Professor Dan Reinstein


Over his 30-year career, Professor Dan Reinstein has built an international reputation as a uniquely experienced and pioneering LASIK surgeon….

"I decided to take the long path to becoming a Laser Eye Surgeon"

Professor Dan Reinstein discusses his experiences as a laser eye surgeon, as well as developments in Laser Eye Surgery. View the video on YouTube ...

Over the last three decades, Professor Dan Reinstein 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. Going on to study postgraduate qualifications including 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.

A few stats on Prof Reinstein

Prof Reinstein has:

  • Delivered over 1200 lectures at professional meetings on five continents.
  • Been a moderator or panelist for over 100 scientific international meeting panels.
  • Published 187 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.
  • Written a textbook on SMILE.
  • Contributed or written 52 book chapters / published proceedings.
  • Written 218 articles for the ophthalmic press.

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 Laser Eye Surgery, the young Dan Reinstein built a prototype of what would become the Artemis Insight 100™ 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. This method is now recognised as a gold standard for evaluating candidates for refractive surgery. His work on ICL sizing has surpassed all previous formulas for predicting the optimal size of ICL to be implanted.

Watch Professor Reinstein discuss his career, and the monumental impact discovering the Artemis Insight technology had.

You can read more about Professor Reinstein’s career path, or download his updated full CV.

Prof Reinstein in the media

Prof Reinstein has appeared as an interviewee on BBC Breakfast, This Morning, Sky News, and BBC Radio 4, as well as being the Laser Eye Surgery specialist for Extreme Makeover UK and 10 Years Younger. He has also been featured in both The Times and The Sunday Times Magazine and is often called upon by other media outlets for his expert input.

In fact, his own laser eye surgery featured on the BBC The One Show back in 2018, performed by laser eye surgeon: Mr Glenn Carp

Outside the clinic…

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 ditched their reading glasses too, as all now enjoy the thrill of PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision.