Cory Ramstead MD - Eye Physician and Surgeon

Cory Ramstead MD
Eye Physician & Surgeon

Dr. Ramstead is an Ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and a specialty interest in Refractive Cataract Surgery. He has been practicing and serving the residents of the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island since 2010.

Meet Dr Ramstead

Dr. Cory Ramstead is board certified in both Canada and the United States. He is a respected surgeon and clinician, scoring in the 99th percentile on the OKAP exam. He has served as Division Head of Ophthalmology within Island Health since 2016 and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC. He is dedicated to his patients often extending his workday to ensure their care. Outside of his professional life, he is family man spending time with his wife and children, and an avid runner enjoying the Cowichan Valley’s trails.

Experienced & Certified

Board-certified in both Canada and the United States, and is a respected surgeon and clinician, scoring in the 99th percentile on the OKAP exam.

Dedication Beyond The Clinic

An avid runner and family man, enjoying the Cowichan Valley's trails, wake foiling, and time with his wife and children.


Ophthalmology - Eye Physician and Surgeon

Ophthalmologists are specialized medical doctors who, after four years of medical school, undergo an additional 5 to 7 years of residency and fellowship training in ophthalmology. They receive extensive training in general medical care, as well as in diagnosing and treating eye diseases through medical, surgical, and laser techniques.

Refractive Cataract Surgery

Cataracts form when the normally clear lens at the front of the eye becomes cloudy, leading to blurred or distorted vision. This cloudiness results from a chemical change within the eye. Cataract surgery involves breaking up the cloudy lens into small pieces and gently removing them through a small, self-sealing incision. An artificial lens is then inserted into the eye at the end of the surgery. The procedure is carried out under topical anaesthesia. 

Refractive surgery is when the eye is altered surgically to either reduce or eliminate the need for glasses to see clearly. Using advanced technologies and lenses, refractive surgery can be performed at the same time as cataract surgery.


Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, also known as Oculoplastic Surgeons, are eye doctors who specialize in eyelid and facial plastic surgery. They are skilled in a wide range of procedures, from correcting eyelid malpositions to performing complex reconstructions of the eyelids and adjacent facial areas.


Client Feedback & Reviews

“Had both eyes done for cataracts. Dr. Ramstead is professional, kind and gentle. The staff in Dr Ramstead's office are all lovely and the whole procedure went extremely well. Highly recommend his services.”

Arlene W. Client

“Wow! Truly professional, 5-star service from Doctor and staff! Looking forward to returning for a follow-up. No need for anxiety.”

Ian M. Client

“Dr. Ramstead and his staff are top-notch. The whole experience from the first appointment to the aftercare (he personally called to see how I was doing afterwards) could not be better. I recommend him wholeheartedly!”

Jo-ina Y. Client

“From the receptionist to the technician to Dr Ramstead, all friendly and professional. Thanks especially to Dr. Ramstead for performing my laser surgery with gentle care.”

Ingrid L. Client