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    our surgeons have performed more than 2 million procedures worldwide.

  • UK's No.1

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What Is Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is a straightforward procedure that can make a huge difference to your day to day life.

Cataracts are small, cloudy patches which form on your eye’s lens, making your vision blurry. Choose to have your cataract treatment with us, and you’ll discover that we have a range of options, using premium lenses, which can transform your life.

You don’t have to wait when you decide to have cataract surgery at Optical Express in Ireland. Once you’ve had your free consultation, you can decide on the date that’s most convenient for you, and then look forward to seeing the world around you much more clearly.

Am I Suitable For Private Cataract Surgery?

The majority of Optical Express patients meet our suitability criteria. Here is some guidance to help you find out if you're suitable.

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How Does Cataract Surgery Work?

Cataract surgery replaces your cloudy natural lens with a new synthetic one, making your vision clearer and brighter. This premium lens can also help to correct long sightedness, short sightedness and reading vision. It's a simple procedure with a high success rate.

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Step 1

Our treatment support optometrist will record your vision with and without spectacles and perform an assessment of your eye health. Eye drops will be administered, so that your eye is comfortable during surgery.

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Step 2

Your surgeon will gently create a small opening on the surface of your eye to get access to your natural lens. The contents of the natural lens bag are carefully removed before the premium synthetic lens is put in place.

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Step 3

Make sure you arrange transportation home in advance of your surgery, as you won't be able to drive after your procedure has been completed. You should go home to rest after treatment, returning for your second cataract surgery if required.

What Are the Benefits of Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery will correct your vision in a matter of minutes. After treatment, you will go on to experience clear vision well into the future, once again enjoying those day-to-day activities that make life so special.

World Class Technology

Our expert Surgeons use the same technology that led NASA to approve laser eye surgery for its astronauts. More than €500 million has been invested in state-of-the-art clinics and technologies, so that we can provide our patients with the very best results.

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How Much Does Private Cataract Surgery in Ireland Cost?

Cataract surgery is an incredibly effective treatment. While it can be a sizeable investment, it does bring long term, life-changing benefits. We offer a number of payment options and finance plans, making private cataract surgery an option for everyone.

From €3,795 Per Eye¹
0% APR For 10 Months

Aftercare & Recovery

Our complete aftercare programme starts on the day of your cataract surgery and is customised to your individual requirements. We check your progress regularly to make sure that your recovery is progressing just as it should. All Optical Express patients also have access to our out of hours medical helpline, where a specialist optometrist or surgeon can give you professional advice and help to answer questions on vision or eye health after cataract surgery. 

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Is Cataract Surgery Safe?

Cataract surgery is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures in the world and less than 1% of patients experience any kind of complication, making it one of the safest medical procedures available. Our highly experienced surgeons will ensure that every aspect of your treatment is safe and effective, including your aftercare plan.

Why Choose Optical Express?

For 30 years, Optical Express has been looking after the vision and health of our patients. Since we opened our first clinic over €500 million has been invested in our clinics and technologies, so that our surgeons have access to the most advanced procedures in corrective eye surgery.

At Optical Express, we understand that every patient is unique. Our consultants will recommend the solution that is most suitable for the long term correction of your vision.

Through our exceptional clinical expertise, outstanding surgical outcomes and comprehensive aftercare programme, we'll make sure that your vision is the best it can be.

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