When RLE Is Recommended as an Alternative to LASIK/PRK

February 8th, 2017

istock_000009901162_full-1024x680If you are considering your refractive surgery options, you are probably familiar with the LASIK and PRK procedures. However, what you may not know is that there is another option called refractive lens exchange, or RLE, that can capably treat refractive errors (in addition to another common visual disorder). Read on to learn more about this procedure and understand when the team at Bochner Eye Institute recommends it in place of LASIK or PRK. Read the rest of this entry »

Understanding Corneal Cross-Linking for the Treatment of Keratoconus

January 8th, 2017

Portrait Of Smiling Senior WomanIn April 2016, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved corneal cross-linking for the condition known as keratoconus. Corneal cross-linking has been available in Canada, Europe and other parts of the world for some time now. The Toronto eye doctors at Bochner Eye Institute have been on the leading edge of keratoconus treatment technology — including corneal cross-linking — for many years, and we are some of the most experienced in North America. Read on to learn why other countries such as the U.S. are starting to embrace corneal-crosslinking. Read the rest of this entry »

Are Refractive Errors Hereditary?

December 8th, 2016

shutterstock_286874381If you have recently been diagnosed with a refractive error and are considering laser vision correction, you probably have many questions about how your condition developed. Fortunately, Bochner Eye Institute has the answers. Our Toronto LASIK surgeons thought it would be helpful to blog about refractive errors and how most patients acquire them. (And as the title of this post implies, there is a correlation between genetic factors and the risk of developing a refractive error.) Read the rest of this entry »

Questions to Ask During Your LASIK Consultation

November 7th, 2016

shutterstock_224733430Are you interested in speaking to a LASIK surgeon about your laser vision correction options? Do you have a consultation scheduled, but don’t know what to ask? Bochner Eye Institute has you covered. Here, we discuss the most important questions to ask during a LASIK consultation. These questions (and the surgeon’s answers) will help you decide whether LASIK is suitable for your unique vision treatment needs and goals. Read the rest of this entry »

Advantages of Using a Laser in Cataract Surgery

October 7th, 2016

shutterstock_37044946Cataracts are extremely common in older adults. Experts say that one in three people will need to have cataracts removed at some point in their life. Traditionally, the steps of cataract removal surgery were performed with handheld surgical instruments. Today, many cataract surgeons, including the team at Bochner Eye Institute, are incorporating a femtosecond laser into the procedure to perform critical steps of the operation. Laser cataract surgery has been linked to fewer complications and faster recovery of vision.

Here, the Toronto cataract surgeons of Bochner Eye Institute discuss the advantages of laser cataract surgery and what that could mean for the millions of people that need cataract surgery. Read the rest of this entry »

Reasons to Postpone or Avoid LASIK

September 6th, 2016

shutterstock_212753977Some temporary conditions make the results of a LASIK procedure less predictable than usual. Depending on the situation, LASIK candidates may be advised to postpone the surgery, completely avoid it or, in some cases, consider a different procedure. In this post, the vision experts at the Bochner Eye Institute discuss reasons to postpone or avoid LASIK. Read the rest of this entry »

Read What Patients are Saying about Laser Surgery with Dr. Stein

August 26th, 2016

I spent my inheritance on the two things I have always wanted to do, laser eye surgery and fixing my teeth. I did a lot of research and found two great docs; I chose Dr. Stein based on his great reputation and experience. Wow, what a great choice. He and his whole staff were so great. AND I CAN SEE ! The laser surgery was so easy (for me and for him) and I would tell everybody that he is the guy to use to get your eyes done. It was a lot quicker than having my teeth fixed. If you want laser eye surgery, then he’s your guy.

5-starsView on Ratemds.com – Aug 19, 2016 at 10:47 AM PT

Why Parents Can Benefit from LASIK

August 6th, 2016

Happy mother and her children lying on a bedBeing a parent might make getting LASIK an even more important decision. While anyone can benefit from improved vision and decreased reliance on contacts or glasses, parents have some even more important reasons to consider the procedure. At Bochner Eye Institute, we’ve received great feedback from our LASIK patients that have babies and young children. In this post, our vision experts discuss ways that parents can benefit from LASIK. Read the rest of this entry »

Activities that Become More Enjoyable after LASIK

July 6th, 2016

LASIK improves quality of lifeDo you strive for an active lifestyle, but find yourself hindered by the need for glasses or contact lenses? By correcting mild to moderate vision problems, LASIK reduces or eliminates dependence on visual aids. It is much easier to get up and go enjoy your favorite activities with clearer vision and sharper focus, as provided by LASIK. In this blog post, the team at Bochner Eye Institute highlights some of the activities that become more enjoyable after LASIK. Read the rest of this entry »


May 19th, 2016


Good afternoon Dr. Stein,

How are you? I am Maybelle Mendoza daughter of Marietta Mendoza from the Philippines, the one who has +++cataract. You operated on her both eyesight last March and April.

Thank you so much for helping my mom to see the beauty of Canada and the world again. She enjoys every moment specially when she sees me coming home at night after work and have dinner together at 8pm. Had a lot of teasing and fun with her.

My Mother is thanking you so much for giving her eyesight back. She said you are so wonderful and a very helpful doctor. We will never ever forget you Dr. Stein. Thank you so much.

Thank You again Dr. Stein for giving My Mother the miracle of sight.

Yours Gratefully,
Maybelle Mendoza