Dr Manek Patel


About Manek Patel

Highly respected by his peers and with many years of experience, Dr Patel specialises in laser vision correction surgery and has helped many thousands of people to freedom from glasses and contact lenses in the course of his career.

Dr Patel studied at the Grant Medical College in Bombay before working as a general ophthalmologist in India and completing his post-graduation in ophthalmology. He increased his ophthalmic experience at London’s leading hospitals, including Moorfields Eye Hospital, University College London and St George’s, where he taught general ophthalmology to medical students and nurses.

He has also worked at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Sutton General and Epsom General, where he was a consultant performing intraocular and extraocular lens surgery, cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment and squint DCR surgery.

Dr Patel holds the Certificate in Refractive Surgery (CertLRS) from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. Twice every year, he attends International Medical Advisory Board (IMAB) conferences and is annually assessed by this board, whose panel is made up of several of the world’s most eminent refractive surgeons.


Clinical experience

  • Over 76,000 eye surgeries

Patient results

  • 96.8% of LVC patients achieve 20|20 vision or better
  • 98.1% of patients were satisfied with the care they received
  • 100% of patients achieve driving standard vision or better

Professional memberships

  • College of Physicians and Surgeons India (CPS)

Customer testimonials

What Dr Patel’s patients say about him

The procedure was so quick and the people performing it - in particular the surgeon, put me at ease - I wasn’t at all apprehensive. The next day my vision was perfect and I have had better than 20|20 vision ever since. I would recommend this to anyone, best thing I ever did.

Claire Watson

On the day of the surgery Dr Patel was excellent, he explained everything clearly. I would not hesitate to recommend Optical Express.

Raj Billen