An estimated 40 million laser refractive surgery procedures have been performed worldwide.  With rapid advancements in technology, laser eye surgery can provide a safe and highly effective treatment for people of all ages, for short sight, long sight, astigmatism and presbyopia (the need for reading spectacles) depending on a person’s individual measurements and needs.  We conduct a thorough eye examination using state of the art equipment to determine the best course of action for you.

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures in the world – David Gartry has performed over 15,000 cataract operations and is also at the forefront of the femto laser assisted cataract surgery procedure.

Refractive Lens Exchange is a procedure becoming more popular in recent years. For individuals whose prescription exceeds the range of the laser (which is usually considered to be between -10.00D of short sight to +5.00D of long sight), it is safer to perform surgery within the eye. Instead of using a laser to re-shape the cornea, the natural human lens can be replaced completely with an artificial lens of the right power to correct the vision (known as refractive lens exchange).

A corneal transplant (also known as a graft) is a highly specialised operation in which part or all of a damaged cornea is removed and replaced with healthy donor tissue. The procedure is usually performed to improve sight and relieve pain. We offer both Phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) and Corneal transplantation (also known as a graft)

Led by Professor David Gartry

MD DSc(hon) BSc(hons) FRCS FRCOphth DO FCOptom

As a senior accredited NHS Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital (appointed in July 1995), he is qualified to deal with more complex problems and regularly treats patients referred from other clinics. He is a specialist not just in laser eye surgery but also in cataract, refractive lens exchange, and corneal surgery.

With over 32 years of experience, Professor David Gartry is one of the world’s leading authorities on laser eye surgery and in fact, was the first surgeon to perform laser eye surgery in the UK.

With all of this experience behind him and plenty of ambition in front of him, Professor David Gartry founded The Wimpole Eye Clinic to create the foremost centre of excellence for eye treatments in the heart of London. Since David carries out all of his treatments at the world famous Moorfields Eye Hospital, his patients have the benefit of the best possible comprehensive aftercare.


There is nothing more joyful, than to watch so many people get their full independence back; we very much look forward to doing the same for you too.


I had great long distance vision but needed glasses for reading. Now that I have had surgery to correct one eye for reading, I have not needed glasses at all and can read and view distance perfectly. It’s brilliant. I am thrilled.

We give people their independence back

I was referred to Dr Gartry by an optician in the Cayman Islands. I had had LASIK previously in the USA but felt I needed a further enhancement and wanted to find the best surgeon in the UK to help me.

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When we first speak to you, we will listen to your needs and ask a few key questions about your eyesight. Not everyone is a suitable candidate for surgery and the first step towards working out your suitability will be to speak to our one of our friendly and professional team. You can do this by calling us on 020 7490 7222 or by clicking below to tell us a few things, so that we can call you back.

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A coronavirus update from The Wimpole Eye Clinic

We are very pleased to confirm that The Wimpole Eye Clinic has remained open for patient appointments during the second and third lockdowns. During the first lockdown (March to June 2020) The Wimpole Eye Clinic was only open occasionally for essential post-operative and urgent appointments. In preparation for the lockdown lifting we underwent an official, […]

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