Manchester has a variety of laser eye surgery clinics that perform LASIK and other laser operations. Prices vary between clinics, so it's worth having a good look around before you hand over your credit card. The following list is meant as a useful starting point and is by no means comprehensive:
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
As a leading centre for eye problems of all kinds Manchester Royal Eye Hospital has a high level of expertise. It also has the Wavelight Allegretto laser with wavefront technology, which is probably the most advanced laser available for laser eye surgery. All the surgeons are specialists in refractive surgery and the hospital offers excellent levels of post-operative care. Consultation fees are £150 with LASIK and LASEK both costing £1250 per eye.
The Manchester Royal Eye Hospital , Oxford Road , Manchester , M13 9WH
Tel: 0161 276 5198/5700
Ultralase has branches across the UK and were the first laser eye specialists in the country. They offer LASEK and LASIK along with wavefront technology have a reputation as one of the UK 's leading laser clinics. The consultation is free and prices for both LASEK and LASIK start at £995 per eye.
Ultralase, 7 St. John Street Manchester Lancashire M3 4DN
Tel: 0808 1442020
Optimax is the largest laser eye surgery operation in the UK . They have clinics across the country and their size allows them to offer cheaper procedures than many of their competitors. A charge of £60 is payable for an initial consultation. LASEK is available at £495 per eye, while LASIK costs £895 per eye.
Optimax, 1 Albert Square, Manchester M2 3FU
Tel: 08705 14 33 14
Visualase is based in Bolton, a short drive from Manchester city centre. They work in partnership to Clough opticians and are equipped to carry out LASIK, LASEK and PRK. They also offer Conductive Keratoplasty , which is an innovative method for treating patients who use reading glasses. They charge £995 per eye for all procedures. Their AstroPro laser system is similar in precision to wavefront technology.
Visualase, 136-140 Newport Street, Bolton, BL3 6AB
Tel: 0800 781 7177