Mr. Carr is an experienced Ophthalmic Surgeon who specialises in laser vision correction. In his 13 years of refractive surgery experience, he has performed over 11,000 LASIK procedures. His sub-speciality fellowship training is in corneal diseases and refractive surgery.
Before joining Optical Express, Mr. Carr was Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Emory University School of Medicine and a full-time LASIK surgeon at InView, the internationally renowned refractive surgery centre in Atlanta, USA.
He was a Clinical Investigator in many of the early United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) clinical trials of PRK and LASIK and has continued his FDA clinical trial commitments for over a decade.
Plus, he has given over 60 presentations at the world’s most prestigious academic meetings and his work appears in seven leading textbooks on refractive surgery. As a result, he serves on the Editorial Committee of the Journal of Refractive Surgery, and reviews research work for several other leading peer reviewed ophthalmology journals.
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Mr Jonathan Carr Reviews
Although very unhappy as Mr Carr would not perform the Lasik surgery I'd been saving to have done for the past 10 years, I have to be grateful to him for spotting the tiny cataract that could have been missed by other surgeons. Still VERY disappointed though as I was so excited to be able to have clear vision for the first time in 25 years.
Having only had my laser surgery three days ago I thought I'd write something before I forget! Mr Carr was fantastic. He explained everything thoroughly and I was out of the actual surgery within 15 painless minutes. He spoke with me the whole time at explained each stage which was very reassuring. I slept for a few hours and was just so overwhelmed when I woke to find that my sight was not only improved but better than I have ever had! I wish I'd have done this years ago and would recommend it to ANYONE. Great surgeon, great result....
Jonathan Carr is absolutely fantastic!I had LASIK Intralase with Wavefront done by him yesterday morning and my vision when I woke up this morning was AMAZING! I had my first check-up and I was told that my vision is better now than it was before when I had my glasses and I can definitely see it!Jonathan called me in before surgery for my consultation and he explained step by step what would be happening during the procedure. He explained that there is a 1 in 2000 chance that he won't like the look of the flap, either it would be too thin, too thick or not enough of a hinge but if this did happen treatment would be done a few months later. He asked if I had any questions and I didnt because Id already done so much research on it.It was my turn to go in for surgery and I laid on the bed and anesthetic drops were put into my eyes he then said something about the wavefront machine and that with his obsessvie compulsion he wanted to use another computer, I was extremey nervous at this point so wasn't really paying attention was just trying to breathe and think of something else. He seemed like he knew exactly what he was doing and very confident and I put my trust in him very easily.It was all ready and the bed was spun round to my left and one eye was covered over, he spoke to me and explained that he and the nurse would hold my right eye open and I would feel a little pressure and would be looking through a keyhole, this happened but I didn't feel any pain, he then said that the laser is cutting the flap, told me when it was half way and then when it was done my vision had now dissppeared in the right eye. He then covered my right eye and did the same on my left.Once the flaps had been cut he then spun the bed round to the right of the machine and put some more drops into my eyes. Again I had one eye covered and one open and I had to focus on a red/orangy coloured light, it was very blurry but could just see it. He said to focus on it as much as I could whilst he was fiddling with my eye, he was opening the flap and my eye was moving but I couldnt feel a thing. He then said the laser is finding you and then I smelt the burning of the laser but it wasnt that bad. Once the laser had done its job he replaced the flap and I could see him wiping my eye with a white swob but again I couldnt feel a thing. The same thing was carried out on my left eye and then more eye drops were put in and that was it, it was over.I couldnt believe it, I worked myself up so much and really shouldn't have done. Jonathan then took me into another room and checked my eye upclose and said everything was fine.I was so pleased with the way he carried out the procedure, he explained everything step by step and very clearly. He is a very kind friendly man and I would 100% recommend him to everyone.
I would definitely recommend Mr Carr to do your surgery. Very friendly chap who put me at ease straight away. Explained everything in a good amount of detail.During the procedure he was again calm and put me at ease, whilst talking through everything that was happening and about to happen.The results are amazing.
Mr Carr is a first class surgeon, in both skill and personality. He made me feel completely at ease before, during and after the surgery. I was confident, as was my mum, that we were with a very conscientous surgeon as we had seen him not perform the surgery on another lady before us. When my turn came, I was a little tense myself since I thought I might not be able to qualify for the surgery. He immediately made me feel at ease, talking to me about my job and his encounters with others who shared my occupation, and then talking me through the surgery beforehand. In the surgery room itself, his manner was extremely professional and calming, as he talked me through the operation and talked to me about myself. After the surgery, he made sure I was OK before moving on to the next person.Overall, this operation made me very happy both for the fact that I now have 20/20 vision and that I had a very kind and skillful surgeon taking care of me. I can see now (pun intended) why he is the Kingston branch's favourite surgeon - with a man like him taking care of your eyes, you will be in the best of hands!
Comment : Mr Carr is a first class surgeon, in both skill and personality. He made me feel completely at ease before, during and after the surgery. I was confident, as was my mum, that we were with a very conscientious surgeon as we had seen him not perform the surgery on another lady before us, confirming in both our minds that he always has his patients' safety at the forefront of his mind. When my turn came, I was a little tense myself since I thought I might not be able to qualify for the surgery. He immediately made me feel at ease, talking to me about my job and his encounters with others who shared my occupation, and then talking me through the surgery beforehand. In the surgery room itself, his manner was extremely professional and calming, as he talked me through the operation and talked to me about myself. After the surgery, he made sure I was OK before moving on to the next person. Overall, this operation made me very happy both for the fact that I now have 20/20 vision and that I had a very kind and skilful surgeon taking care of me. I can see now (pun intended) why he is the Kingston branch's favourite surgeon - with a man like him taking care of your eyes, you will be in the best of hands!
I was fortunate enough to have a surgeon review meeting with Jonathan Carr prior to surgery. This was due to a minor scar on the surface of my eye that required him to confirm the appropriateness of the form of surgery suggested at the initial Optical Express assessment. It is reassuring to meet the surgeon before the day of surgery if you get the chance. From this meeting I was very confident in Mr Carr. He explained clearly why he felt that cutting the flap with a microkeratome was preferable to intralase in my particular case and reassured me that a lot of the benefits of intralase are overstated (a lot of the publicity I’d read around intralase can lead you to feel that anything else is the poor relation). It was on the strength of Mr Carr’s manner in this meeting that I made the point of hunting him down as my surgeon even though not at my most convenient branch of Optical Express. On the day of surgery Mr Carr was everything you’d want a surgeon to be. He was confident and self assured but not arrogant or blasé. It was the right balance between conveying a sense that this was something he’d done loads of times before whilst recognising that for the patient this was only time they’d done this before and is a big deal. He talked through every stage of the procedure directly before hand and as he was carrying out the surgery. Surgeons like Mr Carr must see several patients in day but for the time I was there I felt he was focused on me alone; though he worked efficiently and swiftly I never felt I was being rushed through.
I had my laser eye surgery on Friday (4 days ago) and I would fully recommend Jonathan Carr, he is friendly, easy to talk to, really puts you at ease throughout the procedure. I had by surgery at 1pm, by 6pm all the blurring had gone as had the slight discomfort I felt after the procedure. If you have any doubts, go and see him, you will immediately feel you can put your trust in him.
I had IntraLase Wavefront Lasik completed by Mr Carr on Monday 22nd.I felt Mr Carr was very informed about about my eyes and the prescription and had taken the time to read and re-check all my measurements.My appointment was for 9am and I arrived at Bluewater early. Be warned, if you are taking a loved one with you, the other shops don't open until 10!I had my measurements re-confirmed at just after 9am and at 9.45 I was called in by Mr Carr to review the treatment, talk me though it and any questions I had. With that done I was given a 15 minute warning.I realised afterwards that whilst talking to you his assistant is preparing the person in front of you.10am came along and I went into the treatment room. The anesthetic drops were applied and at about 10.05 Mr Carr entered the room. He talked me all the way through the treatment and counted down from 15 whilst the IntraLase was doing it's job. This for me was the worst part of the entire procedure. There was sufficient pressure on my left eye to make me think it would burst! Obviously, it didn't. I was told to concentrate on a ring of lights and as the Intralase did its job, these lights disappeared and all went dark except for a little dancing light show. My vision returned once the rings had been removed.I was then gently swung to the next station and the laser applied. I was told to concentrate on a red/orange flashing light which was very difficult to focus on through the flap, and was counted down from 13 and 9 respectively. The procedure was over at 10.15.Immediately afterwards I was fine but by 1030 the stinging hit. This lasted about 2-3 hours afterwards and was accompanied by severe watering. I was unable to open my eyes and had to be driven home with a cloth over my eyes. Once home I sat in a completely dark room and even the light under the door hurt!This subsided by about 3pm and my vision improved greatly over the afternoon/evening.At my 24hr checkup I was found to already have 6/6 in both eyes and can apparently expect this to improve.36hrs out now and I can see as well as I did with my glasses with only a little hazing around lights. Overall I am very happy with the procedure and would probably do it again now I know I don't need to panic with the pressure on my eye!Recommended.
I went to Optical Express at Lakeside in Essex to have both my eyes lasered and i must say its the best thing i have ever done. My eyesight was -2.50 in both eyes which isn't that bad but the thought of wearing contact lenses and glasses for the rest of my life was really depressing me. I had been wearing contact lenses for 20 years when one day i got an ulcer in my left eye caused by a faulty contact lens. This was the reason why i decided to have laser eye surgery.I went to see the consultant who said i was suitable to have the treatment, i then booked the surgery for a few weeks later. On the day of the surgery i was very nervous but i shouldn't have worried as the Optical Express staff were very friendly and helpful and the surgeon was also very friendly and made me feel at ease. I had the surgery which took 10 mins and was painless, i had a slight discomfort in my eyes for a few minutes after the surgery but with the eye drops given to me they were fine a few hours after. I had to wear sunglasses for my journey home as the bright lights made it a bit uncomfortable, when i got home i went to sleep for a few hours and when i woke up my eyesight was better then 20/20. I had to use 2 different types of eye-drops for 6 months after the surgery to help with the dry eye i was having, which was normal. Good luck with your treatment, Dave.