Patient Journey

At Cathedral Eye Clinic we pride ourselves on delivering to the highest possible standards of private healthcare and lead the marketplace through our investment in research, leading-edge technology, track-record and crucially, our world renowned clinical team, led by Professor Johnny Moore. Our goal is to exceed patient expectations through clinical excellence with the highest level of patient safety.

Cathedral Eye Clinic is an all-encompassing eye clinic catering for all aspects of eye care. Below we detail the general patient journey for those who are considering surgery.

Making an Appointment

At Cathedral Eye Clinic we believe in making life as easy as possible. We do not require a referral letter from your GP or Optometrist to make an appointment, although this may be helpful particularly if you have a complicated medical history regarding your eyes. If you have any copies of previous scans or prescriptions, then please bring these with you to your consultation. You can make an appointment by calling us directly on 028 90322020, send an enquiry via our website, or email us at and our Patient Care team will be happy to assist you.

Initial Consultation

Not everyone is suitable for surgery. That is why at Cathedral Eye Clinic we arrange a suitability consultation to assess if you are suitable for surgery. During your initial appointment with your ophthalmic optician a full examination will take place to establish if you are suitable for treatment. The consultation will last approximately 1 hour. You will be given a thorough eye examination using the most state of the art equipment to check amongst other things the health of your eyes and your prescription. You will then be advised of the various options available to you and exactly what each procedure may involve. An information pack will be provided for your perusal.

Consultation Examination

The next step is to be seen by your surgeon for further assessment and advice. They will carry out any further eye examinations, explain in depth the aspects of your surgery and answer any questions you may have. This is a key aspect of the total care provided by Cathedral Eye Clinic as it is imperative that each patient is fully aware of the potential risks and benefits of any treatment offered prior to deciding upon a surgical intervention.

Prior to leaving the clinic you can have a chat with your patient co-ordinator about what to do next – whether this be to book surgery or take time to think your options over.


If you decide to have treatment your patient co-ordinator will explain in full what you need to do in preparation for your surgery. On the day of your procedure you will be met by your dedicated nurse to make you and your family member or friend feel at ease. You will have ample opportunity to ask any final questions you may have.

After surgery your nurse will explain everything you need to know about your aftercare programme and will be happy to answer any questions you may have relating to aftercare. You will be given a detailed information pack which will contain eye drops and full instructions for use. We also provide emergency care for our patients and we will provide you with an emergency telephone number for at least two members of staff.

Post Treatment Care and Support

We offer comprehensive after care for all of our patients. You will be seen soon after your procedure and then again at one to two weeks for a detailed check-up. Depending on your treatment you will be asked to attend the clinic for further consultations at approximately 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year after your surgery, to ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome from your surgery.

Next Steps

We'll get in touch and assess your options when you're ready. Simply fill the form below to get started.

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