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Best Laser Eye Surgery in Cardiff

In many ways, the best laser eye surgery clinics in Cardiff are also the best places for surgical vision correction in Wales. And if you’re lucky enough to have feasted your eyes on the Cardiff Bay, just imaging enjoying this beautiful place glasses free.

So who offers the best eye surgery in Cardiff? It’s a question that hundreds of Googlers ask every month. And until now, the internet had no answers.

As part of our investigations into the best laser eye surgery reviews in the UK, Lasik Eyes’ research team has crafted a list of the top places for eye surgery in Cardiff.

To help you make the right decision for you, Lasik Eyes has used over 8,900 independent reviews left by real patients on our site since 2002. We then digested all this data into easy lists to help you narrow down the five best laser eye surgery clinics in Cardiff.

Read the full list: Check out the best-rated places for laser eye surgery in Cardiff below, including real customer reviews.

Find your clinic: Or, to find out the best-reviewed clinic near you, use our simple tool at the top of this page.

The 5 Best Laser Eye Surgery Clinics in Cardiff

The best place for laser eye surgery for you in Cardiff is the one that best fits your preferences. Maybe that’s patient care. Perhaps you’re on the hunt for great value. Or you may want a top all-rounder, in which case our reviews can help you find the cream of the crop.

As always, our ratings look at what you told us matters most: clinic standards, surgeon communication, surgery experience, value for money, and aftercare, so you can find a nice balance in each one of these clinics.

To help you narrow your options, here is a list of the top-rated clinics in Cardiff, both on and off Lasik Eyes:

  1. Optical Express
  2. Optimax
  3. Ultralase
  4. MDA Clinic

1. Optical Express

Best for: Customer reviews

With 128 laser eye surgery clinics countrywide, Optical Express is one of the most popular places to lose your glasses in the UK. And based on thousands of independent reviews on Lasik Eyes, it has plenty of happy customers.

The Cardiff clinic is easy to access by car or public transport – it’s a 15-minute walk from Cardiff Central, and is centrally located on Windsor Place.

You can receive free consultations, or LVC surgery. The surgeons will also be able to provide an honest opinion on whether they can help you. And if not, there are enough clinics dotted around the country for you to find the care you need.

☝ Readers who use our free tool to book with Optical Express receive free eye tests worth £880.

  • Average cost of surgery: £2,432
  • Areas of expertise: LASIK and LASEK surgery, corneal cross-linking, cataract surgery, lens replacement
  • Cardiff address: 24 Windsor Pl, Cardiff CF10 3BY
  • CQC rating: 2018 CQC report found “good practice”
  • Read customer reviews: 1,805 Optical Express reviews

2. Optimax

Best for: Clear prices

Optimax’s Cardiff clinic is another well-known brand of laser eye surgery in the UK. The clinic is just a 10 minute walk from Cardiff Central station, and within sight of Cardiff Castle.

Whether you’re keen to ditch your glasses or contact lenses or suffering from the common condition of cataracts, Optimax’s surgeons enjoy a range of expertises in laser eye surgery, lens implants, and cataract surgery.

Plus, this clinic now offers lens replacement surgery, a treatment that’s better suited to patients over 50 who have thin eye surfaces (corneas).

Optimax also prides itself on offering transparent prices, unlike many other clinics. Being able to choose between a range of affordable prices puts you in the driving seat when picking the right treatment for you personally.

  • Average cost of eye surgery: £2,687, pay monthly finance options
  • Areas of expertise: LASIK and LASEK surgery, Wavefront LASIK and LASEK, ICL surgery, cataract surgery
  • Cardiff address: Northgate House Apartments Student Accommodation, Kingsway, Cardiff CF10 3FD
  • CQC rating: 2018 CQC report found “good practice”
  • Read customer reviews: 891 Optimax reviews

3. Ultralase

Best for: Surgeon communication

Located right by the National Museum, Ultralase’s Cardiff clinic is another popular place for laser eye surgery. There, you can choose between LASIK and LASEK refractive surgery, as well as lens surgery.

So, can I trust Ultralase? Well, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCO) seems too, since all the surgeons are appointed by this leading body in eye health.

What’s more, the latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) found Ultralase staff – Dr Ayoubi and Dr Moayedi – “professional” and the treatment “good” in its latest report. Just note that the last time this clinic was reviewed was back in 2011, so it’s worth taking these findings with a grain of salt.

  • Average cost of surgery: £3,298
  • Areas of expertise: LASIK and LASEK surgery, cataract surgery, lens replacement
  • Cardiff address: Northgate House, Kingsway, Cardiff CF10 3FD
  • CQC rating: Report archived since 2013; London clinic rated “Good”
  • Read customer reviews: 2,746 Ultralase reviews

4. MDA Clinic

Best for: Friendly surgeons

For around a decade now, the MDA Clinic has been helping people in Cardiff enjoy a better quality of life, thanks to improved vision.

This clinic has a decent success rating – plus, being able to stay in Wales for your treatment in itself will be reassuring. Patients can also rely on a 24/7 helpline if they ever have follow-up questions, or require additional assistance.

As with most laser eye surgery clinics in Cardiff, the MDA Clinic can treat long-sightedness, short-sightedness, and astigmatism. The most common treatment is LASIK (around 90% of people opt for this surgery), but lens replacement surgery is another option if you’d prefer.

  • Average cost of surgery: £1,783
  • Areas of expertise: LASIK and LASEK surgery, cataract surgery, lens replacement
  • Cardiff address: 15 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9HA
  • CQC rating: No report available
  • Read customer reviews: 42 MDA Clinic reviews

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