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With a combined 55 years of knowledge and experience between them, Romil and Manek Patel have united as one formidable force in eye surgery

Mr Manek Patel

MBBS MRCOphth DO CertLRS

Highly respected by his peers and with many years of experience, Manek Patel specialises in LASIK and LASEK laser eye surgery and has given almost 50,000 people freedom from glasses and contact lenses throughout the course of his career.

Manek has been involved in laser vision correction since 1997. In this time, he has witnessed first-hand the great changes in diagnostic tools and safety advancements of eye surgery.

He is pleased to say that we have now arrived at the very safest level of eye surgery, and he can personally support this statement with over 80,000 successful eye surgery procedures.

Manek’s ophthalmic experience continued to develop through his work in London’s leading hospitals including Moorfield’s, UCL and St George’s, where he taught general ophthalmology to medical students and nurses.

He also worked at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Sutton General Hospital, and Epsom General Hospital, where he was a consultant performing intraocular/extraocular surgery, cataracts, glaucoma and squint surgery.

Manek Patel is featured as one of the best laser eye surgeons in the UK.

He has also been involved in many types of ocular surgery such as laser treatment for diabetics and cataracts and has trained junior ophthalmic surgeons in LASIK.

Furthermore, Manek is accredited by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and holds the Certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery (CertLRS).

Having undertaken laser vision correction for over 22 years Manek is in a unique position to have an enormous amount of experience and knowledge. Of course over that period of time all his outcomes have been audited and as a result he has refined and perfected his technique to allow him to treat complex and routine cases to the very highest standard. With data from over 80,000 individual eyes to work from he is able to put this level of expertise into practice on a daily basis evident by his large numbers of highly satisfied patients.

Manek is also a member of an international charity organisation – the Lions International Club – of which he is a past president.

The Lions International Club work to help many organisations that provide medical equipment for third world country medical practices, equipment for the disabled, school supplies and numerable other worthy causes.

Manek studied for his MBBS at the Grant Medical College in Bombay, where he qualified in 1967.

He then spent several years working as a general ophthalmologist in India and completed his post-graduate training in ophthalmology. He then moved to London in 1972 where he became a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 1973.

Mr Romil Patel

MBBS BSc MRCS FRCOphth PgDipCRS CertLRS

Romil is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital London, a leading international eye hospital that provides access to state-of-the-art equipment, expertise and knowledge to solve the most complex patient cases. To compliment his private sector refractive surgery work, Romil also operates in the NHS domain as a cataract surgeon.

During his working week Romil performs a high number of cataract procedures and is responsible for training and supervising local and international junior surgeons in both routine and complex cataract procedures.

In Romil’s spare time, he enjoys travelling, running, going to the gym and any sport or physical activity that helps him maintain a healthy mind and improve his concentration.

It is the practical and involved nature of eye surgery that drew Romil towards a medical profession.

Ophthalmology, in particular, became a source of intrigue for Romil when he embarked on a placement at the New York Eye and Ear infirmary during his undergraduate training. Not only did he develop an appreciation for the delicate and clean nature of microsurgical ophthalmology, but he became more aware of the global impact that visual impairment can have on an individuals quality of life, their productivity, and the economy at large.

After performing his first surgery, Romil knew he had chosen the right profession.

“I performed cataract surgery on an artist. It was amazing because you could see from their paintings the dramatic change in colours and clarity before and after surgery. Patients are projected into a different world. A world where they no longer have to struggle at home, they can take care of themselves properly, enjoy hobbies and recognise their grandchildren.” – Romil Patel

Romil is often involved with teaching medical students from University College London, Bart’s and the Royal London. He also trains postgraduates in cataract surgery and leads lectures at the Institute of Ophthalmology.

In addition to his teaching pursuits, Romil has volunteered with a Hindu charity that carries out screenings and diagnostics for people in rural communities in India. 

  • Approachable
  • Empathetic
  • A great listener 
  • Safety and patient-centred approach 
  • Engages on a relatable level
  • No assumptions: He finds the most effective intervention possible for you
  • Non-prejudice

To develop his competencies, Romil undertook rigorous training in several prestigious organisations.

He is accredited by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and holds a Certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery (CertLRS).

He was a pupil at the London School of Ophthalmology which rotated through a number of high academic institutions such as Imperial College, University College London and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

He also undertook three years of general surgical rotation to broaden his experience and build a strong surgical foundation.

As stated on the National ophthalmology database (NODB), Romil’s complication rate is well below the national standard. Compared to other surgeons of his level, Romil has an exceptionally high safety record and low complication rate.

Why choose us?

We offer you a wealth of experience earned from over 80,000 vision correction procedures over 22 years. Let us help you make time for vision correction so you can focus on the loves of your life.

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Our patients make more time for life

They no longer miss out on the life they want most

I can suddenly start seeing things a lot clearer. Very quickly post-surgery, your life is transformed to 20/20 vision.

★★★★★

Hasu Shah, London
Now my life is great because I can play sports without wearing glasses at all or worry about them slipping off. I can wear sunglasses and I don’t have to get prescription sunglasses.

★★★★★

Arif Hussain, London
My vision is generally a lot clearer because even though I was wearing glasses or contact lenses, there were lots of ongoing issues. These issues don’t exist anymore!

★★★★★

Pari Vandra, London
So now that I’ve had the surgery, I play a lot of tennis for example, I don’t have to worry about having to wear glasses, glasses falling off. It’s been life changing!

★★★★★

Yasser Ahmad, London
Before I had laser eye surgery, I was very shortsighted. Now that I’ve had the surgery, I find that my life is just so much easier. It doesn’t slow me down.

★★★★★

Dr Anurahda Arasu, London
I wish I’d done it earlier if I had the opportunity to, just to get more of the benefits of it for a longer period of time. It is a life changing thing, really is.

★★★★★

Jeff Tsang, London
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What we do and don’t do

We tick all the right boxes to ensure the highest standard of care

  • What we do
  • We offer a free video appointment and in-person consultation with a qualified surgeon prior to committing to surgery

  • We have a transparent, honest and easy to interpret pricing policy without any time-limited offers

  • We provide aftercare in an environment where there is direct access to a qualified surgeon

  • We use state of the art equipment at one treatment centre with tried and tested technology

  • We have a non-commissioned based team resulting in no pressure selling at any point in your journey

  • We ensure all of our surgeons practice to the very highest standards in the industry and hold the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery

  • What we don’t do
  • We do not offer consultations without the surgeon being present

  • We do not advertise impossibly low or difficult to interpret prices only to be charged significantly more at the time of surgery

  • We do not outsource our aftercare to inexperienced practitioners

  • We do not treat at multiple sites so we can maintain consistency of our outcomes

  • We do not use aggressive sales tactics to sign you up to surgery in a particular timeframe or lose your discount

  • We do not treat excessively high volumes of patients on a particular day creating a rushed and negative experience for the patient