Vision Scotland

Meet our team

Our clinical and administrative teams have one goal. To provide you with clinically excellent eye surgery in a safe, aseptic environment where you feel relaxed, confident and reassured at all times.
Vision Scotland

Meet our team

Our clinical and administrative teams have one goal. To provide you with clinically excellent eye surgery in a safe, aseptic environment where you feel relaxed, confident and reassured at all times.

Meet our surgeons

You can be sure that you are in expert hands with Vision Scotland. Our surgeons have over 40 years’ combined experience and between them have carried out well in excess of 15,000 cataract surgeries. In fact, we now each perform over 2,500 successful cataract procedures every year, helping patients overcome their sight issues and get back to their confident selves.

Mr Jonathon Ross, Consultant Ophthalmologist at Vision Scotland

Mr Jonathan J Ross

MBChB (Glas) MRCSEd (Edin) FRCOphth (Lon)

Originally from Edinburgh, Jonathan is a leading specialist in refractive cataract surgery and laser eye surgery. As the only eye surgeon in Scotland capable of carrying out pioneering lens surgery for patients with advanced macular degeneration (1 of only 4 in the whole of the UK), he is one of Scotland’s busiest surgeons. With more than 10,000 eye operations under his belt, patients can be sure they are in safe, experienced hands.

Following his training in London, Liverpool and Glasgow, Jonathan went on to work as a consultant in New Zealand before founding Laser Vision Scotland in 2010. A few years later in 2014, he formed a new partnership with Sanjay Mantry, and today heads up Vision Scotland, offering a wider range of treatments across our 4 pioneering clinics.

Jonathan is also an active member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

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Mr Sanjay Mantry, one of the leading Consultant surgeons at Vision Scotland

Mr Sanjay Mantry

MBChB FRCOphth (Lon)

Sanjay is our leading specialist in refractive surgery and laser eye surgery – and is internationally recognised as an expert in his field with an enviable reputation within the global eye surgeon community. After completing his specialist surgical training over the course of 10 years in Birmingham and Nottingham, Sanjay relocated to Scotland, where he currently lives in Glasgow with his wife and 2 children. As well as running our busy clinics in Edinburgh and Glasgow, Sanjay also find the time to deliver lectures on emerging techniques at prestigious international conferences and helps train the next generation of refractive surgeons. He is also an active member of the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the Bowman Club.
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Manjit mehat edinburgh clinic

Manjit Mehat

MBChB PhD FRCOphth (Lon)

Manjit Mehat is an award-winning eye surgeon who specialises in cataract and retinal surgery, including floaters, macular hole, epiretinal membrane and retinal detachment surgery. He also manages patients for the medical treatment of retinal conditions, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and blood vessel disorders of the retina. Manjit provides a bespoke, patient-centred service for the management of cataract and retinal problems.

Manjit has undertaken 8-years of advanced surgical and research training at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital. This included a two-years retinal surgery fellowship where he performed complex retinal and cataract surgery. His world class surgical training means that you can expect the most advanced clinical and surgical expertise available.

He has modernised inpatient retinal surgery in Edinburgh through the implementation of day-case surgery for all vitrectomy, retinal detachment surgery, macular hole surgery and epiretinal membrane surgery. This practice is supported with over 5 years of safety data from his clinical practice both in Edinburgh and London.

Mr Mehat also performs ultra-small gauge (25g and 27g) vitrectomy surgery for the treatment of retinal and macular diseases including; macular hole, epiretinal membrane, vitreomacular traction, diabetic retinopathy and surgery for debilitating floaters. He has also introduced posture-free macular hole surgery to Edinburgh.
Manjit also performs micro-incision sutureless cataract surgery and is the point of referral for the management of complex and more challenging cataract surgery. In the private sector he also offers toric and premium intraocular lenses (IOL), to reduce dependence on glasses. He also provides advanced cataract surgery for the treatment of previously complicated cataract surgery, including dropped nucleus, dislocated IOL, exchange of IOL.
Mr Mehat has acclaimed research expertise in retinal disease with a particular focus on the application of gene and stem-cell therapy to treat blindness. He is currently chief surgeon for the first retinal gene therapy trial in Edinburgh. Manjit has also been a senior investigator in the world’s first gene therapy trial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (2015) and more recently was the lead author for the first stem-cell transplantation for inherited macular degeneration in Europe.

Mr Mehat’s NHS practice is currently based at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavillion in Edinburgh and consults privately at the Spire Shawfair and The Edinburgh Clinic.

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Meet our optometrists

Our experienced optometrists are experts at diagnosing problems with vision, ocular diseases and also detecting other health issues such as diabetes or high blood pressure. You will meet our friendly team during diagnostics tests and scans, ensuring the highest standards of patient care and working closely with our surgeons to ensure you feel cared for well after your procedure.

John T Fox

BSc(Hons) MCOptom

John is our refractive cataract surgery and laser eye surgery specialist, with over 30 years’ experience as an optometrist. After studying in Glasgow, John moved to Edinburgh where he developed his skills and expertise at a number of clinics before joining the Vision Scotland team in 2019. With him he brought vast experience of assisting surgeons and understanding the importance of patient care. John has a real passion for putting minds at rest and supporting patients through their journey to better eye health, addressing any concerns quickly and helping them find the best options available Outside of the clinic, John is a keen musician, enjoys fitness, running and climbing and loves the exploring the West Highlands of Scotland.
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Catriona Kennedy

BSc MCOptom Dip Tp (IP)

After graduating in Glasgow in 2005, Catriona moved to Edinburgh where she still lives with her husband and two young daughters. Over the course of 14 years, she broadened her experiences at a number of independent optometry practices. Where, amongst other things, she gained her independent prescribing qualification.

In 2019 we were lucky enough to welcome her to Vision Scotland where she has been an invaluable asset ever since. Catriona helps with our initial assessments for patients who are interested cataract surgery or refractive surgery, and provides the highest levels of post-op care.

Catriona is also a member of the General Optical Council, the Association of Optometrists and the College of Optometrists.

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Meet our admin team

You will experience exceptional levels of care courtesy of our friendly, dedicated admin team. They are your advocates, ensuring your experience with us is smooth, seamless and even enjoyable. 

Victoria Beesley

Patient Director

With 15 years’ experience in healthcare, having previously worked at Spire Healthcare, Nuffield Health Hospitals and Melbourne Royal Hospital, Victoria always puts patient care first. Her approach is simple – she puts herself into our patients’ shoes, providing the best experience possible, and always delivers the high standards of care she would be proud to offer to her own family.

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Directors of Vision Scotland, Mr Jonathan Ross and Mr Sanjay Mantry

Sarah Martin

HR Manager

When she is not looking after her four children and supporting her busy husband, Sarah is looking after our patients and supporting our busy team. From her time as an ophthalmic nurse, she has a thorough understanding of the patient journey, from beginning to end, and knows how much patients value the little things. Sarah is a shining example of our approach to patient care, where nothing is too much trouble – you will often find her going beyond expectations to help patients in the early morning or late at night. 

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Directors of Vision Scotland, Mr Jonathan Ross and Mr Sanjay Mantry

Claire Hush

Patient Care Manager - Spire Edinburgh

Claire joined us from Spire Healthcare where she had been ensuring smooth patient journeys for over 20 years. Now with Vision Scotland, she is our key patient care manager for all patients who choose to have treatment in Spire. Claire is incredibly knowledgeable on all aspects of private healthcare and so can advise patients on every aspect of their care. Claire works exclusively in the company of her dog, Amber, who is always next to her as she works.

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Directors of Vision Scotland, Mr Jonathan Ross and Mr Sanjay Mantry

Tracy Carlisle

Patient Care Manager - Stirling and The Edinburgh Clinic

Tracy joined us from The Edinburgh Clinic where she was team leader for the administrative team. Tracy looks after all of our patients who choose ‘The Edinburgh Clinic’ and Stirling ‘Kings Park Hospital’ patients. Tracy has worked in private healthcare for over ten years and is a patient favourite for her caring, empathetic approach to their care.

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Directors of Vision Scotland, Mr Jonathan Ross and Mr Sanjay Mantry

Elaine Shepherd

Patient care manager - Glasgow

Elaine has been working for Mr Mantry for 16 years and was previously working in the NHS for over 30 years. Elaine keeps Mr Mantry organised as well as running his busy Ross Hall clinic. Elaine is an A* medical secretary who provides exemplary patient care with meticulous organisation and an empathetic approach. She enjoys walking and relaxing with friends and family.

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