Mr Daya is Medical Director and Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon of the Corneo Plastic Unit and Eye Bank at the Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Trust, East Grinstead.
He is a renowned expert in the field and ranks in our list of the 10 best laser eye surgeons, based on thousands of patient reviews on Lasik Eyes since 2002.
In 1996, Mr Daya founded the Centre for Sight – a high-end provider at the forefront of laser eye surgery, laser lens replacement, cataract and corneal transplants.
But is he the right surgeon for you? Finding a laser eye surgeon you feel happy with is always a personal choice. If you would like a second opinion, Lasik Eyes is making it easy to find a trusted ophthalmologist in your areas, and helps readers book a free consultation with an eye expert to discuss your options.
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After graduating from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1984 Mr Daya completed an internship at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
He then completed his training in the United States completing residencies at NY Downtown Hospital (1985 to 1988) and the Catholic Medical Centre at Cornell University (1988 to 1991). He went on to become the Director of Cornea and External Disease at the Catholic Medical Centre.
Today, Mr Daya serves on numerous committees, including:
- The Medical Advisory Board of the Eye Bank Association of America
- Cornea committees of both European and American Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS, ASCRS)
- International Council for UK on the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS)
- Refractive sub committee of the ESCRS and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
- Board of Directors of the Cornea Society (USA)
Mr Daya is a non-London based entry onto the list of the 10 best laser eye surgeons, shortlisted thanks to thousands of patient reviews on Lasik Eyes since 2002.
What’s more, Mr Daya was the first to perform LASIK laser vision correction in the UK, and he has become an expert in the field. As well as serving on the committees mentioned above, he has also appeared as an expert on a number of TV programs, including some on the BBC and ITV.
In addition to expertise in Laser refractive surgery, Mr Daya is internationally renowned for his work in stem cell transplantation (featured on BBC, ITV, Sky News, ABC News USA etc.), corneal transplantation and refractive cataract surgery.
3. The Centre for Sight
The Centre For Sight was set up because Mr Daya was disgruntled with how many private eye care centres were run. He as on a mission to provide patients with world class medical care.
He built the Centre for Sight as a “Centre of Excellence” in refractive surgery, providing the utmost in preoperative and postoperative care and first class levels of training for other surgeons and nurses throughout the country.
The Centre for Sight was the UK’s first provider of Intralase, the femtosecond laser used for cutting flaps in Lasik rather than bladed keratomes. This increases the safety of Laser vision correction, and provides better outcomes, according to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCO).
4. Patient Reviews for Sheraz Daya
Here are some recent independent customer reviews left on Lasik Eyes for Mr Daya:
I am very happy with my experience at the centre and would recommend them to all my friends and family. Now after my surgery, my dream is to enjoy the rest of my life without the need for spectacles. – Christopher Michel
5 stars, excellent surgeon, excellent facility. Overall experience was fantastic. A very sleek and professional service all round. Very friendly atmosphere. Would do it again! Will certainly recommend Centre for Sight. – Madeleine Edwards-Cook
Fantastic Experience! Staff at Centre for Sight were amazing. Dr Sheraz Daya is great. My vision is better than 20/20. It has been life changing. The results have given me freedom, and they have been better than expected. This is the ‘New Me’ and I feel ecstatic! – Jenny Kingsford
5. The Verdict
So, is Mr Daya the right eye surgeon for you? Of course, that all depends on where you live, and what you’re looking for.
Mr Daya has been at the forefront of his profession for while. That said having his practice in East Grinstead means you might be suited to someone a little closer to you.
With eye surgery considered a safe elective surgery by the General Medical Council (GMC), there are plenty of quality surgeons and clinics to choose from – and you’ll want to meet them before deciding.
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Mr Sheraz Daya Reviews
No More Hunting For Glasses!!!
I am so glad I went to see Mr. Daya and had my lens replacement procedure on both eyes. I found all the staff kind and caring. I was nervous from the very beginning but found the experience on the first eye interesting but the second eye which was two days later amazing with all those colours. The only slight inconvenience were the multitude of eye drops needed for four weeks afterwards to prevent infection, about which Mr. Daya is very conscientious. Very reassuring. My eyesight now confirms the wonderful small details I had missed for a long time. Many thanks to Mr. Daya and his team.
I was recommended by my optician. Very happy with the whole experience.
– Eileen Collyer
I am very happy with my experience at the centre and would recommend them to all my friends and family. Now after my surgery, my dream is to enjoy the rest of my life without the need for spectacles.
– Christopher Michel
Very good experience, I would recommend it to anyone.
– Jillian Green
The first time I wore a pair of glasses I was a year old. Contact lenses seemed like a miracle at first, but quickly became the bane of my life.
After three hours of extensive eye tests (my corneal shape and composition, dry eye, the quality of my tears, and the degree of prescription were measured) I had a consultation with laser eye surgeon Mr Sheraz Daya.
He told me I was suitable for the surgery and explained I wouldn’t feel any pain during the procedure as my eyes would be numbed by anaesthetic drops.
The next day I was back to see Mr Daya at my 24-hour post op check. I had 20/20 vison.
The following day I was back at work.
It’s now been six months and several all-clear check-ups since my surgery.
I’m glad I did it.
The whole experience has been fantastic from start to finish. The staff who attended me during my visits were all exceptional, caring and put me at ease. I was very happy with how helpful the staff were when answering my questions and re-assuring me, and I felt they gave honest, straightforward responses and they didn\’t ever sound as though they were trying to \’sell\’ to me. I am trilled with my new eyesight and can see without contact lenses or specs for the first time in 45 years! It\’s wonderful and I am so very happy!!!
– Alison Durant
Best value for money!
– Joseph Clemmow
Friends recommended Mr Sheraz Daya to me.
– Susan Kelly
I find driving very easy after having LASIK, sports is more convenient and apart from initial dry eyes I am very happy. I decided to go to Centre for Sight because Mr. Daya had performed a corrective procedure on my friend after she had Corneal Ectasia from LASIK elsewhere.
– Dr. Mubarika Sami
5 stars !!!!
I am thrilled at the result – no more glasses!
Can see well – no problems at all. Would recommend Centre for Sight to everyone that will listen. I was recommend by my optician whose mother had lens replacement and investigated on the internet.
– Rachel Brown