How much does cataract surgery in Ireland cost?

The price of cataract surgery in Ireland varies, depending on your prescription and your own specific requirements. Optical Express believes that it should be affordable for all of our patients. We provide a range of pricing and finance options so that you can choose the one that suits your needs best.

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Monofocal lens surgery

Multifocal lens surgery


Description Correct your vision with a premium monofocal lens. Improve your distance and near vision with a premium multifocal lens. Further improve your vision after cataract surgery

From €3,195 per eye

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From €3,695 per eye

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From €795 per eye

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Medication & aftercare

The cost of your treatment includes all medication and aftercare appointments during the first 12 months after your initial surgery. Any appointments you attend after this time will be charged as follows:

Optometrist consultation €120

Ophthalmic Surgeon/Ophthalmologist consultation €230

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Your free consultation includes:

  • Diagnostic tests
  • Visual fields
  • Specular microscopy
  • Optometrist consultation
  • Auto-refractor
  • Corneal topography
  • WaveScan
  • OCT
  • Tonometry
  • iDesign aberrometry
  • Pachymetry

Diagnostic tests

As well as checking your vision and your prescription, the tests we'll perform on your eyes will help us gather the information we need to check that they're healthy and that there are no signs of eye disease.

Visual fields

This test will check your peripheral vision, and identify if there are any problems with any part of your visual field. If so, it'll determine if one or both eyes are affected, the extent of the problem, and what the chances are of it worsening.

Specular microscopy

This is a quick and painless procedure. The specular microscope captures high quality images of the back surface of the cornea, and checks for irregularities which may be early warning signs of a number of eye diseases.

Optometrist consultation

An optometrist consultation is the first step towards corrective eye surgery. It's a very thorough eye examination which can take up to 2 hours. Some of the tests will be familiar to you already, but additional tests are conducted too. All the tests are painless.

Following the examination, your optometrist will interpret the results and compare them to the International Medical Advisory Board suitability guidelines, to determine your suitability for surgery.


This technology is used during your eye examination. It's a computer-controlled machine which identifies any issues your eyes have with focusing light accurately onto your retina. You'll look into the machine using two lenses, and be asked to focus on a picture while the auto-refractor calculates an approximate prescription using your ability to focus on an image.

Corneal topography

This is a technique which maps the curved surface of the cornea. A 3D map of the eye helps your optometrist to assess any alterations in the shape of your cornea, and to diagnose various visual conditions.


This machine is the most advanced refractive laser system available today. 25 times more accurate than previous, similar laser systems, it can detect even the most subtle eye abnormalities, with the information used to customise the patient's laser eye surgery treatment.


Optical Coherence Tomography is an imaging test which is used in the diagnosis of many eye conditions. It uses light waves to take cross section images of your retina, allowing your optometrist to see its distinctive layers and measure their thickness and helping them to determine any issues.


A tonometer measures your eyes' intraocular pressure (IOP). It blows a gentle puff of air onto the surface of your eye, which flattens your cornea. The extent to which your cornea flattens is then used to calculate the IOP.

iDesign aberrometry

Aberrometry is used to diagnose vision errors, represented by the way that the eye focuses light. The errors can be the more common lower-order (such as near-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism) or higher-order, which are more complex.


This is a simple test which measures the thickness of your cornea, and it helps with diagnosing any eye conditions as corneal thickness can influence eye pressure readings. It helps the optometrist to understand your optical coherence topography reading.

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Our expert consultants will be able to offer you the best possible advice, bespoke to you. No matter what your vision requirements, the team at Optical Express can help. Find out more by getting in touch today.

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*Prices dependent on prescription. Optical Express head office: 5 Deerdykes Road, Cumbernauld, G68 9HF. The figures below apply to patients taking out a finance agreement. Patients who are not taking a finance agreement will be required to pay a minimum deposit at time of booking.