News from Custom Vision Clinic


Treating Safely from 19th July

By Nik Keefe | 19 July 2021

Guidance about patient safety including masks and waiting areas from 19th July.

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Meet our new surgeon – Mr Jack Gormley

By James Ball | 18 December 2020

Consultant Ophthalmologist Jack Gormley has joined Custom Vision Clinic.

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November Update: We Are Open

By James Ball | 04 November 2020

We will be open as usual throughout the autumn restrictions in England.

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A Celebration of 1000 Eye Surgeries

By James Ball | 09 December 2019

We recently celebrated our 1,000th eye surgery since opening Custom Vision Clinic.

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CET Event – Peer Review

By James Ball | 18 September 2019

CET Event, Wednesday 18th September – Peer Review We were delighted to hold our third peer discussion CET event on September 18th. We were joined by our three facilitators Alison Alderson, Michelle Le-Roche, and Ravi Naru who encouraged lively debate and discussion within their groups. The chosen cases were all based around patient management to … Read more

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Higher order aberrations in optometry and ophthalmology

By James Ball | 03 July 2019

CET Event, Wednesday 3rd July – Higher order aberrations in optometry and ophthalmology Mr James Ball James presented an overview of the measurement and usefulness of higher order aberrations. The term “aberration” suggests that these imperfections in the focusing of an optical system always have a negative impact on image quality. Spherical aberration however, is something our … Read more

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Will you need contact lenses or glasses after treatment?

By James Ball | 23 April 2019

James Ball explains how your age, the condition of your eye and the eye treatment you receive may require you to use reading glasses or contact lenses in certain circumstances.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Lens Replacement?

By James Ball | 17 April 2019

Mr James Ball discusses the advantages and disadvantages of lens replacement. He explains that when considering these, it really depends on what treatment you’re comparing it to and the condition of the patient’s eye.

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Scleral Contact Lenses

By James Ball | 26 February 2019

February 2019 CET event – Scleral Contact Lenses Mr Ken Pullum We were delighted to be able to welcome Ken Pullum to Custom Vision Clinic. Ken is a world leader in the field of scleral contact lenses and provided a comprehensive and entertaining update on the “state-of-the-art” of scleral contact lens fitting. This included a … Read more

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What your diet should look like if you want to have the best vision possible

By James Ball | 06 December 2018

Maintaining a healthy diet is the best way to ensure optimum eye health. When we’re small, our parents tell us that carrots are good for our eyesight, and this is true – but good nutrition for eye health goes much further. Foods including tomatoes, peppers and strawberries also contain caretinoids, while leafy greens such as spinach and kale, which are rich in antioxidants, all help to boost eye health. Fish such as mackerel, salmon, sardines and tuna contain omega-3 fatty acids, which help to protect against dry eyes and other eye conditions. Find out more about how diet can make all the difference to good eye health.

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About our surgeons

Mr James Ball | Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MA (Cantab) MB BChir FRCOphth CertLRS

I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Custom Vision Clinic, St James’s University Hospital, and Nuffield Hospital. My major interest is in refractive surgery and finding the best treatment suitable for each patient.

Mr Jack Gormley | Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MB ChB (Hons) FRCOphth CertLRS

I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Custom Vision Clinic and York Teaching Hospital, where I lead the Corneal and Refractive service. I have completed over 2,000 surgical and laser eye procedures.