Mr Erik De Koning


Independent Practitioner

About Erik De Koning

As one of the world’s leading ophthalmic surgeons, Mr De Koning has gained vast clinical experience throughout his career. Considered by his peers to be a leader in this field, he has carried out more than 50,000 procedures and is a specialist in LASIK and LASEK laser vision correction surgery.

After graduating from the University of Utrecht in 1983 and completing his postgraduate qualifications, Mr De Koning’s ophthalmology career began in earnest. He progressed to a number of different senior positions in private eye surgery clinics and gained the invaluable experience which led him to specialise in laser vision correction.

Mr De Koning has made presentations about laser eye surgery in many different countries and regularly attends conferences and seminars which help to keep him at the forefront of developments in ophthalmology. He attends the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery conference every year, and has published articles in 6 international ophthalmology magazines enabling him to keep abreast of the latest developments in refractive surgery.

Mr De Koning performs laser eye surgery at Optical Express in Newcastle, Meadowhall, Leeds & Manchester.

Procedure Types

  • Laser Vision Correction
  • YAG

Clinical experience at Optical Express

  • Over 25,000 surgeries
  • Over 25,000 laser surgeries
  • Over 48,000 eyes treated

Patient results

  • 96.6% of Mr De Koning’s patients achieve 20|20 vision or better.¹
  • 97.9% of Mr De Koning’s patients are satisfied with the care provided.²

Professional memberships

  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons


  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • French
  • Spanish

Customer Testimonials

What Mr De Koning’s patients say about him

"The surgeon was very personable, really calm and collected, and very informative."

Sarah - Laser Eye Surgery

"The surgeon was brilliant and walked me through everything."

Nina - Laser Eye Surgery

"I was cared for very professionally, I now have 20|20 vision and no lenses...It feels like I have a brand new pair of eyes."

Nancy Fowler - Laser Eye Surgery

"Service of the highest class, all of my questions resulted in a good explanation. A wonderful company to put your trust in for a splendid result!! My life is completely different without my glasses and lenses and I love it!"

Reitze Koopmans - Laser Eye Surgery