Mr Rodney Blumenfeld


Independent Practitioner

About Rodney Blumenfeld

Mr Blumenfeld is highly respected by his peers and is an accomplished ophthalmic surgeon who has completed tens of thousands of refractive surgery procedures. He specialises in LASIK and LASEK laser eye surgery and cataract surgery. He holds the Certificate of Refractive Surgery from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Born and educated in South Africa, he qualified in medicine from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He was awarded the coveted medal for best student in ophthalmology, and after graduation became Registrar at the St John Eye Hospital in Johannesburg. It was there he completed his five years of specialist ophthalmology training.

Mr Blumenfeld’s UK ophthalmic experience includes roles at the Western Eye Hospital, Kent, the Royal Victoria Infirmary and Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Mr Blumenfeld undertakes consultations and operates from a number Optical Express clinics across the UK including Glasgow, Dundee, Harley Street London and Newcastle.

Procedure Types

  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Implantable Collamer Lens
  • YAG

Clinical experience

  • Over 31,000 eyes treated
  • Over 16,500 laser eye surgeries

Patient results

  • 97.9% of Dr Blumenfeld’s patients achieve 20|20 vision or better.¹
  • 97.9% of Dr Blumenfeld’s patients are satisfied with the care provided.²

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)

Patient Testimonials

What Mr Blumenfeld’s patients say about him

"I would definitely recommend Optical Express."

Fiona - Laser Eye Surgery

"It’s going to make my life so much easier."

Mark - Laser Eye Surgery

"The surgeon was very knowledgeable and explained the whole process. The surgery lasted about 10-15 mins 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 - Laser Eye Surgery

"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 - Lens Replacement Surgery