Lens surgery is done under local anaesthesia and is generally painless. Usually both eyes are operated on separately but in close succession, perhaps one or two weeks apart. There is an option to treat both eyes on the same day but this will need special consideration of the risks and discussion with your surgeon. Lens treatment is carried out within the Ophthalmology theatres owned by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and so you can be assured of an excellently equipped and maintained theatre environment.

Visual recovery is often rapid, most people notice a significant improvement in their unaided vision the following day. Treatment is performed in a full operating theatre environment but all your pre-operative assessments and post-operative care take place at the Sheffield Vision Centre.

Despite everyone's best efforts, there is still a degree of unpredictability with lens surgery which must be accepted. If we fail to meet our expected result with lens surgery, we are then able to offer Laser enhancement surgery at no extra cost provided it is considered a safe and sensible option. Any laser surgery enhancement would be performed within the purpose built Sheffield Vision Centre environment.