Ready to experience visual freedom?
Laser eye and LASIK surgery is an investment for your future. This next-generation procedure allows you to experience life without the dependency on spectacles, contact lenses or reading glasses to perform tasks. By giving yourself the gift of vision, you will experience the benefits of improved eyesight without boundaries.
Our highly qualified ophthalmologist and eye surgeon, Dr Joseph, makes use of advanced technology to fully optimise your vision according to your needs. With years of success in cataract, refractive and laser eye surgery, Dr Joseph is passionate about vision and helping you improve the quality of your life.
Book a consultation to see if you qualify for laser vision correction.
Eye Surgery Services
Dr Joseph, an Ophthalmologist and Eye Specialist, focuses on both cataract and refractive,
or laser eye surgery procedures.
See what our clients have to say about our services.
This is the best machine to have laser on and the surgeon is outstanding. Plenty of experience abroad so if you are still considering it…this is where I would go
Dr. Joseph truly is an expert in his field. I always felt comfortable and trusted him fully in his advise throughout the process. Getting laser treatment changed my life and I’m truly grateful to have been in such good hands. Thank you again for all your support and a wonderful fresh start in SA.
We are so lucky to be able to have the latest optical procedures done in Plettenberg Bay and Knysna .I have been fortunate enough to have had my lenses replaced with great results. Thanks to Dr Joseph and his l team of friendly and efficient staff.
His profound knowledge, professionalism, excellent facilities and compassionate staff. Dylan is an asset to us patients with his care and taking time to explain and reassure his patients. I can sincerely recommend this reputable surgeon to anyone needing an excellent eye doctor.
Dr. Joseph is brilliant, absolutely the best! The procedure really changed my life, I wish I had done it sooner! Amazing to walk out of there and 4 hours later being able to see. I applied for finance through Medifin and their service is also outstanding.
My first day it has made a huge difference I woke up and was amazed how….. I Can See! The procedure was painless Dr Dylan and Dr Carmen and the rest the team were so professional. I felt so comfortable and before I knew it, the procedure was done…really a big thank you to southern Cape eye and laser team.
Dr Joseph and his team really looked after me and followed me through every step from the first evaluation to the final result. Really nothing to worry about and the result is amazing.
Dylan is a great person with excellent surgical skills. Glad he has chosen the profession of ophthalmology – helping us all see better. (Mike is one of the leading members of Glaukos international who trains surgeons all over the world with the i-Stent for glaucoma)
This guy is awesome. Changed my life #thankyou
Well done Dylan you are truly the best at what you do. Such an amazing young man. Keep reaching for your dreams. You invest in yourself, your family and your patients. Wishing you success as you invest in those communities.
A LIFE CHANGING OPERATION
I just have had both eyes operated on by Dr Dylan Joseph from Southern Cape Eye and Laser Centre, Thesen Island, Knysna. He removed my cataracts in both eyes and inserted lenses that have enabled me to see perfectly for both distance and reading. No more glasses! Even the colours of the sea, flowers and vegetation are so much more vivid. A big thank you to Dr Joseph, who is most professional, patient and kind. Thank you also to his wonderful staff in the Laser Centre and also to the staff at the Life Knysna Hospital.
Thank you, Dr Dylan Joseph, from Southern Cape Eye and Laser Centre for the Lasik Eye Surgery. I am ecstatic to be able to live without glasses! 110% success rate for me.
Marianne van Jaarsveld
Wow, how lovely to see the dash and gauges when driving, am soooo happy with my new eyes. Thanks Doc Dylan for a fantastic job, wow wow wow.
Sean Dennis Mansfield
I must share the good news with you. I went for my driver’s licence today and I passed my eye test! This was the first time in my life I did not need a doctor’s certificate! Thank you for everything you did, you really let us see! All the best to you.
Dear Dr. Joseph,
I just want to express a word of thanks to you.
Thank you for all the research you did regarding the cataract removal and the choice of lens strength for eyes that had previously undergone “RK”. Thank you for your patience during the ‘piggy-back’ lens implanting and the removal thereof.
Let me not get to the glaucoma stent implant! Once again, thank you for the ton of research you did on this. Helping your patients is least appreciative and worth ‘Oscar gold’!
My words are too small to convey my sincere thanks to you.
A special shout for a special surgeon who changed my life completely. For everybody in my network who always wanted to visit to visit South Africa, which I btw can highly recommend, and at the same time always dreamed of getting rid of glasses or contacts. I can confirm you will be in great hands with Dr Dylan Joseph-Cataract and Refractive Surgeon. The only thing I have asked myself after my own surgery was “Why haven’t I done that earlier”.
I can barely remember how it is to wear glasses or contacts anymore…Four years ago I got to know Dr. Dylan Joesph and one day he asked me why I didn’t do Lasik – my response was quick and very clear… “I’m scared”, I’ll never do it”. A year later I was in theatre with him and his team… Dr. Joseph has so much knowledge and his professionalism is amazing. He has changed my life forever and I can’t thank him enough. If you ever thought about getting rid of your glasses, he is one to make it happen! #changes #nomorecontacts #nomoreglasses #icansee
Absolutely ecstatic with the awesome service received by Dr. Dylan Joseph and his team of professionals. From the time of booking my appointment, received at his clinic, treated with dignity and respect by his highly qualified staff, I can only compliment and recommend Dr. Joseph. I was referred to him by the ophthalmology eye clinic in Johannesburg. Due to the major problems I have endured with my eyes, I was hesitant but soon changed my mind. His personal approach and passion for his work made me feel safe and completely at ease. One of a kind that talks to you through the whole consult.
What an asset to us patients on the garden route.
Thank you, Dr. Dylan Joseph
Last year in October my life has changed. With the eye laser surgery I fulfilled myself the dream of my life and being in Dr. Joseph’s hands I truly felt comfortable from day 1 of my journey. He is really an expert in his field. Thank you again for such great support.
A big thank you to Dr Joseph and his team, I can SEE clearly now! I want to burst into song!
I was nervous about the procedure and from the get-go he and his team were there every step of the way and even post OP. I don’t need to wear my glasses like I used to my eyes have improved unbelievably. My renewal of my driving license is proof. 😊
It really was a great experience and I feel blessed.
Thank you again, Dr. Joseph.
About a year prior to Dr. Joseph leaving for Ireland I developed cataracts in both eyes.
I was referred to Dylan, and he performed the operation of removing the cataracts and inserting new lenses.
Prior to this I had been wearing contacts, and as I did a lot of carpentry dust was always a problem but now no more.
Interestingly I had a near lens in one eye and a far lens in the other so I have the best of both worlds and at 74 years of age can read anything easily and also drive without glasses.
I see that now you get multi focal lenses.
Thank you for your wonderful work
I had Lasik Surgery done by Dr. Dylan Joseph and his team about 5 years ago. After having worn spectacles for 45 years and then becoming spectacle free was the most amazing, life changing experience for me. If I had known what I do now, I would have definitely gone for Lasik Surgery when I was a lot younger. The procedure was much less traumatic than I anticipated and totally pain free. I highly recommend Dr. Dylan Joseph. He is professional and brilliant in his field.
Dr. Dylan did my Lasik three years ago, and it changed my life. Wore glasses and contact lenses for 22 years and what a blessing to not have to wear them anymore. He was so friendly and helpful, and even though I was very nervous, he and his friendly staff made it a breeze. My medical aid didn’t cover it, but Medfin financed it for me. Best money ever spent.
I met Dr. Dylan Joseph in 2013 when he removed cataracts from both my eyes after which he implanted multi-focal lenses in both my eyes. After that procedure, I received laser vision correction. Today I am not wearing glasses, thanks to this brilliant doctor.
As a person, you will have to go far to meet a more friendly, sympathetic and sincere doctor. He has a brilliant mind and he comes highly recommended. His international appraisal says it all.
Dylan, you make South Africans proud!
I am blown away by the effectiveness of Dr. Dylan Joseph’s Optitherm mask! I have suffered from dry eyes which became very uncomfortable and even resulted in blurry vision. Now that I use the mask twice daily, my life has changed dramatically. I no longer have constantly dry eyes and my vision is clear. I cannot live without this absolutely amazing mask.
Dylan treated both my wife (Lasik) and I (PRK) in 2013. Six years on and we still marvel at seeing the world in high definition! Dylan is meticulous, patient, professional, and calm. For anyone thinking about doing away with contact lenses or glasses and regaining your eyesights former glory, he is your man. Highly, highly recommended.
I got a lens implant five years ago. Today my vision is exactly five years ago. I wore glasses for forty years and what a blessing it is to be so blessed with 20/20 vision. With great thanks and appreciation to Dr. Dylan Joseph made it possible for me.
I am so glad that he decided to come back to Knysna.
I recommend to anyone with whom I come in to visit him if you want to improve your vision
I had Lasik surgery 5 years ago and I am ever grateful to Dr. Dylan Joseph and his team. After wearing glasses for more than 20 years, I could not believe that on the same day as I had the surgery, I had 20/20 vision. I would highly recommend Dr. Dylan and his team, they changed my life.
Seldom in this world of fast-changing values and morals does one find the principles of true professionalism coupled with genuine friendliness and empathy. In this world where financial gain has precedence, it is unique to find people who are humane, who care and are dignified–all of which are practiced as core values by Dr. Joseph and his staff. My sincere compliments and appreciation to you all.
Thank you very much for my clear vision. I’m thrilled!
The size of font I’m using is indicative of what I can now see without spectacles!
I came to Knysna from England to have refractive lens replacement with Dr Dylan Joseph, having discovered on the internet that he is one of the leading specialist eye surgeons in the world.
Dr Joseph’s clinic has state-of-the-art equipment, so all the testing and diagnosis was completed in one visit. He explained all the options and answered all my questions. He is such a kind and patient man that I was soon feeling relaxed and confident enough to book my surgery.
The small private hospital is right next door to his eye clinic. I arrived at 8 am and by noon I had brilliantly clear vision. The operation itself is quick and amazingly painless.
The total cost of Dr. Joseph and his team was less than half of what I had been quoted in England and for the highest quality experience and lenses not yet available elsewhere.
I would recommend anyone in England thinking of investing in this life enhancing surgery, to consider going to Dr Joseph. He gives personal care from start to finish and you get a holiday in wonderful South Africa too!
Anyone wanting more information about how to get there is welcome to contact me through Dr. J.
Dr. Joseph performed LASIK surgery on me a week ago and I can honestly say it has been life-changing. Not only do I now have perfect vision, but the whole experience was amazing. A slick and professional team guide you through the whole process. It is virtually pain-free and the results are astounding. I cannot recommend Dr. Joseph highly enough. Thank you!
Just had LASIK done last week at Dr. Dylan Joseph’s new rooms in Knysna. Wow!! Thank you to Dr. Joseph and his team for my perfect vision. What a dream to get rid of glasses and contact lenses for good. Professional service from start to finish. I was nervous to get my eyes worked on, but Dr. Joseph guided me through the procedure and made me feel safe and at ease from start to finish. What a good experience provided by an excellent team. If you’re thinking about it, do it, it’s worth it.
I was one of his patients and can recommend him…very good in his work and have a heart of gold…so glad he is back in our midst…
I had customised LASIK in both eyes on 7 August 2019. It was an awesome experience being under the care of such a thorough and specialized team! I felt very nervous prior to the procedure, but I could not have been in better hands as it was so comforting with Dr. Joseph speaking to me throughout the procedure. It was so quick and painless.
Less than 24hrs post-procedure and I already could see such a difference. Wow! Thank you for my new eyes.
I wish I had done this sooner, and I’d definitely recommend for anyone who is considering this procedure to go to Dr. Dylan Joseph. He is an absolute expert in his field
CATARACT SURGERY FROM A LAYMAN’S POINT OF VIEW
We put many things down to old age/advanced years. Daily degeneration forges on valiantly, prominent amongst them is eyesight. The impact of vision cannot be underestimated: those of us who have it take it for granted & only realize how precious it is when the privilege is removed. Thank goodness for modern technology & the likes of a young, energetic & highly skillful doctor who is able to literally put back the clock & restore a sense of visual normality. It is SO exciting & liberating to throw away the wretched specs & contacts. To shop without having to fumble for the ‘four eyes’, to wake up & see , WOW – find the soap in the shower, read the cell phone, the headlines, directions, see the colours as nature intended it, endless advantages. To fellow radar less bats: don’t waste time looking for your glasses: don’t hesitate – go & investigate & see if you too cannot revolutionise your life. Quite miraculous. I am SO GRATEFUL – THANK YOU.
I am extremely happy with the professionalism and support provided by Dr. Joseph and his team before, during and after my cataract surgery. The quality of the vision in both my eyes post surgery is incredible. I highly recommend Dr. Joseph, his practice and the associated day clinic.
I have been short-sighted since the age of 14 and it progressed over the years.
As an avid cyclist and enjoying hobbies such as needlework, hiking, photography and generally being in the outdoors, I always had to wear contact lenses.
This created overwhelming frustration with constantly having scratchy, dry, red and tired eyes and this even sometimes caused headaches.
I went for the LASIK procedure using bladeless laser technology, yesterday. The entire procedure was very quick and painless. Dr. Josephs and his team Carmen, Marilize and Mariska were very professional, friendly and transformed the entire process into a very pleasant experience. I am so appreciative of this great blessing!
I understand that Dr. Josephs is one of 2 Ophthalmologists in SA who use this amazing technology to perform eye surgery.
Day 1 post-procedure and I can see all the road signs whilst my husband is driving me home. I am planning to saddle up my MTB bike soon and cannot wait to experience the outdoors with my “new” eyes!
Thank you Dr. J and team!
I can see clearly now the myopia is gone! I had advanced surface ablation treatment (PRK) with Dr Dylan Jospeh. From start to finish you can rest assured that you are in great hands. My op was completely bladeless and painless. I highly recommend Dr Dylan for any refractive surgery procedures you want done and his wonderful team that works with him.
Great experience and phenomenal equipment. We came down from Jhb as he is one of only 2 ophthalmic Surgeons who use bladeless technology for refractive surgery.
I considered doing the Lasik Surgery since 8 years ago, but was always scared. When I woke up one morning and couldn’t find my glasses after 10 minutes of utter distress, I decided to take the lead. Dr Joseph talked me through the whole process, discussed the pro’s and con’s and told me exactly what to expect during and after surgery. Having the surgery was a life-changing experience for me! It was much less painful than I expected. I couldn’t believe how free I feel without having to worry about contact lenses if I go for a swim and my glasses fogging up when I open the oven. It is nearly three years after the procedure and my vision is still perfect! I highly recommend Dr Joseph, thank you!
Karin de Wet
I recently had my cataracts removed and I can honestly say that the procedure was totally painless and my vision is now better than perfect. Dr D was fantastic as were his staff and the medical staff at Knysna Advanced health. For those with cataract problems, don’t hesitate. See Dr D now.
When I first consulted Dr. Joseph five years ago for a retinal tear, which was successfully repaired, I was immediately impressed by his knowledge, skill and thorough explanation of the procedure. This year Dr. Joseph successfully performed cataract surgery on my eyes, which was a completely painless and uncomplicated experience from start to finish. After 60 years of wearing spectacles, I can now do without them. Dr. Joseph is more impressive than ever. It is obvious that this man is passionate about his work and goes the extra mile to get the best possible result for each patient. It is a pleasure to visit his practice – his enthusiasm and attention to detail are shared by all of his staff.
For some years I was dependent on tri-focal glasses and sunglasses which impacted on Many of my activities. I was anxious to be able to function without spectacles. Dr Dylan Joseph examined my eyes and confirmed that I was a suitable candidate for the new “bladeless” Lasik procedure. I was ecstatic and so on the 14th of August, I took the big step of undergoing Lasik surgery at Dr Joseph’s clinic in Knysna. I needed to be there an hour before the procedure for preparation. The actual procedure took only about 20 minutes. Dr Joseph was extremely professional and spoke me through the entire procedure. About a minute after the procedure, I could already see. It was amazing. I must say there was also a minimal amount of discomfort. Now, just 3 weeks later, I have been able to participate in my hobby of birding and bird photography without any fuss. No longer having to juggle between the use of my glasses, binoculars and camera. The frustration of having to take my glasses on and off, to be able to use binoculars and camera, interactively is gone forever. I am totally satisfied and I cannot believe how good my vision is just three weeks after the operation. I am very grateful to Dr Dylan Joseph and his very professional team.
Anyone old enough to still remember the hit song “I can see clearly now” – would have, or will soon be confronting the need for cataract or other sight- corrective surgery.
In my case being a professional lecturer, my attention was drawn to the fact that my eyesight was appalling – constantly adjusting the focus on projector screens so I could make out what I had written – but then everything was illegible to the audiences!
I was born blind in one eye and have had to wear spectacles from the age of 5 years old – so when an optometrist in Cape Town mentioned that I would be needing eye surgery in a few years- time “dread” set in – having watched too many “botched operations” on TV.
Anyway, life has a strange way of blocking things out we don’t want to face – but then it also has a strange way of making us confront our darkest fears at the appropriate time.
A few weeks ago, my wife Gail came across an article in a magazine entitled “LIVING IN PLETTENBERG BAY (2019) and made me read about a local eye specialist, Dr Dylan Joseph based in Knysna.
It took me days to “pluck up” enough courage to call Mariska – Dr Joseph’s client liaison consultant to make an appointment. What harm could there be in just having a chat I thought and before I knew it, the “fateful” day of the appointment duly came to pass!
Never could I have anticipated what I was about to see when Mariska introduced me to a team of professionals each highly trained to operate the bank of computer- like machines (I lost count at ten), each “state of the art” and designed to analyse to the minutest degree whatever the visual impairment of the patient may be.
Once their detailed reports were compiled and sent through to Dr Joseph, it was time to meet the man who was soon to truly change my life.
I must confess that prior to meeting him I had researched his credentials and taken a good look at the array of his medical degrees adorning the walls of an ante-room. I did think he looked a “bit young” to be a doctor but then remembered I also thought the same when I met my daughter- in- law (a doctor of neuro science) as she too looked as if she should still be at school!
Options were discussed in detail and before I could “chicken out”, I booked the surgery with Mariska before leaving.
To me there would be no question, I wanted to be “out cold” when the surgery was performed so a full anesthetic was booked.
On the morning of the procedure performed at the Advanced Health Facility (adjacent to Dr Josephs building), I was introduced to Dr Esmé – Marie Louw the anesthetist for the procedure who calmly and professionally suggested I opt for conscious sedation rather than a full-blown anesthetic as I would feel nothing and the recovery time and risk of complications are far lower. Gail (my wife) and Dr Louw decided between the two of them that this Conscious Sedation was what I needed – so who was I to argue? I later learned that Dr Louw and Dr Joseph had together performed 1,000’s of similar procedures since their time at medical school together.
I can honestly say that I felt absolutely nothing during the procedure and after a nice cup of coffee and a toasty in the recovery ward, it was all over and for the first time in my life “I can see clearly now” and without my glasses! Gail sadly would not let me drive her car back to Plett—-
The greatest testimony I can offer to this wonderful team of specialists is that Gail is so jealous that I don’t need to wear glasses anymore, that she has booked an appointment with Dr Joseph and his team as she too wants to “see clearly” and also without specs!
In August 2019 I had the great good fortune of having Cataract Surgery done by Dr. Joseph. I wanted so badly to believe that I would be capable of healing this condition without surgery but finally realized that maybe I had to succumb to the wonders of modern medicine and having done so I now want to say that the experience has been amazing from start to finish. Dr Joseph answered many of my fears and phobias that I expressed relating to this eye surgery on email beforehand and when it came to the day of the first Surgery I was relaxed and finally ready. The Knysna Advanced Day Hospital was so convenient and the staff was kind. The procedure was pain-free during and after. I had my two eyes done a week apart and my vision is now good enough to not need glasses and that after having worn contact lenses for 36 years and having glasses to wear when the contact lenses were out. Thank you, Dr Joseph. I am truly grateful and I appreciate your exceptional expertise
You will never forget that first moment when your vision is restored again. Thank you so much for making this possible for me.
Bill & Kamila Nortier
Thank you for your very warm welcome last Friday at your wonderful new ‘state-of-the-art’ consulting rooms! Your two years absence abroad has not changed you one little bit, and it was a real pleasure to see you again!
As after our last appointment prior to your departure overseas, I must express my very grateful thanks to you yet once again for restoring my peace of mind! After all your amazingly comprehensive examinations were completed, the ‘All-Clear’ outcome instantly assured me that indeed, all is safe and well! Incredibly good and encouraging news that at my stage in life means all the world! Thank you for your part in that!
My only regret — all things remaining equal — is that there may now no longer be further need to see you! So may I take this opportunity to wish you, your beautiful wife and your daughters, your practice, and your abode back here in South Africa, all the blessings of a really good “wind at your back”!
Seeing for reading, driving, views and sunsets are all so important to me. The Lasik surgery was a painless procedure in the most professional of hands and I would recommend this miraculous, virtually instantaneous procedure to anyone who battles to focus clearly in some or other manner. Not only is Dylan Joseph a great and talented doctor at the forefront of the latest surgery, but also his before and after care manner is exceptional too. Knysna is so lucky to have this available right on our doorstep. I am happy to be rid of the frustrations that come with reading glasses! Thank you again and again!
Thank you, Dr. Joseph for your passion and personal interest in achieving the best vision possible for each of your patients. I had cataract surgery two weeks ago on eyes that have very different vision as a result of a childhood squint. The lenses you chose for me have resulted in excellent sight without glasses. Amazing. Your knowledge, experience, equipment and team are world class. We are so fortunate to have you in Knysna.
For the first time in 63 years I can see without glasses! I now have functional vision all the way from long-distance to reading: I can cycle without glasses, drive without them, watch TV without them. It really is amazing that cataract surgery has not only removed the haze but also corrected most of my other vision defects as well.
The procedures were quick and painless. Apart from a slight scratchiness while the tiny cuts healed there was no discomfort at all, and I was able to see perfectly well within an hour or two. From then on it just got better and better.
For driving and outdoor purposes I definitely need sunglasses now, because there is so many more light entering my eyes. The world is truly a brighter place…at least as far as my vision is concerned! I decided to have multi-focal photochromic lenses in my sunglasses, so as to have pin-sharp vision for driving and also the ability to see really small objects close-up. But I don’t have HAVE to use them, and that makes all the difference. I am free from the tyranny of putting glasses on as soon as I wake up, and only taking them off when I go sleep. Wish I’d had that choice 60 years ago!
Many thanks to Dylan for improving my quality of life. He and his friendly and professional team made the whole process something to welcome, rather than to be faced in trepidation and anxiety.