Mr Adam Bates


MA (Hons), MB ChB, FRCS Ed, FRCOphth

GMC number: 4091730

Practising since: 1994



Consultation times

  • Thursday
  • Mr Bates is able to treat adults and children
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Adam is the only sub-specialty fellowship trained ophthalmologist practicing in the private sector in Kent in Paediatric Ophthalmology, Adult Squint and Neuro-ophthalmology. He sees children and adults in clinic at the Tunbridge Wells Eye Centre, operates on both children and adults at Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells and performs Botulinum Toxin treatment exclusively for adult squints at Maidstone Hospital.

After medical school at Cambridge and Manchester, Adam trained under a number of internationally-acclaimed Consultants at the National Hospital for Neurology and  Neurosurgery at Queen Square, Moorfields Eye Hospital, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. Adam has been a Consultant Ophthalmologist since 2006 at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust where he is lead of the Paediatric Ophthalmology, Adult Squint and Neuro-ophthalmology services. He is National Lead for Ophthalmology Trainee recruitment for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Adam Bates at Nuffield Health

  • Eyelid cyst removal
  • Squint surgery

Locations Mr Adam Bates works with

Related experience


  • British & Irish Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Association
  • American Association Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Association

Insurers Mr Adam Bates works with

Mr Adam Bates works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Allianz
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Bupa Global
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Healix
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Health-on-Line
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • The Exeter Friendly
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


Mr Adam Bates does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Adam Bates does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Adam Bates does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.