William J. Rand, MD
Allison L. Rand, MD



Rand Eye Institute
5 West Sample Road
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33064
(800) 853-2982


Dr. William J. Rand


Dr. Allison L. Rand



LASIK eye surgery in Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach and the neighboring area

The world-renowned Rand Eye Institute is a state-of-the art, three-floor eye care facility featuring a self-contained surgical pavilion and staffed by more than 100 healthcare professionals, as well as a team of optometrists and ophthalmologists. It was founded in 1978 by one of the most experienced corneal surgeons in the world, William J. Rand, MD. Today the institute has grown to become one of the largest eye care centers in the nation, offering the full spectrum of eye care services and procedures and specializing in laser vision correction.

Procedures and services offered at Rand Eye Institute include:

  • No-Flap LASIK
  • Refractive surgeries such as LASIK laser vision correction
  • Advanced testing
  • Routine eye examinations
  • Lens exchange procedures
  • Corneal transplants
  • Other sophisticated ophthalmic treatments

Rand Eye Institute's board-certified doctors and extremely professional support staff strive to provide every patient with the absolute highest standard of care.

Rand Surgical Pavilion

On the first floor of the institute is the Rand Surgical Pavilion, a leading-edge ambulatory surgical center offering surgical care that far surpasses the standards accepted nationwide for sterility, safety, and technology. The pavilion was designed to serve as a model for 21st-Century surgical suites. The mission of the Rand Surgical Pavilion is to provide the best surgical care available in a compassionate setting. The facility is fully licensed by the U.S. Government as well as the State of Florida and is certified, inspected and regulated by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).

The Rand Eye Institute and Rand Surgical Pavilion are located in Deerfield Beach, Florida, just east of I-95, at 5 West Sample Road. To find out which vision correction option best suits your eyes, contact Rand Eye Institute today at (800) 853-2982.

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LASIK at Rand Eye Institute

Dr. Rand has performed thousands of refractive and microsurgical procedures. Before performing refractive surgery, he carefully examines each patient using modern tests to determine the patient's needs, ensure safety and comfort, and provide the best possible outcome. A licensed anesthesiologist is present during Dr. Rand's surgeries.


Rand Eye Institute is one of the most advanced eye surgery centers in the world.

Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach and West Palm Beach LASIK patients, as well as and Miami LASIK patients, can now benefit from the precision and flexibility provided by the VISX STAR S4 CustomVue Laser with Wavescan technology. This remarkable laser system is 25 times more precise than older systems. The WaveScan component produces a unique "fingerprint" map of the eye. This comprehensive map of the eye's optical system allows Dr. Rand to treat patients who in the past would not have been candidates for LASIK. The VISX STAR S4 also features iris registration, an FDA-approved technology that compensates for the eye's rotation and keeps the eye aligned with the laser during treatment. Iris Registration customizes corrections to the individual based on the unique characteristics of the eye to provide the best possible outcome.

Other Procedures at Rand Eye Institute

Rand Eye Institute provides a number of additional laser vision correction procedures in addition to LASIK, including:

  • LASEK
  • Epi-LASIK
  • Implantable contact lenses (ICLs )
  • PRK (photorefractive keratectomy)
  • PTK (phototherapeutic keratectomy) for various anterior corneal diseases
  • CK (conductive keratoplasty), a non-invasive surgery for the treatment of presbyopia and hyperopia
  • Lens exchange technologies
  • Premium enhanced cataract surgery
  • DSAEK-Corneal transplantation
  • Rand aesthetic cosmetic eye surgery

Dr. William J. Rand brings the highest standards, the most advanced instruments, highly refined expertise and his vast experience to each patient, ensuring the best possible care.

For cataract surgery, Dr. Rand works with the patient to decide which premium intraocular lenses (IOLs) to use. This may include ReZoom, ReSTOR, Crystalens or Tecnis lenses. These advanced lenses correct for both reading and distance vision.

For patients who do not qualify for LASIK, Dr. Rand offers Visian ICLs (implantable contact lenses).

About Dr. William Rand

Dr. Rand is considered among the most skilled and experienced eye surgeons in the world. Over the course of his career he has performed over 50,000 microsurgical and refractive procedures. An innovator in the field of ophthalmology, Dr. Rand co-developed the Rand-Stein Analgesia Protocol for laser vision correction and cataract surgery and has conducted extensive work on the connection between cataract surgery and pseudoexfoliation syndrome. His research in this area is aimed at preventing and reducing the incidence of cataract surgery complications for physicians worldwide.

In addition, Dr. Rand is a strong advocate for healthcare reform. He has had significant influence on politics in Florida and the U.S., serving as an advisor to various congressmen. Dr. Rand also donates his time and skills to help patients in underdeveloped countries who are in need of surgery and eye care services. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Diabetes Research Institute since 1990 and became the first chairman of the Florida Regional Board in 2003. He and his wife have been strongly devoted to the institute since 1985, shortly after their son's Type I Diabetes diagnosis.

About Dr. Allison Rand

Dr. Allison Rand completed her undergraduate education at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. She received her medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and completed a postgraduate internship in internal medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rand went on to complete her residency in ophthalmology at the State University of New York, Downstate in Brooklyn. She completed a fellowship in cornea, external diseases and refractive surgery at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, where she studied under the mentorship of Penny Asbell, M.D.

She maintains a dedication to international surgical efforts, and recently returned from a mission to Vietnam in association with the Hawaiian Eye Foundation, where she performed adult and pediatric corneal transplants and taught advanced surgical techniques to local ophthalmologists. While in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Dr. Rand also lectured at the First Joint Meeting Cornea Subspecialty Day at the Vietnamese American Ophthalmology Symposium.

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