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Optical Express - Glasgow - Sauchiehall Street

Optical Express - Glasgow - Sauchiehall Street

116 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3DH
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Opening Hours

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Popular Treatments

Eye Specialist ConsultationFree
Cataract TreatmentFrom £1495
Eye ExamFree
Intraocular LensesFrom £1795
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About Optical Express - Glasgow - Sauchiehall Street

Optical Express is the UK and world’s number one provider of laser eye surgery, with over 100 locations across the UK and Europe offering pre and post-operative care. We use only state of the art technology, and carry out more procedures every week than any other provider, meaning our experience is unrivalled. We offer free consultations seven days a week, so it could not be more convenient to access care. Let our qualified, specialist refractive optometrists help you discover what the best option is to meet your needs and eye care requirements.

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Accreditations

  • The College of Optometrists (UK) 
  • BJO - British Journal of Ophthalmology (UK) 
  • CQC - Care Quality Commission (UK) 
  • RCO - Royal College of Ophthalmologists (UK) 

Provides

Eye Care

Laser Eye Surgery

Contacts and Glasses

Premises

Parking

Accessible to disabled people

Public transport access

Disabled parking

Clinic Services

Emergency serviceOpen weekends
 

Contacts and Glasses

From £1
Contact Lenses
Contact Lens Options

Advanced technology means that more people than ever can enjoy the benefits of clear vision and comfortable contact lens wear. So even if you have a complex prescription and have been told in the past that you can’t wear contact lenses, at Optical Express we probably have the lens for you. Whether you want lenses for full-time wear or occasional wear for sports and social occasions your local Optical Express Optometrist is ready to assist you in making the ideal choice to suit your individual requirements.

Daily Disposable Lenses from only 60p a day

Whether you want to wear lenses every day or just occasionally daily disposable lenses provide the ultimate in lens wearing convenience. As a fresh pair of lenses are worn on each occasion there is no need for cleaning and disinfection which also make them ideal for those people who are sensitive to either lens cleaning fluids or allergens. Daily disposable lenses are now available to correct astigmatism too.

Premium Monthly Disposable Lenses

The latest generation of monthly disposable silicone hydrogel lenses provide superior all day wearing comfort, greater oxygen transmission and whiter eyes. Silicone hydrogels are ideal for those who wear lenses for longer periods. As these lenses are re-used they require cleaning and disinfection upon removal. They are available in a wide range of prescriptions including toric lenses to correct astigmatism.

Standard Monthly Disposable Lenses

From as little as £6 per month, these lenses provide the most cost-effective contact lens wearing option. They are available in a wide range of prescriptions including toric lenses for astigmatism and even progressive powers to correct distance and reading for those people who currently wear varifocals.

From £29
Eyeglasses

In every Optical Express location you’ll find a huge range of frames, including top designer brands. With thousands of options to chose from, there’s something to suit every style and budget. We source frames from all over the world to ensure every patient receives a great choice and benefits from very competitive pricing.

In every location, our experienced optical advisors are on hand to give guidance on what frames suit patients’ face shapes and colourings.

As well as an unbeatable range of frames, there’s also a wide section of lenses from world leading lens manufacturers to suit every optical requirement. We have a range of materials and coatings available depending on your requirements and our optometrists will always recommend the best lenses for you.

 
Optician Consultation

Laser Eye Surgery

From £595
LASEK

LASEK is an alternative treatment to iLASIK comprising only one laser to correct your vision, after the surgeon has temporarily folded aside a thin layer of cells to allow access to the cornea.

As no protective flap is created, a protective soft contact lens ‘bandage’ is then worn for around four days following your treatment to provide additional comfort during healing.

Optical Express offers iDesign LASEK treatment, the industry’s most advanced, high-definition, wavefront-guided measurement technology for wavefront treatment.

A Step-by-Step Guide

The entire LASEK eye treatment takes only minutes and both eyes can be treated by on the same day.

The healing process is slightly longer than with iLASIK and while many patients can see immediate differences in their vision, it takes a number of days for it to fully settle.

1. LASEK preparation

Anaesthetic drops are applied to the eye to numb the eye and a lid holder is put in place to stabilise your eye.

2. LASEK surface adjustment

The surface of the outer layer of the cornea is gently moved by the surgeon.

3. LASEK vision correction

A laser is used to apply tiny computer controlled pulses of cool laser beams to reshape the outer layer of the cornea to correct your vision.

4. LASEK surface replacement

The surgeon gently replaces the surface layer to its original position.

5. LASEK completion

A protective contact lens ‘bandage’ is placed on to the eye to provide comfort during healing.

Free
Laser Eye Surgeon Consultation

Each of our patients will receive a FREE in-depth laser eye surgery consultation before surgery. Each laser eye consultation involves:

  • the required preparation tests
  • an examination with your specialist refractive optometrist
  • a patient-counsellor follow-up discussion

The comprehensive laser eye consultation takes approximately two hours, during which one of our specialist refractive optometrists will determine whether you are a suitable candidate for laser vision correction. The optometrist will also explain the procedure that is most suited to your individual needs and answer all of your questions so that you can make an informed decision.

What’s more, if your laser eye consultation concludes that you are not a suitable laser vision correction candidate now, you may be one in the future as new technologies emerge.

From £595
LASIK

The Optical Express LASIK eye surgery treatment offered at every treatment clinic is iLASIK, a revolutionary new all-laser treatment that offers unrivalled customised results, making it the premium LASIK eye surgery treatment in the world today.

iLASIK uses the IntraLase method to create the protective flap at the beginning of treatment, an all-laser technique using a state-of-the-art IntraLase iFS 150 femtosecond laser. Optical Express is the only provider to offer iFS 150 technology in all of its clinics across the UK.

Optical Express offers iLASIK eye surgery treatment powered by iDesign, the industry’s most advanced, high-definition, wavefront-guided measurement technology for wavefront treatment.

A Step-by-Step Guide to LASIK eye surgery

The entire iLASIK laser eye treatment takes only minutes and patients experience little discomfort during or after the procedure. Both eyes can be treated by iLASIK on the same day.

1. iLASIK preparation

Anaesthetic drops are applied to numb the eye and a lid holder is put in place to stabilise your eye.

2. iLASIK protective flap

A thin flap is created using a cool laser beam and gently lifted by your surgeon to reveal the inner corneal tissue.

3. iLASIK vision correction

A second laser is then applied for a matter of seconds sending tiny computer controlled pulses of cool laser beams to gently reshape the inner layer of the cornea to correct your vision.

4. iLASIK completion

Your surgeon will gently fold back the protective flap securely to its original position where it heals naturally over the following few days. The healing process begins immediately and most patients will see immediate results.

From £1695
LASIK with IntraLase

All iLASIK treatments at Optical Express are carried out using the IntraLase method to create the protective flap at the beginning of treatment, an all-laser technique using the state-of-the-art IntraLase iFS 150 femtosecond laser.

Optical Express is the only nationwide provider in the UK to use the iFS 150 IntraLase treatment technology in every clinic.

Why insist on the iFS 150?

The iFS 150 takes Intralase laser eye surgery to a whole new standard of speed and control. The iFS 150 supercedes the FS60 used by most other UK providers and offers:

  • More precision
  • More accuracy
  • Faster treatment
  • Faster results
  • Improved patient satisfaction

There’s an iFS 150 at an Optical Express near you. With more treatment clinics than any other provider in the UK, you won’t be far away from this unmatched technology.

Eye Care

From £1495
Cataract Treatment

Poor vision as a result of cataracts can in some cases be treated by strong prescription glasses however this is not a permanent solution. In some extreme cases leaving cataracts untreated can result in a complete loss of vision. Cataract surgery is the world’s most performed elective surgery procedure and brings renewed sight into the lives of literally millions of people that have been diagnosed with cataracts. In line with world trends, cataract surgery is now one of the most common procedures in the UK, with around 350,000 operations being performed each year.
Cataract surgery involves replacing your natural lens (the transparent structure at the front of your eye called the “crystalline lens”) with a synthetic lens (much like a contact lens).

Our Lenses

Free
Eye Exam

Across our clinics, our team of experienced optometrists carries out thousands of eye tests every week.

Regular eye tests are about more than just helping you see – they can also help identify other health issues. An eye test will ensure your glasses and contact lens prescription is up to date as well as monitoring early signs of eye disease such as glaucoma and cataracts. An eye test can also detect other conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

Depending on each individual’s needs, our optometrists will advise how often your eyes should be tested, for most people this is once every two years. Just like a trip to the dentist, an eye test should form part of everyone’s overall health care.

Following an eye, test patients are advised on the best optical solution to suit their needs and lifestyle; glasses, contact lenses, laser eye surgery or premium lens replacement.

Free
Eye Specialist Consultation

From £1795
Intraocular Lenses

The new generation of Intraocular lenses are designed to last a lifetime. Available lens types include monofocal or multifocal, both with the added option of toric to correct astigmatism. Extremely high levels of short sightedness, long sightedness and astigmatism can be corrected with a synthetic lens.

Insurance

Private Patients Welcome

Standard NHS

Emergency NHS

BUPA - BUPA and Aviva

Mr Steve Schallhorn

Job Title:
 Principal Surgeon
Specialisations:
 Eye Surgery
Languages:
 English
Biography:
  • Medical School: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (

    USUHS

    ), Bethesda,

    MD

    , 1984 - 1988 Degree: Doctor of Medicine

Global Medical Director, Optical Express (Glasgow,

UK

)

Military Service:
2005 - 2007: Director Refractive Surgery,

US

Navy 1996 - 2007: Director Navy Refractive Surgery Center,

NTC

, San Diego 1994 - 1996: Fellow, Doheny Eye Institute 1993 - 1994: Staff Ophthalmologist

NMCSD

1990 - 1993: Ophthalmology resident,

NMCSD

1989 - 1990: General Medical Officer, Amphibious Squadron Seven 1988 - 1989: Internship,

NMCSD

1984 - 1988: Medical student,

USUHS

U. S.

Navy Fighter Pilot, 1977 - 1984 1982 - 1984:

TOPGUN

instructor, Navy Fighter Weapons School 1978 - 1982: F-14 pilot, Fighter Squadron Two (

VF

-2) 1977 - 1978: Flight training

Mr David Teenan

Job Title:
 Ophthalmologist
Specialisations:
 Eye Surgery
Languages:
 English
Biography:
Qualifications
  • MB ChB University of Dundee Medical School 1992
  • FRCS Ed Royal College of Surgeons UK 1997
  • FRCO Ophth Royal College of Ophthalmologists UK 1998
  • CCST Specialist Training Authority Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2003
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
  • Member General Medical Council (GMC) 2014
  • Member Ireland Medical Council (IMC) 2014
  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons EDI 2014
  • Fellow Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2014
  • Member United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (UKISCRS) 2014
  • Member The British Society for Refractive Surgery (BSRS) 2014
  • Member International Society for Refractive Surgery (ISRS) 2014
  • Member The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) 2014
Details of entry to specialist register
  • GMC Specialist Registration (Ophthalmology) , 2003

Mr Stefan Klopper

Job Title:
 Surgeon
Languages:
 English, Afrikaans
Biography:
  • MBChB FCS
  • Professional Memberships
  • General Medical Council (GMC) – Member
  • Ireland Medical Council (IMC) – Member
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS) – Member
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ERCSR) – Member
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS) – Member
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) – Member

Mr Waseem Aziz

Job Title:
 Ophthalmologist
Specialisations:
 Eye Surgery
Languages:
 English, Punjabi
Biography:
MB ChB FRCS FRCO

Mr Jonathan Carr

Job Title:
 Ophthalmologist
Specialisations:
 Eye Surgery
Languages:
 English
Biography:
MD MA(Cantab) FRCOphthProfessional Memberships
  • General Medical Council (GMC) – Member
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London, UK
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Certifications
  • IntraLase and Moria keratome certification
  • VISX and CustomVue excimer laser certification
  • Bausch & Lomb and Zyoptix excimer laser & Hansatome certification
  • Alcon (LADAR) and Custom Cornea excimer laser certification
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Mr Manek Patel

Job Title:
 Ophthalmologist
Specialisations:
 Eye Surgery
Languages:
 English
Biography:
MD, RCOph
116 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3DH