Losing vision is one of the most concerning and challenging things that can happen in life. But if you do find yourself in this situation, the good news is there’s a lot we can do to help.

Modern ophthalmology provides some of the most successful treatments in medicine, while the technology available to us is advancing every year. Our goal at Sapphire is simple: to provide you with some of the best doctors, treatments and facilities available, and to deliver them with a level of concern for your care and comfort that you would struggle to find anywhere else. We offer treatment for the full range of eye conditions, with specialist expertise in vitreoretinal procedures, cataract surgery, Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Sapphire associates offer additional experience in medical retina, glaucoma and oculoplastics. In most cases, we can see and treat you within a week to a fortnight of the first call you make.

Your treatment journey

Ready to make an appointment? Here’s what happens next.

  • STEP 1

    Call us on 0238 2000 200. Our Secretarial Team will take your details and find a convenient appointment at your nearest clinic.

  • STEP 2

    On arrival you will be welcomed by the team and asked to take a seat in the relaxing waiting area. An ophthalmic specialist will then invite you to a consulting room and ask you about your medical history and symptoms.

  • STEP 3

    You will do a visual test with an eye chart. We may also perform biometry diagnostics and an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scan. These allow us to measure the shape and size of your eyes, and to view the back of your eye in detail. Both tests are quick and completely painless.

  • STEP 4

    Our Nursing Team may put some drops in your eyes to dilate your pupils. This makes it easier for the consultant to examine the back of your eyes.

  • STEP 5

    You go through to meet one of our specialist consultants. They will take a close look at your eyes and discuss your treatment options.

  • STEP 6

    Our secretarial team will call you shortly after your consultation to discuss a suitable date and time for surgery that works for you.

  • What happens next

    If you need to have surgery with us, find out more about what happens when you come to the hospital for your procedure.


Refractive Lens Exchange



Macular degeneration