Optical Express

Since entering the refractive surgery market Optical Express has focused on delivering exceptional quality of clinical outcomes and customer service experience to become the number one provider of laser eye surgery in the UK and Europe.

Furthermore, Optical Express offer natural lens replacements to their patients with treatment clinics and consultation centres across the UK. They employ over 2000 staff at more than 140 locations and this unparalleled geographical coverage ensures convenience for pre and post-operative patient appointments.


Their┬ásurgeons are recognised as leaders in advanced clinical developments and techniques within the refractive surgery industry and among them have carried out over 2 million procedures. Furthermore, the company has recruited several of the world’s opinion leaders and most experienced ophthalmologists to join their International Medical Advisory Board (IMAB), as members and special advisors. Optical Express surgeons are annually assessed by this board, consisting of several leading refractive surgeons. The panel includes Chairman Mr. Steve Schallhorn, former Head of Ophthalmology for the United States Navy, and Dr. Jan Venter, an expert ophthalmic surgeon. The IMAB meetings continue to expand the surgeons’ knowledge and keeps them abreast of recent developments in laser vision correction and natural lens replacements.

Optical Express offer comprehensive post-operative care with experienced, specialist laser trained optometrists, helping to ensure the best visual outcome for each patient.

A World Leader

The Optical Express Group was founded in 1991 and has grown to become a world leader of selected healthcare services ranging from optical stores, laser clinics to a state-of-the-art refractive laser eye surgery and refractive clinics.