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The 5 Best Ophthalmology Clinics in Toronto

Our sight is the most valuable sense of our body, and our eyes only deserve the best available care there is. These best ophthalmologists in Toronto offer you their care and expertise. 

Consulting with an expert ophthalmologist can mean the difference between clear vision and blindness. So we made sure to only include clinics with the most reliable and experienced eye doctors. 

Take note though, that this list is in no particular order. 

How much do ophthalmologists charge in Toronto? 

The cost of consulting an ophthalmologist varies for each condition. However, it’s important to note that ophthalmologists consistently rank the highest in terms of cost for doctor fees in Canada. 

Ophthalmologists require extensive training to care for our body’s most delicate organ. And even their equipment and maintenance come at a higher price than other procedures. 

It can help if you have health insurance such as the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP.) OHIP covers the fees of 1 major eye exam every year for patients younger than 18 or older than 65. 

Worry not! You can still have your eyes expertly checked with an expert without breaking the bank. You can always choose to consult with doctors who operate at public hospitals or talk to your current specialist for possible options. 

We’ve listed some common ophthalmology procedures. Beside them are estimated fees that could change depending on the medication, clinic policies, and professional fees. 

ProviderCost
Eye Exam & Consultation$100
Cataract Surgery$3000
Refractive Surgery$500-$3000 per eye, depending on procedure
Cornea Replacement$7000 and up
Laser vision correction$2500 per eye

The Best Ophthalmology Clinics in Toronto

Now that we’ve covered the estimated costs for common eye procedures, let’s head over to compare the best ophthalmology clinics in Toronto. 

We assessed the clinics based on the following criteria:

Variety of services based on their available surgeries and treatment plans. 
Expertise of doctors and their history of patients, academe, and years of practice in the field of ophthalmology. 
Customer satisfaction – based on the total assessment of past patients on the service, professionalism, and effectivity of treatment in the clinic.
Cost, while we established the average fees of ophthalmology procedures in Canada, no one would want to break the bank just to get clear sight. We compared the cost of each clinic based on procedure, professional and clinic fees. 

1. Bochner Eye Institute

Bochner Eye Institute Homepage
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SERVICES OFFEREDRefractive Eye Surgery, Laser and Traditional Cataract Surgery, Keratoconus Care, Lens Replacement, Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
WEBSITEhttps://www.bochner.com
ADDRESS40 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1A9, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS

+1 416-960-2020

+1 416-921-2131 (Dr. Stein)

+1 416-960-2020 (Dr. Gilani)

SERVICE HOURSMonday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
CriteriaRating
Variety of Services★★★★★ (5/5)
Expertise★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer Satisfaction★★★★★ (5/5)
Cost★★★★☆ (4/5)

The Bochner Eye Institute is the leading clinic for laser eye care in Canada. The doctors in this clinic come from diverse backgrounds with several specializations.

Most of their specialists are also multi-awarded faculty members of Ophthalmology educational institutions in Ontario. You’ll know that you’re under expert care with their doctors. 

We like them because Dr. Raymond Stein is known for specializing in laser surgeries. His previous patients praised his efficiency in performing LASIK surgeries, and it was worth its price. 

Their cataracts and refractive surgery specialist, Dr. Fatimah Filani, is also well-rated by her past patients and conducts treatment for those with age-related complications. 

Beyond their experienced doctors, Bochner Institute is the first ophthalmology center in Canada to offer laser cataract surgery with a catalyst precision laser system. They also developed a special treatment for dry eyes and offers personalized treatment for patients. 

Among the reasons why Bochner made it to this list is their informative website that lists available treatments, surgeries, and doctors’ credentials. 

However, given their expertise and established name, a consultation at Bochner may come at a higher cost than other clinics. But most of their patients said having a clearer vision in a shorter amount of time was worth the price. 

You can easily head over to their website and book an appointment. The Bochner Eye Institute also offers complimentary visual assessment upon request. 

Pros

  • Expertise in laser procedures
  • Offers complimentary visual assessment
  • Virtual examinations are available through their website
  • Informative website

Cons

  • No clinic services on weekends
  • Price estimate is not available on website

Customer Reviews

I regained perfect vision

“June 2019 Two years ago I presented with debilitating cataracts in both eyes. I was at this time just experiencing shadowy vision. I opted for the supreme laser surgery and it has been well worth the cost. After the procedure I could see as I did as a teenager with perfect vision. I don’t have to wear eye glasses and as an artist this has been the best thing I have ever invested in. Two years later my vision is still perfect. The whole experience was amazing with staff and my surgeon, Dr. Raymond Stein. I recommend Bochners Eye Institute.”-H Healy

The best decision I’ve made

“I had my corrective eye surgery 10 months ago. It was the best decision I’ve ever made. The staff at Bochner were very friendly and knowledgeable. They answered all my nervous questions. On the day of the procedure, they ensured I was calm and taken care of. I had absolutely no complications, pain, or concerns post-op. My surgery was at 3pm, and the following morning I was blown away with my sight. It is life changing.100% recommend Dr. Stein and Bochner!” -Cristina Hall

2. Herzig Eye Institute   

Herzig Eye Institute Homepage
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SERVICES OFFEREDLaser Eye Surgery, Refractive and Traditional Cataract Surgery, Intraocular Collamer Lens, Refractive Lens Exchange, Corneal Cross Linking
WEBSITEhttps://www.herzig-eye.com
ADDRESS150 Bloor St W Suite #210, Toronto, ON M5S 2X9, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-929-2020
SERVICE HOURSMonday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
CriteriaRating
Variety of Services★★★★★ (5/5)
Expertise★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer Satisfaction★★★★☆ (4/5)
Cost★★★★☆ (4/5)

Herzig Eye Institute is known for its “Smile” procedure, a minimally invasive laser vision correction. The clinic is composed of numerous experts, so you’ll surely find the right doctor for you in their clinic.

ReLEx SMILE is a more inclusive and delicate laser procedure that leaves the patient’s cornea intact. Meaning, those with thinner corneas as a result of complications from previous vision correction surgeries can qualify for a SMILE procedure.

Herzig Eye Institute’s online services are convenient and informative. The ease and convenience of booking a consultation will only take a few minutes to complete.  

Second, their website accepts requests for price quotations and features price estimates for other common procedures. You can also access preparation tips before treatment and post-operation on the website. 

However, previous patients with prescriptions higher than -/+8 vision don’t recommend Herzig for laser surgeries. The clinic offers implanted lenses for high prescription cases, whereas other clinics may still give options for laser treatments. *

A laser vision correction starts at $2700 per eye, while an Intraocular Collamer procedure costs around $2080 per eye, depending on the lens.

The cost for refractive cataract surgery starts at $1,850 per eye and includes all post-operative care and treatment for a year. 

While some of these prices are above the average price of eye care procedures in Toronto, Herzig Eye offers payment plans available for terms up to five years.

Pros

  • Accessible online services
  • Wide range of specializations
  • Price quotations are available by request
  • Price estimates are available on the website
  • Offers self-test on website
  • Longer office hours

Cons

  • No clinic services on weekends
  • No virtual consultation

Customer Reviews

Their entire staff was kind

“My entire experience was extremely positive. The level of professionalism and care was far better than I could have imagined. Every person I met from Dr. Modabber to Julie Wang along with the entire staff was kind, friendly and truly seemed to care.

Herzig is the absolutely best in the country, if not the world, and I have nothing but positive things to say about my experience.

Thank you again for everything the entire team did. You honestly changed my life “ -Conrad Dekker

A very calming experience

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the complete staff at Hertzig Eye for the unbelievable great experience i had getting my eyes done yesterday. I particularly would like to highly recommend Dr. Milad Modabber who did an amazing job on me. His bedside manners were unbelievable very calming and he gave me full confidence in him just by the tone in his voice.

During the procedure i had no discomfort or pain whatsoever. When i went home an hour later i was able to read my computer without glasses and never felt any thing from the operation. What a fantastic experience. I am telling everyone who asks how it went.” – Jack Creed

3.  Skouras Eye & Cosmetic Centre

Skouras Eye & Cosmetic Centre Homepage
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SERVICES OFFEREDLASIK Surgery, Contact Lens Fitting, Corneal Cross Linking
WEBSITEhttps://www.skouraseyeandcosmetic.com
ADDRESS20 Eglinton Ave W suite 1108, Toronto, ON M4R 1K8, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-590-0445
SERVICE HOURSMonday - Thursday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Friday 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
CriteriaRating
Variety of Services★★★★☆ (4/5)
Expertise★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer Satisfaction★★★★★ (5/5)
Cost★★★★☆ (4/5)

In search of the top clinic for glaucoma imaging in Toronto? Look no further than Skouras Eye and Cosmetic Center.

Dr. Skouras specializes in LASIK surgeries and works as a lecturer in medical schools across Canada. You’re sure to get your vision back in top shape after treatment with Dr. Skouras. 

What sets this clinic apart from others is that Dr. Skouras still handles post-operative assessments and appointments. His hands-on and personalized care is among the reasons why patients consult with this clinic and why he’s on our list.

However, Skouras Eye and Cosmetic Center does not offer a variety of procedures when compared to other clinics. Which doesn’t help if you get diagnosed with a condition that doesn’t call for laser surgery. 

Moreover, their website does not contain price estimates and they don’t offer online consultations as well.

On the plus side, this clinic offers the most advanced equipment for diagnosing glaucoma. The results for the tests are immediately available as well as great for prompt treatment to lessen your anxiety. 

Being one of the leading glaucoma treatment clinic in Toronto, Skouras goes beyond drug therapy and eye drops for medication. The clinic offers two laser glaucoma procedures for patients intolerant to glaucoma medications.

The clinic suggests patients be accompanied for consultations that may require dilation. Most of their appointments also require patients to have an OHIP card before the consultation.

Pros

  • Easy contact form setting
  • Specialization in LASIK Surgeries

Cons

  • Only focuses on LASIK Surgeries
  • No clinic services on weekends
  • One location only

Customer Reviews

Care like no other

“Amazing doctor and staff at this clinic.  Dr. Skouras took the time to fully examine me and answer all of my questions after being told I was not a candidate for LASIK by another doctor.  Turns out, I was a candidate. The results still thrill me to this day and I am thankful for his professionalism and ongoing care.” -David Tello

Friendly, helpful, and organized. 

“Dr Skouras performed my lasik and I am beyond thankful for this knowledgeable doctor who was able to get me great vision!! And, he is the only doctor in Toronto who actually meets his patients prior to the laser eye surgery to evaluate the situation and discuss the best course of action. Three words: go to Skouras!! You won’t regret choosing him as your surgeon. The office staff are also very friendly, helpful and organized.” -Katerina Ivanova

4. North Toronto Eye Surgery Centre

North Toronto Eye Surgery Centre Homepage
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SERVICES OFFEREDGlaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, , Cornea Surgery, Laser Eye Procedures, Eyelid Surgery
WEBSITEhttp://www.northtorontoeyesurgery.com
ADDRESS2 Champagne Dr Unit C2, Toronto, ON M3J 0K2, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-792-3043

[email protected]

SERVICE HOURSMonday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

CriteriaRating
Variety of Services★★★★☆ (4/5)
Expertise★★★★★  (5/5)
Customer Satisfaction★★★★★ (5/5)
Cost★★★★★ (5/5)

North Toronto Eye Surgery Center works hand in hand with the North Toronto Eye Care Clinic in providing a wide range of ophthalmology services and surgeries. 

The first reason the NTESC made it to our list is their efficiency when it comes to appointment schedules. Past patients have praised the timeliness of all surgeries and procedures scheduled in the clinic.

Another is that the clinic is certified by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, which means that their doctors are all excellently trained specialists. 

Their website contains adequate information about their services and doctors. However, the interface is a bit dated and they do not offer virtual assessments. 

The appointment request sheet is also unnecessarily long and may take a while to fill out. We suggest scheduling an appointment through their contact number or by sending them an email for a more convenient experience. 

Most past patients underwent laser treatment in the clinic and were satisfied to regain their clear vision at a more reasonable price. 

The clinic specializes in Keratoconus treatment, with two of their ophthalmologists being among the top doctors for the condition. Dr. Rabinovitch has over two decades of experience in treating keratoconus patients and Dr. Lam offers the latest techniques in corneal transplantation. 

.Patients and their companions can use their free WiFi and TVs in their patient lounge area. This is highly appreciated as ophthalmology tests and consultations can take up to two hours. 

Pros

  • Competitive prices
  • Wide range of specializations
  • Short Wait times
  • Multiple locations

Cons

  • No virtual consultation
  • Price estimate is not available on website

Customer Reviews

Incredibly on time!

“Well organized place. One of the rare places I’ve been where your surgery schedule time means something. I came 10 minutes before my appointment and was admitted right away. 25 minutes later I was on my way home. Incredible! All staff is very kind and very professional. I would recommend this location any time.” -Radmila Cuk

They went beyond my expectations

“I definitely feel that  Dr. Rabinovitch went above & beyond my expectations.

I  feel he truly cares & tries to do the best for you.  The Staff were also wonderful. They all made you feel comfortable as I arrived feeling very anxious. Lori Henderson (Finch Location)  was also amazing with her treatments for Dry Eye Concierge.  Thank you to all.” -Darlene Canetti

5. Kensington Eye Institute

Kensington Eye Institute Homepage
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SERVICES OFFEREDCorneal Collagen Cross-Linking, Laser Surgeries, Eyelid Lesion Removal, Glaucoma Surgery, Retinal Injections
WEBSITEhttps://www.kensingtonhealth.org/eye-surgery
ADDRESS340 College St #600, Toronto, ON M5T 3A9, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-928-2132
SERVICE HOURSMonday - Friday 7 AM - 4 PM
CriteriaRating
Variety of Services★★★★☆ (4/5)
Expertise★★★★★ (5/5)
Customer Satisfaction★★★★☆ (4/5)
Cost★★★★★ (5/5)

Kensington Eye Institute is a non-profit organization that offers ophthalmological services, diagnostic imaging, and long-term care. 

Their doctors are all board-certified professionals with diverse backgrounds and research publications. You’re guaranteed to be in caring and expert hands in Kensington.

The Kensington Eye Institute is the first Canadian clinic to offer the highly specialized therapeutic lens that treats several cornea diseases. 

For surgeries, the clinic’s options are fairly limited. However, they offer the procedures at a far lower cost than other ophthalmology clinics. 

An Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) will most likely cover the cost of your surgery, with possible additional charges depending on the procedure. 

However, given its more affordable prices, the waiting times at Kensington tend to be longer than other clinics. 

Moreover, the clinic doesn’t offer online consultations. You’ll also need a referral from other ophthalmologists to schedule surgery in Kensington. 

One way to acquire a referral in Kensington is to consult with their ophthalmologists that also practice in other hospitals and clinics. 

Some of the treatments in Kensington clinic include retina surgery through intraocular injection therapy and corneal transplants for patients with scarred or damaged cornea. 

Among this list, Kensington Eye Institute is the only clinic with an eye bank. The clinic processes donated eye tissues for patients with cases that need a tissue transplant.

Pros

  • Competitive prices
  • Wide range of specializations
  • Community-based healthcare services

Cons

  • Slow response on customer queries
  • No virtual consultations
  • Online platform is hard to navigate

Customer Reviews

A complicated procedure without any complications

“I see Dr. Kaplan at the Kensington Eye Institute and I always feel very well taken care of. I have an inflammatory disease called uveitis, which can cause blindness and other eye complications if left untreated. It’s nice to have someone closely monitoring my case and taking the time to make sure I get better. Dr. Kaplan is always very kind and supportive. I had a procedure done where they take a sample of your eye fluid via a needle through your pupil. Naturally, I had some nerves going into it but Dr. Kaplan took the time to walk me through it and make sure I felt comfortable.” Laura Stubbs

Outstanding service and approachability

“Dr Micieli has taken amazing care of me from day one. I’ve always gotten the best care, treatment and service. He is helping me to figure out what’s going on, along with a team of other Dr’s. They all talk and have been outstanding. Thank you for your continued help. We will figure this out one day.” – Elizabeth Lambert

Factors to Consider when Choosing an Ophthalmology Clinic

Now that we’ve discussed the best ophthalmology clinics in Toronto, how do you know which to choose? Here are some factors to consider to make the right choice. 

  1. Cost

As mentioned, the cost of ophthalmologist consultations varies on a case-to-case basis. And more than the complexity of the procedure, specialists charge differently, and choosing a clinic can also affect the price. 

It’s better to compare prices from different ophthalmology clinics to find one that suits your budget. 

However, don’t skimp on spending for your check-up or schedule. As the saying goes, health is always better than wealth. 

  1. Expertise in required procedure

All ophthalmologists have gone through an extensive medical study, but doctors can’t help but play favorites or focus on a specialization. Some doctors excel on a specific treatment or condition through continuous practice. 

Most ophthalmology clinics have doctors who specialize in different conditions and treatments. They will most likely refer you to their in-house specialist based on their findings.

  1. Make sure you need an ophthalmologist and not an optometrist

An optometrist and ophthalmologist are often mistaken interchangeably. If you need prescription glasses, lenses, or visual aids, you should first go to an optometrist. 

Ophthalmologists focus on diagnosis and medication of eye conditions. It is safer to go to an optometrist first then ask for a referral to a trusted ophthalmologist if the case calls for medical treatment.

FAQs About Ophthalmologists in Toronto


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