Dr. Harold Stein | MD, FRCSC Medical Director

Dr. Harold Stein is a graduate of the University of Toronto Medical School. After completing an internship at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, he received a fellowship to study ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Stein also received a Master of Science degree from the University of Minnesota, and a fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons. Later he became qualified as a plastic surgeon after studying with world-renowned plastic surgeon Professor Pomfret Kilner in Oxford, England.

In Toronto, he began practicing with Dr. Maxwell K. Bochner, working side by side with the Bochner Eye Institute's founder for over ten years. Dr. Stein was soon recognized by the medical community for his expertise in cataract surgery, corneal transplants, contact lenses and, later, refractive surgery. He was a pioneer in the development of the intraocular lens for cataract surgery and among the first in Canada to use it.

A full clinical professor at the University Of Toronto Medical School, Dr. Stein is the author or co-author of 20 ophthalmology textbooks, many of which have gone into multiple editions. He is on the editorial board of several international ophthalmic organizations. He has written over 200 articles for peer-reviewed medical journals.

Dr. Harold Stein was among the very first eye doctors in North America to practice laser vision correction. He was trained by Dr. Stephen Trokel, the inventor of the Excimer laser. Over the years, he has been invited to speak at medical meetings and conferences throughout the world on laser eye surgery. Three lectureships "The Harold Stein Lecture" have been created by organizations in Canada and the U.S., named in his honour.

Dr. Stein's commitment to his community extends beyond ophthalmology to third world countries where he has volunteered to perform delicate eye surgery in areas where blindness is rampant. In addition, he has donated his time to teach doctors and other medical professionals in several countries improved treatments, techniques and technology.

Dr Harold Stein is a highly regarded Toronto laser eye surgery specialist who has helped many patients eliminate their dependence on glasses or contact lenses. Please visit the other pages of our site to learn about Toronto cataract surgery, PRK, keratoconus and ICL treatments.

Dr. Harold Stein is proud to have helped numerous patients realize their dreams of clear vision without cumbersome glasses or contact lenses. He performs a wide range of vision correction procedures at Bochner Eye Institute together with his talented colleagues, Dr. Raymond Stein, MD, Dr. Albert Cheskes, MD, and Dr. Jordan Cheskes, MD.