About Us

Visiomed Eye and Laser Clinic in Johannesburg has a tradition of world-class eye care in a friendly environment. Its well-established, loyal staff, and management team runs the largest Private Refractive Hospital in South Africa – a dream initiated by its founder, the late Dr Michiel Kritzinger, the ‘Father of Lasik’, who passed away in 2000.

Drs Michael Muller, Daniel Kritzinger and Hein van Wyk, all of whom subsequently took Visiomed to even higher levels of knowledge and expertise over the next twelve years, succeeded Dr Michiel Kritzinger. Their passion and dedication enhanced and expanded their skills, ensuring that Visiomed stayed at the forefront of medical innovation with the best eye surgeons.

When Dr Muller took early retirement in October 2014, Dr Polla Roux, previously a Professor in Ophthalmology at Pretoria Academic Hospital took over his practice. Working with the rest of the team, he now forms part of a ‘Senior Clinical Review Panel’ of eye surgeons. Their task is to constantly review the surgical outcomes and patient satisfaction of any other surgeons working under the Visiomed banner.

Visiomed’s Clinical Review Panel of Surgeons

Dr Hein van Wyk has been a resident surgeon at Visiomed for the past twelve years. He has a keen interest in Retina, Cataract and Lasik surgery. Dr van Wyk was inspired by our founder and his childhood hero Dr Michiel Kritzinger, and was mentored by Prof Polla Roux at Pretoria Academic Hospital.

Dr Polla Roux, fondly referred to by colleagues and the numerous eye surgeons that studied under his mentorship as ‘Prof Poll’, has vast experience in all aspects of eye surgery, Lasik, Cataract and Retina surgery. Dr. Roux still tutors complex Orbital and Oculoplastic surgery in his spare time.

Dr Daniel Kritzinger has been a resident surgeon at Visiomed for the past twelve years, and was cousin to our founder Dr Michiel Kritzinger. He comes from a family of doctors where his father, brother and two sisters all qualified as doctors. Dr Kritzinger is a skilled general eye surgeon with a particular interest in Refractive surgery, e.g., Lasik and Cataract surgery.

Visiomed can be trusted to treat patients with the utmost dignity and respect. We pledge to keep abreast with constantly evolving technology, and eye surgery techniques, bringing you closer to an age of ‘zero defect’ with bladeless technology.

It’s inevitable that our eyesight weakens with age and people are often wary in their search for a reputable eye surgeon. We aim to improve all our clients’ quality of life and provide them with clearer vision.