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Employment opportunities


The Saskatchewan Health Authority

Regina, Saskatchewan 

(posted 22 September 2020)

We are seeking team-oriented and professional Ophthalmologist (FRCSC) to be part of our dynamic and expanding division. The specialist will join us in an independent, fee-for-service, community based Ophthalmology practice.  The Regina Ophthalmology Division includes 12 specialists with diverse sub-specialty interests. Individuals with special interest and expertise in Cornea, Retina, Neuro-Ophthalmology and/or Paediatric Ophthalmology will be a definite asset and deserve preference.

The start date for this position is negotiable. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Second General Ophthalmologist in Cranbrook BC

Interior Health

Cranbrook, British Columbia
(posted 16 September 2020)

We seek a second general Ophthalmologist, the ideal candidate would have the ability to perform basic oculoplastic procedures, but it is not mandatory. The ophthalmologists serve the East Kootenay catchment area of approximately 82,000. Cranbrook offers an excellent ambulatory care facility, and the option to join an existing practice with a large patient base. Volumes are manageable for a full time practice, and you would establish your own work schedule. There are no call requirements. Both new grads and experienced applicants will be considered.


Comprehensive Ophthalmologist and Ophthalmology Residency Program Director

University of Calgary

Calgary, Alberta
(posted 14 September 2020)

The Section of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery, Alberta Health Services-Calgary Zone and the University of Calgary invite applications for a Comprehensive Ophthalmologist and Ophthalmology Residency Program Director.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Deadline for application is September 30, 2020.

Temporary Ophthalmologist

Duncan, Vancouver Island, BC
(posted 11 August 2020)

The Island Health Division of Ophthalmology has an opportunity for a temporary general ophthalmologist to join their team at the Cowichan District Hospital. Eligible candidates will hold, or be eligible for, full FRCSC in ophthalmic surgery and full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. On-call responsibility is one in seven as it is shared with ophthalmologists in nearby Nanaimo. The temporary position will be from October 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

University of Ottawa Eye Institute at The Ottawa Hospital

Department of Ophthalmology
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
(posted 6 August 2020)

Clinician Scientist / Cornea, Anterior Segment & Refractive Surgeon  (two 50:50 split)

Applications are invited for the position of Clinician Scientist / Cornea, Anterior Segment & Refractive Surgeon at the University of Ottawa Eye Institute.

Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Candidates must have a proven background, and a high level of interest, in performing clinical and/or basic science research, as this will encompass 50% of their time as a staff physician.

QEII Foundation Scholar in Retina Research, Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University

(posted 18 June 2020)

The Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at NSHA/Dalhousie University is recruiting for a Foundation Scholar in Retina Research. This position is endowed through the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre Foundation. The purpose of the position is to continue the development of a world class research program in retina research at NSHA/Dalhousie University. The appointment will begin September 1, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Full-time Ophthalmologist, North Bay Regional Health Centre

(posted 8 April 2020)

The Service of Ophthalmology of the North Bay Regional Health Centre is looking for someone who has a passion for community medicine and is seeking the good life. If you’re ready to spend less time commuting and more time with family enjoying beautiful northern Ontario, this opportunity is for you!

BC/BE Vitreoretinal Surgeon

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center
(posted 17 March 2020)

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center has a unique opportunity for a BC/BE Vitreoretinal Surgeon to join our busy hospital-employed, well-established multi-specialty Ophthalmology practice with two locations in Bangor, Maine.

BC/BE Ophthalmologist

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center
(posted 17 March 2020)

Preferably with fellowship training in glaucoma. As the only glaucoma specialist north of Portland, this is a unique opportunity as we grow this much-needed service for our region.

Clinician Scientist / Comprehensive General Ophthalmologist

Queen’s University, School of Medicine, Kingston Health Sciences Centre Department of Ophthalmology
(posted 14 February 2020)

Applications are invited for the position of Clinician Scientist in the Queen’s University Department of Ophthalmology. Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Candidates must have a proven background in performing clinical and/or basic science research.

Oculoplastics Specialist/Comprehensive General Ophthalmologist

Queen’s University, School of Medicine, Kingston Health Sciences Centre Department of Ophthalmology
(posted 14 February 2020)

Applications are invited for the position of Oculoplastics Specialist. The incumbent will also be expected to provide comprehensive ophthalmology services to account for approximately 50% of their practice. Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Western Zone

(posted 18 December 2019)

An NSHA-approved opportunity exists for a full-time, patient-oriented team player to join a busy, private, fee-for-service Ophthalmology clinic in the Annapolis Valley and work alongside two other comprehensive ophthalmologists. The office is well established in an ideal location just a few minutes from Hwy 101 in New Minas and serves a population of approximately 110,000 centred on Kings County.

Comprehensive General Ophthalmologist, Trillium Health Partners – Surgery Program

(posted 18 December 2019)

Trillium Health Partners’ Surgery Program is seeking a General Ophthalmologist to be a member of our Division of Ophthalmology especially to support the reduction of Cataract Surgery wait times. The ideal candidate will have FRCS(C) certification in Ophthalmology. In this role the physician would join a dedicated team of fellow Ophthalmologists and work closely with the interprofessional team to support patient/family centered care.


Locum Comprehensive Ophthalmology Position, Oshawa

(posted 27 March 2020)

Become part of a busy Ophthalmology team at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, providing medical ophthalmology, glaucoma care, ROP screening examinations, cataract surgery, access to SLT and Yag Laser clinics. You will also provide on-call services on a rotating basis, at each of the Lakeridge Health hospitals. A fully equipped laser clinic and cataract suite is located at our Bowmanville hospital, where all surgical and laser procedures are carried out.

Locum ophthalmologist – visiting specialist – cataract surgery

Kenora, Ontario
(posted 16 December 2019)

We invite applicants to a visiting specialist cataract surgery opportunity. You will enjoy working with our dynamic and collegial professional staff in our brand new 3-suite OR unit.

Qualifications for the position include:
Independent licensure from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) with Specialty qualifications from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, CMPA membership, OHIP billing number & billing privileges.


Comprehensive Ophthalmology Solo Practice Takeover

Fully established comprehensive Ophthalmology solo practice, 4000 pt.visits/year in central prime downtown Windsor Ont. location due to retiring ophthalmologist; flexible options for practice takeover/lease/sale. Please call or email Dr. George Colev for details (519)945-0707 [email protected]

Medical and Surgical Equipment for Sale

(posted July 27, 2020)

5 lanes of nearly-new equipment from top manufacturers as well as numerous diagnostics are available
for sale.

Nidek AutoRef/Keratometer 1 ARK-730A
Zeiss  Matrix FDT Perimeter 1 715
Nidek Auto Chart Projector 1 CP-690
Zeiss Electronic Equipment Table – fits 2 instruments 1
Lipiview II Ocular Surface Interferometer 1 LVI-2000
Lipiview Electronic Stand 1 YOS-550
M&S Technologies Computerized Vision Tester 4 W01B
Reliance Chair – Blue, electric lift/hydraulic recline 2 6200L
Reliance Stand 2 7800
Reichert Phoroptor, Plus cyl 2 11635B
Haag-Streit AG Slit Lamp 2 BM 900
Heine Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscope 2 Omega 180
Reliance Chair –  Blue, electric lift & recline, OK for minor proc 1 FX920L
Topcon Stand 3 CS-IV
Topcon Slit Lamp with Ant Seg Dig Camera – still & video 1 SL-D7
Welch-Allyn Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscope 1 12500
TearScience Lipiflow MG thermopulsation system 1 LFTP-1000
Topcon Chair – Blue, electric lift manual recline 2 OC-2200
Topcon Slit Lamp ( style of HS BM 900) 2 SL-3G
M&S Technologies Computerized Vision Tester 2 D1U
Welch-Allyn Streak Retinoscope 1
Welch-Allyn Coaxial Ophthalmoscope 2
Welch-Allyn Transilluminator 1
Lumenis Selecta II SLT Laser & Foot Pedal – Portable
Nidek Ophthalmic YAG Laser System & Foot Pedal
Green Laser Photocoagulation System 1 GYC-1000
Electronic Table Laser Stand 1 YOS-550
TearLab Osmolarity Console 1 200000 Rev B1
Nidek Auto Lensemeter 1 LM-970
Zeiss IOL Master 500 1 500
Nidek OPD Scan III 1 Never Used
Zeiss Electronic Equipment Stand – fits 2 instruments 1
Magnetic Elektromotoren AG Power Table 1 CH-4410
Zeiss Humphrey Field Analyzer 1 740ii
Heidelberg SD-OCT Spectralis w Ant Seg attachment 2
HE Spectralis Laser 2
Linak Table Stand (for SD-OCT) 2
Heidelberg Engineering (HE) HRT 3 w Power Supply 1 PS210
Linak Table Stand for HRT3 1
Heidelberg Edge Perimeter HEP)  w Power Supply 1
Electronic Equipment Stand for HEP 1 YOS 550
Welch Allyn Minor Procedure Illumination Source 1 LS200
Dexta Ophthalmology Surgical Procedure Chair 1 MK80DX
Infinity Vision System (Phacoemulsifier w OZIL) 1 100-2995601X
Leica Microsystem Operating Microscope (second hand) 1 M500
Surgeon’s Stool Dexta 1 900 Stool
Quick Rinse System for rinsing handpieces etc 1 ARS 2010
Branson 1510 Ultrasonic Instrument Cleaner 1 1510R-MTH
Alcon Ozil Handpieces 5
Cataract Surgery Instrument Sets incl trays
LENSX Femtosecond Laser System 5

Please contact [email protected] for details or
call 613 583-1567

Lucrative ophthalmology practice, Toronto

(posted 13 July 2020)

Ophthalmologist retiring. Excellent solo ophthalmology practice opportunity located Central Toronto on subway line at Yonge and St. Clair. Busy 60 patients per day comprehensive and glaucoma practice associated with independent certified contact lens practitioner. Multiple referral doctors locally. Large cataract surgery potential with ready access to tertiary ophthalmic services. Electronic record storage extended over 15 years. Overhead very low. Interested individuals need to be FRCSC qualified and licensed to practice in Ontario. [email protected]

Practice opportunity, southwestern Saskatchewan

(posted 29 May 2020)

Long established practice in Southwestern Saskatchewan. Wide referral base and robust income.

  • Immediate surgical privileges up to 1000 cataracts per year (878 in 2019).
  • Lumera i, Centurion, iStent inject, ExPress, MF and toric IOL’s in hospital day surgery unit.
  • Ambulatory care centre for lid procedures within hospital.
  • Freestanding custom built clinic with 2 lanes, OCT, Humphrey, SLT, YAG, Pentacam, IOL Master, Forum 2 with GPA.
  • Dedicated, long serving staff of certified ophthalmic assistants.

Friendly Southwest Saskatchewan city with low crime, excellent schools and college. Superb recreational facilities including two 18-hole championship golf courses, water sports, hunting and fishing, performing arts centre and casino.

For further information in confidence contact Dr. Malcolm Banks
(306) 774 7924 cell; email [email protected]

Ophthalmology office/practice for sale in Yorkton, Saskatchewan

(posted 7 May 2020)

Fully equipped approximately 4500 square foot wheel-chair accessible office. Two days a week of OR time was used by this very busy cataract practice. Large volume of glaucoma patients followed as well as general ophthalmology patients. YAG and retinal lasers available. Located in a community of nearly 20,000 with a draw area of approximately 100,000.
For more information contact: H. Smith, [email protected] or (306) 621-4658

Ophthalmology equipment FOR SALE

(posted April 7, 2020)

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: [email protected] 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

FOR SALE: ZEISS IOL MASTER 500 – excellent condition

(posted 19 March 2020)

  • Refractive outcomes you can trust
    Distance independent keratometry, robust and repeatable  measurements, more than 300 optimized lens constants
  • Fast and easy to use
    Well-designed user interface, plausibility checks, less than 60 seconds for both eyes
  • Advanced measurements of challenging eyes
    > 93% cataract penetration rate
    measurement of staphyloma, pseudophakic and silicone-filled eyes, post-LVC formula
  • Precise and efficient markerless toric IOL alignment
    Integral part of ZEISS Cataract Suite, no manual marking steps

Asking $25,000. Reply to [email protected] (Calgary, Alberta)

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: [email protected] or call (905) 401-6347