Professor Dan Reinstein

Over his 18-year career, Professor Dan Reinstein has built an international reputation as a uniquely experienced and pioneering LASIK surgeon.

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For more than a decade, he has dedicated himself solely to laser eye surgery – one of the few Ophthalmic Surgeons in the UK to do so.

Prof Reinstein graduated from Cambridge University, and his postgraduate qualifications include an MA, MB BChir and MD. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist in the USA and Canada, and holds professorships in New York and Paris. His specialist training includes:

  • 1991: Research Fellowship in Ophthalmic Epidemiology (Institute of Ophthalmology, London).
  • 1994: Fellowship in Ophthalmology (The Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York).
  • 1996: Residency in Ophthalmology (Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York).
  • 1997: Refractive Surgical Fellowship under laser eye surgeons Zaldivar, Arbelaez, Chacon, and Barraquer.
  • 1999: Fellowship in Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery (University of British Columbia, Canada).

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A pioneer in laser eye surgery

After qualifying as a LASIK surgeon, Doctor Reinstein joined a research project at Cornell University, New York. There he discovered that ultrasound could be used to scan the surface of the cornea to within one micron – 1/1000 of a millimetre.

Excited by the possibilities of developing safer, more accurate eye surgery, the young Dan Reinstein built a prototype of what would become the Artemis™ scanner – now the world’s most accurate corneal scanner. Immediately, he became the only person in the world equipped to identify the causes of complications in early laser eye surgery.

Prof Reinstein soon became Chief Medical Officer of a group of 58 laser eye surgeons in 28 clinics across North America. During his tenure, the group became the world’s largest provider of laser vision correction, performing over 100,000 procedures per year. Unusually, and at Prof Reinstein’s insistence, every surgeon in the group shared the lessons of his or her experience, ensuring that the whole group worked to the highest possible standards. It is a philosophy that has characterised Prof Reinstein’s entire career.

Later, he joined the specialist team at Meditec (later Carl Zeiss Meditec) that developed the revolutionary MEL 80 laser. This immediately became, and remains, the benchmark laser for the industry. The London Vision Clinic has now worked closely with Carl Zeiss, one of the world’s leading optics manufacturers, for several years, and Prof Reinstein holds several patents relating to laser eye surgery.

Prof Reinstein has also:

  • Delivered 415 lectures at professional meetings on five continents.
  • Been a moderator or panellist at over 50 scientific international meeting panels.
  • Published 100 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.
  • Contributed or written 32 book chapters / published proceedings.
  • Written 135 articles for the ophthalmic press.
  • Presented or published 227 scientific papers or abstracts.

A clinic aiming for perfection

In 2002, Prof Reinstein decided to launch a clinic that would combine exceptional surgical skill, unrivalled technology, world-class research and the ultimate in patient care and service. This was the London Vision Clinic, and its mission was simple: to be the leading laser eye surgery clinic in the world.

We believe we have achieved that aim. But we never take anything for granted. We defend and consolidate our reputation every day, by continually refining our surgical techniques, our screening process and every aspect of our customer service.

After hours

Away from surgery, Professor Dan Reinstein is an accomplished jazz saxophonist, and studied for two years on a performance scholarship at the Berklee College of Music, Boston. He still plays regularly at the 606 Club in Chelsea, London, and invites all his patients to come along. Professor Reinstein is married with three children, and lives in central London. Professor Reinstein’s parents and wife Ursula, have now ditched their reading glasses as all now enjoy the thrill of Laser Blended Vision.

In the media

Prof Reinstein has appeared as an interviewee on BBC Breakfast, Sky News, and BBC Radio 4, and as the laser eye specialist for Extreme Makeover UK and 10 Years Younger. He has been featured in both The Times and The Sunday Times Magazine.

Read about Prof Reinstein’s handpicked LASIK surgeon: Mr Glenn Carp.

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London Vision Clinic: independently rated as Excellent.

urgery was very quick and only took seconds. There was no pain and instant effect afterwards. Dr Dan Reinstein is amazing!! 
Angela