Lens Replacement Surgery is a medical procedure that involves replacing a patient’s natural lens with an artificial lens for vision correction. The three types of lenses available are monofocal, multifocal (bifocal), and trifocal. Monofocal lenses are designed to correct either near or distant vision, while multifocal and trifocal lenses correct vision at all distances.
In the United Kingdom, the cost of Lens Replacement Surgery with a multifocal lens ranges from £2995 to £3575 per eye, resulting in a total price range of £5900 to £7150 for both eyes. The price includes 90 days’ postoperative care, but trifocal lenses are rarely offered and are expensive. In Ireland, RLE with a multifocal lens costs €3500 per eye, and for both eyes, the total price is €7000. Trifocal lenses are not commonly offered in Ireland.
HOWEVER, OPTING FOR LENS REPLACEMENT SURGERY IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC WITH NEO OCULAR CAN SAVE PATIENTS UP TO 70%. THE PRICE FOR RLE WITH ALCON/ZEISS MULTIFOCAL LENSES IS €2280 FOR BOTH EYES, INCLUDING ALL POSTOPERATIVE EXAMINATIONS FOR UP TO ONE YEAR AFTER SURGERY, MEDICATION, AND THE PROCEDURE ITSELF. THE PRICE DOES NOT COVER THE PREOPERATIVE ASSESSMENT, WHICH PATIENTS CAN UNDERGO FREE OF CHARGE IN THEIR HOME COUNTRY OR IN PRAGUE. TRIFOCAL LENSES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT A COST OF €1300 PER EYE.
The main reason for the price difference is the lower cost of living in the Czech Republic, as well as a plentiful supply of ophthalmologists who can perform the procedures. Unlike the UK and Ireland, oligopolies in the market are unlikely, allowing for more competition and better deals with suppliers, resulting in lower procedure costs for patients.
Doctors are board-certified and meet European standards.
The Czech Republic is a world leader in ophthalmology and undertakes extensive research in the field. Doctors are board-certified and meet European standards. Procedures that are rarely performed in the UK and Ireland are routinely done in the Czech Republic due to the abundance of specialists. Patients also have the option of enjoying additional services such as personal assistance and help with booking flights and accommodation.
Although staying in the UK and Ireland eliminates the cost of travel, the price of the procedure in Prague is still lower, even when factoring in travel and accommodation expenses.