Four reasons to travel to Sol Eyes in Spain for eye surgery


Cataract surgery is one of the most common procedures performed worldwide. Sooner or later, everyone is affected by cataracts and will need surgery. However, the waiting list for the operation can be anything from a few months to five years, especially in countries with a public healthcare service.

Obviously, a long delay impacts on a person’s quality of life. They may feel socially isolated and unable to enjoy a range of activities to the full. However, this is not the only problem associated with delays: the longer the cataracts are left untreated, the more likely it is that symptoms increase and complications arise. This is especially true for older patients, because visual impairment can have a more drastic effect on their daily lives.

What are cataract symptoms?

A cataract causes the lens to become cloudy. The patient will have loss of vision leading to trouble with reading, driving and seeing in the dark, as well as a need to use brighter lights. Some people simply adjust to these symptoms and it is only after they have surgery that they realise what they have been missing due to visual impairment.

Sol Eyes is a cataract specialist

The Scandinavian doctors at the Sol Eyes Eye Clinic are known specialists in cataract surgery and the “Presbyopia correction” operations, where the original lens is replaced with an artificial lens. Whilst the procedure is identical in both cases, in the cataract operation the original lens will be replaced with a monofocal lens that cures the cataract for good, but it does not correct possible refractions. By contrast, with the Presbyopia surgery, the original lens is replaced by a multifocal lens that not only removes the cataract for good, but also corrects the vision, because a multifocal intraocular lens allows you to see close-up and distance alike. The latter procedure is also referred to as the Age-Related Long sightedness operation.

Not only have the ophthalmic surgeons at Sol Eyes performed thousands of cataract and Presbyopia operations, they have also used the procedure themselves; so they know what it is like from a patient’s perspective.

Dry Eyes treatment

A number of our patients from overseas are interested in treatment for dry eyes, which is a very common problem. The most typical cause of this symptom is an imbalance in the Meibomian glands. Sol Eyes is a pioneer in this field with its ThermoFlo treatment. This is the perfect solution for tired, dry and itchy eyes. This gentle, relaxing massage treatment gives patients immediate relief by liquefying any obstruction in the Meibomian glands. It’s like a Spa for the eyes and our patients leave feeling a comfort they have not known in some time.

Why travel to the Sol Eyes clinic

We treat a significant number of visitors who travel to Spain for eye surgery. They come here because the procedure is less expensive than in their home country. Recovery is also fast, so they can enjoy a week’s holiday while having their eyesight fixed. Furthermore, Sol Eyes follows the Scandinavian attention to quality in every aspect of our service: from customer service to examinations, the operation itself and the after care in our state-of-the-art premises, everything is done to the highest standard while still managing to keep prices lower than in northern European countries.

There are four reasons to come to Sol Eyes in Spain for your cataract or dry eye treatment:

  • Sol Eyes specialises in this procedure and it offers a state-of-the-art service with excellent after care
  • The cost of the surgery is lower than in other parts of Europe
  • You no longer have to wait months or even years for surgery
  • You can enjoy a fabulous holiday in Spain, as recovery time from our procedures is minimal. We also suggest you ask about the possibility of compensation for planned medical treatment abroad from your insurance company!

For more information about

Sol Eyes clinics & Sol Med clinics go to

Fuengirola +34 952 470 073 Marbella +34 952 635 719


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