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We provide world-class eye care for the over 40s – right here in St Albans


Are you over 40 and haven’t had a comprehensive eye check done in the last year?


Our eye doctors in St Albans

Praveen Patel
Praveen PatelConsultant Ophthalmologist | MA (Cantab), MB BChir (Cantab), FRCOphth, MD (Res)
Mr Praveen Patel studied medicine at Cambridge University. During his undergraduate degree he really developed a passion for research. He studied ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London where he further developed his interest in clinical research. His passion and motivation as an ophthalmologist is providing cutting edge treatments for patients on the NHS and privately.
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Lydia Chang
Lydia ChangConsultant Ophthalmologist | MBBS, FRCOphth, MD (Res)
Miss Lydia Chang specialises in Glaucoma. She has been a consultant for the last 10 years and has practised privately and on the NHS. Miss Chang is also a clinical advisor for NHS eye procedures. Her goal with each patient is to have them leaving her feeling reassured and empowered about improving their visual health.
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Maintain vision after 40 with regular checks

Many people don’t catch vision loss until it’s too late. If
you’re over 40, avoid unnecessary vision loss by having a
VisionSafe Eye Check on a regular basis. Book one today.


VisionSafe Eye Check

If you’re over 40, you can avoid unnecessary vision loss by scheduling our high-quality VisionSafe Eye Check.

Age related vision loss is often unnecessary. The challenge is that symptoms are not noticeable until it is too late…

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Glaucoma Treatment

Glaucoma can result in permanent visual impairment in some patients if you don’t catch it early enough.

Usually Glaucoma has no symptoms. Risk factors include being highly short-sighted, long-sighted, experiencing migraines, and things like…

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Cataract Surgery

A cataract can occur at any age, with around 1 in 3 people over 65 years of age requiring cataract surgery.

Symptoms of cataract include blurred vision, changing your glasses but still not having sharp reading or driving vision and also…

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Retinal Disease

Diabetic Retinopathy, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Retinal Vein Occlusion can all cause vision loss.

Retinal impairment can be dangerous as there are usually no symptoms. Causes include diabetes, high cholesterol or blood pressure, smoking…

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Our Patients Say…

“Extremely personable and reassuring. Knowledgeable. Explained options.Successful treatment so far.”


“Most attentive and sympathetic to a patient as well as explaining carefully any procedures.”


“Brilliant! Highly recommend.”


“Very professional yet personal and friendly. Calm & reassuring environment and personal at all levels.”

“Dr Patel explained everything clearly and carefully. No feeling of rush or push to have more procedures. Very friendly & charming reception throughout the clinic.”

“Thank you to Dr P for recommending me. I travelled from Kent and it was an extremely thorough consultation.”


“Everything well explained – great care & understanding. Would thoroughly recommend.”


“I was dealt with very professionally with great care to detail and treated with great kindness. Thank you.”


“I am impressed! You are very thorough.”


“Fuss-free and efficient. Friendly and reassuring.”


“This is an extremely well-run clinic and the staff are kind, understanding and efficient.”


“Very thorough examination & informative discussion.”


Latest news from your eye doctor in St Albans

We regularly share new videos and blog posts for our St Albans patients about common eye questions and concerns. You can subscribe at the bottom of this page to receive the latest updates.

Vision loss after 40: A VisionSafe Eye Check might catch signs of AMD, glaucoma, macular or retinal conditions.

September 26th, 2019|

Vision loss after the age of 40 is common, and there are several reasons this happens. One of the most prevalent reasons is an age-related change in our focusing which means we are not able to read small print easily without glasses (also known as presbyopia). However, there are more serious eye conditions which can lead to irreversible vision loss if not detected at an early stage.

What is macular degeneration?

September 19th, 2019|

AMD is a condition which affects the retina, the light-sensitive membrane at the back of the eye. As we get older, we develop an accumulation of waste material underneath the retina. This accumulation can affect the function of the light-sensitive cells.


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