If you’ve been living with blurred vision or eye concerns for some time, you might consider corrective surgery. Laser Vision’s cataract surgery in Basingstoke has helped countless patients to be free from reduced and limited vision.

We pride ourselves on the world-class treatment provided by our highly-skilled consultant ophthalmologists and our cataract surgery is no exception.

If you’re considering treatment for cataracts, take the first steps by booking a consultation with our specialists at Laser Vision Basingstoke.

You can book an initial assessment at your nearest clinic online. If you’d like to speak to a member of the team, please call 0800 024 8888.


What are cataracts?

Cataracts are commonly associated with ageing and occur when the natural lens of the eye develops cloudy patches making it difficult to see. Normally, the lens over the eye is transparent which allows light to travel through the eye and in turn gives us clear vision.

A cataract can also form if the tissue of the eye suffers injury. The good news is that cataract surgery has proven to be very successful and is a very popular procedure. Most cataract surgery patients can expect improvement in their vision almost immediately after the procedure.


What does cataract surgery entail?

Cataract surgery involves the replacement of the cloudy natural lens with an intraocular lens. Our ophthalmology specialists will assist our Basingstoke patients in choosing the best type of intraocular lens to achieve the best possible vision. This is important because it could mean the difference in still needing to wear glasses after the operation or not.


Is it painful?
Cataract Surgery Basingstoke

Our patients generally find the cataract removal surgery to be a quick and painless procedure. Anaesthetic numbing eye drops will be used in each eye along with a mild sedative if required.

You may experience some discomfort during the recovery period, this is completely normal and should not last long. You may take headache tablets to relieve any discomfort after the procedure.


Why choose private surgery over NHS treatment?

The NHS offers excellent cataract surgery treatment however the difference in having treatment on the NHS or privately is the ability to choose the type of intraocular lens required to restore your vision to the best it can be.

You’ll rarely be offered a choice of lens with NHS treatment and this could mean you’ll still need to wear glasses even after having cataract surgery.


How long are the waiting times for treatment in Basingstoke?

We aim to keep our waiting times as short as possible at Laser Vision. This is another advantage of opting for private treatment. Waiting times may vary from location to location, but you can contact us to get a more accurate estimate of our waiting times at Laser Vision in Basingstoke.


How long do the results last?

Cataract treatment results are permanent and the lens implant should last a lifetime. You do not need to wait for a cataract to develop to a mature stage before having treatment.

Our ophthalmology specialists can operate on a cataract in its early stages thanks to modern advanced technology however we would recommend you prolong treatment until your vision is severely impacted or not up to DVLA driving standards.


Will I need to stay in the hospital?

You will not normally need to stay in the hospital overnight after cataract treatment. You’ll remain in the care of our ophthalmology department until leaving the Candover Clinic in our purpose-built private hospital in Basingstoke. It is a stand-alone unit on the Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital campus.


How much does private cataract surgery cost in Basingstoke?

You can take a look at our fees page to get an idea about how much cataract treatment costs, however, please bear in mind that Laser Vision treatments are personalised to each patient to ensure the best possible treatment and care.

Basingstoke patients can book a consultation where our ophthalmology surgeons will perform an initial assessment that can give a clearer answer as to how much treatment will cost.


Why choose the Laser Vision ophthalmologist specialists in Basingstoke?

Few laser eye surgeons are as experienced as those at Laser Vision. Having performed thousands of cataract removal procedures on adult patients across the UK, our ophthalmology specialists are experts in vision correction.

Even if you require treatment for complex cataracts, refractive surgery or high spectacle corrections, with Laser Vision Basingstoke, you are in the hands of the best laser eye surgeons available.


Book a consultation

Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your treatment options for cataract surgery at our Basingstoke clinic.

Fill out our contact form online or give us a call on 0800 024 8888 to speak to a member of our friendly team.


Where to find us

Laser Vision Basingstoke
Candover Clinic
Aldermaston Road
RG24 9NA

[email protected]

About Basingstoke, Hampshire

Basingstoke is a leafy town located in Hampshire that’s not only rich in history and culture but also conveniently located for easy access. Situated just off the M3 motorway, Basingstoke boasts excellent transport links making it a breeze to get to by car. For those who prefer public transport, the town is well-served by buses and trains, ensuring that visitors and residents alike can navigate the area with ease.