Mr Alex Day is internationally recognised for his research in cataract and refractive surgery. Alex was ranked no.2 globally by The Ophthalmologist as a Rising Star in 2017. He has published over 60 papers in peer reviewed medical journals. He was responsible for the concept and formation of the group behind the Femto assisted Cataract Trial (FACT). This is a £1.5 million NIHR funded multicentre randomised controlled trial of femtosecond laser assisted vs manual phacoemulsification cataract surgery. Alex is an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ Certificate in Laser and Refractive 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 lecturer on the Ulster University Postgraduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery (PgDipCRS) course.

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.