ZEISS Centre Of Excellence

The Medical Eye Clinic in Exteter, Devon is equipped with all of the latest ZEISS technology – a brand which some may be familiar with for their premium camera lenses and binoculars. As one of the world’s leaders in ophthalmic technology, The Medical Eye Clinic chose ZEISS as their provider of diagnostic, surgical and microscope systems, as well as offering ZEISS lenses for cataract and refractive procedures. From the initial eye examination and diagnosis right up to surgical procedures and treatment, you will be receiving the best care possible with the use of cutting-edge technology from ZEISS.


The Medical Eye Clinic offers the most advanced technology for cataract patients in the UK, with the first ZEISS Cataract Suite in the country. This system is the latest technology from industry leaders ZEISS, which allows surgeons to perform fast and accurate intra ocular lens (IOL) implantation.

For patients with both cataract and astigmatism, you may have the option to correct the cataract only, or for spectacle-free distance vision your doctor may recommend a toric intraocular lens (IOL). Toric IOLs enable your doctor to remove the cataract whilst at the same time correcting your astigmatism. This procedure gives you better distance vision than you had previously, although you may still need glasses for reading.

During a toric IOL procedure, it is important for the surgeon to align the lens correctly in the eye in order to correct your astigmatism. Routinely, the surgeon would normally use a special pen-like device to make a small mark on your eye to guide the procedure. However, the ZEISS Cataract Suite enables the surgeon to perform fast and accurate toric IOL implantation, without the need to mark your eye. This results in a quicker and more pleasant experience for you as a patient, as well as having the peace of mind that your surgeon is using the most advanced technology available.