Dr Manu Mathew

MSc MMedSci DM (UK)

About Manu Mathew

Dr Manu Mathew has a wide range of experience as an ophthalmic surgeon and is a specialist in LASIK and LASEK laser eye surgery, refractive lens exchange surgery, cataract surgery and intraocular contact lens surgery. Highly respected by both his peers and patients, he has undergone additional specialist training in refractive surgery, and is listed on the Specialist Register for Ophthalmology.

A graduate of the University of Madras, Dr Mathew subsequently trained at a number of teaching hospitals including the Tennent Institute in Glasgow and Queen’s Medical Centre at the University of Nottingham, before being granted the role of specialist registrar and clinical lecturer position at the University of Nottingham.  Dr Mathew has published a number of peer review journal articles, as well as presenting research papers to his peers.

Dr Mathew has carried out thousands of successful refractive surgery procedures, and is an active member of various societies including the United Kingdom Society of Cataract Surgeons and British Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He currently holds a Consultant Ophthalmologist post at Chesterfield NHS foundation trust, specialising in glaucoma, cornea and external eye disease, and previously held the role of specialty doctor tutor in addition to his consultant post.

Dr Mathew carries out both laser eye surgery and lens replacement at Optical Express in Nottingham, Newcastle, Bristol and Exeter.

Procedure Types

  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • YAG

Clinical experience

  • Over 23,000 eye surgeries
  • Over 5,000 laser eye surgeries
  • Over 18,000 lens eye surgeries

Patient results

  • 97.3% of Dr Mathew’s patients achieve 20|20 vision or better.¹
  • 99.3% of Dr Mathew’s patients achieve UK driving standard vision or better.²
  • 96% of Dr Mathew’s patients can read newspaper print or smaller.³
  • 98.9% of Dr Mathew’s patients are satisfied with the care provided.⁴

Professional memberships

  • The Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) (FRCS)
  • The Royal College of Surgeons (Glasgow) (FRCS)
  • The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (London) (RCOphth.)
  • Medical Protection Society (MPS)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ESCRS)
  • United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (UKISCRS)
  • The British Society for Refractive Surgery (BSRS)

Customer Testimonials

What Dr Mathew’s patients say about him

"I’d recommend it to anybody who wants to do it.”

Noah - Laser Eye Surgery

"All the staff I encountered - before, during, and after the treatment provided the best support. There is nothing better! It’s a miracle! Go for it!"

Manuel Chima - Laser Eye Surgery

"I had such a caring team of people who looked after me, although I was nervous about the procedure, I was put at ease and told exactly what would happen at each step of the procedure. Thank you to all the wonderful team at Optical Express."

Williamina Jean Ward - Lens Replacement Surgery