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Overseas collaboration

KKEC's Partnership with Medical Institutions Abroad

Optical Express Group

Optical Express Group is one of the world's largest providers of refractive surgery, with over 200 clinics throughout the world, including the U.K., the U.S., France, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, and Croatia and a track record of over two million surgical procedures. Optical Express Group's aim is consistently to provide world-class medical services prioritizing customer satisfaction and safety while also introducing state-of-the-art medical technology and upgrading staff training. Known for its social contributions, Optical Express Group donates glasses to people in underdeveloped areas in partnership with the charity, Glasgow, The Caring City, and has opened facilities for the social rehabilitation of the visually challenged to support RNIB.

About Optical Express Group, one of the world's refractive surgery providers (external English website)

International Medical Advisory Board (IMAB) Membership

The IMAB is an international medical body chaired by Dr. Steve Schallhorn, a world-class authority on refractive surgery (see external English website). This medical advisory committee is unique to Optical Express, and includes leading global authorities on refractive surgery, such as Professor Jan Venter. The IMAB's principal aim is to maintain the highest level of eyecare, increase the knowledge of physicians and surgeons, and promptly respond to advances in technology. Dr. Yoshihiro Kitazawa, our chief medical director, is the Japanese representative of the IMAB and is working to help Japan achieve top level ophthalmological care.

IMAB Members

  • Steve Schallhorn M.D. (IMAB Chairman)
  • Professor Jan Venter (IMAB Clinical Director)
  • Mitchell C Brown O.D. (IMAB Deputy Medical Director)
  • Stephen Coleman M.D. (IMAB Member)
  • Joseph Colin M.D. (IMAB Member)
  • Steven J. Dell M.D. (IMAB Member)
  • Professor H. Burkhard Dick (IMAB Member)
  • Professor Michael C. Knorz (IMAB Member)
  • Colman Kraff M.D. (IMAB Member)
  • John A. Vukich M.D. (IMAB Member)
  • Marguerite McDonald M.D. (IMAB Member)
  • Stephen Slade M.D. (IMAB Member)
  • Yoshihiro Kitazawa M.D. (IMAB Member)

Partnership Activities

Partnership ActivitiesPartnership Activities

Ryohokai Medical Corporation is upgrading its medical technology though its partnership with Optical Express Group. Having invited Dr. Steve Schallhorn to be the chief global medical director, Ryohokai Medical Corporation is currently working to improve the quality of its healthcare and expertise.

  • Presentations at academic conferences and publication of research articles
  • Membership in the IMAB
  • Joint development of laser irradiation programs
  • Regular provision of advice to medical team (including surgeons, nurses, and optometrists)
  • Tutorials in medical technology
  • Safety and infection control program

Our Overseas Partners

Ryohokai Medical Corporation's partnership with Optical Express Group enables our clients to receive post-operative examinations at any of the following facilities outside Japan.

Click the name of the clinic to see the access map (in the local language).

The U.K.

Aylesbury
Optical Express Friars Square clinic
Barnsley
Optical Express Queen Street clinic
Bexleyheath
Optical Express The Mall clinic
Birmingham
Optical Express High Street clinic
Bolton
Optical Express Victoria Plaza clinic
Bournemouth
Optical Express Commercial Road clinic
Brighton
Optical Express Western Road clinic
Bristol
Optical Express Cabot Centre clinic
Bristol
Optical Express Cribbs Causeway clinic
Bromley
Optical Express The Glades Shopping Centre clinic
Cambridge
Optical Express Petty Cury clinic
Chelmsford
Optical Express High Street clinic
Cheltenham
Optical Express High Street clinic
Chester
Optical Express Frodsham Street clinic
Chesterfield
Optical Express Low Pavement clinic
Crawley
Optical Express County Mall clinic
Darlington
Optical Express High Row clinic
Derby
Optical Express St Peters Way clinic
Doncaster
Optical Express Baxtergate clinic
Gloucester
Optical Express Kings Walk clinic
Harrogate
Optical Express Station Square clinic
High Wycombe
Optical Express Eden Centre clinic
Horsham
Optical Express Swan Walk clinic
Huddersfield
Optical Express New Street clinic
Hull
Optical Express St Stevens Shopping Centre clinic
Kent
Optical Express Bluewater Shopping Centre clinic
Kingston Upon Thames
Optical Express The Cloisters clinic
Leamington Spa
Optical Express Regent Street clinic
Leeds
Optical Express Briggate clinic
Leicester
Optical Express Haymarket clinic
Liverpool
Optical Express South John St clinic
London
Optical Express Cheapside clinic
London
Optical Express Harley Street clinic
London
Optical Express Monument clinic
London
Optical Express Shaftesbury Avenue clinic
London
Optical Express The Strand clinic
London
Optical Express Westfield clinic
Maidstone
Optical Express Chequers Centre clinic
Manchester
Optical Express Minshull Street clinic
Manchester
Optical Express Trafford Shopping Centre clinic
Merry Hill
Optical Express The Merry Hill Centre clinic
Middlesbrough
Optical Express Linthorpe Road clinic
Milton Keynes
Optical Express Silbury Arcade clinic
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Optical Express Metro Cameron Walk clinic
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Optical Express Northumberland Road clinic
Norwich
Optical Express Haymarket clinic
Nottingham
Optical Express Lister Gate clinic
Oxford
Optical Express Queen Street clinic
Preston
Optical Express Friargate clinic
Reading
Optical Express Broad Street clinic
Sheffield
Optical Express Meadowhall Centre The Gallery clinic
Shipley
Optical Express Wellcroft clinic
Shrewsbury
Optical Express Pride Hill clinic
Southampton
Optical Express West Quay clinic
Southend-on-Sea
Optical Express High Street clinic
St Albans
Optical Express The Maltings clinic
Stockton
Optical Express High Street clinic
Sutton
Optical Express High Street clinic
Thurrock
Optical Express Lakeside Shopping Centre clinic
Torquay
Optical Express Fleet Walk clinic
Tunbridge Wells
Optical Express Royal Victoria Place clinic
Uxbridge
Optical Express High Street clinic
Watford
Optical Express The Harlequin Centre clinic
Wolverhampton
Optical Express Wulfrun Square clinic
York
Optical Express Parliament Square clinic
Belfast
Optical Express Donegall Place clinic
Aberdeen
Optical Express Union Street clinic
Ayr
Optical Express The Kyle Centre clinic
Dundee
Optical Express Dundee
Dunfermline
Optical Express Dunfermline
Edinburgh
Optical Express Edinburgh
Glasgow
Optical Express Glasgow
Glasgow
Optical Express Glasgow
Glasgow
Optical Express Glasgow
Glasgow
Optical Express Glasgow
Inverness
Optical Express Inverness
Kilmarnock
Optical Express Kilmarnock
Kirkcaldy
Optical Express Kirkcaldy
Livingston
Optical Express Livingston
Motherwell
Optical Express Motherwell
Stirling
Optical Express Stirling
Cardiff
Optical Express Cardiff

France

Croatia

Germany

The Netherlands

Ireland