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Telephone: 01942 244 000

Mr Chris Heaven

Mr Chris Heaven
Consultant Eye Surgeon
Mr Chris Heaven

Qualifications: FRCS (Edin), FRCOphth, FCOptom


Speciality Areas:

  • Small incision cataract surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery

Contact Details:

NHS Secretary: 01942 822468
Private Secretary: 01942 822240

Clinic Access Times:



Chris spent his childhood and school days in the Cotswolds around Nailsworth, South Gloucestershire (where the surname “Heaven” is rather more common). His medical training was at Birmingham University where he won the Undergraduate Prize for Ophthalmology.

Following junior training posts in the south of England his higher surgical training was undertaken at The Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester, UK. This included a secondment to The Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, South Australia for specialist training in diseases of the ocular surface and cornea. Prior to entering medicine he also qualified as an optometrist in the UK and is registered as such in Australia and New Zealand.

His interests outside medicine include railway history and preservation, and artefacts of the
1950’s era. At home he has a number of small items of railway rolling stock, including a restored 1956 ex BR guards van. He also owns two 1956 Green Goddess fire engines (the ones they used to use during firemens strikes).

In the past he has also worked as a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Palmerston North Hospital in New Zealand. He is a member of the Consultant Eye Surgeons Partnership (Cheshire and Wirral) LLP.


Ocular Disorders. A series of Cases Studies. Published by the Association of Optometrists, August 2005. ISBN: 01-9541272-1-8