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Through the Eyes of a Patient

Experience the patient journey at Herzig Eye Institute by following along with these patients who underwent their own High Definition Vision® procedures.

Refractive Lens Exchange | Cherry
ZEISS ReLEx SMILE | Dr. Kashif Baig
Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery | Peter
Intraocular Collamer Lens (ICL) | Various Patients

Freedom from glasses, contacts, and cataracts is possible. Your path to clear vision starts here:

1. Your Comprehensive Consultation

During your complimentary consultation, you will undergo advanced diagnostic testing, a full eye exam with an eye doctor, and meet with a Refractive Consultant to answer any questions.

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2. Your Personalized High Definition Vision® Procedure

Our world-renowned surgeons utilize the most advanced vision correction technology available. After careful review of your diagnostics and eye exam results, a treatment plan will be customized for you.

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3. Be Amazed By Your Results

Your eyes are priceless and deserve the best care possible. Our goal is 100% patient satisfaction. No gimmicks, and no surprises.

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We Match The Right Procedure With The Right Patient

ReLEx® SMILE®, also known as SMall Incision Lenticule Extraction, is the most recent advancement in the field of laser vision correction. It is minimally invasive compared to earlier generations of laser vision correction, and preserves the integrity of the cornea. This procedure is used to treat patients with myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism. ReLEx® SMILE® is a flapless, painless procedure, with distinct advantages compared to PRK and LASIK.

LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis. A wide range of myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism can be corrected by the LASIK procedure. It is a delicate surgical procedure where a flap is created and cornea is reshaped to correct your prescription. The flap is then put back into place and begins healing, which allows for a predictable healing response. Your vision stabilizes rapidly and you can expect little or no discomfort following LASIK. Most patients have driving vision within 24 hours of treatment.

PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) is a refractive procedure performed to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. PRK is often recommended for patients who have thin corneas, or when it is deemed the safest vision correction option. Rather than creating a flap on the corneal surface (as in LASIK), the outermost layer of corneal tissue is removed so the cornea can be reshaped to correct vision.

An Intraocular Collamer Lens (ICL) is an implantable contact lens made of a soft biocompatible material, similar to a soft contact lens. Unlike a contact lens, an ICL is permanently positioned inside your eye just behind the iris and in front of the natural lens. In this position, the ICL remains invisible and corrects your vision without causing the optical aberrations occurring from laser treatments to the cornea. An ICL can be a life changing procedure for patients with higher degrees of nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), known by some as a clear lens extraction (CLE), is an intraocular procedure (inside the eye) identical to cataract surgery, but with no cataract present. This surgical procedure is designed to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts for people entering middle age. Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) can be used to correct presbyopia (loss of reading vision), myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), or astigmatism. Patients who undergo Refractive Lens Exchange won’t develop cataracts in the future.

Precision Refractive Cataract Surgery combines cataract removal surgery with refractive surgery to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses and contacts post-operatively. Advanced diagnostic technology and premium intraocular lenses (IOL) are used to give you your best possible vision.


Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery uses the Catalys® femtosecond laser and advanced 3D Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging to break up the cataract and prepare it for extraction. The Catalys® is much gentler on the eye than a manual extraction. Laser-Assisted Cataract surgery also combines advanced diagnostic testing with premium IOL options. All cataract procedures done at Herzig Eye Institute use the ORA System™ Technology during surgery to ensure the IOL is placed precisely to give the best possible refractive result.

Our Mission

Our commitment at Herzig Eye Institute is to provide each patient with their best possible vision correction, superior surgical treatments, and the highest level of patient care.

Our mission at Herzig Eye Institute is to transform the way you see by providing you with your best possible vision. By combining exceptional surgical skill with the most advanced and proven vision correction technology available, we aim to give you vision better than you can achieve with glasses or contacts. Your eyes are priceless and deserve the best care possible. Our goal is 100% patient satisfaction.

Only The Best Vision Correction Procedure For You!

We offer the most advanced vision correction technology available. The procedures at Herzig Eye Institute include: ZEISS ReLEx SMILE, LASIK, PRK, Intraocular Collamer Lens (ICL), Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), Precision Refractive Cataract Surgery, Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery, Presbyopia treatments to restore reading vision, and more!

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ZEISS ReLEx SMILE

ReLEx® SMILE®, also known as SMall Incision Lenticule Extraction, is the most recent advancement in the field of laser vision correction. It is minimally invasive compared to earlier generations of laser vision correction, and preserves the integrity of the cornea. This procedure is used to treat patients with myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism. ReLEx® SMILE® is a flapless, painless procedure, with distinct advantages compared to PRK and LASIK.

LASIK

LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis. A wide range of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism can be corrected by the LASIK procedure. It is a delicate surgical procedure that allows for a very predictable healing response. Your vision stabilizes rapidly, and you can expect to have little or no discomfort following LASIK. Most patients have driving vision within 24 hours of treatment. If you are seeking a Toronto LASIK surgeon please contact us for a free consultation.

PRK

PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is a type of refractive procedure performed to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism – just like LASIK vision correction does. The LASIK surgeon use an excimer laser to reshape the cornea to allow light to properly focus on your retina which is the back of your eye. PRK is often recommended for patients who have thin corneas. Rather than creating a flap on the corneal surface (as in LASIK), your doctor removes the outermost layer of corneal tissue so the reshaping process can be administered.

Visian ICL

The Visian ICL™ is an implantable lens made of a soft biocompatible material, similar to that of a soft contact lens. Unlike a contact lens, the ICL is permanently positioned inside your eye behind the iris (the colored part of your eye) and in front of the natural lens. In this position, the ICL remains invisible and corrects your vision without causing many of the optical aberrations that occur from laser treatments to the cornea for higher degrees of nearsightedness.

Refractive Lens Exchange

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), known by some as a clear lens extraction (CLE), is an intraocular procedure (inside the eye) identical to cataract surgery, but with no cataract present. This surgical procedure is designed to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts for people entering middle age. Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) can be used to correct presbyopia (loss of reading vision), myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), or astigmatism. Patients who undergo Refractive Lens Exchange won’t develop cataracts in the future.

Precision Refractive Cataract Surgery

Precision Refractive Cataract Surgery combines cataract removal surgery with refractive surgery to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses and contacts post-operatively. Advanced diagnostic technology and premium intraocular lenses (IOL) are used to give you your best possible vision.

Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery uses the Catalys® femtosecond laser and advanced 3D Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging to break up the cataract and prepare it for extraction. The Catalys® is much gentler on the eye than a manual extraction. Laser-Assisted Cataract surgery also combines advanced diagnostic testing with premium IOL options. All cataract procedures done at Herzig Eye Institute use the ORA System™ Technology during surgery to ensure the IOL is placed precisely to give the best possible refractive result.

Regardless of your eye condition, we can help.

Nearsightedness
Farsightedness
Astigmatism
Cataracts
Dry Eye
Presbyopia

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"Your vision is our passion"

Sheldon Herzig, MD, FRCSC, Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer | Cherry Tabb, Co-Founder & CEO

We believe treating your precious vision is a sacred responsibility and it requires us to relentlessly pursue an unsurpassed standard of quality in visual outcomes and patient service.

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OTTAWA, ON – September 21, 2022 – Herzig Eye Institute (HEI) Ottawa is excited to announce a new partnership deal with the Ottawa Senators naming Herzig Eye Institute the Official Laser Eye Centre of the Ottawa Senators. HEI Ottawa will leverage the enormous reach of one of Canada’s legendary hockey teams to further fuel its… Read More

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Jack Creed
Jack Creed
November 30, 2021.
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
Sasha Folgoas
Sasha Folgoas
November 27, 2021.
clean clinic, excellent staff, amazing overall!
Christie Gray
Christie Gray
November 15, 2021.
My whole experience was wonderful. I had sought a consultation from another provider before, and everything about the Herzig experience was superior when I entered the office - the cleanliness, the friendliness, and the thoroughness. I was made to feel like I was listened to and they presented a better option than what I was given at the first location. The only bump in my pre-surgical procedures came from an outside clinic, but everything in relation to Herzig was smooth. I completed my ICL surgery with Dr Modabber mid-October, and it went seamlessly. Both in the pre-op waiting room, and in the post-op. Dr Modabber made me feel very comfortable with all of my appointments, and was amazing in surgery. Once my pupil size returned to normal my vision was sooo drastically improved - it is miraculous from where I was. The Herzig team gave me very clear instructions for every step of the process. I really can't recommend them enough for any eye surgery you may need.
Merav Anafi
Merav Anafi
November 4, 2021.
I had successful cataract surgery with amazing doctors who are continuing to follow up with me and who help me resolve issues with my eye that are unrelated to the cataract. I greatly appreciate their help!
Brenda ONeill
Brenda ONeill
October 26, 2021.
Recommend Herzig Eye Institute, Ottawa! on many accounts. Professional, Personal, Communication and Timeliness. Recommend Dr. Miller. Very pleasef with my multi focal implants. Thank you also to Dr. Carla Eamon, my Optometrist in Kemptville.Within a few months of my appt with Dr Eamon, my surgery was completed at Herzig. Happy Patient! Luv
Amelia Chand
Amelia Chand
October 22, 2021.
I came to Herzig because my partner had gotten his eyes done here (SMILE) and mentioned how painless and quick the recovery was. I had done consultations for LASIK, PRK, SBK at previous places and just wasn’t confident in the results that they were going to give me, as well as couldn’t take the time off required for recovery. Went for a consultation, and I was super happy to learn that I was a candidate for SMILE, and jumped on the opportunity to do my eyes this month. The surgery: The surgery itself lasts a few minutes. You’re awake the whole time, and can see. The machine they use suctions to your eye, and then the lasers go to work. The surgeon will then remove the layer by making a small incision. You don’t feel anything really. Maybe a bit of pressure but besides that nothing. Not painful, no smell. Immediately after: I had a hard time keeping my eyes open after the surgery, so had my partner pick me up, and i went straight to sleep. That helped. They give you T3s, but honestly you don’t really need them. When the numbing drops wear off however it does feel like your eyes are burning (hence keeping them closed). But this sensation goes away after a few hours. Recovery: you need to take antibiotic and steroids drops multiple times a day for the week after. It has been a week, and I can see excellently. My near vision hasn’t recovered just yet, that will happen in a month, but I am back to my regular activities including work. I sit at a computer all day, so that can be taxing on the eyes, but I’ve been taking breaks and using my lubricating drops to help. I’m super happy with the results so far, there has been no dry eye, or feeling of sand, nothing like that! 100% recommend this surgery. It’s the least invasive, and has the quickest recovery. Dr. Modabber did an excellent job!
Arturo Buenaventura
Arturo Buenaventura
October 19, 2021.