a little uncomfortable and basically I was confined to a darkened room (enjoyed the rest and waiting on by the rest of the family) until day three. Whilst, the post op recovery period may be longer, I feel I would recommend Lasek, given the lessening of associated risks documented with Lasik. Definately, recommend the MRH Hospital as you really do feel in safe and experienced hands. Now looking forward to steadily improving vision over the next week or so.

09 Jan 2008

Previous to surgery i was very short sighted (about -7.5), and for future career plans i had decided upon laser surgery. I had consulted numerous websites and done a lot of research prior to treatment, including accessing this website. I discovered that Manchester was the best place to go, even coming all the way from Newcastle. I was not wrong, and have been delighted with the results and service i obtained. My first visit was with the nurse, who was excellent in explaining the procedure, and did a number of tests to test my suitability. This put my mind at immediate ease. The second part was to meet my surgeon, Mr Leon Au. Mr Au took time in explaining things to me in considerable detail, which was very satisfactory. I undertook Lasek surgery, which involves more pain but the longer term effects are said to be better. Mr Au demonstrated the equipment, and procedures. The surgery was over in about 10mins, and i did not feel any pain or difficulties due to the anaestetic drops used. Due to my prescription Mr Au decided it was best not to fully correct my vision as this may cause future problems. However due to the quality of the laser used (0.6mm) the outcome was near perfect. I was warned about the after pain lasting for a few days, but it was not as bad as i expected. It is best to go with someone as there is no way you can drive back or see very well immediately after. I was given a big bag of drops and medication which eliminated all pain. After surgery vision is not great, but by the next morning the improvement is vast, and gets better with every day. I am now 2months after surgery and after a series of eye examinations my vision is near perfect. After surgery, 3 or 4 aftercare visits are required with same surgeon. This was very good, as Mr Au could track my progress at every stage. I could not be happier with my surgery, Mr Au and Manchester Centre for Vision. It was highly worthwhile and has transformed my life. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

03 Oct 2017

From the very first point of contact to the point of being signed off, the whole experience has been wonderful. Every member of staff here are fabulous, caring, friendly. There is never any pressure to go through with any procedure, everything is clearly explained as to what treatment you have so you know exactly what is in store for you. They are very thorough with all eye tests prior to treatment, during recovery, and have regular follow up visits and eye tests/scans to make sure everything is as it should be. I cannot fault the care I have received from the team at the Manchester Eye Hospital. I would recommend anyone who is thinking about laser eye surgery to see the team here. They truly do care .
I am so happy with the results since my surgery. It’s great not having to wear glasses as soon as I get out of bed, or for driving and general daily life. My eye test show dramatic improvement and has continued to improve over the last few months as well.
I’m so glad I had it done, I’ve been thinking about having the surgery for a few years and finally plucked up the courage this year to do it.
The surgery itself is painless , yes a little discomfort afterwards but the results are well worth it.
Thankyou again to the whole team, I’m so glad I chose you for the procedure.

16 Jul 2003

Since my last posting things have continued to get better day by day. The dry eye problems kept getting better and I now only use fake tears two or three times a day. Luckily night vision has never really been a problem and my eyes no longer become tired in the evenings. The first couple of weeks after my operation, my vision quality fluctuated quite a lot which at the time is slightly worrying, but not unexpected, this problem has now pretty much dissapeared. All in all I am still really glad I went for the operation and am very grateful to all the team at Manchester Eye Hospital for thier professionalism and friendliness.

21 Feb 2008

i am moderately short sighted and had the Lasik procedure yesterday. it is phenomenal to look out of the window now and see the other side of the street with what i regard to be perfect vision without my glasses. I have worn them for 20 years for everyday life and to not have them on my face anymore is going to take some getting used to. My eyes are currently a bit scratchy and dry, though i have medication to treat them with. I cannot believe i had the surgery less than 24 hours ago! I highly recommend this centre to anyone wishing to have laser eye surgery.

05 Jan 2018

I had Lasik eye surgery on both of my eyes in September 2016 with Laservision at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital under Mr Brahma and his team. I received excellent care and all the staff were extremely friendly. It was carried out on a private ward which was excellently maintained. My care both before, during and after surgery was faultless and extremely thorough. My vision has now settled down and is amazing. I wish I’d had it done years ago! I would highly recommend Laservision UK with Mr Brahma and his team.

24 Jan 2005

Had the Lasek done last Wednesday (19.1.05) and returned to the MRI today(24.1.05) to have the contact lenses out and my first check up. Everything is absolutely fine (except that i'm finding this screen very bright to look at!!) I was warned that i would probably get quite a lot of pain but the only problem I had was when I was being driven home from the clinic in the rush hour and all the brakelights in front were really bright and my eyes felt like I had been peeling onions all day as they were stinging so much. So for once in my life I was really sensible and went home to bed. The next morning, and from then on I have been completely pain free and my eyes are improving daily. Being a nurse I was probably more nervous out the surgery than most (too much knowledge)but the stff at the clinic are absolute stars, so friendly and helpful, and I can't fault any of it. Hope that I can see the goal at the far end of the pitch at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, as thigs miles away are still a bit out of focus. Would recommend it to anyone as long as you have it done at this clinic

22 Jun 2008

After much consideration and research I decided to have my vision correction surgery carried out at The Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. From first contact I found all staff members to be very professional and welcoming. The inital consultation was very thorough and the appropriate surgery was booked for the following 2 weeks. I had Lasik carried out 4 days ago, immediately after the surgery although my vision was blurred I could see an improvement, I was warned that I would experience varying degrees of discomfort over the next 72 hours. The initial discomfort was just about bearable and would compare it to getting shampoo in your eyes (only not being able to rinse it out) Once home I took the pain relief and sleeping medication provided and went to bed. I woke 12 hours later with no discomfort. I have been applying the provided drops and am having the contact lens bandages removed tomorrow. So far so good, I love being able to see my feet in the shower! The Manchester Centre for Vision have been fantastic and would recommend them to anyone, true professionals.

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