If you’re experiencing cataract symptoms, it’s important to get your eyes checked as soon as possible by your local optician, who will assess your general eye health and conduct a sight test to check the quality of your vision.
If a cataract diagnosis is confirmed, the treatment options available to you depend on where you live.
Many NHS patients assume they’ll be referred to their local hospital for cataract surgery, but did you know that – if you live in England – you have the right to choose where you have your treatment?
You can find a list of cataract surgery providers near you using the NHS website. If you’re looking for your nearest SpaMedica hospital, you can find a map of our locations here.
When choosing a treatment provider, think about the factors that are most important to you. They might include:
At SpaMedica, you won’t have to compromise. It’s usually a four-week wait from referral to treatment, meaning we can offer shorter waiting times than many NHS hospitals. We have hospitals in most major towns and cities and offer a free transport service for patients who would otherwise struggle to access our services. Our patient outcomes are also excellent – all of our hospitals inspected by the independent healthcare regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), have been graded as good or outstanding, and our surgeons are amongst the very best in the country.
Click here to view SpaMedica’s five-star ratings and reviews from patients for each of our hospitals on NHS Choices.