For over 90 years, we’ve been leading innovations in eyecare and eyewear while constantly challenging boundaries. From the opening of our first store in 1981, we’ve made the marriage of avant-garde style and state-of-the-art eye care our purpose in life, achieving milestones in the field that make us who we are today.
At MAGRABi, eye care is both a science and an art.
Distinguished ophthalmologist Amin Magrabi opens the first clinic in Cairo, Egypt, officially establishing the MAGRABi Entity.
His son Dr. Akef Magrabi, an ophthalmologist himself and a visionary surgeon, continues to invest in the field of eyecare services and establishes the Magrabi Foundation’s non-profit eyecare hospitals as well as the MAGRABi chain of eyewear retail stores. As chairman of MAGRABi Retail and MAGRABi Group, he brings the MAGRABi name to international prominence across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
MAGRABi opens the first Sub-Specialist Hospital in the Middle East, paving the way for a series of groundbreaking milestones in ophthalmology.
The Hospital performs the first corneal transplant surgery in the Middle East.
The first cataract surgery by ultrasound is performed – a resounding achievement in the region.
The first vision correction by radial keratotomy in the Middle East is conducted. A revolutionary refractive surgery technique that would precede the shift to the more current excimer laser treatment.
Laser refractive surgery is performed for the first time in the Middle East.
Robotic-assisted laser cataract surgery is conducted for the first time in the region.
The first intra-operational imaging is also performed for the first time the same year.
MAGRABi is the Middle East’s leading fashion eyewear and medical eye care specialist, with more than 150 stores across 5 countries in the region, as well as 20 pioneering MAGRABi hospitals focused on vision and eye health research. Throughout the U.A.E., Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, and Egypt, MAGRABi stores and eyewear concept stores are home to a carefully curated collection of eyewear styles and designer brands, as well as the most advanced contact lenses available.