Mr Sandro Di Simplicio


About Sandro Di Simplicio

Mr Sandro Di Simplicio is an accomplished Consultant Eye Surgeon who is experienced in lens replacement and cataract surgery as well as LASIK and LASEK laser eye surgery procedures.

He is a fully qualified and registered ophthalmologist who gained his medical degree at the University of Siena before qualifying as an ophthalmologist at the University "Vita-Salute San Raffaele" in Milan.

Mr Di Simplicio has also attended many ophthalmological training courses which have enabled him to continue to develop his skills.

After moving to the UK, Mr Di Simplicio finished his sub-speciality training as a vitreorentinal surgeon. During his career he has gained a wealth of experience in hospitals such as King's College in London, University Hospital Southampton and the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. He has completed two fellowships in Southampton and Bristol.

Throughout his career, Mr Di Simplicio has helped thousands of patients to discover the freedom that refractive surgery brings.

Mr Di Simplicio performs lens replacement surgery at Optical Express in Newcastle.

Procedure Types

  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • YAG

Clinical experience at Optical Express

  • Over 3,000 eyes treated
  • Over 2,300 eye surgeries
  • Over 1,800 YAG Capsulotomy procedures

Patient results

  • 99.2% of Mr Di Simplicio’s patients achieve UK driving standard vision or better.¹
  • 93.6% of Mr Di Simplicio’s patients can read newspaper print or smaller.²
  • 99.8% of Mr Di Simplicio’s patients are satisfied with the care provided.³

Professional memberships

  • General Medical Council
  • Royal College of Ophthalmology
  • Italian Society of Ophthalmology
  • ARVO
  • Euretina


  • English
  • Italian

Customer Testimonals

“My operation was a great success and I am super grateful to the lovely surgeon Sandro. Thanks to the whole team – an exceptional service.”

Andrea, Laser Eye Surgery

“I am still completely astounded by the clarity, sharpness and colour rendition of my eyesight. Without sounding too dramatic a major miracle had occurred and I am profoundly grateful to the surgeon Dr Sandro Di Simplicio and his medical staff for their skill.”

- Jim Snaddon, Lens Replacement Surgery