latest news

Oct 13, 2022

  • We are excited to announce the official launch of Windsor Surgical Centre which took place last week in Windsor, Ontario on World Sight Day. This new state-of-the-art facility is in partnership with Windsor Regional Hospital and will allow for increased access to cataract surgeries and operations to repair retinal detachments plus frees up hospital resources. Dr. Barry Emara, Medical Director at our Burlington centre is the lead ophthalmologist and co-owner of Windsor Surgical Centre with Dr. Fouad Tayfour, the hospital’s chief of ophthalmology and ophthalmologist here at Barrie Lasik Centre & Windsor Laser Eye Institute.
  • You can read all about this this exciting new surgical centre here.

Oct 5, 2022


  • We honour, support and remember the life of Will Samuels and his legacy. Barrie Lasik Centre (BLC) is donating $1000 to The Camp Adventureland Run for the Cure which supports patient care at RVH and the RVH Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre, where Will received care.
    Will Samuels was married to Mary, a long time employee here at BLC. His legacy lives on with her, their children, and in the community. We are proud to support this wonderful cause in his memory.
    "Long-Term LASIK Outcomes in Myopia Beat Out Rival SMILE Procedure — Results point to effectiveness of LASIK in more challenging cases, researcher says." Read the study here.
  • In the News: LASIK VS. SMILE At Barrie Lasik Centre we continue to choose LASIK as the procedure of choice for laser vision correction and we would like to highlight a recent study that compares these procedures. In summary:
  • Our new centre on Windsor’s east side - Windsor Surgical Centre is now open. This new state of the art facility operated by Dr Tayfour and Dr. Emara handles all cataract and vitreoretinal procedures for Windsor Regional Hospital and gives the community of Windsor -Essex increased access to cataract surgery and other procedures.
    Learn more.
  • A new research fund has been launched at Windsor Regional Hospital with a donation made from Dr. Foaud Tayfour and Dr. Barry Emara. This new fund will help to attract top clinicians to conduct their research in Windsor and Essex County. With better research comes improved patient care, putting the region on the map for its medical care and quality of physicians.
    You can read more about the launch of this new initiative in the Windsor Star. Click here.
  • We are honored to have received the Consumer Choice Award for business excellence for laser vision correction. What makes this award even more meaningful is that we were chosen by the people of Windsor-Essex. It is a privilege to be part of such a wonderful community and be entrusted with our patients most precious gift - their eyes.
  • The Victus is designed for creating precise LASIK flaps and is the only femtosecond laser that provides the surgeon with live swept-source OCT imaging throughout the entire LASIK flap procedure – helping them to maintain visualization and control throughout.
    We are proud to announce that Dr. Tayfour has most recently been the first surgeon in Canada to utilize this advanced technology.
    The anatomically curved Patient Interface provides an extremely precise, stable connection between the laser and the eye. This results in accurate 3-Dimensional cutting while preserving the natural shape of the eye. Patients maintain visualization throughout the procedure and the curved interface provides a more comfortable experience than other flat, applanating interfaces used on older femtosecond lasers.
  • Our surgical centre in Kitchener, ON - Clear Vision Surgical is very excited to announce their partnership with Cambridge Memorial Hospital. This new partnership will increase access to cataract procedures in the Cambridge, Kitchener-Waterloo and surrounding area. Elective surgeries have been impacted by the pandemic and we are fortunate to be able to partner with Cambridge Memorial Hospital to improve access to healthcare. Check out the full article and complete details here.
  • Partnership update from our surgical centre in Kitchener, ON - Clear Vision Surgical. We are very excited to announce their partnership with Guelph Memorial Hospital which provides increased access for cataract procedures to members of the community and surrounding areas. With the large backlog of people needing cataract surgery due to the pandemic it is a privieleg to be able to support GGH anyway we can so they can reduce wait times and increase their surgical volume.
    Learn more.

Feb 9, 2022


  • Exciting things are happening at our surgical centres. This is the new Tecnis Toric II IOL and we are the first in Canada to implant it. The Tecnis Toric II has an advanced design to increase stability in the eye offering patients optimal outcomes.