Mr Alex Day

Private Eye Consultant & Ophthalmologist London

MB BS (Distinction), BSc (1st Class Hons), PhD, FRCOphth, MRCOphth, DRCOphth, CertLRS, PgDipCRS (Distinction).

Mr Alex Day 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 in south London before moving to Moorfields Hospital, London in 2007 where he undertook 10 years of additional training. During his Higher Surgical Training at Moorfields he worked as a Specialist Registrar whilst completing a PhD at University College London. He later became an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer; and then fellow in the Glaucoma Service and then the Corneal Service.

In 2019, Mr Alex Day was appointed to take over the NHS Cataract Clinics and Theatre lists of Mr Brian Little, and the NHS Therapeutic Excimer Laser Theatre list for Mr Julian Stevens when they both retired from NHS practice at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Specialist in cataract, refractive lens exchange and laser vision correction.

Mr Alex Day undertook fellowships (sub-specialist surgical training) in cataract, glaucoma and corneal transplant surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital. He worked as a part-time refractive surgery fellow to Mr Julian Stevens, and later as a refractive surgery fellow and consultant surgeon specialising in LASIK, SMILE, PRK/ LASEK and cataract surgery at the London Vision Clinic under Professor Dan Reinstein. He now works full time at Moorfields Eye Hospital as a consultant in cataract, cornea, refractive surgery and emergency Ophthalmology.

Mr Alex Day is on the UK General Medical Council (GMC) Specialist Register. He 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). Mr Alex Day is an invited examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists CertLRS examination.

Mr Alex Day is internationally acknowledged as a Key Opinion Leader (KOL) for cataract and refractive surgery, and 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 The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers.

After hours

In his spare time, he enjoys running, weight lifting, swimming and skiing (pre-COVID-19). Mr Alex Day lives in central London within 30 minutes of Moorfields so can easily see any patient with an emergency in person.