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Is it worth having laser eye surgery abroad?

Published on 23rd February 2011

Some people consider having their laser eye surgery away from the UK. The price rise of laser eye surgery abroad may be cheaper than alternative options within the UK but it is a risky strategy to undergo treatment far away from home.

At Visualase we would always recommend looking for a clinic within the UK. There are excellent surgeons and technology available in the UK and with a little research it is always possible to find a clinic/surgeon you are happy with

One of the main reasons why we recommend having the surgery in the UK is that if a patient was to experience any problems or complications (however low the chances of that are) you really want to have that close contact with your treating surgeon and clinic, which would not be possible if you had the surgery abroad. At Visualase you always have access to your own surgeon which gives you a peace of mind not available in most other clinics.

If you are considering having eye laser surgery and live in the North West, near Manchester, Bolton, Blackburn, Wigan or the surrounding area - contact us for your free laser eye surgery consultation to see if you are a suitable candidate.


All eye surgical procedures carry a level of risk including not obtaining the desired outcome, through to varying levels of visual loss. Your eye surgeon will discuss the risks and benefits, including ones specific to your circumstances, at the time of your pre-operative consultation.