I had a telephone consultation with Mr Hove because of my own work commitments . He talked me through the procedure so I understood what would be happening, went through the consent forms and answered my questions. Mr Hove was clear in his explanation and allayed any anxieties I might have.
I had surgery on my left eye on Saturday and the right eye on Sunday. On Monday I had 20/20 vision.
On the day of the surgery Mr Hove introduced himself, went over the procedure again. He was reassuring throughout.
I would highly recommend Mr Hove , I am delighted with tesults. My left eye was done on the Saturday and the right one on the Sunday. On Monday I had 20/20 vision . The recovery is do very is different for everyone a
I had Refractive Lens Exchange with multifocal lenses, two weeks ago on the 21st and 22nd February 2018. Mr Mfazo Hove phoned me for a pre operation consultation and explained everything that I needed to know and answered any questions. I was quite nervous on the day of the first operation but needn't have been. Mr Hove was very calm and explained what was happening; the pre op sedation kept me nice and relaxed. I didn't feel a thing and my eye felt like it was closed but obviously it was open, a few bright lights and the job was done; 7 minutes I believe. My forehead was numb for a short while afterwards and by the next morning I could read a newspaper with no glasses and that was just the first eye. I've now got better than 20/20 vision and wished I'd had it done years ago so a big thank you to Mr Mfazo Hove and his team, an excellent job!
I had refractive lens exchange with multifocal lenses. The results are beyond my expectations as I expected my near vision to be slightly worse than it was before the op, in order that my far vision could be improved. I now have perfect vision, close up and at a distance! Truly life changing. Mfazo Hove was brilliant. Efficient, professional and charming. The operation was enjoyable - yes, really! Quick, no pain and perfect sight when the eye patch came off 4 hours later. I am now looking forward to a life without glasses or contact lenses which I've worn for 40 years. Thank you so much Mfazo.
I had my first lens replacement surgery on the 21st February with the second eye surgery booked for the 14th of this month , procedure was painless
Mr Hove was above all courteous and extremely informative. He explained the procedure with great detail and patience. Answered all questions thoroughly and filled me with confidence. The whole process was painless and I would have no hesitation in recommending his services. I had Refractive lens exchange with multifocal lenses fitted in both eyes on consecutive days and the result is amazing!
I attended Shepard Bush clinic for my right and left eye to have multiple lenses treatment. I am so please with the results after only one day I was able to read without glasses in over 20 years. I was delighted with the service, the staff where very friendly and Dr Mfazo Hove put me very much at ease. He was telling me all the time what was happening. I would recommend this procedure to anyone, it has changed my life.
Mr Hove performed idesign intralase lasik on myself 4 weeks ago. Both eyes were done, procedure was painless. Was over so quickly, Mr Hove was very reassuring throughout the procedure. Recovery was around 6 hours. It's now 4 weeks later and my eyesight is perfect (no more glasses for me) So happy I really am and this is all thanks to you Mr Hove.
Had both of my eyes lasered by Dr Hove at the beginning of February and couldn't have wished for anyone better to do it. He was very calm and made me feel much less nervous pre-surgery which definitely helped. I was slightly scared about getting my eyes lasered but he explained everything very thoroughly and made it a very stress free experience.
I had been struggling with juggling between glasses, contact lenses, reading glasses and VDU glasses for sometime now and therefore after a thorough consultation I decided to opt for refractive lens exchange with multi focal lenses. I had the operation just over a month ago and I cannot believe how fantastic the results have been. Dr Hove performed the operation with incredible skill and expertise and I can not thank him more for giving me a life changing experience. Although the thought of the operation is daunting I can honestly say the it was quick and completely painless. My eyesight improved to better than 20/20 vision immediately after the removal of the dressing and the eyes recovered completely from the operation within one week. I would highly recommend Dr Hove because he is extremely skilled surgeon. Now the only glasses in need to wear are sunglasses.
I underwent design Intralase LASIK laser eye surgery almost four weeks ago now and could not be happier with the result. The procedure was completed so fast it was unbelievable and the recovery was so quick too - I was back to work two days later and even minor side effects like dry eyes and light sensitivity were fully resolved after a couple of weeks if that. My vision is now better than 20/20 and I no longer have the headaches or irritated eyes that I had with contact lenses. I'm so glad I had this done so early in life. The fantastic results aside, Mr Hove himself was exceptional. He was nothing but welcoming, transparent and professional. His expertise and the level of care provided truly inspired confidence and made me feel at ease approaching a procedure that I'd previously been very nervous about. He even offered a direct number for him along with a referral to this site to see genuine reviews for me from a source that is entirely independent and unbiased. Really drove the point home that his first priority is the patient. I'd recommend Mr Hove without hesitation, really could not have hoped for better. Thanks for the new vision!
fantastic surgeon and generally a great guy, very caring and informative.
he takes the time to make sure you know what the procedure is, the recovery time, how to help with the healing process etc etc.
Mr Hove even gave me his personal number to contact at anytime 24/7 in case i had any problems or concerns.
fantastic service from a fantastic surgeon.
I had the lasek treatment back in 2017 I was back to work within after 6 days and driving after 4.
best thing i ever did.
I undergo a Phacoemeulsification and monodical lens implant-only eye with surgeon Mfazo 2 weeks ago and I am really satisfied with the result. It's like coming from the dark to the light. I could not receive this treatment in Madagascar so was really delighted when Mr Mfazo agreed to treat me. I felt straight away at ease under his watch, He is very welcoming and professional. Thank you so much Mr Mfazo for my new vision
I’m extremely pleased with the results of my eye surgery and found Dr Hove to be very professional and friendly. I would highly recommend him.
I underwent refractive lens exchange surgery with multifocal lenses two weeks ago with Mr Hove. Having worn and struggled with varifocals for some time, I decided to bite the bullet and sort out my vision once and for all. As I was unsuitable for laser surgery, I agreed upon lens replacement. Although initially apprehensive, after my phone consultation with Mr Hove, I felt reassured that I had made the right decision. On the day of surgery I was very nervous, but needn't have been as Mr Hove and his team were excellent and the whole experience was swift and painless (especially after the sedative was administered). My left eye was done first, and was still blurry in the evening, but my vision was clear by the morning, when I went back for the following eye to be done. Vision in my right eye was good the same evening it was done, and when I returned the following day for my post op check, I was informed that all was well and my eyesight was almost 20/20. A week later the optometrist said I was now better than 20/20. Mr Hove gives everyone his personal mobile details, so you can contact him with any problems, which I did, as I was aware of a peripheral flickering. He reassured me this would settle down with time. My long distance vision is still not perfect, but good enough to drive, and hopefully will continue to improve. All in all I am very happy with my experience, so thank you Mr Hove and your team for giving me independence from spectacles.
I am so pleased with the services provided by Mr Mfazo Hove for the procedure for refractive lens exchange with multi focal lenses. I would highly recommended him as he made what seemed a scary procedure into a safe and thoughtful experience.
I had Refractive Lens exchange with Multifunctional lenses surgery on the 20th and 21st January and I can honestly say I'm so happy with the result it has changed my life and given me so much confidence with not having to wear glasses anymore. When I went back two weeks later I have 20/20 vision. The procedure is painless and Mr Hove is so professional in what he does and he explains everything to put you at ease. I would thoroughly recommend him
Lovely man. Made me feel very calm and at ease. I would have no problem in recommending him and Optical Express.
Well everything i read about this procedure was accurate and true you get the phone call
prior to the surgery or he will meet with you. its a very simple procedure what you read in the pack is a very good reflection of what takes place yes there are side affects and lots of glare but i would expect all this will settle down. but there is a vast improvement in vision
I have often thought about eye surgery but my opticians put me off. Feeling brave and fed up of varifocal glasses or contact lenses and reading glasses I made my first appointment for a consultation and it was decided that Refractive lens exchange with multifocal lenses would be my best option. Mr Mfazo Hove contacted me and carried out a telephone consultation, explaining all the pros and cons of the surgery and giving me his number incase I had any concerns or further questions, making me feel much happier and more confident with my decision. On my surgery day I was made to feel very at ease and the procedure was carried out very quickly with no discomfort or pain, and the greatest thing of all, was that I was able to see straight away, when I took the dressings off after 4 hours. I wish I had had this done a long time ago. The convenience is unbelievable, especially doing my animals on miserable wet days, when I needed windscreen wipers on my glasses!!
I had the Refractive Lens replacement procedure with Multi Focal Lenses.
Mr Hove was very informative about the procedure, explaining everything clearly before and after the surgery.
I was slightly anxious after I’d decided to go ahead with it , as people would make comments, such as, “No you shouldn’t muck around with your eyes”.
Well I’m glad to say I didn’t listen .
Mr Hove and his team are amazing, very thorough.
I had my right eye done on the Wednesday, the Left eye done the following day, and on Friday was driving.
The procedure itself is very quick and I had no pain at all !
If you are considering having this procedure, you couldn’t be in better hands.
This procedure is nothing short of a miracle.
I will forever, be grateful to Mr Hove and his team , for the gift of sight!!
I had refractive lens exchange with multifocal lenses and I have to say that my journey through this has been excellent and trouble free all the staff were extremely helpful and kept me informed as to what was happening at every stage. The procedure itself was totally painless and finished much quicker than I had expected. The results have certainly been up to my expectations and I was legal to drive the day after I had my second eye done. I would advise anyone looking to have this procedure not to hold back because you maybe concerned about the procedure itself. Thank you to my surgeon Mr Mfazo Hove and the staff at White City.
I Found Mr Mfezo Hove to be an excellent surgeon. My eyesight after 16 days is very, very good. After looking at my pre-op scans and despite my age (77) he upgraded the type of lenses to be inserted in my eyes. His manner was caring, polite and very reassuring and I would recommend him without hesitation.
I had my natural lens replacement on both eyes two weeks ago. It’s quick and painless and I wish that I had it done years ago. I’m in my late 60s and I’m so pleased with the results, no more glasses or contact lens I can’t tell you just how good that feels. I’ve gained my confidence back and a new lease of life
I had a refractive lens exchange with multifocal lenses 3 weeks ago at Westfield. I am delighted with the results which the OE ophthalmologist tells me are even better than expected for distance and close up vision. He also told that he has emailed Mr Hove to let him know his results are "outstanding". That a professional opinion from one who can compare results with peers. Mr Hove's personal style is centred, strong, approachable and relaxed - ideal for the job I would say so a role model. Tina Turner was playing "better than all the rest" in the operation room and he probably is! Also special mention for the sedation I received. I am someone that hates anything near my eyes so I was anxious about the procedure and flinching. I felt absolutely no pain at any time and the sedation actually made me feel good and (almost) able to enjoy the experience of this incredible opportunity. At 50 it can feel as if the body is on a one way street so it's good to know this needn't be the case. I am profoundly grateful and wish Mr Hove the very best. There is a lot of equipment measuring the eye and in the operating theatre but skill and experience is required too; from the whole team to get the best results possible.
Thank you Mfazo My vision is improving daily. It's truly amazing how simple the operation was. You were so honest and showed care on what was about to happen. Massive thank you
I had Refractive Lens Exchange with multifocal lenses surgery 2 weeks ago & I am thrilled with the outcome.My distance vision is already very good & I can read all but the very smallest print which I am told will gradually improve. I was a little apprehensive about having the surgery, in view of my age (69) & type 2 diabetes,but the phone conversation I had with Mr Hove beforehand set my mind at rest.The surgery was quick & painless & Mr Hove was very reassuring throughout.I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone considering this surgery. It is just marvellous not to wear glasses or contact lenses any more & I now wish I had done it earlier. Thank you so much Mfazo.
Following my recent Refractive lens exchange operation (multifocal lenses) I am very pleased to write a positive review of this surgeon. Whilst his skill in this procedure is very evident from the stunning results achieved, it is also worth mentioning the care he took in explaining everything and the lengths he took make sure I was comfortable and clear about the objective of the process. Thank you Mr. Hove and best wishes to your excellent team.
Possibly the very best medical experience I have ever had. My eye surgery went well and everything is perfect - what made it such a positive experience was Dr Hove's professional manner in explaining everything thoroughly. I recommend anyone thinking of having Lens replacement surgery to ask for Dr Hove to be their surgeon.
Had laser eye surgery just over a week ago. Mfazo carried out the surgery and initial consultation. I found him to be very warm, knowledgeable and professional. The decision to have one eye for distance and one for reading was a great option and I am glad it was offered and then carried out. The operation itself was much less of an ordeal than I was expecting and I am fully healed and enjoying no glasses or contact lenses. Would highly recommend Mfazo
I saw Dr Hove for idesign Intralase LASIK. He was polite, proffesional, friendly and calm throughout. I felt utterly at ease both during and after the procedure, he was happy to provide me with a note for work and gave me his personal number to call if I ever needed any assistance at all, very happy indeed with the brilliant job he did and will strongly recommend him to anyone else!
Coudln't have been happier, excellent service from an excellent doctor.
I had refractive lens exchange with multifocal lenses. I had my left eye done on the Friday my right eye done on the Saturday went back on the Sunday morning and my sight was already better then 20/20 vision the whole process was a breeze I would recommend it to anybody the surgeon talked everything through with me I don’t know why I didn’t have it done years ago thank you mr mfazo hove.
Hi, I’m lauren and I recently had the idesign Intralase LASIK laser eye treatment! It is the best thing I have ever done. I have to admit I was a bit nervous on the day but Mr Hove kept me calm and made me have no worries! The procedure was completely painless and over in seconds!!! The next morning I was able to drive and felt fantastic. I could not recommend Mr Hove orhia treatment highly enough. thank you so much
I had Refractive lens exchange with multifocal lenses surgery in Dec. I would like to thank Mr Hove for making me feel that I was in very safe hands. He answered any questions/concerns that I may have had, and the fact that he gave me his personal mobile was very reassuring. I would highly recommend Mr Hove if you are thinking of having any eye surgery procedure.
I had lens replacement surgery in December with Mr Hove and found the whole experience amazing. Mr Hove is a very friendly and skilled surgeon and is very happy to explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have. The procedure itself was totally painless and the results for me were instant. I have no problem recommending Mr Hove to family and friends. Thankyou Mr Hove and team.
I had Refractive lens exchange with multifocal lenses I was nervous to start with but Mr Mfazo Hove explained the procedure and put my mind at rest explaining the pros and cons of the lenses that I chosen. So far all is good I can now ride my motorcycle in the rain without getting steamed up. He also asked me to read some of the reviews of others before I go ahead and have the surgery which I had already done. My only regret is that I didn't do it earlier.
Had refractive lens exchange with multifold lenses Had left eye done on the 13th December and right eye on 14th. With Mr Mfazo Hove he was very good in explaining the operation and very gentle when do the operation It is now 2 weeks later and my sight is 20 20 vision my name is kelvin b and I am 56
I am 56 years old and had been wearing reading glasses since 2006. My eyesight had continued to deteriorate over the years making it difficult to do certain hobbies, even with glasses on. After discussing my options which included the possibility of a prescription for tri-focal spectacles I decided to look into Refractive Lens Exchange with multifocal lenses. Having decided on this procedure I was assured by the Optical Express team in Southampton that the surgeon carrying the operation was their best Ophthalmologist, Mr Mfazo Hove. Mr Hove telephoned me two weeks before the first operation to discuss the procedure and to see if I had any questions. Its at this stage that I almost backed out as I began to consider possible drawbacks. Mr Hove did not push me to go forward but simply asked me to Google him to view the reviews on his Doctify page, and said that if was still in any doubt about the procedure I could cancel it. It was through reading the reviews and doing a bit more research that convinced me to go forward with the surgery. It was a good decision! Mr Hove is both easy going and reassuringly professional and the eye surgery was in the end less scary than a visit to the dentist. After the initial anaesthetic, the surgery is over in minutes. The operating theatre experience is painless and the only distractions are the bleeps from the machinery and Mr Hove’s intriguing taste in music. I am now two weeks post-op and appreciating the experience of living in a non blurry world. Reading from a Kindle with even very small fonts is comfortable. The fainter text of a bible printed on fine paper is more of a challenge though still readable. but even this is improving. I am very thankful to Mr Hove for his expertise and confidence inspiring manner in carrying out the surgery. Iain D
Following Natural Lens Replacement I required Intralase LASIK enhancement : I had an appt with mr Hove . He explained procedure to me and I felt comfortable with him. He also gave his private number to contact him at any time after surgery: surgery was painless and swift- a little sore for a few hours afterwards. I have as yet been for first appt to check vision( this week) but all feels good so far. Would have no hesitation in recommending mr Hove . Eileen V
I had Lasik enhancement surgery with Mr. Hove in early December 2017 which was completely successful. I had a telephone consultation beforehand which he made easy and clear for me and answered all the questions I had. Before surgery I found him to be thorough and caring which put me at ease. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr. Hove as an eye surgeon. Suzanne W
I had a very successful procedure undertaken by Mr Hove. He was very warm, friendly and reassuring, explaining the process fully to me. I am delighted with the outcome. Many thanks to Mr Hove and Optical Express. Elaine F.
I am very happy with the treatment I received from Dr Hove. He made sure I knew exactly what my treatment would involve and went through it step by step - as I was quite nervous about the treatment, this really helped calm my nerves as it was the unknown that was worrying me the most. I would recommend Dr Hove to anyone who was thinking of having laser eye surgery! Lori A.
This was a life changing experience. My left eye has perfect vision, 6 weeks later on and my right eye may well need further tweaking. Mr Hove is an approachable, talented surgeon with excellent people skills who I would not hesitate to recommend to others. A very positive experience & thank you Mr Hove!
I would like to give a very big thank you to Mr Hove and his team for performing the Refractive lens exchange with multifocal lenses couple of weeks ago. The procedure went very smoothly and with very few initial after effects. It is great to have 20/20 vision again, even though I am still occasionally looking for my glasses, out of habit! The only thing I am having trouble with is the halos around lights which makes night time driving very restrictive, but it is slowly improving and hopefully will diminish further with time - but I am impatient! This has been a complete life change for me and I would recommend Mr Hove to anyone who is thinking of having this procedure - Thanks, once again
I couldn’t of been happier with Dr Hove. I was nervous going into the procedure but he put me at total ease from the start and explained the process carefully and in great detail.
I cannot thank Mr Hove enough.....when I went for my consult he made me aware of a different way my eyes could be done so that I would not need to wear reading glasses. He gave me an opportunity to try his idea with contact lenses prior to the surgery and then did the procedure. Throughout I felt reassured and I was extremely nervous at the time. The surgery has beena success apart from the fact that I may need to have a little "tweak" done so thank you very much Mr Hove. I have reccomended you in particular to friends that I know want the treatent done xxxx
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gerry (female) I had lens replacement on the 13th and 14th of December 2017.which was done by Mr mfazo Hove. The treatment i received was very good the nurses were friendly and
Reassuring as was the anaesthetist ..the operationl was very quick and pain free it's still early days but so far so good.
I had my idesign intralase lasik dome last month and had an absolutely brilliant experience.
From the initial briefing with my surgeon Mr Hove, which I chose to do over the phone, I was kept informed of every step of the process. Everything was clearly explained and I had the time to process everything before the surgery a week later, just in case I wanted to back out.
The day of the surgery I chose to have it done in the morning. All the staff at the Harley street clinic were really nice and friendly. I had another set of checks done just to make sure nothing had been missed or changed since my initial screening. Then I had another chat with Mr Hove, who went through the entire procedure with me before the surgery.
I went in well prepared. You stay awake through the whole procedure and it’s good to know exactly what is happening. For every step, I was told what the team was doing, and was given a running countdown of time remaining per eye. The procedure per eye was max 5minutes. It wasn’t painful, just uncomfortable as pressure was applied to each eye.
At the end of the surgery, special eye drops were put in and I had already gained around 50% of the vision I would end up with!
I had a debriefing with the nurse and got Mr Hove’s personal number so I could contact him in case of any questions or emergencies post surgery. I got given bottles of medicated eye drops and explained how to use them and when. A month on, Ive got 20/20 in my right eye and 19/20 in my left and it’s a brilliant feeling being free from glasses!
I would highly recommend Mr Hove, brilliant surgeon with lots of experience, very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable!
Thank you for doing such a great job with my eyes!!
Shabana Hussain- iDesign (Intralase Lasik)
I have been thinking about laser surgery for years and decided to finally get it done. When I had my telephone consultation with Mr Hove, he covered every little detail but I was still nervous. On the day of the procedure, Mr Hove met with me, made me feel very comfortable and explained what the procedure involved, how long it will roughly take and if I had any problems or questions after the procedure to call him at anytime. I had the iDesign (Intralase Lasik) and it was all done very quickly. The staff were all very helpful and professional. My eyes did hurt for a day and were very sore, but the next day I had no soreness or redness. It has only been three weeks and I have 20/20 vision. It was the best decision I have ever made, and having an excellent consultant like Mr Hove who actually cares about his patients, I am glad I finally got it done.
Mr Hove was very good. Explained the entire procedure and what was going to happen and I’ve had no problems since. My vision is great!
I recently decided to have my reading vision corrected having had laser 10 years ago to correct my short sightedness and was advised that I would need Refractive lens exchange with multifocal lenses at my first appointment I was more than a little worried and really not sure whether to go ahead as it sounded like a very intrusive operation My next appointment with my consultant Mr Mfazo Hove certainly put my mind at rest he explained everything that could go wrong but also how it could be corrected he instilled so much confidence in me. Mr Hove gave me his mobile number if I had any further questions. I had total confidence in my Surgeon and booked the procedure straight away. I did have a couple of further questions and did text Mr Hove who rang me back straight away on both occasions. The procedure went like a dream I could read on the same evening it was amazing so much so that I went out with a friend that very night and showed off my new skills of reading with no glasses. She was so impressed she has now booked to see Mr Hove to discuss what he can do for her. The procedure was totally pain free nor did any pain come later when all the anaesthetic had worn off. On day two I could read, drive and go back to my normal everyday things. I cannot recommend highly enough this incredible surgeon who apart from doing the procedure brilliantly it was his bedside manner that won me over. It has been a week now since my procedure and I am so glad I had it done
I had Phakic ICL surgery with Mr Hove in November 2017. As my prescription was -12/2.5D cyl I had limited expectations when I met him, expecting to get a 'sorry but you're not suitable'. Instead, I got a 'yes' which I don't think I ever really believed until surgery day - I kept expecting a call telling me that the figures had been reviewed and it was not possible. Obviously that didn't happen I am thrilled to say and the operation was a huge success. Mr Hove was amazing from the first meeting to the end. He was very realistic about the chance that with my prescription we may need to have a follow up laser treatment, and made sure I was clear on the risks (as it stands at the moment my vision is how basically 20/20 so no follow up treatment is needed). I felt very comfortable with him and confident in his abilities, as he was so thorough in his discussions on the whole procedure, and made sure that I fully understood all implications. The surgery itself went without a hitch. My left eye op went very smoothly and vision was already really clear by the next day. The right eye op took a little longer, so there was a bit more trauma to the eye, but even with that it felt pretty much normal and with good vision a couple of days later. I would stress that the ops didn't hurt at all, and I actually had no pain during recovery - only one of the drops you have to take daily really caused any discomfort and that was only the first couple of days. After each surgery Mr Hove talked me through what had happened, anything I needed to be aware of, and was really clear on what I could expect, so I knew not to panic or worry if I had blurriness or anything. He also gave me his personal mobile so that I could text him if I had any worries. Not only this, but he was active behind the scenes, checking in with my opticians after the surgeries to make sure all was progressing well, and calling me a few days later just to check in. I would say this is above and beyond what I would have expected from a surgeon, and it made me feel that I could contact him if I had any concerns at all. My rating of 5/5 reflects not only the surgery which was first rate and has been hugely successful, but the attention before and afterwards and the manner in which Mr Hove dealt with me. I could not be happier with how the whole process went in regard to my dealings with him, and I don't think I will ever stop being grateful to him for giving me the gift of sight without glasses or contacts. If you have a high prescription don't give up. There are amazing surgeons out there, like Mr Hove, who can treat you. And if you are thinking of having the surgery, then you could not do better than with Mr Hove
My name is Alan and I live in Deanston, not far from Stirling. I had lens replacement surgery in both eyes during August. I have waited till now to write a review as I wanted to have the "all clear" from my follow up appointments and have now been discharged. Mr Hove was very professional and talked me through the procedure in great detail some days prior to the surgery. I was nervous about having the surgery but Mr Hove was able to reassure me. I had both eyes done on consecutive days and I can honestly say that my experience was excellent. Mr Hove took the time to again explain what was going to happen and talked me through the procedure throughout the surgery. His confidence and professional approach were very much appreciated and I would recommend Mr Hove if you are considering eye surgery.
I visited Mr Hove for a consultation for Refractive lens exchange with multifocal lenses and was very nervous and wondering if I was doing the right thing, but from the minute I walked in Mr Hove put me at ease and explained everything in detail. On the day of the procedure he went through things again. I cannot thank Mr Hove and his staff for the excellent care given to me throughout including excellent aftercare. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Hove as he is very professional but at the same time down to earth. It has been 3 weeks since my procedure and I am very pleased with my near and distance vision and no more glasses. Thank you
I would have no hesitation recommending Mr Hove for eye surgery, he is very professional and has a manner which puts you at ease.....However ,do not use his services through Optical Express.....their Admin departm ent is awful ....I so nearly cancelled the surgery due to their incompetence beforehand and I just turned up for my first weeks check after surgery Ten minutes early and had to leave after waiting 40 minutes without being seen.Once they have your money (over £6000 in my case)they really don’t care.STEER CLEAR of OPTICAL EXPRESS
After attending Optical Express at Canterbury I was deemed suitable for refractive lens exchange with multi focal lenses. The surgery was to be carried out by Dr Hove who called me at a pre-arranged time prior to the operation to explain the procedure and risks. He was very reassuring making it clear to me that my well being was his first and constant care. His excellent surgical skills are indeed matched with his patient care. The surgery was a complete success and pain free. Dr Hove and all his team were absolutely terrific their care for me with their reassuring manner and comments every step of the way. I am now glasses free with 20/20 vision. I cannot thank Dr Hove in particular, and his staff in general, enough for their excellent care of me. The follow up treatment with Optical Express is also first class and included a surprise call from Dr Hove stating how pleased he was for me, at the success of the operation after he had reviewed my seven day post op check up.
Dr Hove gave me back 20/20 vision and I am delighted to give Dr Hove and his team ten out of ten.
From my first appointment at Canterbury to post operation four weeks later I could not be more pleased.
I have just had 'Refractive Lens Exchange with Multi Focal Lenses', 2 weeks ago in Nottingham.
This was a painless, carried out by professional staff that made me feel comfortable and secure throughout each phase of the procedure.
I had both eyes done one after the other on consecutive days.
Long distance- My sight was perfect before and after it has returned to nearly the same, one eye is slightly better than the other.
Middle distance- (2m -3m) was perfect before and has decreased in both eyes and is now slightly blurred.
Reading Distance- previously I needed reading glasses to use my phone or the computer, I've now reduced the font on my phoneand am now typing his review without glasses!!!!
The after care is fabulous and at the end of 6 months if they feel they can improve the long distance vision further then they offer laser treatment free.
I would highly recommend this treatment and especially my surgeon who carried out my operation Mr Mfazo Hove
MBChB MD FRCOphth CertLRS
Konstantinos Theodorakakos.I had a refractive lens exchange with multifocal lenses by Mr Mfazo Hove,and i am very very happy!! Before surgery i had about -8 Myopia about +2.5 Presvyopia plus astigmatism and now i have better than 20/20 vision and very good reading vision.I explained to Mr Mfazo that i wanted very good vision in all fields and he tried his best to meet my needs.He explained me everything about the risks of every diferent type of lenses,we decided to do multifocal even if the risks should be a bit more than monofocal and everything went fine!Thank you Mr Mfazo Hove !!!
I was extremely nervous about this procedure to say the least. However, everyone involved were wonderful and made me feel confident and more at ease. In fact, now it it done, I really don't know what I was so worried about. Not once did I feel any discomfort.
Being someone who is extremely active not having to wear glasses has made life so much easier. I am able to knit, sew, read recipes without the inconvenience of wearing and swapping glasses. I no longer have to suffer the pressure on my my nose as a result of wearing glasses and for someone who suffers badly with sinus this has been the best benefit of all.
After 2 weeks the only things i am experiencing which cause a little discomfort at the moment are: a little grittiness i have in the evening ( a feeling I have been wearing contact lenses for too long) and the bright car light when driving at night.
I am so pleased that i found the courage to have the multifocal lens implants. ( A massive thank you to Mr Hove and his team for making this a painless and successful experience)
Dawn Gregory 24/11/2017 - retired Teacher
The service from initial consultation, to meeting all the staff working in the process was excellent.
I cannot recommend the team more highly.
The after care has been second to non, the only problem I have had is being able to find the time to visit on the recommended time scales for aftercare.
Mr Hove was very attentive. He took the time to explain the surgery in detail with me which made me feel very comfortable with proceeding with the procedure.
He also provided very good aftercare ensuring to follow up with me on a regular basis and making himself available to answer any queries that I had during all hours.
Overall the care that I received from him made me very happy that he was my surgeon.
I am delighted to be writing this review without my glasses on Hurray!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've got rid of them what an amazing experience not to spend half your life looking for them , the thing for me was when your children want to constantly show you things on there phone and they get so annoyed with you because guess what ? You can't find your glasses !!! Despite having about 10 pairs somewhere !! Where do they vanish to ? They get so annoyed with you and then it becomes a standing joke everywhere you go !!
So I took the step to have (NLR) Natural Lens Replacement is where they remove your natural lens and replace it with a new lens ( intraocular Lens) this is amazing technology which has had millions of pounds invested .
After doing my research Optical Express was the leading brand for me and I'm so happy with my decision.
I made my appointment had a talk with a technician about the procedure I wanted , I then went into another room to talk with a refractive optometrist who did some tests on my eyes, I watched a video on the procedure , I had a couple more appointments for further tests and then made the appointment for the surgery date.people will try and put you off for different reasons but please! don't listen . I can honestly say it's so quick you are in and out within 15 mins its unbelievable you have your eye sedated with different kinds of drops no problems no stinging ,nothing . I had an amazing surgeon,MR Hove what a lovely kind caring man he made you feel like taking a paracetamol was more frightening you felt like you was talking with your best friend so relaxed about the whole thing like he could do it with his eyes closed what's all the fuss !! and he was right,please anybody reading this and your a bit nervous MR HOVE is the man for you google him do your research you won't be disappointed I promise you !!
and he was right when I look back ,it's all over within 2wks even now 12 days later I can't believe I don't wear glasses any more
I had LASEK in right eye following Natural Lens Replacement in both eyes. My experience under Mr Hove's care was excellent. He explained the actual procedure very well so I knew what to expect . The only negative comment I have is that I was not made fully aware at the time, how my vision might be for several weeks following the procedure. However Mr Hove kept in touch after the procedure to reassure me. Joanna Murphy
Very professional service, all questions answered honestly. The procedure was painless, i particularly liked having music on during the surgery. It helped me relax. Just have to get used to my new eyes now, having worn glasses for 57 years. Thoroughly recommended
Having decided to have lens replacement I was contacted by Mr Hove to discuss the procedure. He was really informative, gave me all the pros and cons.
On the days if the surgery he was really supportive, explaining every procedure in detail. I can highly recommend Mr Hove.
My name is Bob Lakin from Staffordshire UK. Mr Hove replaced both my lenses recently. The result is brilliant. I have better than 20/20 vision. The operation was painless and very easy and all the staff at the Birmingham centre were top class. If you need your eyes sorted I would highly recommend Optical Express.
I had multi focal lens replacement on 24 November 2017. Mr Hove took a lot of time discussing what procedure would be best for me and answering any questions that I had before and on the procedure days. He wanted me to have realistic expectations. I had every confidence in him on the surgery day and now one week later my sight is really good for driving and reading.
I had Lasik surgery carried out by Dr Hove and could not have been happier with my choice of doctor. He made me feel very comfortable from the first meeting and explained the procedure very thoroughly. He also carefully went through the risks with me and was happy to spend time going through my questions and talking through my concerns. I felt that Dr hove's first priority was my health, not just getting me to sign up, and he carefully discussed the surgery in consideration of my hobbies which may have affected the risks involved, giving me good advice on the right procedure to have done. The surgery itself is very quick and totally painless. Throughout, Dr Hove was explaining what was happening which helped keep me at ease. The only thing that I wasn't warned about was that the machine puts some pressure on the eye when it cuts the flap, nothing painful maybe just a little uncomfortable. When my surgery was complete Dr Hove checked my eyes again and noticed a tiny speck under the flap and he insisted on taking me strait back in to lift the flap and wash it out. I had improved vision instantly, was driven home and went to bed, unfortunately I didn't get to sleep before the numbing drops wore off and my eyes stung quite badly (again nothing serious, think chopping up the world's most vicious onion) for a few hours, but after that I went to sleep. I woke up the next morning with better than 20/20 vision. My eyes were quite dry for the first week or 2 and I struggled to use the computer for extended periods for the first week, but after that using the eye drops prevented most of the irritation. Dr Hove did an excellent job with confidence and care before, during and after the operation. I thoroughly recommend both the procedure and the Surgeon.
Such a caring patient approach - near impossible to find! Mr Hove truly cares about his patients and even out of working hours and on holiday is happy to take a call or answer a text when I needed re-assurance about my GP's advise or when just not feeling well post minor op on my eye. Extremely knowledgable and able to explain complex medical issues in very simple and clear terms. I could not recommend him enough. Thank you Mr Hove!
Excellent professional service.Made me feel at ease and great results. Very helpful and informative pre-care and post care service.Highly recommended.
Very efficient service throughout the whole process in both pre and post treatment RN
Mr Hove firstly can I thank you and of course your team for the excellent treatment I received at your Glasgow clinic over 14th and 15th August 2017. I feel that I was treated excellently from the initial consultation in Edinburgh, Shandwick Place, through my initial consultation with yourself face to face in Glasgow, and then the final procedure of multi focal lens replacement. My name is James Harrington Nightingale, I live in Leith, Edinburgh, I am recently retired and I can certainly through my experience recommend Optical Express. Mr Hove you made me feel very comfortable whilst going through what you were going to do and making sure that I knew of any possible problems that may occur and within two days totally glasses free and now six weeks later I am still getting used to not wearing glasses for reading or distance. Thank you once again.
Mr Hove could not have been more sympathetic and kind in explaining the forthcoming procedure and its outcomes. I am very pleased with the result and am reassured that if anything goes awry he is only a phone call away.
Brilliant experience with Mr Hove who took time to recommend and conduct the Lasik treatment when I requested a second opinion after originally being told I only qualified for Lasek. I have had no issues after 10 days and my eyesight was 20/20 after 24 hours and is still improving now. Thank you.
I couldn't be happier to have finally gotten around to getting this done. I am 46 and chose to have one eye corrected for my distance vision and leave my other eye as it is for close work such as reading and constantly looking at my phone! I know that it sounds weird having only one eye corrected but you adjust to it straight away and it means that I still don't need glasses for reading etc even at my age. I had the lasik idesign and couldn't be happier with it. Dr Hove is a very lovely man, he explains absolutely everything before you make a decision and again when you arrive for your surgery. He makes you feel very at ease and makes absolutely sure that you are happy with your decision. I would definitely recommend Dr Hove to family and friends.
I had laser eye surgery with Dr Hove and the results have been amazing, he was very thorough in explaining the surgery and any questions I may have had. Couldn't of asked for better care.
Excellent service, explained the whole procedure in detail. It was quick, easy and painless. Extremely happy with my vision now. Would highly recommend it. Thank you!
Very happy and felt very comfortable
I had iDesign iLasik surgery for the treatment of astigmatism in both eyes at the Southampton clinic. It was somthing I had been considering for a couple of years. Having had a consultation with Dr Hove I felt confident and reassured I was making the right decision. He explained the whole procedure from start to finish making me aware of the risks and the likely outcome, and answered any questions I had fully.
On the day of surgery it was very relaxed and Dr Hove showed me all the equipment that he would be using and how it worked during the procedure which I found very helpful and dispelled any nerves I had. The fact I could physically hold the equipment myself and realise nothing would hurt my eyes was totally reassuring.
During the procedure Dr Hove talked me through everything that was happening which again was very reassuring. It was so quick and totally painless.
I can honestly say this was the best thing I have done and is life changing. No more glasses!!!!! And the outcome was better than expected!
I would happily recommend Dr Hove to anyone that is considering eye surgery!
Dr Hove was very polite and informative and provided answers to questions well and explained everything well.
I'm happy with the results so far
Without Mr Hove my experience of laser eye surgery would have been much more stressful. I was a very nervous patient but Mr Hove helped me feel relaxed and looked after from the first consultation right through to aftercare. He answered all of my questions without rushing me or making me feel silly for asking simple questions. The surgery itself was far lest traumatic than I was expecting. The idea of someone lifting part of my eye back really freaked me out but it was all over fast and without issue. To be honest if I didn't know it was part of the procedure i would never have guessed that was what happens. You truly can't feel or see anything except for flashing lights and you only feel pressure. I did however experience some extreme pain after the surgery (not a normal experience I was just one of the lucky few!) my husband phoned Mr Hove directly and I was asked to come back to see him even though he was due to leave and we were 35 mins away. The pain was easily fixed with extra drops and I was completely pain free after 24hrs. Dr Hove truly does put his patients needs above anything else. The ability to contact him directly 24/7 if I had any concerns and the fact that his aftercare is so thorough really made me feel relaxed and looked after. If I needed any further work or was referring someone else I would 100% recommend Mr Hove
I had the Lasik. Mr Hove explained everything clearly prior to the surgery, which was quick and effective. I'm so glad I had this done, it's made such a difference being able to go about my business without glasses. Thank you to Mfazo and his team who were excellent. Thoroughly recommend.
Mr Hove was very helpful both throughout the operation and also the post op. He was always available in case I had any questions or any queries and I'm very happy with the results of the laser eye surgery that Mr Hove did.
Mr Hove was excellent. He put me at ease straight away and explained everything in a very clear and concise way. The eye surgery went really well and I would recommend Mr Hove to all my friends and family.
What a very nice person Mr Hove is. I was due for a second laser surgery on my eye to correct my vision but after talking to him and explaining my views and he then expressed his we came to what i feel we both thought was the best outcome Very easy to talk to and very understanding, was not pushy insisting that i had the eye correctness in fact quite the opposite.
I had lasik eye design performed on my right eye,although I was extremely nervous about have the procedure done,Dr Hove was very good at putting my mind at ease! First class treatment from first class chap. Thanks
Very helpful explained procedure gave me opportunity to call & discuss directly if any problems occurred
I am very pleased with the Lasek treatment I had on my eye. So far everything is superb. Would highly recommend this procedure.
Mfazo Hove has provided me with excellent advice and care before, during and after my LASIK eye procedure. He took time during consultations to fully address all my concerns and has been readily contactable throughout, offering a very personalised service. I fully recommend Mfazo to anyone considering a laser eye procedure - my LAZIK was quick, problem free and throughout Mfazo's professionalism and open manner gave me confidence that I was being very well looked after.
Competent & professional. He explained my surgery prior to commencement which made me feel more at easy.
Very friendly and chatty! Extremely informative and made me feel completely relaxed as I was very nervous going in
Mr Hove was very friendly and explained the process really well. I thought it was also really nice that he gave his mobile number out so I could call if I had any worries. It is a very scary experience to not see very well and have painful eyes but I felt safe in his hands.
Mr Hove performed iDesign LASIK to correct my short sighted vision. He was incredibly reassuring throughout and explained the process carefully. My vision is perfect and I have felt supported by Mr Hove- he even gives his mobile number in case of any problems!
I was quite anxious about my procedure, but talking to Dr Hove really put me at ease, I particularly liked that he invited my husband into the consult to see if he had any questions or concerns to add to my own. The procedure was very successful and he was very reassuring throughout, I would highly recommended him to anyone considering Laser Eye Surgery.
Dr Mfazo Hove was very professional and it was obvious he cared about me as a person and as patient. He was very clear and thorough in his explanations of my treatment. Anyone in his care is in safe hands.
I had laser enhancement surgery. Mr Hove and his staff were very welcoming and friendly, he explained the procedure very thoroughly, from the start to the end. He allowed me time to ask any questions I had. The aftercare nurse explained about the drops and how my eye would feel. I would recommend Mr Hove to family and friends.
Mr Hove was excellent really put me at ease and answered all my question before laser eye surgery. The surgery was quick and pain free and I now have better than 20/20 vision. Thank you Mr Hove.
I had laser eye surgery a week ago and was understandably apprehensive on the day. Mr Hove immediately put me at ease and reassured me throughout the whole procedure. Mr Hove provided me with a direct contact number for him which was really useful as I had a few concerns following my surgery, after I had returned home. Mr Hove immediately replied to my messages offering help, advice and reassurance which put me at ease. This is something over and above what my initial expectations of his service would be. I cannot thank him enough for the outstanding service he has given me and I would recommend his services to anyone.
I was very anxious before my surgery, but after meeting Mr Hove and speaking about the process I felt at ease almost immediately. The surgery went well, and I want to add that it was over very quickly. Mr Hove is a true professional that I would definitely recommend. I am very happy with the results, thank you!
Mr Hove was very good in explaining the steps of the procedure, reassuring me that if I felt uncomfortable at any stage we can stop.
The treatment was excellent, the reason for Very Good is due to the confusion the Optometrist had on the choice procedure
Mr Hove took the time to explain the procedure in detail beforehand. He was very friendly and made me feel at ease. He explained what was happening at each stage during my surgery. Overall I was very happy with the treatment.
I undertook laser eye surgery under the care of Mr Hove. He had an exceptional eye for detail, (no pun intended) a true passion for what he is doing and great care for his patient's health. There was no compromise when it came to a possible risk to my eyesight. He ensured I was fully ready for the surgery both health wise and mentally. I would definitely recommend Mr Hove.
He was very informative and assured me that I was in good hands.
I was most impressed with Mr Hove's professionalism, thoroughness, expertise and follow-through.
Within 24 hours my vision was 6/4 in both eyes!
The ambience in the theatre was tranquil and made me feel very at ease.
All in all, a sterling job, a sterling surgeon and a sterling result! I simply cannot recommend him enough.
I thought that Mr Hove was fantastic. I was really nervous before the procedure but he was was very reassuring and I felt I was in safe hands throughout. His explanation of the procedure and after care was thorough and my surgery and recovery has gone flawlessly. I would certainly recommend him based on my experience with him at Optical Express.
Really pleased with the care, polite, considerate and professional. Fantastic outcome, just as was explained to me. I would certainly recommend Mr Hove to anyone planning to have laser eye surgery. Thank you.
Mr Mfazo has an extremely good telephone and face to face manner. I had the WF iDesign Intralase - Lasik procedure carried out and was impressed with his professional manner and the results.
Amazing. Really really happy with the outcome of my surgery. But as importantly really really happy with my surgeon. Thorough, understanding and treated me like the only patient he has ever had. He spent a long time making me feel at ease and explained everything. So so happy
I had a laser eye surgery performed by Dr. Mfazo. The result was very satisfactory and his treatment was excellent. Very professional while reassuring at all times.
I was really well informed and he took great care to make sure I knew exactly what was going to happen and also what to expect longer term. I felt totally confident in everything that he was doing.
Excellent Surgeon. Fantastic communication to explain the procedure. Put me at ease through the procedure.
Mr Mfazo clearly explained to me all of the risks and effects I would have after my lasek eye surgery he also answered all my questions. During the surgery kept me calm and talked me through everything he was doing.
The procedure I had was iDesign LASEK. I found the experience satisfying, from waiting to the procedure itself. Mr Hove was professional and answered all of my questions ensuring I understood all aspects of the procedure. The surgery went very smoothly and I am now benefitting from better vision!
Everyone was professional and helpful. My Surgeon answered all my questions and made me feel more relaxed about the procedure.
Professional and informative.
Mr Hove was professional and understanding and the work done was excellent.
My experience with Mr Hove was excellent. He explained the cataract procedure well, and the results have been very satisfactory. I highly recommend him for eye surgery.
Mr Hove took the time to explain the procedure clearly to me and what I could expect to experience both immediately after surgery and the during the few hours after surgery. This put me at ease and helped allay any second thoughts or nervousness. During the surgery Mr Hove continued to talk through each step which made the procedure go a lot quicker. No problems afterwards and a great experience.
Very well explained, Dr Hove talked me through everything, before during and after the procedure and completely put my (very nervous) mind at ease.
I was nervous before the procedure but Mr Hove explained everything again in detail and I felt much more comfortable. The procedure itself was short and pain-free. Mr Hove was talking to me throughout the procedure which was assuring. Although I found the idea of laser quite scary, I am happy with the results and would recommend Mr Hove to anyone looking for eye surgery.
I had the Lasek eye surgery at Optical Express Southampton. Day 7 of recovery and the results are amazing so far. Mr Hove was excellent from start to finish and I would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone. Thanks for your skills and support!
Everything was explained well, dealt well with me as I couldn't contain my excitement, so polite and very professional. Would recommend him to everyone
Mr Hove was reasurring from the outset and fulfilled any queries I had with regards to the best possible treatment for me personally. During the surgery I was kept informed of what was happening so I was completely at ease. My laser eye surgery was completed with no discomfort during or indeed after the procedure, and my vision is now perfect!
Mr Hove was very attentive and put a lot of effort into my examination and conducted a lot of tests to make sure my issue is well addressed and looked into from every angle. Also a very cool guy!
This how all doctors should be. Competent and confident, friendly and thorough in his explanation, ensuring I understood the procedures. Went through what he was doing step by step during surgery and provided ongoing reassurance. Highly recommend!
Wow 5 ******** surgeon . Totally professional and thorough in every way. Made me feel relaxed and comfortable. Would 100% recommend !!! Thank you after Lazer Eye Surgery I have 20/20 vision - so excited - Thank you xxxxx
Very good - excellent services
Dr Hove conducted my Lasik laser eye surgery.
He was very friendly, explained the procedure and the process in an easy to understand way and was very professional. I would happily recommend him to anyone getting a similar procedure.
very good and chilled. which I was not.
Mr Hove performed my laser eye surgery at the Optical Express clinic in Reading. I thought he was very professional, provided me with all the information I needed to know, and kept me calm during the procedure, as it is a new experience which can be nerve wracking. I had an excellent outcome from the surgery and would fully recommend Mr Hove.
I can definitely say that Mr Mfazo Hove put the interest of his patient above anything else and I personally thank him for his honest advice, which led me to take a decision that I do not regret. Thank You Mr Hove
Fantastic doctor, wasn't my originally planned surgeon for laser eye surgery but really pit my mind at ease. Very straight to the point and matter of fact which I found very reassuring! Kind and friendly manner and appeared really knowledgeable about the procedure and was more than happy to answer all of my questions no matter how silly!
Explained the procedure properly, and made sure that throughout the procedure the patient was in complete comfort whilst under his expert guidance.
Very professional and clearly explained the procedure and also the post-surgery potential successes, risks and recovery. Also very helpful in regards to answering all the questions that I had.
I have always wanted eye surgery since I was 18 years old. Luckily, I was in a position to be able to go ahead and have my treatment and I have never felt better. My surgeon was very helpful and answered every question I fired at him. As I suffer from anxiety problems, my surgeon, Mr Hove, was very understanding and spoke to me the whole time I was having my operation. Overall, I can say it was the best decision I ever made and would highly recommend Mr Hove. He is outstandingly professional and very reassuring.
Went though everything with me and addressed any concerns. Made me feel at ease before, during and after would definitely recommend
I was recently operated on by Mfazo Hove who not only successfully operated on my eye but made the whole experience anxiety free
He has the ability to make clear exactly what the operation entails
And his personal manner puts you at ease
I cannot recommend Mfazo Hove highly enough
Mr Hove was very helpful and very pleasant as well, he explained me well how the treatment would proceed in advance. The treatment went well, there was no problem at all.