Meet Dr. Sheldon Herzig: leading ophthalmologist, Toronto
Dr. Sheldon Herzig, ophthalmologist, Toronto, is one of the world’s most respected and experienced laser eye surgeons, having pioneered the development and application of leading-edge technologies in advanced cataract and refractive surgery; the use of ultrasound and foldable lenses in advanced cataract surgery; and the development of outpatient cataract surgery.
Dr. Herzig’s work with thousands of patients has led to technique modifications and innovations on which he has lectured extensively around the world.
Respected by the medical community worldwide for his publications, scientific papers and formal presentations, Dr. Herzig completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Toronto, after which he completed a fellowship in corneal and cataract surgery at the Mary Shields Eye Hospital in Dallas, Texas, where he was trained in the most advanced microsurgical techniques for cataract and refractive surgery.
In 1996, Dr. Herzig co-founded the Herzig Eye Institute with businesswoman Cherry Tabb. A centre of excellence recognized worldwide, the Herzig Eye Institute and Dr. Herzig have treated more than 150,000 patients from all over Canada, 42 states, and 23 countries worldwide — from Bermuda to Singapore to South Africa. He has trained — and treated — several hundred of the world’s leading advanced cataract and refractive surgeons.
Since the initiation of laser vision correction technology, Dr. Herzig has been recognized as a leader in the use of laser technologies in refractive surgery. Eye surgeons and optometrists from all over the world attend his courses on the LASIK technique.
Dr. Herzig prepared the Recommended Guidelines for Laser Refractive Centres in Canada, which is distributed through the Canadian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and has assisted the College of Physicians and Surgeons in provinces across Canada in evaluating standards of surgical practice.
He is the past president of the Canadian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (1998–2000) and continues, through his practice and teachings, to be on the cutting edge of his specialty, using the most advanced state-of-the-art technology to provide each patient with a custom vision correction to meet their unique needs.
In 2013, the Herzig Eye Institute became one of the first to offer its patients Refractive Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (ReLACS), the new standard in precision cataract surgery with the Catalys® Precision Laser System.
Using Catalys®, Herzig Eye Institute’s world-class surgeons are able to provide a gentle, highly customized cataract procedure with precision that is not achievable with traditional manual techniques. This is the most exciting advance in cataract surgery since phacoemulsification was introduced more than 50 years ago.
Why Choose the Herzig Eye Institute?
We offer you vision correction options from early adulthood to late in life and specialize in a wide range of vision correction options for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia, and cataracts.
Our surgeons have the expertise and experience to treat your full vision correction needs and do so with a completely customized approach. Refractive vision correction options including Lasik, PRK, Refractive Lens Exchange and Implantable Collamer Lenses, and we also specialize in Advanced Cataract Treatment options. Our surgeons will recommend the surgery that is the safest and most effective for your vision and lifestyle needs.
At the Herzig Eye Institute, our commitment is to provide each patient with the best possible vision correction, superior surgical care, and the highest level of patient care. Our focus is on delivering incomparable patient satisfaction through exceptional clinical results. There are no additional or hidden charges and no restrictions on follow up care or enhancements, if ever required.
Your fee includes the most advanced and safest technology available, superior surgeon skill, a personalized patient-centric approach to treatment, superior customer service, and most importantly, exceptional vision outcomes.