Bright Sight

Oliver Backhouse, Consultant Eye Surgeon

NHS & Private

Oliver Backhouse - BSc, MB BS, FRCOphth

NHS Choice

The NHS 'Choice' initiative allows patients to choose where they have their eye care. This can be in both a ‘traditional’ NHS hospital or a Private hospital. To be seen in a Private hospital requires funding agreement from your Primary care trust (GP funding groups).

I see NHS patients at St James’s University Hospital, Leeds.

I see Private patients at the Yorkshire Eye Hospital.

Why have Private Treatment?

  • You will be seen by a consultant rather than a trainee.
  • Always seen by the same person so allowing continuity of care.
  • Appointments are 30 minutes for new and 15 minutes for follow up.
  • Comfortable uncrowded clinic areas.
  • I will perform your operation. Cataract surgery will typically take around15 minutes.
  • Over 99% surgically uncomplicated.
  • Only 1 week between first and second eye operations.
  • Choose your date of surgery.
  • Choice of lenses not available on the NHS. Some lenses give freedom from glasses.
  • Available to everyone – self pay or insured options.
  • Free parking.

Call me today

to arrange your consultation

0845 456 1729


The difference is amazing and has illustrated just how bad my sight was before the CLARIVU lens exchange surgery to treat my long sight. I have crystal clear focused sight for the first time in my life.

Edward Binns 41 from Harrogate. CLARIVU astigmatism correcting lens implants.

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