Robert Morris graduated with honours from St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. He trained at Oxford Eye Hospital, Moorfields Eye Hospital and the University of Iowa, one of the top five training programmes in the United States.
Mr Morris has been an NHS Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Southampton General Hospital since 1991 and in Winchester, where he is Deputy Medical Director, since 1995. He has performed over 8,500 cataract procedures and is recognised as a national expert in squint surgery. He has been carrying out laser vision correction since 1994 and is experienced in LASIK, LASEK and Wavefront treatments. He also has considerable expertise in presbyopic lens exchange.
Mr Morris is passionately committed to passing on his skills by training other Surgeons. He has been Chairman of the Wessex Deanery Education committee, and Regional Adviser for Wessex to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He is an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and a Member of their Microsurgery Training Faculty. He has lectured and presented papers, nationally and internationally, on cataract, refractive and strabismus surgery and has published over 35 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
He is a member of both the American and European Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
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Having nystagmus and severe astigmatism I never thought I would be suitable for laser surgery. Following a personal recommendation from a colleague at work, I decided to visit Rob Morris at the Optegra eye clinic in Guildford for a consultation. He advised that the new laser used at Optegra would be able to make a significant improvement to my astigmatism and the laser would be able to track my eyes so the nystagmus would not be a problem. He did, however, advise that given the extreme nature of my astigmatism there was a good chance I would still need glasses or lenses. I decided to go ahead with the surgery as at the very least I’d simplify my prescription and have much better sight on holiday, in the pool etc. when wearing glasses or lenses is a pain. The procedure itself went very well, despite, thanks to my small eye socket, Rob having to apply some extra pressure during the procedure. It was worth the slight discomfort as the results were excellent, much better than I ever imagined they would be - with only very slight astigmatism remaining and no longer needing to wear glasses at all. Rob provided excellent and very well balanced advice allowing me to make a well informed decision to have the surgery and I felt I was in expert hands all the way through.
I have been wearing glasses for over forty years with a short time using contact lenses. My glasses were getting thicker and thicker which became a real concern for me.As an active cyclist and motorcyclist, having to use glasses was a consistant nuisance, resulting in pressure sores with a motorcycle helmet.After a lot of my own research I met with Rob, and his assistant Sandra twice where I was given clear and comprehensive assurance over the Lasik technique and reassurance that all would be well. As one of my eyes did most of the work I was understandably nervous should there be a problem.I needn't have worried.The surgery was performed on both eyes in less than fiifteen minutes and the results were nothing less than amazing. Rob and his team were consumate professionals and my humble thanks seem inadequate for a return of optical vision I haven't experienced since childhood.The price of the surgery pales into insignificance compared to the new visual freedom I now experience and I thank Rob and Sandra for their patience and care.
Mr Morris completely changed my life by performing LASIK surgery for me. He was kind, very helpful, honest and professional. A true expert with the skill to help me understand everything and the care that made me feel that I was always in safe hands.Thinking my prescription was too great for laser correction I had thought about surgery for many years, however after I went to my initial consultation I was so sure it was the right thing for me I was booked in within the week. I had no problems after the surgery and was cleared to drive the next day.
I had a really strong astigmatism with -6 in my left eye. Rob Morris operated on my eyes with one treatment and I now have better than 20/20 vision.I was very nervous and had waited a long time till the technology was available for my eyes. Sight is a precious gift and the difference in quality of life from having corrective eye surgery is amazing.I am very grateful and am happy to trust Rob with my eyes.Thank you, Tom
Very positive experience all my fears for eye surgery were dealt with in a very comforting way. The results have been amazing, just regret waiting so long before I did it!
Absolutely fantastic. 100% pain free procedure which took minutes, I will recommend Optegra to my friends and colleagues.
I am absolutely over the moon with the results! I never thought I could have it done as I am a coward, but the procedure was painless, quick and very relaxed. The professionalism and friendliness of the staff made the experience (almost!) pleasurable. I will definately be recommending this to everybody i meet!
After 10 years of wearing contact lenses I decided to have laser vision correction and was recommended to Robert Morris at Optegra. The service I received was nothing short of excellent, every single member of staff I had contact with was professional, caring and knowledgeable. I was really apprehensive about surgery, but the lasik procedure was fully explained to me so I understood exactly what was happening at each stage. The process was very quick, completely painless and without any post surgery complications. I am now enjoying 100% vision and I wouldn't hesitate to fully recommend Robert Morris and the rest of the Optegra team to anyone considering this type of surgery.
I feel that I have been re-born I can see again with perfect vision - colours are colours again - Wonderful!
After scrabbling for glasses on waking every day since I was 4 years old I finally have freedom! First class care and facilities and highly recommended.