From London, SA to London, UK – Why it’s hard to leave London Vision Clinic

Twenty years ago, our expert Laser Eye Surgeon, Mr Glenn Carp, left the sunny climes of South Africa to learn the tricks of the Laser Eye Surgery trade alongside Professor Dan Reinsten at London Vision Clinic. But while he is now a welcome fixture at our Harley Street clinic, Glenn initially only planned to stay for a year.

So, what is it about London Vision Clinic that made him want to stick around?

Glenn was born in the town of East London in South Africa, moving to Johannesburg to study and later attend medical school. Having decided early on that he wanted to specialise in eye health, his professor advised him that the future of ophthalmology would lie in being super specialised – something that has been increasingly seen in the UK and the US, especially.

So, after completing a fellowship in corneal surgery alongside our founder, Professor Dan Reinstein, Glenn decided to up sticks and move to London, UK where he would be able to pick Dr Dan’s brains for a year. But things didn’t exactly go to plan, as is evident from Glenn’s permanent residence at London Vision Clinic. Eventually, Glenn was invited to join the LVC team as an ophthalmic surgeon and never looked back.

Glenn realised that his previous plans to move on or return to South Africa would essentially mean taking several steps backwards in the Laser Eye Surgery field. The access to world-class expertise and the most cutting-edge technology (much of which Professor Dan helped develop) at London Vision Clinic is second to none.

London, England, might not have the climate of East London, SA, but it does have a few other things going for it – not least the London Vision Clinic. Today, Mr Glenn Carp is one of the top surgeons in the UK and is performing up to 45% of procedures at our Harley Street clinic.

But what about for our patients?

At London Vision Clinic, it’s not only our staff who want to stick around. We are dedicated to going above and beyond to ensure all our patients feel the same way. So, how do we do this? With the best possible service and treatment, of course!

As a patient of the London Vision Clinic, you can count on the very best service, from your initial consultation to your ongoing aftercare. We understand that having Laser Eye Surgery can be a scary prospect. But you can rest easy knowing that one of our friendly clinic coordinators or doctors is always on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have with care and patience.

We have also worked hard to make our Harley Street clinic a haven for our patients and staff. With the welcoming atmosphere, complimentary chocolates, and even a relaxing head massage, we strive to make your time in the clinic as enjoyable as possible – you may even be sad to learn how little time you will need to spend there!

What’s more, our relationship with our patients doesn’t end on the day of their surgery – far from it! We offer ongoing aftercare, including several scheduled follow-up appointments to ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible with their recovery. We’ll even be on hand to help with any concerns or queries years after your treatment.

To find out for yourself why London Vision Clinic is such an appealing place for Laser Eye Surgery, Book a Consultation today. Or to learn more about our treatments, get in touch with one of our friendly clinic coordinators – they’re always on hand to help!