Julian Stevens won a scholarship to study Medicine at Merton College, University of Oxford, where he was then awarded a Postmaster scholarship. He graduated top of his year in 1980 and was awarded the Oxford University Prize in Medicine for the top First Class Honours Degree. He continued his clinical medical training at Clare College, University of Cambridge and at the Cambridge Medical School. Higher training was undertaken at the Oxford Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.
After completing his general ophthalmic surgical training, he undertook two years of sub-specialist training, with Fellowships in Lens, Corneal and then Refractive Surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Mr Stevens was appointed as Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital in January 1996. His main interest is laser refractive surgery. He has been involved in the development and application of wavefront refractive surgery and has personally performed over 10,000 wavefront procedures. Mr Stevens was the first Director of Refractive Surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital.
Mr Stevens is an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and holds the Certification of the Royal College in Laser Refractive Surgery. He is an advisor to the British Society for Refractive Surgery and is on the Board of the International Society of Refractive Surgery. He has won prizes from both the American and the European Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He is the recipient of the 2007 American Academy of Ophthalmology (ISRS/ AAO) Lans award for innovation in refractive surgery.
Internationally recognised as an expert opinion leader, Mr Stevens has published peer reviewed papers on refractive surgery and is regularly invited to deliver keynote lectures at national and international ophthalmic meetings. Mr Stevens trains Ophthalmic Surgeons in advanced refractive and cataract surgery. He founded the Moorfields basic and advanced IntraLASIK courses and the Moorfields wavefront training course for Ophthalmic Surgeons.
Mr Julian Stevens Reviews
Mr Stevens is a highly reputable surgeon. Before going ahead with my laser eye surgery, I put my whole trust and faith in him especially after reading good reviews about him on various websites.
I never thought that a day would come when I will be one of the few people to submit a bad review about him. But I feel obliged to do so after such a horrific experience, which was in fact quite emotional and life changing.
Mr Stevens may have a high success rate, however, please do be aware that if anything does go wrong (or not as expected), YOU WILL BE LEFT COMPLETELY IN THE DARK with no explanation, acknowledgment or any sympathy.
He would not even acknowledge the fact that you did not get the expected result and would more likely make you feel as if you are a stupid psychotic patient, experiencing things that are unreal! and this is the last thing that any patient wants to go through especially when they are unwell.
Despite going through hell after my laser surgery and having a poor visual outcome, I still put my trust in him. I was very patient, calm and waited for him to give me an explanation. I would not have even submitted such a review if he at least ACKNOWLEDGED the poor outcome. But instead I felt that his attitude completely changed after the operation did not go as expected; he was more rushed, dismissive in my appointments and insisted that things were COMPLETELY fine.
I hope the rest of the refractive surgeons in the ophthalmic field do not lack accountability as Mr Stevens does, and I do hope that no one will have to go through my journey.
Had Lasek (no flap, cornea is scraped instead). based on reviews, expecting horrible pain during recovery…No pain at all so didn’t use any of the pain management drops /pain killers provided. Other than mild stinging and blurred vision and a bit of ghosting got first 4 days, all good. little to no light sensitivity. vision in left eye is still a little blurry after 8th day of surgery but right eye almost clear. Surgery more uncomfortable than painful, just felt a little sore but no pain. Would recommend 100%
I felt complete trust for Mr Stevens from my first consultation. I am 100% happy that I chose him to do my laser surgery.
I had lasik eye surgery back in Oct 2013, but decided to wait until now to provide my feedback. I am pleased to say that my only regret was not to have the surgery sooner. Mr Stevens and his team were very professional and were very good at making me feel at ease and answering all the questions I had.
My sight went from -2.75 & -2.50 to +0.25 in both eyes (20/10 vision), since the surgery there has been little change, and I have experienced no lasting side effects. Mr Stevens is a leading specialist in this field which led me to him in the first place, I would be happy to recommend Mr Stevens and his team to anyone considering lasik eye surgery and I have been very pleased with the results.
I had an extremely disappointing experience with Optical Express before using Julian Stevens that I would urge anyone, most particularly those with a high prescription, to read. I was a minus 10. A friend of mine with a far lower prescription had used Optical Express with success several years ago. As they do a free consultation, I went there. I figured that with their commoditised process, with tests fitting pre-identified parameters, it would be easy for them to tell if my eyes were suitable or not. So I went. Optical Express said I was suitable for Lasik surgery. I had to wait several weeks for a surgery date as I was wearing hard lenses and my eyes needed to adapt. Several weeks on, and with building excitement, I was told that my eyes were ready and a date was set. On the day of surgery itself, on the final test, I was told that the surgery couldn’t go ahead. There was a problem on the final machine test. I waited to see a surgeon, for the very first time, who, I was told, would explain this extremely disappointing outcome (an understatement as a minus 10!). The surgeon, Jonathan Carr, told me it wasn’t the end of the world and that no one had died. That despite the several weeks of prior tests, he considered that my prescription wasn’t suited to laser eye surgery at all, and that even if I did have it, I would probably need several attempts to get perfect sight, which may anyway not be possible, depending on the amount of certain eye tissue I had, and that even if I did, most likely I would be left with such bad halos around lights, particularly at night, I wouldn’t be able to drive, or would need special glasses. To be told I could have it and then, months later, that I couldn’t, on the day of surgery was devastating. Optical Express’ business model cannot deal with high prescriptions and the surgeons are not qualified to operate on high prescriptions. The surgeon was wrong. I consequently went to Julian Stevens at Moorfields who was absolutely excellent and who I cannot recommend highly enough. I had been urged to go there first by several, far cleverer friends than me who had undertaken proper research as to who was best in the market. Julian operated on my eyes a month later and they are perfect. No halos, just perfect sight. No need for further treatment, no nothing. The aftercare is far better than Optical Express. The experience was exemplary. Excellent staff, every single one of them, warm, friendly, caring and Julian himself is exceptional. What I have since realised, after careful thought as to why I had such a fundamentally different experience across the two, is that if you are a surgeon who only undertakes Lasik operations, your experience is actually extremely limited. But Julian is a proper eye surgeon. He mend eyes damaged in wars. He knows his stuff. Minus 10 on a healthy eye is, therefore, easy compared to a scarred cornea that has made someone blind (a person Julian recently operated on who ended up seeing again and rejoining his mates in the army). Julian really takes responsibility for your eyes too. He told me he would give me fantastic vision, and he has. The other place shied away as soon as it looked a little difficult. On top of this skill and care, the post-op eye care drugs he provides are the best in the world. And, to boot, it was cheaper than Optical Express! (On a boring note, I then had to fight Optical Express for several weeks to get my money back.) I have of course left a review for Optical Express on my experience and it goes without saying that of it will not be published because they choose not to use an independent site, like this one. Unlike Julian, who gave me only this address to leave a review. Shame on them. Julian Stevens rocks. Use him.
Julian Stevens has literally changed my life! I was reliant on glasses and contact lenses for over 18 years. My vision before surgery was -2.75 & -3.00 but now (3 months later) it’s perfect 20/20. Julian and his team made me feel extremely confident, comfortable and at ease about the whole process and even though I felt anxious on the day of surgery it was over in a flash and Julian made me feel safe – I trusted that he was the best person to be performing the surgery. My partner said that by the time he had listened to 2 songs on his ipod I was in and out. I had extremely dry eyes for the first week after the procedure as I have large Cornea’s but I knew what to expect and I knew I could call Julian’s team at any point if I was worried about anything. I can now run, swim, practice yoga and ski with out being reliant on glasses. I have also noticed the most beautiful tree out of my bedroom window for the first time 🙂 I would highly recommend Julian and his team, you’ll be in the best possible hands.
I could not have had a better surgeon taking care of my eyes than Julian Stevens – he made me feel comfortable, relaxed and above all excited about the prospect of gaining perfect eyesight under his care. He took the time to make sure I had an answer to every one of my queries and has been absolutely brilliant and hands on from day one. I would not have entrusted my eyesight with anyone else. I cannot thank him enough!
I received the best care possible from Mr Stevens from my first consultation through to the follow up meetings after my surgery. I was quite nervous about going ahead as I had an uncomfortable eye allergy for about a year that no other Doctor was able to help me with – Mr Stevens helped to alleviate my condition immensely.Each consultation and meeting was thorough and professional and you are made to feel at ease. Straight after my first consultation I decided with confidence to have the surgery and it truly was the best decision I made. Mr Stevens has a wealth of knowledge and expertise and he immediately reassured me, leaving me with no doubts. The surgery itself was amazing, it lasted about 20 minutes, whilst you see what’s going on, you feel no pain, just a little discomfort and as soon as it was over, I was able to see so much more clearly. My prescription was -3, I now have excellent 20/20 vision and would absolutely, highly recommend Mr Stevens and his team.
It is difficult to praise Julian Stevens and his team highly enough. I had always wanted laser surgery but was somewhat reticent and nervous about the procedure, particularly following detached retina surgery 6 years earlier. With my history and prescriptions of around -4 & -5 he advised me to undergo LASEK surgery. He and his team were patient, professional and kind…I truly felt like I had opted for the best surgeon at the best hospital in the world. The results bore this out – I am better than 20/20 in both eyes and delighted with the results. I had no hesitation recommending Julian to friends, family and work colleagues who are interested in a life without glasses 🙂
All I can do is smile, was recommended to see Mr Stevens by my optician. Had consultation and elected for LASEK as I lead quite an active life. Had surgery on 23rd June and apart from a little discomfort have been fine. Had my 3 month check up today and here’s the scores :Pre-OpRight 6/60 -2.12/-1.25 x 12Left 6/60 -2.62/1.00 x 177Post-Op (3 months)Right 6/4 0.00/-.05 x 20Left 6/4 0.00/-0.25 x 10Fantastic!!! Thank you so much again and a big thanks to Janet as well who organises things wonderfully.If you want perfect eyes see the man who is the best and at the same price as UltraLase