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How much does laser eye surgery cost in the UK, and do prices vary from area to area?

Laser eye treatment is rarely available on the NHS. However, there are a growing number of private clinics offering eyesight correction in the UK. So just how expensive is this increasingly popular procedure?

The cost of laser eye correction will depend on the experience of the surgeon, as well as the reputation of the clinic. It can be tempting to look for the cheapest possible option but when it's something as important as your eyesight, it may be worth the few extra pounds for first class treatment.

As with plastic surgery clinics and cosmetic dentistry surgeries, the location of an eye clinic will also depend on its location. Although, there may be no reflection in the quality of service, a city centre clinic will cost more than a small local clinic.

Taking into account these possible fluctuations in prices, you can expect to pay the following for eyesight correction treatment:

LASEK: £800 to £1,200 and upwards
LASIK: £800 to £1,200 and upwards
Laser Thermal Keratoplasty (LTK): from £750
Photo Refractive Keratectomy (PRK): from £700
Wavefront LASIK: £900 to £2,000 and upwards
Wavefront LASEK: £900 to £2,000 and upwards
Conductive Keratoplasty (CK): from £1,000 to £1250
Cataract treatment: from £900 to £1,500

The above figures reflect prices for standard laser eye treatment. If you have a more complex eye condition, costs will be higher, sometimes considerably more. Your initial eyesight consultation will help determine the most suitable treatment for you.

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