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South Coast Vision

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South Coast Vision is the private eye care practice of

Mr Andrew Turnbull, Consultant Eye Surgeon.


Based in Dorset, I am a specialist corneal refractive and cataract surgeon with expertise in all aspects of vision correction surgery.


With South Coast Vision, you will be offered a thorough assessment of your eye problems. I will work carefully with you to find the solution that best meets your needs.


You will be treated at all times with the utmost care, skill and attention to detail, assisted by state-of-the-art diagnostic, laser and lens technology


I believe in a collaborative, team approach and have excellent relationships with other eye specialists both locally and further afield. In the event that your problem requires more than just my expertise, I will work with others to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

Discover more about Mr Turnbull here



Years of Experience


Procedures Completed


Corneal, Cataract and Refractive Fellowships


Academic Publications and International Presentations


Eye surgery: poetry in motion

Eye surgery is precise, clean and elegant - as much art as it is science.
Nonetheless, people are understandably anxious about having anything done to their eyes.
But rest assured, most patients find the experience to be much better than they were expecting. One of Mr Turnbull's patients described her experience of cataract surgery, through the medium of haiku poetry: 

A visual delight

Cataract extraction

Enjoyed the show


Colours abounding

Pink, red, yellow, blue, green

Dancing as light rays


The surgeon’s presence

Dexterity in action

Miracle of sight


Loved every minute

With such caring smiling staff

And free refreshments!

Woman Having Eyes Examined


Thank you so much for my two brilliant cataract operations. My life has been transformed: I can read, watch sport, see everything so clearly now. I was treated very kindly and efficiently by everyone. I can’t thank you enough

Mrs FM

Mr Turnbull and his great supporting team were totally committed, polite and calming, and at pains throughout to explain as they proceeded what exactly they were undertaking.

Mr Turnbull was in fact exceptional in every conceivable aspect of the whole visit. My complete thanks to him and team for unsurpassed care

Thank you for being so kind, caring and attending to me, I really appreciate what you have done, I am so grateful. You were very gentle and made a wonderful job on me and I still have my sight. Thank you once again.”


Mrs SB




Mr Turnbull consults and operates at Private Health University Hospitals Dorset (also known as Bournemouth Private Clinic) and Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital.

Nuffield Health
Bournemouth Hospital
Private Health University Hospitals Dorset

Mr Turnbull is pleased to announce that he will soon be taking on new patients at Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital.

Please contact for further information.

Formerly known as Bournemouth Private Clinic (BPC), Private Health University Hospitals Dorset is the Private Patient Unit based at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.


Here, Mr Turnbull offers:

  • Cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange with standard monofocal lenses, toric, multifocal and extended depth of focus lenses

  • YAG laser capsulotomy

  • Pterygium surgery

  • Iris reconstruction

  • Consultations for dry eye, blepharitis, general ophthalmology / eye-care and second opinions


As an NHS Consultant at University Hospitals Dorset, Mr Turnbull can see private patients on an ad hoc basis to suit you.

Private Health University Hospitals Dorset

Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Castle Lane East



0300 019 4224 / 0300 019 4992

Mr Turnbull is also happy to see patients on the NHS at University Hospitals Dorset, but a GP referral is required.

On the NHS, there can be no guarantee that your consultation or surgery will be performed by Mr Turnbull himself.