What Does It Take To Become A Laser Eye Surgeon?

It requires top credentials for a professional to perform laser eye surgery, and for good reason. Your eyes are one of the most important parts of your life, and ensuring healthy vision is of utmost priority.

Did you know it takes almost a decade to become an eye surgeon? When you visit BoydVision you can be assured that your eyes will be in the good care of our highly qualified team.

Education & Training

To become an eye surgeon, a person must complete a four to five year university program in optometry. It must be accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education. Many people begin their training with an undergraduate degree in a related field before they progress onto the four to five year optometry program. Once an optometry course is complete, an exam must then be taken for the Canadian Examiners in Optometry. A person also has to get licensed in their province. The purpose of this is to ensure the public will be receiving high quality care. Dr Boyd also has a certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology on top of all of the required education.

Once a person has gained their education, they must complete residency at a hospital or clinic before they can become a fully trained eye surgeon. Dr Boyd completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Ottawa.


Since Dr Boyd’s education and initial training, he has studied and performed ophthalmic procedures under several leading ophthalmologists in England, Saudi Arabia and the United States. To date he has performed over 25,000 surgical procedures. He is the chief medical director for BoydVision and also a staff surgeon at Burnaby General Hospital.

Why Choose BoydVision’s Eye Surgeon?

Your eyes are arguably the most important aspect of your everyday life. Why would you trust your vision to anyone but the best? Not only are BoydVision’s staff highly qualified, they are also experts in custom treatments. Most eye surgery centres price custom LASIK at a premium rate. We offer custom LASIK to every patient as standard. With BoydVision you can receive specialized treatment at an affordable price.

We understand that considering eye surgery can be a nerve-wracking time so we hope that knowing the amount of training our staff have gone through can put your mind at ease. If you are interested in finding out how BoydVision’s staff can help improve your vision through LASIK, PRK, cataract surgery or one of our many other procedures, you can book a free laser eye consultation with us. We will happily talk you through the process as well as any concerns you may have.