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.
October 17th, 2014
The Raindrop Corneal Inlay is the newest inlay and was performed first in Canada at the Bochner Eye Institute 5 months ago. The inlay is currently available only through special access through Health Canada.
• The inlay is transparent, only 2 mm in size, and placed beneath a corneal flap.
• The Raindrop increases central steepening to enhance reading.
• Unlike other inlays it can provide satisfactory reading vision even in dim light.
• Follow-up on our initial patients have been very encouraging with a high patient satisfaction and quick return of both distance and near vision.