December 14th, 2015
I had my Lasik done in 2003 by Dr. Raymond Stein. It was the best thing to ever happen to me. My prescription was -9.00 in both eyes, so I was nearly blind ! The staff took the time to explain everything that was going to happen on the day of surgery and what to expect afterwards. Dr. Stein is gentle and very calming. He’s perfect if you’re a big chicken like me. Afterwards my eyes were scratchy and squinty for about a day and a half, so I just napped at home and relaxed. Surgery on Thursday, and back to work on Monday. My eyes had been dry for most of my life, so I was told to expect a little extra dryness. No problem, I brought drops to work and they took care of it. About three or four months later I realized that they were back to normal. Now I only need drops once or twice a year during the winter when the air is really really dry. I was told that I might have a higher chance of needing a touchup because of my high prescription, but I’m still 20/20. I was also warned that when I hit the dreaded 40th birthday I would start to lose the reading vision, but that happens without the surgery too. All in all I’d recommend The Bochner to anyone who wants to change their life !
Dr. Ray Stein performed my LASIK surgery a few summers ago. Prior to my surgery, my prescription was getting worse and worse and my eyes had pretty much rejected my contacts for the last time. Although I occasionally liked glasses as a fashion statement, they were a serious impediment to my life! I like to swim, sweat, snorkel, go outside on a sunny day without wearing ugly prescription glasses, and yes, see my alarm clock without squinting or fumbling for my glasses! I am a self proclaimed medical wuss…white coat phobic to the max. Deciding to do this surgery was a major source of stress and anxiety for me. The staff and Dr. Stein really helped me pre, during, and post surgery. The procedure was well explained, and I felt cared for. The actual laser took only seconds to work its magic. Quick. I was shocked that I posed for a picture with my eyes open minutes after my surgery. Being from out of town, my follow up care was done with my own optometrist. I’ve had 20/20 vision since then (although it did take a few months for the “haloing” around lights at night to disappear)…which I’ve been told was normal. I have and most definitely do recommend lasik surgery at Bochner. I seriously regret not getting it done sooner. Now if only there was a treatment for reading glasses! What are you waiting for?
I was referred by my eye doctor to Dr Raymond Stein for LASIK. I was apprehensive but when I went for my consultation the staff made me feel comfortable and answered all my questions. The clinic is very busy with patients being referred from all over North America. When I went for my procedure I met a patient from Florida and another from Minnesota. They obviously have a good reputation! The surgery went very well and Dr Stein made me somewhat relaxed. Now a few months after my procedure, I can say it was one of the best decisions of my life. Freedom from glasses and contacts is awesome. A BIG THANKS to Dr Raymond Stein and the Bochner Eye Institute.
October 20th, 2015
Life without glasses or contact lenses. Yes, it is possible today! There are exciting new choices to improve your vision. Imagine using a computer or reading your smart phone without the need for glasses. You have the potential to drive a car, participate in sports, or watch a movie all without the need for any optical aids.
Two of the most exciting new developments are the SymfonyTM lens that recently received Health Canada approval after years of clinical studies and the Mplus implant from Europe. These lens implants, can be used at the time of cataract surgery or even if your lens is perfectly clear. This latter procedure is referred to as a refractive lens exchange. As we get older, our lens inside our eye becomes stiffer and dysfunctional. A stiffer lens is unable to change its shape to focus light. This leads to difficulty with both reading and intermediate vision.
A lens replacement procedure with an implant like the SymfonyTM or MPlusTM has the potential to sharpen both your distance and near vision. The SymfonyTM lens has unique optical properties to increase the depth of focus to allow you to see both near and far. The MplusTM is a segmented bifocal lens that allows a full range of vision. These implants can be inserted in your eye through a microscopic incision of around 2 mm. No needles or sutures are required. Not everyone is a candidate for the procedure, and hence an in-depth consultation is required to be sure your eyes are otherwise heathy. Some patients may experience glare and/or halos. This is typically mild and decreases over time. At the Bochner Eye Institute, all consultations are free of charge. Just call Bochner and let us know your interest in regaining your vision.
September 3rd, 2015
The Bochner Eye Institute was recently recognized as a Leading Medical Clinic of the World. We are honoured to be part of this prestigious international organization that researches, and ranks clinics from around the World. We are humbled by this vote of confidence, as there is no better endorsement than being recognized by your peers.
Raymond Stein, MD, FRCSC
July 28th, 2015
Greetings, Dr. Ray!
A week after your two surgeries, one of your strongest protagonists, Paul Monk, declared my vision in both eyes to be 20/20. I endured no pain, nor even discomfort through this procedure, and have been able to discard my strong prescription specs and contact lenses, worn for 70 years! What is a daily routine for you is a major life changing event for your patients. You must be most proud and pleased with the profound significance that the exceptional results of your personal efforts and those of your superb organization have on all of those who have been privileged to be in your care!
As a business veteran, I find myself critiquing all aspects of the businesses that I deal with; it is almost a hobby, or is it an obsession?!
Every aspect of the Bochner Eye Institute is absolutely first class, and so confidence inspiring. Your marketing is superb! Your process, and your team, from the minute one walks in your door for the first time until completion of the “program” is efficient and welcoming and so friendly. Your facilities are most comfortable, homey and relaxing. And the results for your patients are downright exciting!
I am so pleased that Paul Monk discovered my problem and sent me to The Bochner Eye Institute.
My sincere best wishes for continued great success!
July 27th, 2015
Dr Raymond Stein and the Bochner Eye Institute were selected to provide eyecare services to the atheletes at the Pan Am (July 10 to 26) and Parapan Am Games (Aug 7 to 15) in Toronto. “We were delighted with this opportunity to look after the urgent and emergency care of atheletes from over 40 countries’ said Dr Raymond Stein. “We had over 80 volunteer optometrists and ophthalmlogists that provided timely care in the Bochner Eye Clinic that was established at the Pan Am Village”.
October 17th, 2014
After over 250,000 procedures with the Mplus implant in Europe, we introduced this technology in Canada 3 years ago.
• The implant is a segmented bifocal with minimal loss of light.
• Unlike other multifocal implants patients typically have satisfactory reading, intermediate, and distance vision.
• The Mplus is not pupillary dependent and as such reading can be very good even in dim light.
• Patients can have some glare and/or halos at night but typically this is mild and improves with time.
• The best candidates are those in which their line-of sight is less than 0.4 mm of the centre of the pupil. We are currently measuring this factor with the Acutarget machine.