South Essex Eye (Ltd)
















Mr Simon Ruben

Mr Ruben is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon employed by Barking, Havering and Redbridge University NHS Trust and currently has NHS clinics at Queens Hospital Romford and the Brentwood Community Hospital. He has NHS operating lists at Queens Hospital and the ISTC King George Hospital . He sees private patients at the Spire Hartswood Hospital Brentwood, Nuffield Health Hospital Brentwood and at Holly House Hospital Buckhurst Hill. He has a special clinical interest in cataract surgery and the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of glaucoma and ocular hypertension, but is happy to see the full range of ophthalmic referrals over the age of 16.

For a private appointment please call one of the numbers below:

  • Spire Hartswood Hospital (clinic Monday morning): 01277 266 766

    Nuffield Health Hospital (clinic Tuesday afternoon): 01277 695695

  • Holly House Hospital (clinic Wednesday evening): 020 8505 3311

The cost of a new patient appointment is £175.00 and this appointment is for up to 30 minutes. Follow-up appointments of 15 minutes cost £95.00. Insured patients will be billed via their insurance companies. Any treatments or tests may incur additional costs.

All the above hospitals offer a fixed price package for cataract surgery which includes the surgeon, anaesthetist and hospital fees and post-operative care. This is currently in the region of £2000 per eye at all the hospitals for surgery under local anaesthetic.

Multifocal lenses incur an extra cost. An exact cost and what it includes can be obtained from the customer services department at each of the hospitals or from the secretary. This cost does not include your initial consultation with Mr Ruben. For all enquiries and more information please call his secretary Caroline Briggs on 020 8502 3463 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays)