Eye care boost as health firm invests in Leeds

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A LEADING eye care specialist is opening two centres in Leeds today.

Optegra, the specialist provider of ophthalmic services, will be opening a new high street laser eye centre on Quebec Street in Leeds as well as launching the newly refurbished Optegra Yorkshire Eye Hospital in Apperley Bridge.

The company says that the hospital refurbishment makes it the most advanced centre in the North for eye care treatments and procedures which can range from laser vision correction through to surgery for cataracts and glaucoma, as well as many other eye conditions.

The laser eye centre is a first for the company and reflects a significant investment to provide high street access to the latest diagnostic equipment and world-class laser eye surgery facilities.

The centre will be able to cope with up to 20 patients a day and will provide a much-needed expansion for the eye hospital.

More than 20 of the region’s leading ophthalmic surgeons will be practicing at the Optegra Yorkshire Eye Hospital, utilising state-of-the-art facilities.

Gareth Steer, managing director of Optegra, said: “The large population of Yorkshire, many of whom currently wear glasses or suffer eye conditions such as cataracts or glaucoma, makes this region a key market for us.

“The Yorkshire Eye Hospital has been an established, and successful business over the last eight years and we’re very excited to be building on its success and bringing a new level of customer experience.

“We’ve made a considerable investment in terms of equipment and facilities, which combined with some of the country’s leading ophthalmic surgeons, gives people in Yorkshire the highest quality of treatment and care anywhere in the world.”

Sue Boyes, hospital manager of the Optegra Yorkshire Eye Hospital, said: “The Optegra Yorkshire Eye Hospital is the only specialist private eye hospital of its kind in the region. There are few places in the country which can offer the breadth of treatment, world-class equipment and leading expertise from our surgeons and staff that we can.”

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