Optegra Eye Clinic Maidstone.
A brand-new Optegra eye clinic is opening in West Malling bringing first class cataract and vision correction treatment to residents of Kent – including NHS cataract surgery with minimal wait for treatment.
It will also provide CPD training events for local optometrists.
Optegra Eye Clinic Maidstone ophthalmic surgeon, Mr Robert Petrarca.
Richard Armitage, NHS Director for Optegra, says:
“We have worked closely with the NHS for a decade and since the pandemic this work has really stepped up a gear.
“It is well known that many people across the UK face huge waiting lists due to the backlog of patients awaiting treatment, and ophthalmology is the second largest waiting list.
“Local optometrists and GPs can refer patients for treatment within 4-6 weeks with our leading surgical teams.”
Cutting the ribbon: Leader of the Council, Cllr Matt Boughton, cuts the ribbon; held by Optegra surgeon
Mr Robert Petrarca (left) and Optegra Maidstone clinic manager Ibrahim Toma (right). Optegra team in background.
Cllr Matt Boughton clinic tour: Leader of the Council Matt Boughton learns about new ophthalmic
technologies at Optegra Eye Clinic Maidstone, with clinic manager Ibrahim Toma.
The clinic was formally opened by Cllr Matt Boughton, Leader of Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council and Councillor of Medway Ward, Tonbridge. He said:
“Opening Optegra Eye Clinic Maidstone will help significantly in tackling the ophthalmic waiting lists we see across our community. It’s great to have such investment in our local community and I’m sure they will serve residents across Tonbridge and Malling well.”
The new clinic will initially focus only on NHS cataract surgery – however, in a few months it will extend its treatment offering to also include private cataract surgery (with expansive range of multifocal IOLs available) and also vision correction surgery, from laser eye surgery to lens replacement and implantable contact lenses.
The clinic will treat all cataract and lens replacement patients on site, while laser eye surgery patients will have pre- and post-op clinics in Optegra Eye Clinic Maidstone but have actual treatment at Optegra’s flagship hospital in London’s Harley Street district, with travel expenses covered.
The clinic can be found at Optegra Eye Clinic Maidstone, 10 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, Kent, ME19 4AR.
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