Since 2002, Gulf Eye Center’s highly qualified ophthalmologists, optometrists, and O.D.’s have been successfully treating a wide range of eye conditions using the most advanced techniques. As such, we have gained a reputation as a leading eye center in Dubai.
After taking early retirement from being the head of an Ophthalmology Department in a large hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, Dr. Millicent Grim was commissioned to open the first eye department in a private hospital in Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman.
Dr. Millicent pioneered the first LASIK surgery in Oman and quickly became the surgeon of choice for this procedure.
Dr. Millicent opened the Gulf Eye Center in the Fairmont Hotel in Dubai as a prime LASIK and eye surgery destination for the residents of the UAE and region.
A new procedure called Crosslinking was introduced for the first time in the Middle East. The treatment strengthens damaged eyes. Aside from heading the eye center in Dubai, Dr. Millicent also started consulting in other clinics in the city and performing surgeries in various hospitals.
The Gulf Eye Center introduced Orthokeratology – commonly referred to as Ortho-K. This is a simple reversible procedure where custom-made hard contact lenses are worn at night to reshape the cornea. The treatment provides a correction-free vision for the wearer during the daytime. This means that patients do not need glasses or contact lenses to see clearly.
Dr. Joserine Samson, who joined the team as an optometrist and specialty contact lens practitioner three years earlier, qualified as an orthokeratologist. Since then, she has enabling both young and old to have a correction-free vision during the day.
Dr. Rana Daners joined our eye centre in the UAE as a licensed surgeon with experience in cataract extraction, glaucoma surgical procedures, corneal disorders, age-related macular degeneration, and retinal detachments. She speaks fluent Arabic, English, and German.
Dr. Joserine Samson, whose passion is myopia control, became the First Elected Fellow of the British Contact Lens Association in the Middle East. She continues to provide the best eye care in Dubai for people of all ages.
Dr. Jorina Fulgueras also joined the team as an optometrist, specializing in pediatric optometry.
Many kids need vision correction in early school years, partly due to excessive screen use. Gulf Eye Center continues to provide comprehensive eye care and vision restoration procedures for people of all ages.