Cataract surgery FAQs

Find the answers to our frequently asked questions below.

  • When can I return to work after cataract surgery?

    The short answer is: After three days

    We advise that patients who have undergone cataract surgery wait a minimum of three days before returning to work. However, as everyone is different, your surgeon will make the best recommendation for you.
  • How do I book a free cataract surgery consultation?

    The short answer is: Simple – online, complete a form or call us

    It's easy to book your free Optical Express cataract surgery consultation. and take the first step on your journey to better vision. With the largest network of private clinics in the UK and Ireland, finding an Optical Express clinic near you couldn't be more straightforward.
  • How much does lens surgery cost?

    The short answer is: Prices differ, depending on the type of treatment

    The cost of your cataract surgery depends on your prescription and choice of lens. Your consultant will be able to provide a better idea of pricing at your first consultation.
  • How does cataract surgery work?

    The short answer is: By replacing your natural lens

    Cataract surgery removes your cloudy natural lens and replaces it with a premium synthetic lens. The lens is specially designed to improve your vision, so you don't have to rely on glasses and contact lenses.
  • Will I feel the synthetic lens in my eye?

    The short answer is: No

    Synthetic lenses sit within the eye, unlike contact lenses, which sit on the surface.