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Poppy Lane Shirley Oaks Village, Croydon, United Kingdom, CR9 8AB - 10.72 miles
The Shirley Oaks Hospital - 10.72 miles
Poppy Lane Shirley Oaks Village, Croydon, United Kingdom, CR9 8AB
Recommended by 1 specialist
23 years of experience
Cataract Surgery, Eye Problem, Cataracts, Epiretinal Membrane + 29 more

Mr Edward Lee is a consultant Ophthalmologist and Surgeon practising at a number of private hospitals around London, including in Ashtead, Croydon, and North Cheam.  His NHS base is the Epsom and St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, where he is the College Tutor and lead for training.  

The doctor studied at Oxford University for his undergraduate training, which he completed in 1999.  During his time at Oxford, he won several prizes and accolades, including the Open Academic Scholarship from Brasenose College.  Mr Lee then worked throughout the UK and spent some time in New Zealand as well, before returning to London to pursue specialist training in ophthalmology.  He has worked in the field of retinal gene therapy and received a PhD in 2011.

Mr Lee is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, a member of the British Medical Association, and a member of the British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons.  He continues to be active in the ophthalmic research community, focusing on improving patient outcomes from retinal surgeries.  He utilizes the latest small-gauge equipment and cutting-edge protocols for a focus on patient results.  

The list of eye-related procedures and interests that Mr Lee is trained in are numerous and varied.  Patients in need of cataract surgery, vitrectomy, retinal detachment surgery, macular hole surgery, or treatment for floaters (among many other conditions) are encouraged to book an appointment with Dr. Lee for a consultation.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Intravitreal Injection
  • Vitrectomy
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Macula hole surgery
  • Epiretinal membrane surgery
  • Retinal detachment surgery
  • Floaters
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Age-related macula degeneration
  • Vein Occlusions
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Macula hole
  • Epiretinal membrane
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Poppy Lane Shirley Oaks Village, Croydon, United Kingdom, CR9 8AB - 10.72 miles
The Shirley Oaks Hospital - 10.72 miles
Poppy Lane Shirley Oaks Village, Croydon, United Kingdom, CR9 8AB
Recommended by 1 specialist
31 years of experience
Eye Problems, Cataract Surgery, Urgent Eye Care, Dry Eyes + 46 more

Miss Theresa Richardson is a Consultant Ophthalmologist with over 25 years of experience and is the leading Ophthalmologists in West London winning numerous awards for her excellent clinical practice. Her specialist interests include cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy And eye casualty 

Theresa gained her medical qualification at University of London, in addition to her BSc in psychology she specialises In nervous amd anxioys patients 

. After this, she trained for seven years with various prestigious institutions, including the Royal College of Surgeons, The Western Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, where she gained fellowship in Retina and Uveitis.  She was a consultant in glaucoma and medical retina from 2002 in Croydon where she set up the Macula service amd was lead consultant for 8 years gaining four clinical excellence awards . She  was  later appointed consultant in 2014 at the Imperial Healthcare Trust, where she also trains junior Ophthalmologists in retina and cataract care, including cataract surgery and laser retina surgery. She is well versed to performing complex eye surgeries with low complication rates of 0.04.

Specialises in anxious patients has Bsc  in clinical psychology

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

Cataract Surgery

Glaucoma Surgery

Emergency Eye Surgery

chalazion blepharitis 



vasculitis ane vein amd artery occlusion 




Dry Eye Syndrome

Diabetic Retinopathy

Macular Degeneration

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Bucks Cross Road Chelsfield, Orpington, United Kingdom, BR6 7RG - 5.46 miles
Chelsfield Park Hospital - 5.46 miles
Bucks Cross Road Chelsfield, Orpington, United Kingdom, BR6 7RG
24 years of experience
Cataracts, Cataract Surgery, Eye Problems, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) + 40 more

Mr Husam Elghalhud is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with over two decades of experience in the field. Husam specialises in Cataract surgery, including simple and complex cases and implanting lenses (both standard and premium). He currently practices at the Pennine Acute Trust where he is Retina and Theatre Lead, and supervises trainee surgeons.

Husam qualified as a doctor in 1998, after which he completed a subspeciality fellowship in Cataract and Anterior segment, at the Queen Victoria Hospital Sussex. He also undertook his specialist training in London and Kent, which gave him a wider knowledge regarding eye issues such as dry eyes, floaters and Blepharitis. Mr Elghalhud went on to improve at develop the trusts he works at, by improving cataract complication rates, and bringing innovative treatments such as inravitreal injections for macular degenerations and Argon retina laser. He also offers a glaucoma service.

Refractive surgery Lasik, PRK, lens exchange  for Presbyopia and ICL lenses.

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125 Albemarle Road, Beckenham, United Kingdom, BR3 5HS - 10.63 miles
The Sloane Hospital - 10.63 miles
125 Albemarle Road, Beckenham, United Kingdom, BR3 5HS
Recommended by 1 specialist
15 years of experience
Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Dry Eyes, Glaucoma + 39 more

Mr Miles Parnell is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at The Royal Eye Unit, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London having previously worked as the clinical lead for glaucoma at the Princess Royal University Hospital, King's College NHS Foundation Trust.

 He specialises in all aspects of glaucoma and cataract surgery, as well as in general eye complaints. He has a particular interest in cataract and glaucoma surgery, in particular minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. 

He offers laser treatment as well as surgical treatments such as trabeculectomy and aqueous shunts. He obtained his medical degree from Imperial College in London, where he also acquired a B.Sc. in Endocrinology. He conducted research into glaucoma at the Institute of Ophthalmology in London, obtaining an MSc. with distinction. He underwent specialist training in ophthalmology at Moorfield’s at St George’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and also undertook a glaucoma fellowship at King’s College Hospital.

He offers appointments at Kingston Hospital, BMI Blackheath Hospital and BMI The Sloane Hospital. 

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Cataract (small incision)
  • Complex glaucoma surgery
  • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery
  • Trabeculectomy
  • Aqueous shunt
  • iStent
  • Preserflo Microshunt
  • Glaucoma -laser, surgical and medical treatments
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
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Poppy Lane Shirley Oaks Village, Croydon, United Kingdom, CR9 8AB - 10.72 miles
The Shirley Oaks Hospital - 10.72 miles
Poppy Lane Shirley Oaks Village, Croydon, United Kingdom, CR9 8AB
40 years of experience
Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Uveitis, Urgent Eye Care + 44 more

Professor William Ayliffe, Consultant Ophthalmologist, is a world-renowned physician and is currently based at the Lister Hospital where he sees private patients. He is highly specialised in inflammatory eye diseases, corneal surgery, and cataract surgery. He is a world pioneer of microsurgery of the eye and the use of highly realistic implants for badly damaged eyes.

Professor Ayliffe initially undertook a degree in Immunology at Imperial College London in which he graduated with a first, he then went on to qualify in medicine from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School. He then proceeded to undertake postgraduate training in ophthalmology at highly prestigious medical schools within Manchester, Bristol, Oxford, and even abroad at Harvard. During his training he did a research degree, resulting in him being awarded a PhD for his thesis examining the mechanisms of corneal transplant failure.

Prof Ayliffe has established a local and tertiary referral service within his NHS Trust for diseases of the cornea, uveitis, and inflammatory eye disease. He continues to contribute back to society by undertaking humanitarian missions in emerging economies and participating in ORBIS (international flying eye hospital). He is also an active medical educator working previously as an Honorary Professor of Vision at City University, he is currently an Emeritus Professor of Medicine & Biology at Gresham College. Additionally, he remains an active researcher with his current research focusing on the prevention of blindness. 

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Hazelden Place Turners Hill Road, Grinstead, United Kingdom, RH19 4RH - 13.48 miles
Centre for Sight Sussex - 13.48 miles
Hazelden Place Turners Hill Road, Grinstead, United Kingdom, RH19 4RH
38 years of experience
Astigmatism, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Complex Cataract Surgery + 13 more

Mr Sheraz Daya is a British ophthalmologist best known for founding the Centre for Sight in 1996 and for his work in the use of stem-cell research during sight recovery surgery.

In 1995 Mr Daya performed the first the LASIK laser vision correction procedure in the UK and became a well known trainer of the procedure. He has pioneered a number of techniques and has been involved in the area of Stem Cell Transplantation and tissue engineering. His techniques and outcomes have been reported in the international press and revealed on TV as the surgeon who restored the sight of Katie Piper, the celebrity who was the subject of a viscous acid attack.

Power List 2018 “Ophthalmologist” – listed in the top 100 most influential people in the world of ophthalmology
The Good Doctors Guide 2018 by the DailyMail as one of the best cataract surgeons in the UK
• Listed in The Muslim 100 Parliamentary Review Power List honouring the most influential and powerful individuals and also nominated for Healthcare Excellence
The Fyodorov Medal at the 32nd International Congress of the HSIOIRS in Athens, Greece 2018
Whitney G Sampson lecture by American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) in New Orleans 2017
Silver Award 2010, Dept. of Health, UK for his contribution to the NHS and Ophthalmology in UK

Mr Daya qualified from the National University of Ireland in 1984. He studied abroad and began his professional practice in 1993 when he returned to the UK. In 1995 Mr Daya was one of the first ophthalmologists to perform LASIK eye surgery in the UK. Mr Daya has developed new techniques in corneal transplant surgery including the integration of stemcell treatment to trigger ocular surface restoration. His 2005 trial helped forty people to partially or fully regain their previously impaired vision including Deborah Catlyn who was blind in both eyes.

In 1999, Mr Daya first began using and developing the techniques for a procedure which could potentially be used in over 1000 patients in the UK. He has also worked in the fields of anterior segment and keratorefractive surgery.

Mr Daya has performed a number of successful surgeries which have appeared in the news including the restoration of Katie Piper's sight in her left eye following an acid attack. The incident and surgery were the topic of the television news special Katie: The Science of Seeing Again, which aired on Channel 4 on the 7th of February 2012.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Laser eye surgery
  • Implantable Contact Lenses
  • Laser Lens Replacement
  • Cataract surgery
  • Corneal Transplants / Grafts
  • Stem cell transplant
  • Refractive surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Dry Eye treatment
  • Keratoprosthesis
  • Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty
  • DSEK
  • DMEK 
  • Keratoconus
  • Fuchs Dystrophy
  • Dry eye
  • Intraocular lens problems
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Hazelden Place Turners Hill Road, Grinstead, United Kingdom, RH19 4RH - 13.48 miles
Centre for Sight Sussex - 13.48 miles
Hazelden Place Turners Hill Road, Grinstead, United Kingdom, RH19 4RH
31 years of experience
Astigmatism, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Corneal Disease + 10 more

Ms Espinosa-Lagana is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon and director at Centre for Sight. She has written & co-authored several studies for various respected journals in the field of cornea, cataract and laser eye surgery.

At Centre for Sight, Ms Espinosa-Lagana leads several investigative projects and monitors the outcomes of refractive surgery. She is also in charge of educating the nursing staff and ensures that high standards are maintained. She is well known for being professional and courteous among her satisfied patients who have said that she put their minds at ease before, during, and after the surgery. Her caring manner, skills and professionalism have been commended by numerous patients.

Ms Espinosa-Lagana enjoys travelling, meeting people from various backgrounds and experiencing
different cultures and food. She enjoys music and more recently has started to learn play the guitar!

Her medical education and initial specialty training was undertaken in Mexico. After completing her residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Gualdalajara, Jalisco, she undertook fellowship speciality training in Cornea and Keratorefractive Surgery at CODET, Tijuana under the mentorship of Arturo Chayet, MD.

After a spell in academic ophthalmology as Professor ad-Honorem at the University of Costa Rica she joined Lasersight Inc., a manufacturer of lasers for ophthalmology. At Lasersight she worked as a medical consultant and advisor training ophthalmologists in laser eye surgery and collecting data for submission to regulatory authorities.

She emigrated to the UK in 1998. Not only this, Ms Espinosa-Lagana worked in Spain as a consultant in 2003 and then underwent further specialty fellowship training in Paediatric Ophthalmology at Great Ormond St. Hospital, London. In addition to being on the General Medical Council's specialist register in the UK, Ms Espinosa-Lagana is also registered to practice as a specialist in Spain.

Furthermore, Ms Espinosa-Lagana is fluent and able to take consultations in Spanish and Italian.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Laser eye surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Refractive treatments
  • Implantable contact lenses ICL
  • Trifocal lenses
  • Corneal Surgery
  • Dry eye treatments
  • Keratorefractive Surgery
  • Paediatric Ophthalmology
  • Paediatric Ophthalmology
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Kingswood Road, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom, TN2 4UL - 12.01 miles
Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells Hospital - 12.01 miles
Kingswood Road, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom, TN2 4UL
Recommended by 1 specialist
Blepharoplasty (Eye Lid Surgery), Blocked Tear Duct (NLDO) Surgery, Dry Eyes, Amblyopia + 42 more

Ms Mona Khandwala is an award-winning Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic surgeon at the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust, where she is the Oculoplastic Lead. With extensive experience spanning more than 20 years, Ms Khandwala specialises in modern cataract surgery, lid surgery, cosmetic eyelid surgery and non-surgical facial cosmetic treatments, management of the dry and watery eye and thyroid eye disease. She has specialist training in oculoplastic surgery of the eyelids and surrounding structures, including skin cancers, as well as surgery of the tear drainage system. Ms Khandwala has performed and taught a vast number of specialist operations and has been recognised internationally for her work.

​After completing her ophthalmic training in Leeds and the South East of England, Ms Khandwala undertook two further fellowships in eyelid, lacrimal and cosmetic surgery at Maidstone Hospital and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. During this period, she was an Honorary Lecturer of the University of East Anglia and pursued research in cataract surgery and newer ways of imaging eyelid skin cancers.

​Ms Khandwala has a keen interest in medical education and training, leading her to become an Examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, a panelist for medical school admissions at University College London and for ST1 national Ophthalmology recruitment, as well as a Ophthalmology College Tutor at Maidstone hospital. Ms Khandwala has produced more than 25 publications for international journals and delivered specialist lectures both nationally and internationally.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Blocked Tear Duct (NLDO) Surgery
  • Complex Cataract Surgery
  • Humphreys Visual Field
  • Independent Prescriber
  • Laser Eye Surgery
  • Meibography
  • Minor Eyelid Procedures
  • Multifocal Intraocular Lens
  • New Eye Exam
  • OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography)
  • Orthoptics
  • Ptosis Repair
  • Routine Eye Exam
  • Urgent Eye Care
  • Amblyopia
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Blephex
  • Cataracts
  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
  • Demodex
  • Double Vision
  • Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infection
  • Eye Problems
  • Floaters (Eye)
  • Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)
  • MGD (Meibomian Gland Dysfunction)
  • Presbyopia
  • Vision Problems
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Frognal Ave, Sidcup, United Kingdom, DA14 6LT - 9.71 miles
Queen Mary's Hospital Sidcup - 9.71 miles
Frognal Ave, Sidcup, United Kingdom, DA14 6LT
19 years of experience
Eye Problems, Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Cataracts + 6 more

Mr Sami Habal is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with a specialist interest in Medical and Surgical retina (vitreoretinal). He has worked in Ophthalmology in three different continents around the globe resulting in considerable expertise in the management of eye conditions, particularly with complex cataract surgeries, wet age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retina patients. His main higher surgical training in Ophthalmology in the UK was in the South Yorkshire and Midlands Regions and he undertook an Ocular Oncology fellowship in the University of Toronto in 2010 as well as multiple Medical and Surgical Retinal fellowships in Birmingham and Oxford between 2011 and 2013.

Mr Habal has undertaken Medical and Surgical Retinal Consultant posts in the UK since 2014 and he has performed thousands of cataract and vitrectomy surgeries with outstanding outcomes.

He is highly interested in Medical and Surgical Education and has published in peer reviewed journals as well as presenting his work at national and international conferences. and meetings.

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Fordcombe Rd, Fordcombe, United Kingdom, TN3 0RD - 10.18 miles
Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital - 10.18 miles
Fordcombe Rd, Fordcombe, United Kingdom, TN3 0RD
19 years of experience
Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Complex Cataract Surgery + 18 more

Mr Mohamed Elalfy is a double-qualified consultant ophthalmologist in Grinstead and Tunbridge Wells, who specialises in cataracts, laser eye surgery, refractive surgery, ocular surface and dry eye. He has more than 15 years’ experience in ophthalmology during which he has performed thousands of sight-saving surgeries.

Mr Elalfy is a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London, the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow, the European Board of Ophthalmology and the International Council of Ophthalmology. He is an active member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and of The European Cornea Society and Refractive Surgery. 

Mr Elalfy travels abroad as an invited guest to share his expertise through teaching and live surgeries. He is Fellowship Programme Director in Corneoplastic Unit, Queen Victoria Hospital where he trains four fellows annually. 

He is also an ophthalmology examiner in two Royal Colleges and in The University of Brighton Independent Research Projects Programme in The Undergraduate Medical School, where he supervises the projects of medical students. Mr Elalfy supervises Masters and Doctoral degree students in ophthalmology. 

He holds multiple vocational diplomas from multiple awarding bodies. Having obtained two academic qualifications through his career of more than 15 years in ophthalmology and with more than 30 peer-reviewed publications, Mr Elalfy puts evidence-based ophthalmology in the heart of his practice.  

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

Corneal grafts


Corneal rings

Premium lenses

Laser Vision Correction

Cornea and ocular surface disease and surgery

AR Macular Degeneration

Laser Vision correction

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What is an ophthalmologist?

When you or a loved one has problems with their eyes, the first reaction is often to visit an eye doctor. But the term eye doctor is a bit broad and somewhat confusing – there are three types of specialists, all with varying degrees of medical education and expertise, who fit the term of an eye doctor.

Opticians are primarily concerned with glasses, lenses, contacts, and the like. They don’t perform any diagnostic or treatment services on patients. The most common use for the term “eye doctor” usually refers to an optometrist, who holds a DO (Doctor of Optometry) degree. These are the professionals who usually conduct eye exams, write prescriptions for glasses or contacts. They also can identify and in some cases prescribe medications for some types of eye problems and diseases. The most skilled and well-trained “eye doctors” are in fact ophthalmologists. These experts are fully-trained doctors with a speciality in the diseases and disorders of the eye. They can do everything an optometrist can, and in addition, can practice medicine and perform surgery or other procedures.

When to see an ophthalmologist?

When an optometrist detects a potential eye problem, or someone has suffered an eye injury or has a known eye problem (above and beyond needing glasses or contacts), finding a top ophthalmologist is usually the recommended course of action. The best ophthalmologists can easily be found using Doctify. These experts have upwards of 4 years of speciality eye and vision-related training, beyond their four years of general medical training. They can help identify abnormalities and vision problems, address traumas or surgical situations with eyes and eyelids, treat and manage the progression of glaucoma, cataracts, or similar diseases, and provide all the kinds of vision services that an optometrist can, including regular eye exams. If you or a loved one has a serious eye concern or wants the added comfort of a true expert doing your annual exam, the services of an ophthalmologist are exactly what the doctor ordered!

How to find an ophthalmologist?

You can search for an ophthalmologist on Doctify by using the filters to find a specialist that is most suitable for you. With reviews from real patients, you can use feedback on Doctify to find highly-rated ophthalmologists in your area with quality and reliable reviews to make an informed decision.

How to choose an ophthalmologist?

Doctify invites users to provide honest feedback about their experience which allows other users to make an informed decision. You can use the filters to sort by your preferred requirements whether that be urgency for the next available appointment or the closest to where you live. You can also sort by the rating to find those most recommended by other Doctify patients.

How much is a private ophthalmologist appointment?

The cost of a private ophthalmologist appointment can range in price depending on the purpose of your appointment and where your doctor is based. Prices also vary from specialist to specialist, so the best way is to confirm with your doctor directly. Prices may also be available to view on the specialist’s or clinic’s website. 

Who is the best ophthalmologist?

You can use Doctify to find a suitable ophthalmologist who is recommended by other patients. Using reviews from real users, ratings of their experience are available for you to read. When patients book with Doctify they are invited to leave a review to share their experience and help other users make an informed decision.

How to get an appointment with an ophthalmologist?

It’s quick and easy to book your appointment through Doctify. You can search for available appointments directly on Doctify. Simply choose your specialist of preference, check for available appointments and log in or sign up to book directly through the system.

What does an ophthalmologist do?

Ophthalmologists are specialised eye doctors or eye surgeons. They diagnose and manage conditions related to the eye, eye area and vision. Common treatments include cataract surgery, laser surgery, managing conditions such as glaucoma and loss of vision as well as repair to eyes damaged by injury.

What is the difference between optometrist and ophthalmologist?

Optometrists are trained eye care professionals that fit contacts and glasses after diagnosing sight-related problems. Optometrists can also screen for some eye problems such as glaucoma but will refer you to an ophthalmologist for treatment. Ophthalmologists are eye surgeons that treat and manage a variety of conditions. Ophthalmologists are experts in medical treatment, surgery and microsurgery of eyes. 

What happens at an ophthalmologist appointment?

An appointment with your ophthalmologist will involve several stages throughout the process. They will often start with a history of your symptoms and condition if known, as well as any corrective treatments you’ve currently completed. They will then complete a series of tests to check your sight and the physical health of your eyes before making recommendations on how to progress.

What conditions does an ophthalmologist treat?

What procedures can you find at an ophthalmology clinic? 

  • Laser Eye Surgery
  • Eye Test
  • Epiretinal Membrane
  • Complex Cataract Surgery
  • Profilo Plastica
  • Paediatric Ophthalmology
  • Urgent Eye Care
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Minor Eyelid Procedures
  • New Eye Exam
  • Routine Eye Exam
  • Complex Contact Lens Assessment
  • Retinal Imaging
  • OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography)
  • Colorimeter
  • Humphreys Visual Field
  • Orthoptics
  • Muscle Balance
  • Paediatric Optometry
  • Independent Prescriber
  • Low Vision Assessment
  • Myopia Control
  • Specialist Contact Lenses
  • Orthokeratology
  • Overnight Lens Wear
  • Scleral Contact Lenses
  • Prisms
  • Meibography
  • IPL (Intense Pulse Light)
  • Glasses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sports Eyewear
  • Glasses Repair
  • Video Consultation