Mr Arthur Cummings

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon & Medical Director

About Mr Arthur Cummings

Mr. Arthur Cummings is Consultant Eye Surgeon at the Wellington Eye Clinic and Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Beacon Hospital. He has vast experience in LASIK, PRK, ICL, and refractive and cataract surgery and is an internationally acclaimed expert on laser eye surgery, keratoconus, custom lens replacement, and cataract surgery. He is Associate Clinical Professor at UCD.

Mr. Cummings has been at the Wellington Eye Clinic since 1998 after relocating from South Africa. He has performed more than 50,000 LASIK procedures and 15,000 cataract and other intra-ocular lens procedures. He is involved in lecturing and teaching refractive surgery both locally and internationally and has presented more than 500 invited lectures at international meetings on the topic of laser eye surgery, corneal cross-linking, and cataract surgery. He is a co-presenter of the WaveLight Refractive Fellowship Course to surgeons from all over the world, and more than 200 ophthalmologists have already attended this course. He is the only currently practicing ophthalmologist Irish member of the International Intraocular Implant Club (IIIC), which was founded by Sir Harold Ridley, the first ophthalmologist to implant an intraocular lens. Dr. Cummings works closely with our manufacturing partners and is involved with many industry partners as an investigator in clinical trials and medical advisory board capacity. He is widely published, including over 120 scientific and trade journal articles, 15 book chapters, and 2 books as co-editor. He has received multiple international awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the International Society of Refractive Surgeons (ISRS), the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), the American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery (AECOS), the Indian Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society, the Spanish Society of Implant and Refractive Surgery, and the South African Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (SASCRS). 

Mr. Cummings is the President of the Board of Governors of the World College of Refractive Surgery & Visual Sciences.

Professor Cummings is one of three chief medical editors of the acclaimed publication Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today Global | Europe Edition.

He has been voted among the Top 100 most influential ophthalmologists globally in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, and 2023 by The Ophthalmologist Journal.

Mr. Cummings is justifiably proud of the incredible team at the Wellington Eye Clinic and is aware that aspiring to provide world-class outcomes is a team effort.


  • MB.ChB. University of Pretoria, South Africa. 1985
  • FCS(SA), Ophthalmology. College of Surgeons South Africa. 1994
  • M.Med (Ophth). University of Pretoria, South Africa. 1995 (Cum Laude)
  • FRCSEd, Ophthalmology. The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. 1995
  • Certificate Laser Refractive Surgery. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London, UK. 2009
  • Physician CEO. Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA. 2017
  • FWCRS. World College of Refractive Surgery & Visual Sciences. 2023