Dr Mathew


About Manu Mathew

Dr Mathew has a wide range of experience as an experienced ophthalmic surgeon and is a specialist in femtosecond laser-assisted lens replacement surgery. Highly respected by both his peers and patients, he has undergone additional specialist training in corrective eye surgery, and is listed on the Specialist Register in Ophthalmology of the General Medical Council.

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.

He developed his clinical experience by working as a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Chesterfield NHS Foundation Trust. He has also held a specialist registrar and clinical lecturer position at the University of Nottingham and has written a number of peer reviews which have been published widely.

Dr Mathew has carried out thousands of successful corrective eye 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.


Clinical experience

  • Over 16,000 eye surgeries
  • Over 5,000 laser surgeries
  • Over 11,000 lens surgeries

Patient results

  • 99.6% of patients were satisfied with the care they received
  • 100% of patients achieve driving standard vision or better

Professional memberships

  • The Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) (FRCS)
  • The Royal College of Surgeons (Glasgow) (FRCS)
  • The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (London) (RCO)
  • Medical Defence Union (MDU)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA)
  • 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)
  • The British National Association of Clinical Tutors (NACT)

Customer testimonials

What Dr Mathew’s patients say about him

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

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