"Excellent Eye Care"

About: Leighton Hospital

I've been attending the Eye Care Unit, on and off since the age of 5!

That's not saying they've not helped me in that time, because believe me, they have, so I've seen the department grow & expand.

I returned to the Unit in summer 2009, for the same thing I had as a kid - it was never sufficient enough to warrant operating on as a child - so, yearly check-ups with my own Optician were deemed suitable, until it became apparent that a specialist opinion was needed, and I was referred back to the Hospital from my Optician.


The care I've received from the Staff in the unit in that time, has been second to none.

From the HCA's right through to the Consultants.

Every detail, of every option that was available & could be done to improve my eye problem was explained to me on my return, by both the Opthalmists &, my Consultant, & again before being added to the waiting lists for the procedures I've had.

Recently, summer 2015, after exhausting the other options available to me had been tried. It was time to bite the bullet, & resort to the eye operation I'd been putting off!

As I write, we're 8 weeks on, & so far so good.

I'm back on single vision lenses, no prism, stick-on, or otherwise!

There happy with my progress, & I'm happy.

It's not 100% fixed - they're not magicians!! - but it's closer to correct than it's been in 6 years.

I'm never going to have 'perfect' eye sight, I know that.

And, it's still in recovery, so there's still time for it to improve some more.

If after a suitable period of time, it's not quite where they thought, or I'm happy with, we still have 'some wiggle room' to nudge it a bit more.

If you have an eye issue, I'd recommend Leighton.

Yes, you might have to wait a while once you get there & your appointment time may come,& go & you're still sitting there, but look at it this way...

Everyone's eyes are different, each person has different needs, different questions to ask, for reassurance, & YOU want the right decision(s) made, don't you?

After all, they're your eyes, you want them to work the best they can, don't you?

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Response from Leighton Hospital

It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback and I am delighted to be able to share your wonderful comments with my team. Our aim always is to provide good care and your feedback reinforces why we chose to do what we do and I am most pleased to hear we do it well! Your thoughtful comments are uplifting and very much appreciated by us all. Very many thanks. Kindest regards Kerry Holmes, Head Orthoptist, Orthoptic Department

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