About Aris

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon: Cataract, Lens replacement and Laser eye surgery

Personalised care with Aris:

  • Aris is a UK trained consultant ophthalmologist, having performed thousands of procedures.
  • He provides a broad range of procedures, including cataract surgery, lens replacement and laser eye surgery, such as LASIK and PRESBYOND laser blended vision. This allows him to advise the treatment most suitable to your eyes and needs.
  • His practice focuses not only on improving eyesight, but also on achieving this with minimal if any need for glasses.
  • He provides his care within the safe, comfortable and friendly atmosphere of traditional private hospitals.
  • Aris runs private clinics at the Wessex Nuffield Health and Southampton Spire Hospitals, also at Boots Opticians Lymington.
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Clinical expertise

Aris specialises in treatment of conditions of the anterior segment of the eye.

Conditions he treats include:

He performs corneal surgery, including:

He performs cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange with:

  • standard monofocal lens
  • toric lens (for astigmatism correction)
  • extended depth of focus lens (for intermediate/near vision)
  • trifocal multifocal lens (for intermediate/near vision) ​

He performs laser vision correction, including:

Aris has been Clinical Lead for the Ophthalmology Department at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust for the past 5 years. He is passionate about improving patients’ access to care and developing community models of care for more timely treatment of patients closer to home.

He regularly teaches clinical skills and lectures medical students of the University of Southampton. He is a reviewer for many national and international ophthalmology journals.

Aris’ research has focused on optical coherence tomography and topographic imaging of the cornea. His work, carried out at the University of Southampton and Singapore Eye Research Institute, received numerous awards and led to the award of a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. He has also researched novel applications of lasers for the correction of refractive errors, including their combination with prophylactic collagen cross-linking.


  • MBChB – University of Glasgow

  • MRCOphth – Royal College of Ophthalmologists

  • MSc – The University of Manchester

  • FRCOphth – Royal College of Ophthalmologists

  • PhD – University of Southampton


  • Registration with General Medical Council – on Specialist Register as Ophthalmologist

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

  • Member of the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

  • Member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

  • Member of the International Society of Refractive Surgery