Why Choose David Gartry?
Passionate. Expert. First.

The UK's Most Experienced Eye Surgeon

We can discuss the amazing technology used in laser eye surgery or the advances in laser assisted cataract treatments but ultimately one of the most important aspects of any medical procedure is your surgeon.

Innovative new lasers, enhanced computer systems and scanning equipment must be operated by the person performing your treatment. David Gartry is probably the most experienced surgeon in the United Kingdom.

He was the first person in the UK to perform laser eye surgery and has remained at the forefront of eye surgery technology ever since. We’ve put together some key points as to why you should choose David Gartry for your eye surgery. If you do choose to have treatment with Professor Gartry you can be confident you’re in safe hands.

check-2 David Gartry has his own accredited National Health Service consultant clinic (appointed in July 1995) where he is qualified to deal with more complex problems and regularly treats patients referred from other clinics.


check-2 Not only does David Gartry perform your treatment, he is one of the few surgery providers that also carries out your initial consultation and all follow up visits under his unique ‘open door policy’.


check-2 The first surgeon in UK to perform laser eye surgery in 1989.


check-2 Honorary Visiting Professor, Faculty of Visual Sciences at City University, London.


check-2 State-of-the-art technology including the IntraLase and Catalys femtosecond lasers.


check-2 Over 25,000 laser eye surgeries completed, and is a pioneer at the forefront of laser eye surgery. David has also completed over 15,000 cataract and refractive lens exchange procedures.


check-2 David and his team pride themselves on being warm, professional and approachable.


check-2 David provides all patients with his mobile phone number.


check-2 Full clinical support with highly experienced optometrists, nurses and admin team – many who have been with David Gartry for over ten years.


check-2 With over 30 years experience in ophthalmology he has the ability to deal with complex treatments that other clinics may not be able to assist with.


check-2 Is an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and helped set up the RCO laser eye surgery exam.


check-2 Holds The Royal College of Ophthalmologists certificate in refractive laser surgery.


check-2 Since David Gartry holds a consultant post at Moorfields Eye Hospital his patients benefit from the security of being treated in a large, well respected hospital with 24 hour walk in primary care cover.