The basics of vision correction: what you need to know

Since their invention in the late 13th century, eyeglasses have been the primary solution for vision correction. In the early 20th century, hard contact lenses were invented, giving people the opportunity to shed their glasses. However, it wasn’t until the 1960s that ophthalmologists made a breakthrough. By using water-absorbing plastic, a soft contact lens was… Read More


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… Read More


5 benefits of refractive cataract surgery in a private clinic

As scary as the term “cataracts” sounds, it’s a common condition in the aging process. In fact, all eyes will ultimately develop cataracts if they grow old enough. Fortunately, though, cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective surgical procedures performed today. With more than 175,000 cataract surgeries performed in Canada in 2014… Read More


Common Questions: What Is The Average Lasik Recovery Time?

Perhaps you’ve seriously considered Laser Vision Correction, but were concerned about LASIK recovery time. The good news is your eyes start healing immediately after surgery, and recovery is often rapid. Laser Vision Correction is not painful and LASIK patients have a very predictable, temporary, healing response. In fact, most patients are able to return to… Read More


Common questions: does laser eye surgery hurt?

Perhaps you’ve considered trading in your old eyeglasses for clear, bright new vision. But you’re worried that laser eye surgery might hurt. We’d like to assure you that Laser Vision Correction is not painful. LASIK (Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) is a delicate surgical procedure and it allows for a very predictable healing response. Your… Read More


Improve your vision: refractive cataract surgery advantages

With new advancements in refractive cataract surgery and premium intraocular lenses, many patients can have better vision after Advanced Refractive Cataract Surgery than they had before they developed a cataract. Herzig Eye Institute is one of the first to offer its patients Refractive Femto Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS), the new standard in precision cataract… Read More


Benefits Of Smile: The Newest Generation Of Laser Vision Correction

Laser Vision Correction (LVC) has been around for about 25 years. The first technique used was PRK (photorefractive keratectomy), which worked very nicely but caused some discomfort and took some time for full visual recovery. The next generation of LVC was LASIK, which is a more popular procedure because of the rapid visual recovery and… Read More