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Dr. Bruce Nichols

Dr. Bruce Nichols

LASIK Surgeon



Dr. Nichols received his Medical Degree (MD) from McMaster University in 1980 after completion of an Honours Biology Degree at the University of Waterloo. He completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Saskatchewan after a two year residency in Family Medicine at The University of Western Ontario. He then trained with a world leader in LASIK surgery undertaking a Fellowship in Cataract and Refractive Surgery at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Nichols is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In practice since 1987, Dr. Nichols has performed 20,000 refractive surgical procedures to date. These include PRK, LASIK, and Intraocular lens implants. His Excimer Laser experience dates from 1995 using a variety of laser platforms including VISX, Bausch and Lomb Technolas, Autonomous LADAR Vision and Sunrise.


Dr. Nichols is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at The University of Western Ontario and is the Head of the Cornea and External Disease Unit. He is a faculty member at The Ivey Institute of Ophthalmology, St. Joseph's Health Center in London specializing in Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Nichols is the President of The Canadian Cataract and Refractive Surgery Society and a member of The International Society of Refractive Surgery. Other memberships include The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, The Canadian Ophthalmological Society, and The American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Nichols received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award in 1999 for his teaching and dedication within that society. He received the E.A. Baker Fellowship; is a Melvin Jones Fellow of the Lion's Clubs International and is a Canadian National Research Council Scholar.


Dr. Nichols has given over 130 scientific presentations and provides training to surgeons and Eye Doctors at conferences across North America. He is widely published in peer reviewed journals and is well known as an invited guest speaker at medical meetings at home and abroad. Dr. Nichols is also instrument rated private pilot and flies for enjoyment and business to destinations across North America and the Caribbean.