“ It is very satisfying to hear stories from patients about how their lives have changed, and all the visual tasks they can now do which they previously found difficult. ”

Dr Samuel is a registered medical practitioner with GMC and has been working at Optimax since 1999. He was Medical Director of Optimax from June 2009 to February 2013. Currently he is working as Medical Director for Laser Refractive Surgery. Dr Samuel is also a member of the Optimax Medical Advisory Board.

Dr Samuel graduated from Nishtar Medical College, Pakistan, in 1982. He trained in ophthalmology at Christian Hospital, Pakistan, and continued to work there until 1989 before relocation to the UK for further training in ophthalmology. He worked at various NHS hospitals in the UK before joining Optimax in 1999. Since then, he has performed over 24,000 refractive surgery procedures including LASIK, PRK, LASEK and CK.

He has extensive experience with different types of Excimer lasers used for laser vision correction. He is also highly experienced in Femtosecond bladeless LASIK procedures.

Dr Samuel provides training in Refractive surgery through Didactic Courses and is the Course Director of York Refractive Surgery courses.

He is a regular delegate and speaker at various Laser Eye Surgery Conferences and seminars.

Dr Samuel treats at our Leeds, Glasgow and Newcastle clinics.