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 in Palm Beach, Boca Raton, South Florida

Staffed by a team of ophthalmologists, optometrists and more than 100 healthcare professionals, Rand Eye Institute is a world-renowned, state-of-the art eye center complete with a self-contained surgical pavilion. Rand Eye Institute was founded in 1978 by William J. Rand, MD, among the most respected corneal surgeons in the world. The institute has since expanded to become one of the country's largest eye care facilities. Dr. Rand and his team specialize in laser vision correction.

The Rand Eye Institute also offers the following services and procedures:

  • No-Flap LASIK
  • Routine eye examinations
  • Advanced testing
  • LASIK and other refractive laser vision correction procedures
  • Corneal transplants
  • Lens exchange procedures
  • Other eye care procedures

The board-certified ophthalmologists and professional support staff of Rand Eye Institute do their utmost to provide the best care possible to every patient.

The Surgical Center – Rand Surgical Pavilion

The first floor of the Rand Eye Institute is home to the Rand Surgical Pavilion, a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical center providing world-class surgical care that exceeds well-established standards pertaining to technology, sterility, and most importantly, safety. Designed as a model for 21st-Century surgical facilities, the pavilion's mission is to offer unparalleled surgical care in a safe, compassionate environment. Rand Surgical Pavilion is inspected, certified and regulated by the AHCA (Agency for Health Care Administration) and is fully licensed in Florida as well as by the U.S. government.

The Rand Eye Institute is proud to unveil the High Def Custom LenSx® Laser Cataract SX for bladeless cataract surgery. Laser cataract surgery is the latest advancement in the field of vision correction and promotes higher levels of patient safety and surgical precision.

Rand Surgical Pavilion and Rand Eye Institute are located at 5 West Sample Road – just east of I-95 in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Contact Rand Eye Institute today at (800) 853-2982 to learn which vision correction option is right for you.

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

LASIK Eye Surgery at Rand Eye Institute

Over the course of his career, Dr. Rand has successfully completed thousands of refractive and microsurgical surgeries. In preparation for each procedure, he carefully examines the patient with leading-edge diagnostic equipment to assess the patient's needs, encourage comfort and safety and provide the best possible outcome. Dr. Rand makes sure a licensed anesthesiologist is present throughout all of his surgeries.

At Rand Eye Institute, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach LASIK patients have access to the world's most advanced LASIK procedures thanks to the precision and flexibility of the VISX STAR S4 CustomVue Laser with Wavescan technology. Prior to treatment Dr. Rand uses the Wavescan component of this state-of-the-art laser system to create a "fingerprint" of the eye, which is later used to calibrate the laser. The VISX STAR S4 also includes an iris registration feature, which monitors the rotation of the eye and keeps it aligned with the laser during surgery.

LASIK Alternatives and Other Procedures

Rand Eye Institute also offers the following laser vision correction surgeries:


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.
  • PRK (photorefractive keratectomy)
  • Epi-LASIK
  • LASEK
  • Implantable contact lenses (ICLs)
  • PTK (phototherapeutic keratectomy) for anterior corneal diseases
  • Lens exchange technologies
  • CK (conductive keratoplasty)
  • Advanced cataract surgery
  • Cosmetic eye surgery
  • DSAEK corneal transplantation

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

When performing cataract surgery, Dr. Rand and the patient will choose from the following premium intraocular lenses (IOLs), which can correct for both reading and distance vision:

  • Tecnis
  • ReSTOR
  • ReZoom
  • Crystalens

Additional Information on Dr. William Rand

Dr. Rand is one of the most renowned eye surgeons in the world, having performed over 50,000 refractive and microsurgical procedures. Dr. Rand is the co-developer of the Rand-Stein Analgesia Protocol, which is used for both laser vision correction and cataract surgery. He has conducted extensive research aimed at understanding the link between cataract surgery and pseudoexfoliation syndrome. Dr. Rand's research on this subject aims to identify methods of preventing and reducing the incidence of cataract surgery complications.

Dr. Rand is also an advocate for healthcare reform. He has advised various congressmen on this subject and his voice has made a significant impact at both the state and national levels. In addition, Dr. Rand volunteers his surgical abilities to help patients in developing countries who need eye care services and/or surgery. Dr. Rand has served on the Board of Directors for the Diabetes Research Institute since 1990 and in 2003 he became the first chairman of the Florida Regional Board. He and his wife have been strongly committed to this organization since 1985, after his son was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes.

Additional Information on 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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