Dr Rodney Blumenfeld


About Rodney Blumenfeld

Dr Rodney Blumenfeld is a fully trained ophthalmologist who has undergone additional specialist training in corrective eye surgery. He has the Certificate in Refractive Surgery (CertLRS) from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Dr Blumenfeld was born and educated in South Africa where he qualified as an optometrist and went on to study medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He graduated as a medical doctor in 1995 and won the coveted Monty Baranov medal for the best student in Ophthalmology. In 1997, he became Registrar at St John Eye Hospital in Johannesburg, Africa’s largest eye hospital, where he completed five years of specialist ophthalmology training.


Clinical experience

  • Over 34,000 eye surgeries

Patient Results

  • 96.9% of laser eye surgery patients achieve 20|20 vision or better
  • 99.9% of laser eye surgery patients achieved UK driving standard or better
  • 99.2% of patients were satisfied with the care they received

Professional memberships

  • College of Surgeons of South Africa (CSSA)
  • South African Optometry Association (SAOA)
  • The South African Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (SASCRS)
  • South African Medical and Dental Council (SAMDC)
  • South African Bureau for the Prevention of Blindness (NCBI)

Customer testimonials

What Dr Blumenfeld’s patients say about him

The surgeon was very knowledgeable and explained the whole process. The surgery lasted about 10-15mins and afterwards when I was told to sit up I could see the clock on the wall perfectly. Since then I have gained better than 20-20 vision. The customer service has been fantastic and they have helped make it a pleasant experience.

Chris Edwards

Surgery has completely enhanced all aspects of my life including sports (playing/watching), social interaction, and most important confidence. I would highly recommend Optical Express to anyone who may be considering this procedure.

Michael Dowling