Bruce D. Nichols BSc, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Medical Director, Laser Vision London
Dr. Bruce Nichols is recognized internationally as a leader in, Advanced Refractive Cataract Surgery, Laser Refractive Surgery and Corneal Surgery. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from McMaster University in 1980 after completion of an Honors Biology Degree in Microbiology 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 Western University. Dr. Nichols trained with a world renowned leader in LASIK surgery undertaking a Fellowship in Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis Minnesota. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
As Medical Director of Laser Vision London, Dr. Nichols’ experience speaks for itself. Dr. Nichols has performed more than 30,000 refractive surgery procedures spanning a period of over three decades. He was the first Eye Surgeon in London to preform Laser Cataract Surgery and the first to utilize laser crosslinking techniques for treating corneal disease. Dr. Nichols has experience on a wide variety of advanced laser technologies including the WaveLight EX-500, iFS Intralase, Catalys Femtosecond Laser, VISX, Bausch and Lomb Technolas, Autonomous LADAR Vision and Sunrise platforms. Dr. Nichols has shared his extensive experience with surgeons from around the world as a well-known invited guest speaker at national and international scientific meetings, such as The Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS), The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), and The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS).
Dr. Nichols is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University in London Ontario. He is a faculty member at The Ivey Eye Institute of Ophthalmology, St. Joseph's Health Center in London, specializing in Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and is the Head of the Cornea and External Disease Unit. During his time as President of The Canadian Cataract and Refractive Surgery Society, Dr. Nichols organized two National meetings highlighting Innovation in Refractive Laser Surgery and research. He is a member The International Society of Refractive Surgery and the Cornea Society. Dr. Nichols is an active teacher in the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, a member of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, and a Life Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
In 2019, Dr. Nichols was honoured to receive the American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Achievement Award and is one of only a few Canadians to achieve this status. This award is for his teaching, research and dedication to the society. Dr. Nichols is a recipient of the E.A. Baker Fellowship Award and is a Melvin Jones Fellow of Lion's Clubs International. He is also a Canadian National Research Council Scholar. Dr. Nichols has given more than 180 scientific presentations to surgeons and Eye Doctors at conferences around the world. He has over 30 publications including articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and monographs. Dr. Nichols has mentored over 70 residents during their residency program at Western.
Dr. Nichols has dedicated his career to achieving excellence through innovation and detail. In fact, one of his favorite sayings is “It’s all in the details”. For Dr. Nichols, attention to those details is instrumental in achieving that goal while providing compassionate care to each and every one of his patients.
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