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Chief surgeon Dr. Stodůlka has years of experience in an extensive range of eye surgeries – from laser corrections of eye defects to corneal transplant and retina surgery. He is an internationally well-known innovator in eye surgery. Some of the surgeries he performed as the first eye surgeon globally; he first introduced several eye operation methods in the Czech Republic.

He lectures at prestigious international ophthalmic congresses and teaches courses for foreign ophthalmologists. He is the author of numerous publications and scientific articles.

Dr. Stodůlka is a member of the largest European ophthalmological society (ESCRS), a president of the AECOS (European section), the vice-chairman of the Czech Society of Refractive and Cataract Surgery, and a member of the Czech Ophthalmological Society.

In his leisure, he does a lot of sports such as cycling, ski mountaineering, or jet surfing.

Professional CV

  • Education and expertise
  • Awards
  • Specialization and scientific activities
  • Memberships


  • 1983 – 1989 Medical Faculty of Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic. Graduated with honors.
  • 1992 Certification of the Ist gr. in general ophthalmology.
  • 1996 Certification of the IInd gr. in general ophthalmology.
  • 1995 – 2000 PhD in ophthalmology at the Medical Faculty of Charles University in Hradec Králové. The chief of the clinic: Prof. MUDr. P. Rozsíval, CSc. The topic of the dissertation thesis: LASIK. Awarded with the title Ph.D.
  • 2017 FEBOS-CR – Fellow of European Board of Ophthalmology Specialist in Cataract and Refractive Surgery – the first in the Czech Republic and Austria.

Expertise and professional experience:

  • 1989 – 1995 residency at the Bata Hospital in Zlin, Czech Republic
  • 1995 – 2002 vice-head of the eye department at the Bata Hospital in Zlin, Czech Republic
  • 2002 – 2008 chief surgeon of the eye department at the Bata Hospital in Zlin, Czech Republic
  • 2003 – present the founder and the chief eye surgeon of the network of Gemini Eye Clinics
  • 2022 – Professor Emilio Campos Award for Innovation in Ophthalmology in 2022, Rome, Italy
  • 2022 – Medal of Merit from the President of the Czech Republic – First Class Medal for Merit to the State in the Field of Science
  • 2019, 2020 and 2021 – Award for the most popular ophthalmologists, Kurier, Vienna, Austria
  • 2018/19/20/21 – The title for the Most trusted brand for the Gemini Eye Clinics
  • 2016 – Award of the ESCRS – the 1st place for the innovation in eye surgery
  • 2016 – Award of the PhysIOL company for the largest number of FineVision trifocal lenses implanted globally
  • 2016 – The best video award from the American Ophthalmological Academy
  • 2014 – EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the Zlín Region
  • 2012 – The Silver Medal from the Senate of the Czech Republic – for the achievements and development in eye surgery, and a long-term contribution to ophthalmology
  • 2012 – The best cataract video at the Video Cataratta Refrattiva Milan, Italy
  • 2012 – The best video in the category of “Intraocular lens for presbyopia treatment“ – Cannes, France
  • 2011 – Doctor of the Year 2010 (Jessenius Award) – the Union of patients survey
  • 2008 – Award of the Merit of the Zlín Region of the IInd level – for the development in ophthalmology
  • 2007 – The Town of Zlín Award – for achievements in ophthalmology
  • 2005 – The personality of the Zlín Region
  • cataract surgery, including femtosecond laser and capsulaser-assisted procedures
  • refractive procedures (laser eye corrections, RLE, corneal microlens implantation, etc.)
  • treatment and transplant of the cornea
  • a pioneer in a large number of surgical procedures in the Czech Republic (LASIK laser eye surgery, femtosecond laser LASIK, microincision cataract surgery, etc.)
  • Czech Medical Chamber (ČLK)
  • Czech Medical Association of J. E. Purkyně (ČLS JEP)
  • Czech Ophthalmological Society (ČOS)
  • Czech Society of Refractive and Cataract Surgery (ČSRKCH)
  • Czech Glaucoma Society (ČGS)
  • Czech Vitreoretinal Society (ČVRS)
  • The European Society of Cataract and Refractive (ESCRS), member of board
  • The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
  • The International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS)
  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • The American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery (AECOS), member of board
  • Association of the Private Ophthalmologists of the Czech Republic (SPOL)