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Reasons for choosing Moorfields Private

Written in association by Miss Linda Ficker Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

20 July 2020
  • At Moorfields Private we give you measured advice to help you make decisions about your treatment.
  • Your first appointment will be with the consultant who will become responsible for your care.
  • Moorfields Private provides state-of-the-art facilities and trains surgeons from all over the world.
  • Moorfields Private’s profits are invested back into Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to advance excellence in eye care.

Vision correction (refractive) surgery is known as an elective procedure. This means it is not essential. Bearing this in mind, it is important you are advised in an environment where there is no pressure to commit to surgery.

Measured advice

At Moorfields Private, we give you measured advice on whether or not surgery is appropriate and if so, which procedure would be optimal, and we give you as much time as you need to make your decision.

Moorfields Private’s refractive surgeons are all highly trained cataract and corneal experts who are experienced in the full range of vision correction procedures.

Continuity of care

Your first appointment will be with the surgeon who will become responsible for your care and well being from start to finish. This means you can establish a rapport that will give you complete confidence in the advice you are given, as well as your treatment.

Continuity of care is a key ingredient in our success. At every appointment you will be seen by your Moorfields Private consultant who is backed up by our 24-hour emergency service, support staff of the highest quality, and a panel of experienced colleagues who are there to offer an instant second opinion whenever needed.

Advanced facilities

Moorfields Private provides state-of-the-art facilities for laser and lens implantation surgery, including all the latest technologies for assessment before treatment. We have been involved in research and development in refractive surgery from the time it was introduced in 1991. As Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a flagship location for eye surgical technology, our surgeons have access to the latest lasers and diagnostic equipment, and we continue to work with manufacturers on technical advances. We also train surgeons from all over the world in the latest techniques.

Recent studies show that most patients are more comfortable after laser eye surgery than they were before. This is at least in part because they no longer have to wear contact lenses. So don’t get caught in a trap. If your contact lenses are uncomfortable, laser vision correction is often the right answer.

Moorfields Private Eye Hospital and Covid-19: Keeping our patients and staff safe

We know some patients are feeling anxious about coming in for their appointments at the moment, but we want to reassure you with the measures we have put in place to help protect you. Moorfields Private is in a unique position as Moorfields Eye Hospital has been open for emergencies and sight saving eye care throughout the entire covid-19 pandemic. This experience has given Moorfields Private a wealth of knowledge around how best to protect patients and staff in these challenging times, while continuing to deliver world-leading eye care.

Further information about our safety measures can be found here.

Profits invested back into Moorfields

Moorfields Private is the right choice for your eyes. It’s a good choice for other, less obvious reasons too. Firstly, Moorfields Private’s profits are invested back into Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust to advance excellence in eye care. Secondly, having state-of-the-art equipment for routine vision correction at Moorfields Private means that it can be used in sight-saving surgery for some of our NHS patients that require treatments, such as laser assisted corneal transplantation.

To book an appointment or to find out more information about our services call our Moorfields Private’s New Patient Enquiry Line on Freephone: 0800 328 3421 Email: moorfieldsprivate.enquiries@nhs.net

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