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Best Laser Eye Surgery in Leeds

Sure, Leeds-born Alan Bennett can rock a pair of glasses. But for the rest of us mortals, laser eye surgery can be a more tempting option, especially given all the stunning libraries and cosmopolitan charm this city has to offer.

So who offers the best eye surgery in Leeds? Every month, hundred of people ask Google that very question, and no article out there provided answers. Until now.

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 Leeds.

We’re keen to help you make the right decision for you, which is why Lasik Eyes has used over 8,900 independent reviews left by real patients on our site since 2002. We use all this data to create no-nonsense lists to help you narrow down the five best laser eye surgery clinics in Leeds.

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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 Leeds

Of course, the best place for laser eye surgery in Leeds will be the one that best meets your preferences. For some people, that’ll be patient care. For others, it has to be a bargain. Or you may want a bit of everything, in which case our review can help you find the one for you.

That’s why it’s reassuring to know that our ratings look at what you told us matters most: clinic standards, surgeon communication, surgery experience, value for money, and aftercare. The result? You should be able to find just what you’re looking for, however personal your requirements.

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

  1. Optical Express
  2. Optimax
  3. Optegra
  4. St James Laser Vision

1. Optical Express

Best for: Customer reviews

Optical Express boasts an eye-watering 128 clinics UK-wide – far more than anyone else. So, it may not surprise you to learn that if you live in or around Leeds, you have quality laser eye surgery available at your fingertips here.

The Leeds clinic is within easy reach, whether you’re travelling by car or public transport – it’s a 15-minute walk from the nearest train station, and has parking just round the corner. Depending on the surgery you have there, you may decide to ask someone to accompany you, so that car park may come in handy, even if you won’t be driving.

What treatments are on offer? Everyone is invited to a free consultations to decide with an expect which treatment is right for them. At the Leeds Optical Express, you can choose between laser eye and lens replacement surgery, depending on your eye health, and budget.

Unlike at some clinics, the Optical Express surgeons will be able to provide an honest opinion on whether they can help you. You should never feel pressured into accepting a treatment you do not feel comfortable with, and you’ll have plenty of time to think it over. Patients at Optical Express appreciated not having to face and hard sales tactics at this clinic.

☝ 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
  • Leeds address: 6th Floor, Airedale House, 77-85 Albion St, Leeds LS1 5AW
  • CQC rating: 2018 CQC report found “good practice”
  • Read customer reviews: 1,805 Optical Express reviews

2. Optimax

Best for: Clear prices

Optimax is perhaps the second leading place for laser eye surgery in the UK, based on presence of clinics. This may be the place for you if you have more complicated prescriptions, or require specialist surgery such as cataract or squint treatment.

The clinic is centrally located along the Headrow, so you may wish to pop in for a free consultation, and talk to the experts about what they can offer you. The good news is the price lists are readily available online, so there’ll be no haggling, or worrying over what shape the final bill will take.

In fact, it’s Optimax’s offering of transparent prices that sets it apart from many other clinics that can keep you guessing. The ability to choose between a range of sensible prices puts you in control when comparing eye surgery clinics.

But always try to make sure you are comparing like for like. Optimax does have a few more complaints than other popular clinics in the UK for under-performing in areas like customer experience and aftercare. If the nice touches matter to you, you may wish to shop around until you find somewhere that ticks all your boxes.

  • 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
  • Leeds address: 147 The Headrow, Leeds LS1 5RB
  • CQC rating: 2018 CQC report found “good practice”
  • Read customer reviews: 891 Optimax reviews

3. Optegra

Best for: Lens replacement surgery

With 30 clinics up and down the country to choose from, Optegra is a leading eye surgery provider in the UK. And former patients would tend to agree – this clinic enjoys hundreds of five star reviews, on Lasik Eyes alone.

So, is Optegra right for you? Yes, if you’re looking for a clinic that specialises in eye health. Unlike some other clinics in Leeds, Optegra is home to ophthalmic experts (not cosmetic surgeons), who collectively have treated over a billion eyes to date.

Is there anything to watch out for? Based on our reviews, a small handful of patients have been less than satisfied with the level of customer service at Optegra. A CQC report is not available for the Leeds branch, but it’s worth noting that recent government inspectors to the London clinic rated the safety standards of Optical Express and Optimax higher.

  • Average cost of surgery: £3,298
  • Areas of expertise: LASIK and LASEK surgery, cataract surgery, lens replacement
  • Leeds address: 12 Quebec St, Leeds LS1 2HA
  • CQC rating: Report archived since 2013
  • Read customer reviews: 119 Optegra reviews

4. St James Laser Vision

Best for: Reliable surgeons

Part of the NHS Trust, St James Laser Vison is the go to for local residents looking for surgeons, not corporations. And as you would expect from a partner of the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, the staff here are all qualified to the highest standards.

As a patient of St James Laser Vision, you’ll be able to choose between NHS consultant ophthalmic surgeons Mr Andrew Morrell and Mr James Ball. Both have advanced ophthalmological training under their belts, but we only have reviews submitted for Mr Ball. Still, you’ll be pleased to see he’s earned five star reviews from those he’s treated.

St James Laser Vision sets itself apart for offering customised treatments and reasonable prices. All patients are offered 0% financing to cover up to 100% of their investment in treatment, making surgery as affordable as £41.66 per eye per month.

  • Average cost of surgery: £3,532
  • Areas of expertise: LASIK and LASEK surgery, cataract surgery, lens replacement
  • Leeds address: St. James University Hospital , Chancellor Wing , Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7TF
  • CQC rating: No report available
  • Read customer reviews: 79 St James Laser Vision reviews

Find the Best Eye Surgery for You in Leeds

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  1. Compare clinics: Answer three questions to be matched with the leading eye clinics in your corner of Leeds (or elsewhere).
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  3. Receive a personalised quote: Get a clear idea of what laser eye surgery would really cost you.

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