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At Morningside Eye our goal is simple
To help people see better in the safest way possible

  • What Makes Us Different

    About Morningside Eye

    Dr. Darren Craig Stoler is a Specialist Ophthalmologist and Ophthalmic surgeon, with rooms on the same premises as Morningside Eye theatre. Dr. Stoler ensures that enough time is spent with every patient in order to fully examine, test, and discuss their eye problem. At the end of your appointment, you will be well informed about the condition of your eyes, and the many options available to help improve your vision.

    Morningside Eye is not a hospital - our private facilities and own operating theatre hold state-of-the-art equipment, and are located on-site, in beautiful environments that ensure you don’t feel like you are confined to a hospital. Our driver is available in special circumstances for those patients who need transport.

  • Our Doctors

    Ophthalmic Surgeon
    PR 0506621
    Dr. Darren Craig Stoler

    MBBCh (Wits) FC Ophth (SA)

    Dr. Stoler is a graduate of the University of Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa, and completed his specialist training in Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Surgery also at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is a fellow of the College of Ophthalmologists of South Africa, and is recognised by the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a practicing Ophthalmologist / Ophthalmic Surgeon. Dr. Stoler is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the International Society of Refractive Surgery.

    Dr. Stoler’s interests lie in the treatment of vision-threatening disorders, and the improvement of vision in patients with cataracts and other sight-limiting conditions. His surgical interests are many and varied, though micro-incision cataract surgery, and the cutting- edge bladeless laser cataract surgery are currently at the forefront of his interests

  • Our Facilities

    World Class Facilities

    Located on the 6th floor of Sinosteel Plaza, we have modern facilities with a coffee shop/restaurant just outside.

    Our Theatre

    The Operating Theatre at Morningside Eye is a privately owned state-of-the-art facility, independent of any large hospital or hospital group. The facility meets and exceeds National Department of Health, and international regulations. Only the highest standards of equipment and surgical instruments are used. Highly trained and motivated staff ensure that patient care is not only a priority, but a passion.

    The Theatre is situated on the first floor of the Inner Circle building, 159 Rivonia Road, Morningside - opposite Dr. Darren Stoler’s rooms in Sinosteel Plaza, on the same premises.

    The patient waiting area in the theatre is modern, beautifully furnished, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows that overlook Rivonia Road, which let in much natural light (and due to the one-sided mirror- finish glass, cannot be seen into from the outside). The result is that should you need eye surgery, you won’t feel like you are confined to a hospital while you await your procedure, decreasing anxiety and stress.

  • Our Equipment

    World Class Equipment


    Ophthalmologists today rely on technology and specialised equipment more than ever. The diagnosis and investigation of your eye problem depends on the quality and optics of these machines that are used to test your eyes.

    We are one of the few Ophthalmology centres in the country to use a computerised electronic medical record system (IFA Systems, Cologne Germany) to achieve a paperless office - all your clinical notes, photographs, and test data is stored on our servers, and securely backed up online. image

    Almost all the equipment in Dr. Darren Stoler’s consulting rooms has been sourced from Carl Zeiss, Gemany - often the first choice for ophthalmologists in Europe and the USA, and the same company that manufactures professional grade camera lenses for Sony and others.


    Similarly, in our operating theatre, quality and clarity are paramount in order to get the best possible outcome from every surgery performed. We have thus chosen to use the Alcon Infinity Vision System for our cataract surgery, along with the Alcon LuxOR Ophthalmic Microscope System.

    image Finally, our choice to be the first in Africa to buy the LensX Laser Refractive Cataract Surgery Suite, shows our commitment to being at the forefront of the most advanced and safest eye surgery available anywhere in the world today.