Raymond Mark Stein, MD, FRCSC, DABO, is a board-certified Canadian ophthalmologist. He practices refractive and cataract surgery. He is the medical director of the Bochner Eye Institute in Toronto, Ontario and Chief of Ophthalmology at the Scarborough Hospital.

Early Life

Stein was born in Rochester, Minnesota on April 10, 1956 to parents Dr. Harold Stein and Ms Anne Stein. His maternal grandfather was Dr. Maxwell Bochner, a Canadian ophthalmologist.


Stein received his BA after attending Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and McMaster University and was eventually designated a Benjamin Franklin Scholar. (1)(2) He then received his M.D. degree in 1982 from the University of Toronto Medical School, which was followed by ophthalmology residency at Mayo Clinic and fellowship training in cornea and external diseases at Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University. (1) Stein was a member of the United States’ National Board of Medical Examiners, a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology (DABO) and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC). (1)


Stein is known as a pioneer in laser vision correction, including the techniques of photorefractive keratectomy and LASIK.(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)(9)(10)(11)(12)(13)(14)(15)(16) He is considered an expert in corneal crosslinking for keratoconus, a procedure he introduced into Canada in 2008. (17)(18)(19) In addition, he is the author and coauthor of more than 20 books (20)(21)(22)(23)(24)(24)(25)(26)(27)(28) and numerous chapters on ocular surgery. (29)(30)(31)(32)(33)(34)

Stein is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at University of Toronto and Medical Director of the Bochner Eye Institute in Toronto, Canada.(1) He was trained by the inventor of the excimer laser, Dr Steven Trokel, in 1991 and has performed more than 100,000 vision-correction procedures.(1)

He was chosen to serve as the chief eye surgeon for the W Network’s television show Style by Jury and has performed surgery on over 25 episodes.(35) Dr Stein has also appeared as a guest on the Marilyn Denis Show (36) talking about laser eye surgery. He was recognized in the Post City Magazine as one of Canada’s top eye surgeons.(37)

In addition to serving as the Medical Director of Bochner Eye Institute, Dr. Raymond Stein is the Chief of Ophthalmology at the Scarborough Hospital in Toronto, as well as the Cornea Consultant at the Mount Sinai Hospital. (1) Dr. Raymond Stein’s philanthropic activities include serving on the Board of Directors of the Foundation of Fighting Blindness and involvement in raising funds for Comic Vision for degenerative eye diseases. (38)


Stein has published more than 100 articles, abstracts, and reports in professional journals and has delivered more than 300 lectures at international conferences. He also serves as the Canadian editor of the peer-reviewed scientific journal, Clinical and Surgical Ophthalmology.(1)


Stein received the Honor award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology for contributions to education of other eye surgeons.(1) He was elected as a member of the International Intraocular Implant Club and given an honor award from the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists.(1) He has also received numerous international awards from Joint Commission in Allied Health Ophthalmology, International Society of Refractive Surgery and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Society (1). Among his local and national awards are distinctions from Foundation Fighting Blindness and Mount Sinai Hospital (1). Stein served as the President of the Canadian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.(1)


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