A committed specialist
Alex is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the London Vision Clinic specialising in refractive laser eye surgery and lens surgery (clear and refractive lens exchange) and cataract surgery. Mr Day is caring and passionate about his surgery and work and is highly driven to achieve the best possible visual outcomes.
Alex’s interest in Ophthalmology started as a medical student when he performed his first eye surgery under supervision. He qualified as a doctor from St George’s Hospital Medical School, London with a double Distinction and 1st Class BSc (Hons). His Ophthalmology training was initially on the south London rotation before moving to Moorfields Eye Hospital in 2007 where he underwent 10 years of additional training. During his Higher Surgical Training at Moorfields Alex worked as a Specialist Registrar whilst completing his PhD at University College London, and later became an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer, and Fellow. Alex undertook fellowship subspecialist training in Cataract, Glaucoma and Corneal surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Alex also worked as a part-time refractive surgery fellow to Mr Julian Stevens from 2007 to 2015 and as a locum Consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital between 2015 and 2018.
He is on the General Medical Council (GMC) Specialist Register, became a Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (MRCOphth) in 2007 and later a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth) in 2013. He also holds the Royal College of Ophthalmologists DRCOphth, Royal College of Ophthalmologists Certificate in Laser and Refractive Surgery (CertLRS) and the Ulster University Postgraduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery (PGDip CRS, Distinction).
A leader in the field
Alex’s research interests are cataract and refractive surgery and he was ranked no.2 globally by The Ophthalmologist as a Rising Star in 2017. He has published over 50 papers in peer reviewed medical journals. He was responsible for the concept and formation of the group behind the NIHR Femto assisted Cataract Trial (FACT) multicentre randomised controlled trial of femtosecond laser assisted vs manual phacoemulsification cataract surgery. He was the lead author on the previous Royal College of Ophthalmologists National Ophthalmology Database publications on cataract surgery outcomes that provide national benchmarking standards for visual outcomes and complication rates.
Alex is a member of many professional organisations including the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS), The British Society for Refractive Surgery (BSRS) and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS). He is also a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Skinners’ and also The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers.
Alex recently had LASIK surgery performed by Professor Reinstein to address his shortsightedness. He now enjoys eyesight 3 lines better than 20/20 (20/10), with near vision better than N4 in each eye!
Some highlights include completing the London Marathon and rowing at Molesey boat club. In his spare time Alex enjoys running, swimming, skiing and reading. He is also a competent offshore powerboat driver and holds RYA and international certification. Alex lives in central London.