Dr Rodney Blumenfeld


About Rodney Blumenfeld

Dr Blumenfeld is highly respected by his peers and is an accomplished ophthalmic surgeon who has completed tens of thousands of corrective eye surgery procedures. He specialises in laser eye surgery, femtosecond laser-assisted lens replacement surgery and cataract surgery, and 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.

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

Twice every year, Dr Blumenfeld attends International Medical Advisory Board (IMAB) Conferences and is annually assessed by this board. The panel consists of several of the world’s most eminent Refractive Surgeons.

Dr Blumenfeld is resident at a number of our clinics across the UK.


Clinical experience

  • Over 34,000 eye surgeries

Patient results

  • 96.9% of LVC patients achieve 20|20 vision or better
  • 99.2% of patients were satisfied with the care they received
  • 100% of patients achieve driving standard vision or better

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