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Fees: Self-Pay and Insurance

PLEASE NOTE: Mr Turnbull is not currently taking on any new INSURED patients

The fees paid by most insurance providers unfortunately do not reflect the time and expertise required to deliver optimum outcomes.

As a result, an increasing number of surgeons across various specialties are no longer willing or able to continue treating insured patients.

Many insured patients still choose to be seen and treated by Mr Turnbull, but on a self-funding basis.

Self-Pay Fees

Surgery / Procedures (all fees are per eye, unless otherwise stated)

  • Cataract surgery with lens implant (code C7122): £3200*

    • standard fee includes toric (astigmatism correcting) or enhanced monofocal lenses if required

  • Refractive cataract / lens replacement surgery with multifocal or extended depth of focus lens: £3800

  • SMILE: from £2350 per eye

  • LASIK: from £1925 per eye

  • Presbyond LASIK: £2495 per eye

  • Advanced surface ablation / PRK: £1925 per eye

  • Implantable contact lens (phakic IOL): £3800 per eye

  • Pterygium surgery (code C3960): £2500

  • YAG laser capsulotomy, one eye (code C7340): £800

  • YAG laser capsulotomy, both eyes on same day (code C7341): £1200

  • Insertion of punctal plug for dry eye disease (code C2920): £75 per eye

  • Iris reconstruction: from £4500 depending on complexity

  • Superficial keratectomy + diamond burr polishing / EDTA chelation (code C5122): £2000

  • Removal of eyelid lump / cyst / chalazion (C1210 or C1230): from £600 depending on complexity

Local anaesthetic and oral sedation (if required) are both included in the above fees. If a general anaesthetic or intravenous sedation are required, an additional fee will be billed by the anaesthetist.


  • Initial consultation (code 20300): £300 (includes any diagnostic or imaging tests performed in clinic)

  • Follow-up consultation (code 20310): £180


For any procedures not listed, please contact for details.


*Unlike most providers, with South Coast Vision there is no extra cost for astigmatism-correcting toric monofocal lens implants when having cataract surgery on a self-pay basis. Enhanced monofocal lenses (if required) are also included in the standard fee.


Astigmatism is a common problem and should be corrected when necessary. There are anatomical thresholds for the use of toric lenses and it is about finding the "best fit" for your eyes based on precise measurements. It would not be fair to charge extra just because your eye is a certain shape - that would be like having to pay more for shoes depending on your shoe size! 


Astigmatism is one of Mr Turnbull's key areas of expertise, and he analyses the measurements of each eye to decide whether or not a toric lens is required. As much time and effort goes into deciding that you don't need a toric lens as goes into deciding that you do, ensuring that the best solution is found for the specific size, shape and optics of your eye. 

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