Dr David Teenan

IMAB Member and UK Medical Director

David Teenan

Dr.Teenan is an ophthalmic surgeon who is considered by his peers and patients to be an expert in vision correction. He specialises in laser vision correction, as well as femtosecond laser-assisted lens replacement and cataract surgery.

Dr Teenan is UK Medical Director at Optical Express, and an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons. We consider him to be Scotland’s premier surgeon and a world leader in the field of vision correction surgery.

Throughout his pioneering career Dr Teenan has helped thousands of people achieve freedom from glasses and contact lenses through his specialist skills in laser vision correction and lens replacement surgery.

Having completed his initial and higher surgical training in Scotland and Wales, Dr Teenan returned to Glasgow to take up a Fellowship at Gartnavel Hospital and worked as a consultant ophthalmologist before joining Optical Express.

His dedication to his profession and patients is evident from his wide range of clinical experience and his ongoing attendance at international ophthalmological seminars and conferences as both speaker and delegate.

His surgical experience, combined with access to our unique technology, has helped Dr Teenan to mentor hundreds of ophthalmologists.


Clinical experience

  • Over 47,000 eye surgeries
  • Over 31,000 laser surgeries
  • Over 16,000 lens surgeries

Patient results

  • Over 99% of LVC patients achieve 20|20 vision or better
  • Over 94% of IOL patients achieve 20|20 vision or better
  • Over 99% of patients would recommend Dr Teenan
  • 100% of patients achieve driving standard vision or better

Professional memberships

  • United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (UKISCRS)
  • Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh (RCS)
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCO)
  • The British Society for Refractive Surgery (BSRS)
  • International Society for Refractive Surgery (ISRS)
  • The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)

Customer testimonials

What Dr Teenan's patients say about him

What an amazing job the team at Optical Express Glasgow have done. Dr David Teenan and his team have left me speechless. I am totally amazed by the results of my surgery.

Robert McMahon, Glasgow

I feel incredible, somewhere between the bionic woman and a sheer miracle. One of the things which hammered it home was sitting with my 19-year-old daughter on the night of the second operation and being able to read her texts. Although I didn’t tell her that, obviously!

Carol Smillie, Glasgow