Dean Smith

Dr. Dean Smith

LASIK Surgeon

Dr. Dean Smith, M.D, Surgeon
Co-Medical Director, TLC Oakville


Dr. Smith studied Human Biology at The University of Guelph, and then went on to complete a Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Still in Toronto, he completed his residency in ophthalmology and was named fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in 1989. Dr. Smith was initially trained in Laser Vision Correction in 1994 and has trained with some of the leading refractive surgeons in the world since that time. TLC-affiliated surgeons have performed more than 600,000 LASIK procedures. Dr. Smith has personally performed more than 15,000 refractive surgery procedures to date. These include PRK, LASIK, Lensectomy, Astigmatic Keratotomy, Implantable Contact Lenses and Corneal Inlays. He has had extensive experience with six different excimer laser platforms, including custom ablation, and a variety of microkeratomes used to create LASIK flaps.

Memberships/ Awards

Aside from being a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Smith is a member in good standing of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Smith is a lecturer in the Department of Medicine at The University of Toronto, past Chairman of The Department of Ophthalmology, Trillium Health Centre (formerly Queensway General and Mississauga General Hospitals), and has served on the Laser Safety Committee. Dr. Smith has worked extensively with companies that manufacture excimer lasers and corrective implants. He was the first surgeon in Canada to insert an astigmatism correcting implant. Aside from treating many close friends and family members, Dr. Smith has performed LASIK on several eye doctors and VIPs, including news anchors, restauranteurs, and CEOs.