Dr. Tayfour

Highly regarded by his peers as a world leader in vision correction, Dr. Fouad Tayfour’s experience, combined with his extensive clinical research, has contributed significantly to worldwide improvements in Laser Vision Correction. Since establishing The Windsor Laser Eye Institute in 1991, the Medical Director and Chief Surgeon has performed more than 60,000 LASIK procedures servicing patients in the Windsor and Detroit Metropolitan area. Dr. Tayfour’s reputation for remarkable results and personal attention has drawn patients from around the world.

In 1993, Dr. Tayfour became the first surgeon in North America to perform LASIK on patients with nearsighted vision and two years later was first again to perform the advanced procedure on farsighted patients. Dr. Tayfour introduced LASIK to patients long before it was available in the United States and continues to provide the most advanced and proven laser technology to his patients.

Dr. Tayfour completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto from 1984 through 1987. The following year, he completed a Retina and Vitreous Fellowship at the University of Toronto.

He has participated in clinical studies and research for Summit and Nidek laser technologies, helping to develop and refine the Laser Vision Correction concept. He has authored and co-authored articles for such esteemed publications as the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, Ocular News, The Journal of Refractive Surgery and Ophthalmic Practice. Dr. Tayfour has also lectured at many medical conferences and seminars. He is an active member with numerous professional medical societies.


Gained a Fellowship in Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) through studying with a pioneer in the field of excimer laser, Dr. Theo Seiler of Berlin, Germany
Founded The Windsor Laser Eye Institute
Performed first LASIK procedure in North America
Introduced the concept of both eyes corrected at the same time
Performed LASIK for farsightedness
One of first surgeons chosen by KeraVision to offer the vision correction technique Intacs
Introduced Custom LASIK
Golden Jubilee Medal given by the Queen Of England
Introduced blade free LASIK with the Intralase Laser
Established the Barrie LASIK Centre in Barrie, Ontario
Performing Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking with Riboflavin(CXL-UVA) for the management of Keratoconus