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Eye Care Scotland

Eye Care Scotland is our comprehensive ophthalmic service offered at three private hospitals across Scotland: Ross Hall Clinic Braehead in Glasgow, Kings Park Hospital in Stirling, and Albyn Hospital in Aberdeen.

To book your free consultation for laser eye surgery, refractive lens exchange or implantable contact lens surgery please email [email protected] or call 0808 296 4502.

Senior woman taking an eyesight test examination at an eye clinic
Brought to you by Circle Health Group, Eye Care Scotland is a comprehensive ophthalmic service delivered across three private hospitals in Scotland: Ross Hall Clinic Braehead in Glasgow, Kings Park Hospital in Stirling, and Albyn Hospital in Aberdeen.

Offering a fully consultant-led service, Eye Care Scotland has a team comprising of over 20 of some of Scotland's most prominent consultant ophthalmologists. These consultants offer an extensive range of services for conditions such cataracts, glaucoma, keratoconus and floaters, as well as treatments such as laser eye surgery or implantable contact lenses for those seeking spectacle independence. Our consultant eye surgeons also frequently help people with macular degeneration, retinal detachment and eye lumps and bumps.

What makes Eye Care Scotland special?

Our consultants are supported by a full clinical team of optometrists, orthoptists, ophthalmic nurses and ophthalmic practitioners - all of whom play a vital part in ensuring patients are well informed and cared for throughout their journey.

Our entire patient pathway takes place within a clinical environment, and we work to the highest standard of governance whilst following stringent processes to ensure quality outcomes for patients.

With enhanced patient pathways and streamlined consultation-to-treatment journeys at the heart of Eye Care Scotland, you can be confident in receiving the highest levels of care throughout your whole journey with us - from diagnoses to treatment and right through to your recovery.

Our team of experienced eye care specialists can offer a wide variety of treatments, from conservative options to complex eye surgery. We're here to help you get diagnosis and treatment for your eye problems, fast.

Below are some of our most common treatment options, but this is just a selection of what we offer. If you don't see what you are looking for, give us a call to speak to our team directly.

Private cataract surgery in Scotland

A Cataract is the clouding of the lens in your eye. Normally your lens is clear and helps focus the light entering your eye. Developing a cataract will cause your sight to become cloudy and misty. Cataracts can affect one or both eyes.

Cataracts are treated by surgery, during which the cloudy lens is removed and replaced by an artificial lens. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the UK.

Private laser eye surgery in Scotland

If you have vision impairment and want to remove or reduce your need to wear vision aids such as glasses or contact lenses, laser eye surgery might be the answer.

As the name suggests, the operation uses lasers to surgically alter your eyes, improving their function. The two main types are LASIK eye surgery and LASEK eye surgery.

Private lens replacement surgery in Scotland

Lens replacement surgery, also known as refractive lens replacement surgery or lens exchange surgery, is where an ophthalmic surgeon replaces the natural lens in your eye with an artificial lens.

Eye lens surgery can help people with more severe vision impairment that means they're not suitable for laser eye surgery. It can remove or reduce your need to wear glasses.

Implantable contact lens surgery in Scotland

An implantable contact lens (ICL) is a soft, flexible implant which is implanted in between the natural lens and iris to help improve vision.

The ICL will improve vision like a traditional contact lens but doesn't need removed daily or cleaned, meaning there is significantly less upkeep than with traditional contact lenses.

Glaucoma treatment in Scotland

Glaucoma is a common eye condition where the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain, becomes damaged. It is usually caused by fluid building up in the front part of the eye, which increases pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma can lead to loss of vision if it's not diagnosed and treated early.

There are various treatment options for glaucoma, including selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) and iStent injections, and your consultant ophthalmologist will help you decide what's best for your personal circumstances.

Eye Care Scotland Glasgow is located in Ross Hall Clinic Braehead - Ross Hall Hospital's new facility. The purpose-built complex comprises four consulting rooms, two diagnostic rooms and two dedicated ophthalmic theatres.

The state-of-the-art unit is capable of delivering the majority of ophthalmic diagnostics and treatments, therefore ensuring patients can transition from consultation and diagnosis to treatment and recovery smoothly, all the while confident they are being provided with the highest levels of care throughout their journey.

Eye Care Scotland Glasgow
Ross Hall Clinic Braehead
Kings Inch Place
0808 296 4502

Consultant Ophthalmologists based at Eye Care Scotland Glasgow

Eye Care Scotland Stirling is located in Kings Park Hospital. The hospital has a dedicated ophthalmic (eye care) consultation and diagnostic room, as well as theatre capacity for a wide range of ophthalmic treatments and surgeries.

Eye Care Scotland Stirling
Kings Park Hospital
Polmaise Road
01786 497145

Consultant Ophthalmologists based at Eye Care Scotland Stirling

Eye Care Scotland Aberdeen is located in Albyn Hospital. The clinic brings together an experienced team of ophthalmologist who are supported by a multidisciplinary team to offer patients specialist care for a range of eye conditions under one roof.

Eye Care Scotland Aberdeen
Albyn Hospital
21-24 Albyn Place
AB10 1RW
01224 968652

Consultant Ophthalmologists based at Eye Care Scotland Aberdeen

"I could say that 'words fail me" but it really is difficult to express my gratitude and thanks to you for the surgeries Mr Mantry carried out on my eyes. My experiences at Ross Hall Clinic Braehead were amazing - The staff members were brilliant, friendly, caring and helpful in response to questions - and my surgeon displayed a quiet but total confident aura and demeanour with inspired a calmness in me."
Eye Care Scotland Glasgow, July 2022

"From the outset my treatment by Dr McGowan has been absolutely amazing. Everything about my treatment was explained perfectly. The two procedures were carried out two weeks apart and went without any hitches. I have to say this has, undoubtedly, been a life changing experience. The ancillary staff and the nursing associates at the hospital were kind, considerate and also very helpful. I can't fault anyone. I had my after surgery assessment today and I am delighted to have perfect vision. I simply can't recommend Dr McGowan and the team at Ross Hall highly enough."
Eye Care Scotland Glasgow, July 2022

"My mother had cataract surgery at Kings Park Hospital. Consultation one week and surgery the next. After the surgery her eyesight was clear and she could see again. She had been almost blind and this saved her sight. The entire experience from start to finish was brilliant. Dr Saboor and the team were exceptional at every turn and we can't thank them enough"
Eye Care Scotland Stirling, July 2022

"I had such a good experience at Albyn Hospital, it made sense to have my left eye done after Mr Bhatta had operated on my right eye. The operation has given me the opportunity to lead a more enriched life. It was a privilege to meet Mr Bhatta and I would recommend him to anyone"
Eye Care Scotland Aberdeen, March 2022

At Eye Care Scotland, we see patients with private health insurance as well as many people who choose to pay for their own treatment.

If you don't have health insurance but you would like to go private to protect your vision, you can choose to self-pay. Eye surgery is more affordable than you think, and we offer flexible payment options if you want to spread the cost and pay monthly for your treatment.

If you have insurance, we work with all major providers. It's always best to go to your insurer first to check that the treatment you need is covered by your policy.

Treatment Price from*
Cataract Surgery (Standard through to Multifocal) £2,500 - £3,900
Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (Standard through to Multifocal £2,850 - £4,250
Corneal Cross Linking £3,165
Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (iStent Inject, OMNI, Hydrus)  £5,330
Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (iStent Inject, OMNI, Hydrus) with Cataract Surgery £7,433
Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (Preserflo) £6,580
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) £920
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) (Bilateral) £1,367
Squint Surgery (GA) £3,049
Squint Surgery (Bilateral) (GA) £4,269
Blepharoplasty (Upper) (Bilateral) £2,977
Blepharoplasty (Lower) (Bilateral)
Blepharoplasty (Upper and Lower) (Bilateral)
Vitrectomy (GA) £6,023 - £6,793
Corneal Transplant (GA) £5,944
Refractive Lens Exchange £3,000 - £3,900
Laser Eye Surgery £695 - £1,995**
Implantable Contact Lens £3,600
YAG Laser £800 - £900
Photo Therapeutic Keratectomy (PTK) £2,070
Eylea Injection £1,990
Ptosis £4,666
Entropion £2,450
Ectropion £2,450
Punctoplasty £1,914
Excision of Lesion of Orbit £4,074
Excision of Lesion of Eyelid (Chalazion) £500 - £600
Biopsy of Lesion of Eyelid

£800 - £1,490

Reconstruction of Eyelid £4,604
Dacryocystorhinostomy £3,929

*Prices are per eye unless stated otherwise. Prices are for local anaesthetic (LA) unless stated otherwise. Prices do not include a consultation fee or diagnostic tests.

**Price dependent on prescription. Prices are correct as of March 2024.

Content reviewed by Circle in-house team in August 2022. Next review due August 2025.

To find out more or to book an appointment please call us on 0808 296 4502

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