Dr James Beatty

His practice and affiliated hospitals are equipped with state of the art surgical and diagnostic equipment and are on a par with international standards. Friendly and efficient staff will deal with all your administrative and financial queries.

Dr Beatty offers the full spectrum of eye care and ophthalmic surgery, but has special interests in Cataract and Refractive surgery, Glaucoma, Diabetes and Macular Degeneration.

If you are researching cataract removal, eye laser surgery, glaucoma treatment, refractive surgery, pterygium surgery, corneal transplant, the cost of cataract surgery in South Africa or searching for an eye specialist in Cape Town, please contact our practice where our qualified assistants are able to provide professional and friendly guidance.

Dr Beatty is affiliated with the following Ophthalmologist societies:

  • Ophthalmological Society of South Africa
  • South African Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Health Professions Council of South Africa
  • South African Glaucoma Society

Special Interests

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Glaucoma
The Team
Somerset Eye Centre

The Somerset Eye Medical and Surgical Centre was the vision of a group of like-minded ophthalmologists, who wished to create a dedicated eye care centre of excellence.

The centre consists of:

  • Five highly qualified ophthalmologists
  • Three specially trained ophthalmic assistants
  • State of the art diagnostic and laser treatment centre
  • Dedicated eye theatre with ophthalmic trained staff

Aware of the ever-increasing cost barrier to accessing quality medical care for patients. Rand depreciation has a negative impact on a solo practitioner’s ability to maintain technology and cutting edge standards. The need to train and retain superior medical and nursing staff has pooled resourced and skilled ophthalmologists to create a surgical and diagnostic centre comparable with the best eye centres internationally.

The Somerset Eye Centre strives to provide comprehensive and specialized eye care for all ophthalmic problems at the highest quality, comparable to international standards, for all our South African patients. This will then create a centre in which patients are assured of getting the best possible care and where the medical and nursing staff is proud to be a part of.

Cure Day Hospital Somerset West

CURE DAY HOSPITAL Somerset West is a new state-of-the-art healthcare facility in the Helderberg area. It is conveniently situated just off the R44/Broadway Road. The hospital is 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport and 30 minutes from central Cape Town. This modern-day hospital is ideally suited for patients in need of same-day surgery. It rivals the best in the world in terms of patient care, expertise, equipment and staffing. It consists of 20 beds and 3 theatres (one of which is a dedicated eye theatre).

Cure Day Hospital

Cape Eye Hospital

The Cape Eye Hospital is Cape Town's first private eye hospital. It takes pride in its dedicated, specially trained staff, advanced state-of-the-art equipment and highly qualified team of experienced ophthalmologists. It was established in 1995 by the Ophthalmologists.

Specialized equipment and specially trained staff are essential to providing expert and skilled pre and post-operative eye surgery care. It provides comprehensive and specialized eye care services with the latest techniques and equipment.

This hospital is conveniently situated in Bellville, Cape Town. The hospital is 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport and 30 minutes from central Cape Town.

Cape Eye Hospital

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  • Pleased to confirm that I had both my eyes operated for cataracts. This was the best decision ever going for this procedure.
  • Ons is reeds jare pasiente by dr Beatty en ons het intussen afgetree en verhuis. Steeds ry ons vir ons besoeke daarheen en sien elke keer uit om daar te kuier!
  • I wanted you to know that I got my eyes checked and it came out as 20/20! You did a great job. The guy who checked my eyes said whoever did it really knew what they were doing :)   Anyway, thanks for doing such a good job! Glad you were able to open up just in time before we left for the states.  
  • Roger 12/11/20
    I will definitely recommend dr Beatty. I am so happy with my Lasik.
    Roger 12/11/20
  • Mev Botha
    Ek is regtig baie dankbaar en opgewonde om so mooi duidelik te  kan sien. 13/11/2020
    Mev Botha
  • Margaret
    Thank you for always helping me on such short notice. James is the best!
  • Morne
    Julle is 'n great span met die beste dokter.
  • Constance
    Thank you ladies for always being so helpful and friendly:)
  • Lauren
    Doctor Beatty is hands-down one of the best Ophthalmologist I have ever seen in my 35 years of life!
  • Gary
    Such a  privilege to have doctor Beatty  as my Ophthalmologist.
    Ek was besoeker by julle kamers tydens my vakansie in die Kaap. Ek is julle is so dankbaar vir die vinnige hulp en goeie diens.
  • John
    Lovely ladies and best doctor. Love you all and looking forwards seeing you next year for my follow-up.
  • Yolandie
    Altyd so lekker om by julle te gaan kuier en almal is so vriendelik en behulpsaam.
  • Megan
    I am so happy with the results after I had Lasik done. Best money spent ever.
  • Zelda
    Thank you doctor Beatty and staff for your good service and for you all being so friendly:)
  • Best decision and results after I had my Lasik done by doctor Beatty!
  • Always looking forward seeing doctor Beatty for my check-up once a year.
  • Thom
    I could not believe my eyes!
  • Barry
    Very impressed with Dr Beatty, the hospital and aftercare was excellent.
  • Alma
    Julle dames lag altyd, so lekker om hierheen te kom! Puik diens.
  • Mr "A"
    Thank you for professional service and excellent aftercare.
    Mr "A"
  • Johann
    Julle diens is uitstekend en almal is altyd baie vriendelik.
  • Rene van Tonder

    I have been a patient of Dr Beatty since 25 April 2013. I then followed him after moving practice to the new building in Paardevlei and I have not looked back.

    At Somerset Eye Clinic, vision becomes a reality. Though advanced imaging and state-of-the-art technology, Dr Beatty diagnosed my eye problem timeously, thereby arrested the disease in it's earliest stages. Dr Beatty also practices the most sophisticated surgical techniques for the treatment of patients and remains on par with international research and developments in the field of ophthalmology.

    The dedicated team of ophthalmic assistants and administrators are handpicked to optimise practice management, functioning and patient care. Visiting Dr Beatty's practice feels like dealing with trusted, loyal family. Dr Beatty's gentle, patient, kind and caring manner, fosters patient loyalty, respect and long-term engagement.

    I am a strong advocate for his practice and a patient for life.

    Rene van Tonder
  • Pieter Moelich

    I was lucky enough to find Dr Beatty via a referral and I would refer him to anyone interested in Lasik / PRK eye surgery. The entire experience, which can be scary, was really pleasant with his and his staffs professional advise and care before, during and after the surgery. I am very thankful to be able to look at the world and go about my day to day activities without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses.

    Pieter Moelich
  • Elsabe de la Port

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    About nine months ago Dr Beatty removed cataracts from both my eyes.

    The procedures were successful and I do recommend this particular specialist. He is always professional and it was a relaxed experience.

    The admin personnel are always friendly and professional.


    Elsabe de la Port