Governing Bodies

Every week, Optical Express Surgeons perform thousands of laser eye surgery procedures, making us the number one choice for patients.

We have the skilled and experienced staff, the most technologically advanced equipment, and as a leading provider of laser eye surgery in the UK and Europe, we back our commitment to patient care with membership to various governing bodies.

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Our Laser Eye clinics in England are inspected by the Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator of health and social care responsible for enforcing government regulatory standards; see the Commission’s website for their judgments about our compliance with national standards.

General Optical Council (GOC)

Optical Express is fully registered with this regulatory body for the optical professions in the UK and adheres to their strict standards of treatment and care.

The Eye Laser Association (ELA)

Optical Express is a founding member of this association, and as such maintains ‘best practice’ within the industry to ensure that all patients of the member clinics are treated with both fairness and honesty. David Moulsdale, Chairman and CEO of Optical Express is currently the Chairman of the ELA.

Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCO)

Optical Express surgeons that are members of this body follow strict guidelines and standards for the practice of ophthalmology.

General Medical Council (GMC)

All Optical Express surgeons are fully registered and approved by this body.

International Medical Advisory Board (IMAB)

Many of the world’s opinion leaders and most experienced ophthalmologists have joined the Optical Express IMAB, as members and special advisors. All Optical Express surgeons are assessed annually by this board to continually improve their knowledge of recent developments in the field and keep them up to date with industry regulations.

The Medical Registration Council (Comhaile na nDochtuiri Leighis)

All Optical Express surgeons working in Ireland are members of this medical council that protects the interests of the public assuring the quality of and guidance on professional standards of ethical conduct.

Irish College of Ophthalmology (ICO)

Every surgeon employed by Optical Express to work in Ireland is a member of this organisation which is dedicated to the preservation of eye health and sight and to the provision of total eye care, optical, medical, and surgical.

The Optician Board of Ireland (Board na Radharcmhastoiri)

Every Optical Express optometrist working in Ireland is a member of this statutory authority that regulates registration and practice of optometrists and dispensing opticians in Ireland. No optometrist may practice in Ireland until they are registered by the Board.

Association of Optometrists Ireland (AOI)

Optical Express Optometrists within Ireland adhere to the guidelines issued by this professional representative body providing a supervisory and ethical environment for optometrists.


The Optical Express Group was founded in 1991 and has grown to become a world leader of selected healthcare services ranging from optical stores, laser clinics to a state-of-the-art refractive laser eye surgery and refractive clinics.

Vision & Mission Statement

We deliver on our commitments and promises. No excuses. We compete to win in a dynamic market place and perform at the highest level.

Core Values

Our mission is to grow and develop our network of clinics globally and provide the highest quality science based technically superior products and services that enhance people’s lives. We deliver on this by fostering a work environment that values and rewards integrity, respect and performance while contributing positively to the communities that we serve.