Mr Andrew D PriceAndrew D. Price

ADP EyeCare



Mrs Vanessa Uden Vanessa Uden

Dispensing Optician and Contact Lens Optician


Mrs Elizabeth RalphMrs Elizabeth Ralph

Professional Services Consultant
Contact Lens Specialist


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LATEST NEWS! This column will carry the latest news for ADP-EyeCare patients and/or prospective patients. 

15/02/2021: How the Human Eye Works added to site under 'Also Interesting'

23/01/2021: Ortho-K article and video on being spectacle and contact lens free during the day published here

19/01/2021: Vanessa Uden is now welcoming referrals and self-referrals to her shortly commencing contact lens clinics in West Byfleet, Camberley and Godalming. See her 'Portfolio' under the 'ADP-EyeCare' sub-menu amd her optional 'CL Referral Form' under 'Contact Lens Clinic'

12/01/2021: Further questions added to both Contact Lens and Dry Eye FAQs. Find under Dry Eye and Contact Lens Clinic menu headings. 

21/12/2020: Beth Ralph, Vanessa Uden and Andrew Price wish everyone a merry and safe Christmas and a happy New Year! ADP EyeCare is available for non-urgent patient communication by email, phone or Webcam every day of the year (phone or webcam by prior arrangement). If, having looked around this website, you think we can help you in relation to dry eye and/or contact lens wear email

08/12/2020: Read Hand Hygiene - a Science Behind it!

07/12/2020: The ADP Consultancy/ADP-Eye-Care hope to have trials under way in 2021 looking at an in-practice treatment and/or home therapy for contact lens discomfort and/or dry eye. For further information go to Clinical trials - Can You Help?

01/12/2020: In-practice treatments for dry eye/blepharitis are outlined here.

01/12/2020:  Mrs Vanessa Uden has now her Portfolio and Contact Lens Referral Form published. 

29/08/2020: Dry Eye Clinics commence in Leyland in September.

30/07/2020: The world unique InflammaDry test to detect and measure inflammation in dry eye and contact lens discomfort patients avalable from Beth Ralph and Andrew D Price




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Refractive Surgery Referral Clinic

What is the assessment refractive surgery referral in the practice?

Andrew D. PriceYou will be specifically assessed with a view to referring you to a specialist private clinic for non-NHS refractive surgery with a view to removing or reducing your need for spectacles or contact lenses. I choose to co-manage patients with specific ophthalmic surgeons/clinics in Wales and North-West England who will make the final decision on your suitability for treatment. Your visit(s) to my clinic will provide comprehensive data on whether this form of eye surgery is a possibility and information on the various surgical options and providers.

Post-surgery appointments, even routine follow-ups, are a vital part of the care involved. If you and your surgeon/clinic are happy with your progress, routine follow-up visits can take place in my clinics if appropriate.

Refractive surgery

The term ‘refractive surgery’ covers procedures carried out to remove or reduce the need for spectacles or contact lenses. There are a number of such procedures nowadays some re-shape the cornea (front of eye) by laser, others by placing a new internal lens or implant in the eye.

LASIK eye surgery is minimally invasive and requires two lasers to complete the procedure. The first laser creates a flap in the cornea (the front surface of the eye) which is then lifted before the second laser is applied to the middle corneal layer. The application of the second laser is corrects your prescription. The surgeon then gently replaces the corneal layer which was previously lifted and the procedure is complete.

LASEK treatment involves just one laser and is the recommended treatment for people with thinner corneas. The epithelium, the transparent layer on the eye's surface, is softened using a dilute alcohol solution, and is then gently pushed to the side. This exposes the middle corneal layer which can then be treated by laser to correct your prescription. The bladeless technology allows for a quicker healing process than earlier forms of the procedure.

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) replaces contact lenses or glasses by the same process as cataract surgery, however they are performed to help you achieve better vision, rather than with the purpose of removing a cataract. Here you have the opportunity to choose between monofocal to improve unaided distance vision or multifocal to improve reduce the need for a distance and near prescription.

Auxiliary lens/insert implantation is where the eye’s existing internal lens is not removed and an extra lens or insert is placed within the eye to replace or reduce the need for spectacles or contact lenses.

Monovision: Sometimes your surgeon can aim to give you 'monovision' where one eye is corrected for distance and the other for near, it is vital you have the opportunity to judge if this is suitable for you before surgery, this can be done easily as part of the Refractive Surgery Assessment Referral Clinic. The 'target' prescription is then known in advance and is provided to the surgeon.

Purpose of your refractive surgery referral assessment

Your pre-referral assessment is designed to obtain a lot of vital information for you and a potential surgeon/clinic to enable informed decisions.

Exams, data and discussions can include:

  • Providing objective information to aid your choice of surgeon/clinicRefractive Surgery
  • Is your prescription stable for refractive surgery
  • Your expectations
  • Monovision discussion and pre-surgery assessment
  • Past eye history
  • Medical history
  • Internal eye health with optional photography
  • Eye measurements
  • Microscope exam of the front of the eye
  • Dry eye, lid and ocular surface assessment and therapy to improve treatment success if needed
  • Clinical discussions between myself and your choice of surgeon/clinic

Other eye surgeries that you can be referred for

Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking can strengthen and stabilise the cornea and is sometimes indicated for conditions like keratoconus or corneal ectasia to reduce the likelihood of progression.

Blepharoplasty is a procedure to tighten the skin and soft tissue on the eye lids and may be indicated for drooping, sagging or puffy lids that affect vision or for purely cosmetic reasons.

Eyelid lumps, bumps, cysts and chalazions although common should always be identified, observed and if necessary, or for purely cosmetic reasons, be treated.

What are the charges?

Because there are so many conditions and alternatives for treatment it is not possible to provide accurate charges in general information such as this. I will be able to give you some indication as I know more about you, especially at your appointment. I can even give you some approximate ideas by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and then more specific information when we meet.

What do I do next?

Email me: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss further, with a view to arranging an initial appointment in my North Wales clinic.


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