The first Ultralase clinic was opened in January 1991 at the Clatterbridge Hospital near Chester. At the time, all treatments performed were Photorefractive Keratotomy, or PRK, until the Lasik procedure was introduced in 1995.
With the introduction of Lasik, and the clear advantages it demonstrated for certain patients, Ultralase went through a period of dramatic growth through 2002.
2003 Ultralase introduced the revolutionary UltraPlus treatment with Wavefront technology, giving patients visual outcomes far surpassing those of standard laser treatments. Ultralase became the first provider to have all treatment outcomes verified by independent audit.
In March 2009, the commitment to clinical excellence led Ultralase to become the first UK provider to have all Great Britain surgeons certified in Laser Refractive Surgery by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth).
Ultralase comes in second place in our list of the best laser eye surgery clinics in the UK for price, just after Optical Express. That’s because this clinic offers the full shebang: transparent prices, 0% finance options, free consultations, and competitive prices.
The cost of eye surgery at Ultralase ranges between £1,1695 and £2,995 (per eye), depending on the treatment type that you agree upon in discussion with a surgeon. These prices are in line with the average cost of eye surgery, but not quite as low as Optical Express.
You can count on Ultralase for the main laser eye and lens replacement surgery procedures. These include: LASIK and LASEK with Wavefront options, as well as refractive lens exchange (RLE), implantable contact lenses, and cataract surgery.
Is Ultralase Right for You?
With nearly 3,000 overall positive reviews from independent customers in the UK, Ultralase is one of the best-rated laser eye surgery clinics by patients. People value this clinic for its:
- Friendly prices – Fixed and reasonable prices help you know what to expect.
- Nationwide clinics – Ultralase has 20 clinics in the UK, including in London, Reading and St Albans.
- Decent aftercare – Ultralase provides free aftercare – one check-up and drops for the first three months.
Despite glowing reviews, however, it’s worth reading the fine print if you do choose Ultralase. In 2015, BBC’s Watchdog exposed the problems countless laser eye surgery patients have experienced accessing their lifelong aftercare.
Most user reviews on Lasik Eyes show happy experiences, but then again most people never need to take advantage of their lifetime guarantee. If you would like to find out whether Ultralase is the top-rated laser eye surgery clinic near you, we’re here to help.
Still, Ultralase features in several of Lasik Eyes’ lists of top-rated eye surgery:
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Almost(!) painless-after wearing glasses for about 25 years a new window had been opened. Very good Staff, very good after care very worthwhile
Excellent service. I could see great after few hours and given the all clear to drive the next day. I would recommend Ultralase to anybody who is thinking about getting their eyes treated.
Eye eye I can c u!! Well done to all at Ultralase for my treatment at Manchester on 1-7-06. The staff were wonderful and overcame the earlier problems in the day showing that’s why they are the best. Thanks.
Waking up in the morning and looking out the window with the realisation that “have or haven’t I got my glasses on” a total revelation and fantastic explaining.
Amazing. I now have perfect vision. Ultralase have been fantastic from start to finish and the result excellent. I wil land have recommended Ultralase to anyone. why didn’t I get it done sooner?!
Excellent professional service. All my concerns were dealt with and the results are fantastic. Getting up in the morning and being able to see individual leaves on trees is amazing!
Very professional, excellent aftercare and terrific results. would recommend Ultralase to anyone.
This has made a tremendous difference to my life. It is brilliant not having to grovel for glasses on a morning. The care and attention I have received has been first class.
Cannot thank all the Ultralase staff and my surgeon, Mr Perera, enough for freeing me from glasses. Everything was explained thoroughly and the aftercare has been superb. I just wish I’d done this ages ago.
Before treatment I wore glasses everyday and contact lenses for sport and going out. My eyes would get very tired from my lenses being in for a few hours. I went from -3.5 in both eyes to better than 20/20 within 48 hours of treatment. Aftercare has been excellent and I was at ease due to the excellent professionalism of the specialists and surgeon during my treatment day – the best thing I ever did and money well spent!