Dr Pierre Wassermann graduated in 1982 from the University of Pretoria obtaining the degree MBChB. He did his internship in the old Transvaal (Gauteng). After completing his national service with the SANDF, he gained experience in neurology and plastic surgery for three years at the Garankuwa Hospital before accepting a registrar post at the University of Witwatersrand in the Ophthalmology Department under the guidance of Prof. Welsh.

In 1990 he graduated as an Ophthalmologist form the University of Witwatersrand, and got his degree LKC/FCS (SA) Ophth and registered with the Fellows of the Royal College of Ophthalmology in the UK (FRCOphth (UK)). He is also registered with the General Medical Council in the UK as a specialist.

Dr Wassermann registered as a specialist ophthalmologist in 1990 with the HPCSA and moved to Zululand where he was consultant for the NPA Health Department and also founded his private practice in Richards Bay. In 1998 he opened a practice in Umhlanga and was the founder of the Lasersight Eye Laser Clinic.

Dr Wassermann has extensive experience in Cataract and Refractive surgery with patients visiting from all over the world.

After completing a mini fellowship in refractive surgery in Arizona, USA, 1995, Dr Wassermann added refractive surgery to his practice. He was one of the first surgeons to do Laser refractive surgery in KZN. In 1998 he initiated the Umhlanga Laser Clinic. He attended and presented numerous courses and workshops in Egypt, Dublin, Berlin, Cologne, Vienna, Paris, Atlanta and Greece.

Dr Wassermann has a special interest in Keratoconus and the management of the disease. In 2015 he had extensive training in Athens and presented papers at national and international meetings regarding the management of Keratoconus with Topo-guided PRK and Cross Linking.

Dr Wassermann has served on numerous committees, not only promoting eye care, but also facilitating services to the patients.