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Dr. Millicent M. Grim

Consultant Ophthalmologist & LASIK Specialist
Dr. Millicent graduated in Medicine and Ophthalmology from the Medical School of the University of Pretoria in South Africa, and has a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She was associate head of the Department of Ophthalmology at The Pretoria Academic Hospitals and did numerous rural eye tours providing cataract and other surgical care in underserved regions.

DTM&H (Wits),
MMed (Ophth) (Pretoria)


Refractive Surgery, including Excimer Laser LASIK & PRK; Phakic IOL Surgery; ICRS with INTACS/Ferrara/Kerarings; Cataract Surgery; Corneal Transplantation, Corneal and External Disease including Corneal Ulcer and Contact Lens Management, Dry Eye management, Paediatric Amblyopia and Refractive Management


26+ years
(Gulf, UAE, Oman, South Africa, Scotland)


Excimer Laser Vision Correction with LASIK & PRK & PTK.
Phakic IOL: ICL (Implantable Collamer Lenses), Artisan.
Intra-Corneal Ring Segments (ICRS): INTACS, Ferrara and Kerarings.
CK (Conductive Keratoplasty).
CCCL (Corneal Collagen Cross Linking).

Dr Rana Daners Geb Issmail

Specialist Ophthalmologist
After graduating from the faculty of Medicine Damascus university, Dr Rana started her ophthalmology training in 1993 . She received her Master’s Degree and postgraduate studies in ophthalmology and eye surgeries to be followed by a training course in American university of BEIRUT, Lebanon in 1997 then started working as Ophthalmologist in BEIRUT for 6 years before moving to Dubai in 2003 .

Ophthalmology, Master’s Degree, BEIRUT


Diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma , cataract , eye infections and allergies , Meibomian gland dysfunction and Dry eye syndrome , uveitis and eye lid disorders.  


25 years (Europe, UAE)



Chené Narothan

Clinical Optometrist & Orthokeratologist
Chené obtained her degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Chené looks at a challenge as an opportunity and enjoys searching for a solution to complicated visual cases, implementing individualized treatment for her patients to achieve the best results. Your vision and eye health is her first priority.

Bachelor of Optometry


Optometry, myopia control, specialty contact lenses and orthokeratology.


7+ Years (South Africa, UAE)

Memberships & Certifications

South African Optometric Association
Wave Lens Designer Certification

Juliana Van Niekerk

We would like to introduce our newest member of the Gulf Family Clinic Team. Juliana van Niekerk joins us with a wealth of knowledge and experience spanning a 17 year optometric career. She graduated from the first and renowned Optometry school in South Africa. From there she explored different optometry environments before settling at the high end luxury practice located on the High Street of Melrose Arch, the premier shopping destination in Johannesburg.

Optometry, South Africa




17 years

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26+ Years of Excellence in the Gulf

Dedicated family specialists and ophthalmologists in Dubai covering adult and pediatric conditions with the highest standards of care

Our Services

  • Opthamology

Quality Ophthalmology

Multiple ophthalmic disorders can present in neonates. Such disorders can be isolated or be associated with other systemic anomalies, preventing optimal visual development.

The critical period of visual development is in the first 6 months after birth. Infants who meet screening criteria for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) should be screened to help prevent serious visual sequelae, including blindness, and neonatologists should identify ocular abnormalities.

The Trusted Eye Clinic in Dubai
World-class eye care delivered with an uncompromising commitment to excellence.
Dr Grim is an excellent Ophthalmologist. So caring, taking her time to check, diagnose and prescribe the correct treatment. Absolutely, highly recommended.
Maryke Tredoux
All I can say is how impressed I was throughout the 2 hours I was at the center, everyone was so professional, knowledgeable and covered areas that I didn't even know they could check.
Jan Adams

What Our Patients Say

dulanjali kodikaradulanjali kodikara
16:23 26 Apr 24
I went to Gulf Family Clinic to check my eye health today, Dr Grim is absolutely rich with experience to identify the illnesses and the treat to the exact point. I am really happy with their service and satisfied.Thanks you Dr Grim and Team
Maryliz PhillipsMaryliz Phillips
13:15 25 Mar 24
Does your child not seem to be enjoying reading? Do they get easily get frustrated? Do they skip words or even a whole line when they read?Please don’t assume that they- are lazy- hate reading- Are “bad” at reading- They have learning difficulties like dislexia or ADHDDo start with a very thorough eye check up. A check up that should include not only how clear their vision is like but also have an optometrist check the function of the eye muscles.The eye check up my daughter did was very thorough, it took 2 hours and gave us all answers I was looking for. Some eye muscles were not working properly and others had to overwork so after sometime of reading she would skip words or lines because the overworking muscles could not cope. The way to think about the eye muscles is like any other muscle in the body that when you overwork it, it starts to tremble and give up eventually.My daughter did need glasses to help her but was also prescribed some simple eye exercises that helped her a lot!1 year later now and her reading has improved so much and she is now confident enough to be reading by herself books and books 🙂I am not sure I am allowed to mention the clinic we went to and the doctors we saw.I can highly recommend the team at Gulf Family Clinic as they were very thorough. Dr. Millicent and Dr. Chene were very helpful.
Rowyn ReddyRowyn Reddy
08:52 22 Mar 24
Chene Narothan is an exceptional clinical optometrist and orthokeratologist. My experience under her care was nothing short of outstanding. Ms. Narothan's expertise, professionalism, and genuine concern for her patients' well-being were evident from the moment I walked into Gulf Family Clinic.Not only did Ms. Narothan demonstrate an in-depth understanding of optometry and orthokeratology, but she also took the time to thoroughly explain every aspect of my bespoke Ortho-K treatment plan, ensuring I felt informed and comfortable every step of the way. Her attention to detail and precision in assessing my vision needs were truly impressive.Furthermore, Ms. Narothan's compassionate demeanor and dedication to providing personalised care truly set her apart. She listened attentively to my concerns and tailored a treatment plan specifically suited to my lifestyle and visual requirements.Thanks to Ms. Narothan's expertise and guidance, I have experienced a significant improvement in my vision and overall eye health. I cannot recommend her highly enough to anyone seeking top-tier optometric care. Ms.Narothan is undoubtedly a standout professional in her field, and I am grateful to have received such exceptional care under her supervision, that changed my day to day life. Kudos to Chene Narothan.
Robert NichollsRobert Nicholls
10:28 20 Mar 24
Excellent, very competent and friendly staff. I would highly recommend a visit with a no nonsense appraisal by Dr.Millicent.
Sameer GuptaSameer Gupta
19:04 30 Oct 23
Very thorough inspection of eyes and prescribed appropriate treatment and medication, and no overdose. Took time to explain the precautions required.
Rania TsikourisRania Tsikouris
07:42 30 Oct 23
Annelize SmithAnnelize Smith
13:45 23 Oct 23
Fantastic service and attention to detail from Dr Juliana Van Niekerk. I can highly recommend her if you need your eyes tested.
Eric ChangEric Chang
05:55 23 Oct 23
Dr Millicent and her team takes excellent care of their patients.
Aqib KhanAqib Khan
14:19 12 Oct 23
Irina KomlevaIrina Komleva
12:44 03 Jun 23
We have had an Ortho -K treatment for my 10 yo girl and very happy with the results and approach by the team. Our doctor Chene was very gentle and knowledgeable, always could easily refer to some new research in her specialisation, answered all my concerns. You could not be in better hands)
Located on 19th floor (great view.. That s good for an eye clinic 😉) This place is one of the oldest eyes center in Dubai. Although it's been here for years, it is very modern, Very spacious, very well-equipped with latest technology. All eye exams can be done within their premises.Polite and caring staffDr are highly qualified and take time to clearly explain what they are doing and why. At the end, you ll get a very accurate picture of your eye condition. As the Dr will provide you his diagnosis, he ll highlight all available options and provide an enlighted forecast on your eye's condition evolutionA full session length is around 2 to 3 hours, so better plan it ahead and be on time 😁It includes optometric, various eye scans and thorough consultation with a specialized ophthalmologist.Furthermore, they are offering a very reasonable price. It only costed us 1k AED for all this high quality service.We can only highly recommend Gulf Eye Center.. They are really the best (as you will find when go ogling them) . You can really go there eyes closed 😉

Comprehensive Family & Eye Care

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19th Floor,
One Lake Plaza,
Cluster T,
Al Sarayat Street,
JLT, Dubai


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Sun: Closed

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