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Ophthalmologist Opportunity in Prince George, BC
(posted 7 October 2019)

Northern Health is seeking a full-time comprehensive Ophthalmologist,in Prince George; BC’s Northern Capital! The position is permanent and includes surgical privileges with cataract surgery done at a private surgical centre (under public funding) and hospital OR privileges for other procedures. Willingness to see children and manage strabismus would be highly regarded. Strong consideration would be given to an applicant who is Pediatric Ophthalmology subspecialty trained and willing to do split time comprehensive/pediatrics. MORE

Ophthalmologist: glaucoma specialist, UHN-Toronto
(posted 18 September 2019)

The Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto is inviting applications for the position of glaucoma specialist at the UHN-Toronto Western Hospital and the Kensington Eye Institute. The appointment is a full time faculty position with expectation of research and academic work to make up a minimum of 30% of the time. The effective date of this appointment is July 1, 2020. MORE

Administrative Assistant/Ophthalmic Technician position, Ottawa
(posted 5 September 2019)

$20 per hour – Administrative / Technical Assistant position is available in our bilingual Ophthalmology practice in Ottawa. Successful candidate requires spoken English and French. Please submit your resumé to

Spécialiste en ophtalmologie – glaucome chirurgical, CHU de Québec, Université Laval
(posted 3 September 2019)

Le Département de chirurgie du CHU de Québec-Université Laval (CHU) désire recruter un médecin afin de compléter l’équipe du Service d’ophtalmologie.

Activités cliniques attendues, Profil de carrière académique recherché et Documents à fournir

Ophthalmologist – Job Opportunity Grande Prairie
(posted 3 September 2019)

Alberta Health Services – North Zone, Grande Prairie, is seeking a Full-Time Comprehensive Ophthalmologist and Skilled Surgeon, with experience in Cataract surgery, Glaucoma, treatment of Diabetic Maculopathy and Age-related Macular Degeneration with Intravitreal Anti-VEGF injections and Uveitic syndromes. The new Ophthalmologist will have Queen Elizabeth II Regional Hospital privileges (including surgical), and the position will include hospital call.


Inquiries & Applications to – Susan Smith, Physician Resource Planner

Chair/Head, Department of Ophthalmology
Faculty of Medicine/ The Ottawa Hospital
(posted 20 August 2019)

The University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and the Ottawa Hospital invite applications and nominations for the above noted position. The successful candidate will lead the Department of Ophthalmology… MORE

General Ophthalmologist, Timmins and District Hospital
(posted 20 June 2019)

Timmins and District Hospital, located in Northeastern Ontario, is inviting applications for a full time General Ophthalmologist. Onsite access to ophthalmic surgery OR, laser suite WITH Nd-YAG, Argon and diode capabilities as well as a minor procedure room to support a truly comprehensive ophthalmology practice. With this appointment, the successful candidate will receive full surgical privileges with generous operating room time. MORE

Full-Time Ophthalmology Position, Lakeridge Health Corporation
(posted 12 April 2019)

The Section of Ophthalmology within the Division of Surgery, Lakeridge Health Corporation is now seeking a full time community comprehensive ophthalmologist, who meets the definition of a new graduate, according to the Ministry of Health guidelines. The new candidate will join a busy and vibrant group, providing ophthalmology care to the entire Region of Durham. This position will commence on July 1st, 2019. MORE

Oculo-plastic / orbit surgery position, Hamilton Regional Eye Institute, St. Joseph’s Healthcare
(posted 4 April 2019)

Responsibilities: Provide full oculo-plastic and orbit clinical care for adult and pediatric patients (elective & emergency on-call service); Dedicated supervision and teaching of medical students and residents both in the clinic and operating room setting; On-going sustained involvement in research activities within the department. MORE


Ophthalmologist locum opportunity, Western Memorial Regional Hospital
(posted 18 September 2019)

Western Health is currently seeking the services of a Locum Ophthalmologist for Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Corner Brook, Newfoundland – January 20, 2020 to April 29, 2020. The successful applicant will join our current team of 2 Ophthalmologists at the Western Ophthalmology Clinic.

Ophthalmologist locum, clinic, Victoria, B.C.
(posted 18 September 2019)

Centrally located in Victoria, B.C., our clinic has a locum opportunity for an Ophthalmologist. Subspecialty preferred in Oculoplastics but is not an absolute requirement.

Locum is required for mid-October with options of possible Winter 2020 dates.
The office is state of the art, offering EMR as well a small procedure room. Ideal candidate would be involved with in office consulting as well as operating room time at the Royal Jubilee Hospital.

Eligible candidates are required to hold Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Ophthalmology and eligibility for licensure with the college of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C.

Candidates interested, please contact us at


Equipment for sale in Niagara peninsula
(posted 13 August 2019)

  • Clarion RTVue OCT with anterior segment module less than 2 years old
  • Clarion SLT laser sparingly used
  • IOL Master
  • Zeiss Atlas topographer
  • Auto refractor/ auto K
  • Slit lamp with tonometer
  • 3 exam chairs and stands
  • Miscellaneous items (stools, lenses, office equipment, etc.)

All must be sold and will sell for best offer. Discount available if all sold together. Pick up and delivery at buyers cost.
Please contact: or call (905) 401-6347

Ophthalmology equipment FOR SALE
(posted August 6, 2019)

Retiring Ophthalmologist selling a full complete exam lane Ophthalmology equipment in good condition. The equipment has been used for a number of years and is not new but in good working condition. Great for new grads to start practice or for existing physicians to put in a spare exam room or for teaching purposes. Other office supplies are also available such exam stools etc. You must arrange pick up and delivery at your own cost. Best is if you come and look at the equipment to get details. Local candidates would be preferred. Location in Sackville Nova Scotia. To be sold at a reasonable price as physician is looking to clear out ASAP. For more information please email: or call 902-435-0755 or 647-920-4885.

Complete exam lane includes:

  • Refractor
  • Slit Lamp
  • Exam Chair
  • Instrument Stand
  • Visual Acuity System
  • Trial Lenses
  • Trial Frame
  • BIO lens
  • Contact and non-contact lenses
  • Ophthalmoscope
  • Retinoscope
  • Transilluminator
  • Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscope
  • Exam Stool
  • Color Tests
  • Occluders

Established practice + commercial premises in Alberta for sale
(posted July 15, 2019)

Zeiss OCT, Zeiss Humphrey VF, Yag laser, accredited laser refractive suite, EMR, 6 exam/screening rooms, large GP and optometrist referral base, commercial medically zoned two storey building. Reply to

Established office in Thornhill (Vaughan) for sale
(posted June 11, 2019)

Zeiss OCT, Zeiss Humphrey VF, Selecta duet Yag/SLT laser (Clarion), EMR, 4 fully equipped exam rooms, 30 years in practice, large GP and optometrist referral base. Opportunity for expansion into adjacent unoccupied suites to create private OR. Reply to


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