Dr. Baseer Khan

Dr. Baseer Khan

Glaucoma, cataract, anterior segment & refractive surgeon

Dr. Baseer Khan is an internationally respected ophthalmologist, serving as a global and national consultant and thought leader for many top industry-related partners and organizations. Prior to founding Lumea, he opened Clarity Eye Institute – the largest ophthalmic group in Ontario – and remains active in the business today. His vision to ensure the best patient care and experience is the foundation in which Lumea has been created.

After graduating top surgical resident in the ophthalmology program at University of Toronto, Dr. Khan went on to sub-specialize in complex anterior segment reconstruction and glaucoma surgery. Upon completion, he spent three years working as an associate in multiple practices before deciding to open his own practice. In 2009, he founded Clarity Eye Institute, a private surgery clinic (and sister-company to Lumea) and has been growing the business to multiple locations across the GTA. He also holds an active medical license to practice in Jamaica and works alongside three other ophthalmologists in Montego Bay.

In addition to his surgical and consulting work, Dr. Khan has also served as principal investigator on many medical and surgical trials in both the cataract and glaucoma space and continues to educate and share knowledge through the several advisory boards on which he sits.

Dr. Khan is currently the Chief of Ophthalmology at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, and is on staff at Mount Sinai Hospital, Kensington Eye Institute and North York General Hospital. He holds the position of Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine where he actively teaches residents and medical students.

Dr. Khan is devoted to making a difference in all patients’ lives, especially those less fortunate. From providing eyecare to Syrian and Palestinian refugees to caring for patients in Vietnam and India, it’s his compassion and commitment to enhancing the lives of others and being more socially responsible that the vision for Lumea was built.

Completing the Physician CEO program at the Kellogg School of Management was one of his most pivotal and transformative achievements – an experience that has influenced his approach to business, career, and life.

Through our desire to always have the latest and greatest technology, along with the top surgeons on staff, we are committed to providing the best care for eyes and for the world through our Lumea-led sustainability efforts and extensive humanitarian work.

Dr. Baseer Khan

Notable accomplishments

Considered a pioneer in the use of new technologies, Dr. Khan’s many accomplishments include performing over 35,000 intraocular and 20,000 laser surgeries and being the first surgeon in North America to:

  • Use the Victus Femtosecond laser second platform
  • Implant the Bausch + Lomb Envista lens
  • Implant the PhysIOL FineVision trifocal lens

He is also one of the first two surgeons in Canada to use the RxSight Light Adjustable Lens.

His teaching credentials include:

  • Program co-director – Resident transition to practice course in association with Schulich School of Business, York University
  • Program co-director – York mini-MBA for physicians (Schulich)
  • Lecturer to local, national, and international peers