Dr Christopher Stephenson

“ My aim is to provide the best possible outcome for every patient by focusing on each individual’s needs. ”

A 1983 University of Witwatersand Medical School graduate, Dr Stephenson is currently an NHS Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge and Hinchingbrooke in Huntingdon.

With 26 years experience in ophthalmology, Dr Stephenson specialises in corneal transplantation, microincision cataract surgery and laser and IOL refractive surgery.

After training in South Africa, Dr Stephenson moved to the UK, where he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1995, before gaining a fellowship in corneal and refractive surgery at St Thomas' Hospital in London. It was there that he began research in LASIK and PRK laser eye surgery for myopia and hyperopia, as well as astigmatism.

He was then able to obtain certification in refractive surgery from the Royal College of Opthalmologists.

Dr Stephenson has been published in various scientific articles in the Ophthalmology journal, as well as having the honour of presenting papers at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Congress of the Royal College of Ophthalmology.


General Medical Council

Membership Number - 3050826


Ophthalmology Experience

26 Years

Total Treatments†

≈ 40,750


Total Treatments in last 12 months†

≈ 1,681


Treatments Offered at Optimax/Ultralase

  • Lens Surgery
    • Cataract Surgery
    • Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)
    • Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL)
  • YAG Capsulotomy

Current NHS Trust

Northwest Anglia

Expertise / Specialist Areas

  • Microincision Cataract Surgery
  • Refractive Corneal & Lens Surgery
  • Corneal Graft Surgery
  • Phakic Lens Surgery
  • Conjunctival + Pterygium Surgery


Success rate: 99% *

Satisfaction rate: 98% **

Surgeon satisfaction rate: 100% **


† Figures inclusive of NHS and private facility treatments.
* Percentage of patients reaching binocular unaided driving standard vision (20/40) taken from audit period 01/07/2022 to 31/12/2022.
Results taken 2 to 4 months post-op and can take 6 months to achieve final outcome.
** Satisfaction rates taken from patient surveys 01/07/2022 to 31/12/2022.
Figures accurate as of 31/07/2023.