At Exeter Eye we’ve made our prices as simple and transparent as possible, with a fixed price for any treatments carried out. Unlike other eye hospitals, we don’t add on extra costs along the way, so you can be confident from the start about how much your treatment will cost.

Whatever you choose, you can be reassured that all treatments are undertaken with the full support and back-up of consultant ophthalmic surgeons – something that is unavailable in many ‘high street’ clinics. Our consultants see both insured and self-funding patients for a wide variety of medical and surgical conditions across a variety of specialties.

If you have medical insurance the procedure codes are also included and we would recommend you inform your insurer of the costs prior to the appointment. There is also a brief description of the tests but please do ask if you require any further information.

Consultation Prices

Prices correct as of 1/12/2019

New patient consultation (procedure code 20300) £240
Follow up (procedure code 20310) £140

Investigations prior to cataract surgery
inclusive package price £150

Biometry (procedure code AA074)

We will take measurements from your eyes in order to calculate the strength of plastic intraocular which will be inserted into your eye at the time of cataract surgery. This test is performed using the Carl Zeiss Meditec IOL Master 700, the most accurate and state of the art instrument available for this. It is essential for all patients undergoing cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange.

Retinal OCT (procedure code C8652)

This test provides a high definition image of the retinal architecture. It is performed with a state of the art Topcon Maestro 3D OCT and is beneficial for many patients prior to cataract surgery. It is always used in patients with macula degeneration and often in glaucoma. If you are likely to benefit from this test prior to cataract surgery, your Consultant will discuss this with you prior to undertaking the test.

Pentacam Corneal Topography (procedure code AA074)

This machine takes detailed images of the cornea (the clear window at the front of the eye) and also measures such things as the space between your cornea and your lens, and how dense the cataract in your lens is. It is not required for all patients undergoing cataract surgery, but if you have astigmatism (a ‘rugby ball’ shaped cornea) then the Pentacam can help greatly in your surgeon correcting this at the same time as your cataract is removed, with a Toric Lens implant. It is also very helpful in understanding many corneal problems. It is important for patients undergoing Toric Lens Implantation (to correct astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery) or who have significant corneal problems.

Cataract Surgery

with standard lens – £2,640 per eye
Specialist/multifocal lenses are charged at an additional cost

Investigations for retinal problems

Retinal OCT (procedure code C8652) £150

This test provides a high definition image of the retinal architecture. It is performed with a state of the art Topcon Maestro 3D OCT.

Investigations for glaucoma

Optic disc imaging and photograph (procedure code AA074) £80

This test is performed with a state of the art Topcon Maestro 3D OCT. It provides both a high definition assessment of the nerve fibre layer (the structure which is damaged in glaucoma) and also a digital photograph of the nerve. For new patients this is useful for diagnosis and for follow up patients it allows an objective measure of whether the damage from glaucoma is progressing over time. It is usually performed at the first assessment and then yearly afterwards.

Visual Field Analysis (procedure code AA074) £80

This test is performed using a Humphrey Visual Field Analyser and picks up defects in the peripheral vision. This is important as these defects are usually not noticed by the individual until they are severe. For new patients this is essential for diagnosing glaucoma. In patients with established glaucoma it detects worsening of the visual field defect over time allowing an increase in treatment before the central vision is affected. Due to the importance of the test visual field testing is usually performed at every glaucoma assessment.

Pachymetry (procedure code AA074) £60

This test measures corneal thickness which is important in the diagnosis and monitoring of glaucoma. It is useful for most patients with established or suspected glaucoma. It is only performed on one occasion with no benefit to repeated measurements.

Other procedures

Refractive Lens Exchange – £3,360 per eye

(Toric, Extended Depth of Focus (Symfony), or Multifocal lens implants, incur an additional cost)

Intravitreal Injection with Avastin – £990 per eye

Intravitreal Injection with Eylea – £1,515 per eye

YAG laser capsulotomy – £595
Consultation fee – £240
includes any necessary further investigations and one follow-up consultation if required.


New consultation (procedure code 20300) – £200

Follow-up (procedure code 20310) – £100

Punctal plug – £100 per eye

Payment of Fees

Exeter Eye accept payment for private medical insured and self paying patients before or on the day of procedure. We accept cash and all major credit cards.

All major credit cards accepted:
Maestro credit card accepted by Exeter Eye
Switch credit cards accepted by Exeter Eye
MasterCard credit card accepted by Exeter Eye
Visa cards accepted by Exeter Eye

Should you have any further questions on any area of ophthalmology our friendly team are available to answer any pricing queries you may have.

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