Eric J. Rothchild, M.D. – Delray Beach Ophthalmologist

Meet Dr. Rothchild

Eric J. Rothchild, M.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist and the founder of Rothchild Eye Institute in Delray Beach, FL. As a leader in his field, Dr. Rothchild specializes in conditions affecting the cornea and is passionate about treating eye disease for patients of all ages using the latest in innovative medical and surgical interventions. With a focus on corneal diseases and advanced ophthalmology procedures, he proudly offers his extensive clinical experience and commitment to excellence in eye care to every patient he treats.

Education and Training

Dr. Rothchild began his formal medical education at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY where he earned his medical degree. He went on to intern at the St. Mary Medical Center-University of California, Los Angeles in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Rothchild then attended a residency at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY. Continuing his education, he next completed an intensive 13-month fellowship in corneal and refractive surgery at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. In addition to this training, Dr. Rothchild furthered his expertise during an externship at the Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, England, giving him an educational background far exceeding that of most specialists in the field.

Specialties and Expertise

Since going into private practice, Dr. Rothchild has developed a number of implements that are used regularly during corneal corrective surgery, including the Rothchild Foldable Lens Forceps, the Rothchild RK Instrumentation System, the Rothchild Micrometer Diamond Knife, the Rothchild PRK Spatula, the Rothchild LASIK Spatula, and the Rothchild LASIK Enhancement Spatula. As a researcher, teacher, speaker, and innovator in the field of ophthalmology, Dr. Rothchild is a pioneer for and an authority on the advanced treatment of eye disease. His extensive education and over 30 years of experience surpass that of most ophthalmologists currently performing specialized corneal and refractive surgeries.


"I’ve been a patient of Dr, Rothchild for several years. He is a very skilled, compassionate physician. He is genuinely interested in the well being of his patients. I have a complicated ophthalmic history and he has treated my numerous issues with great success. His office staff and technicians are very friendly and courteous. I would personally recommend this practice."



"I find Dr Rothchild and Specialists to be top notch, Considerate and caring. I never feel rushed."



"I'm very pleased with the service at Rothchild Eye Institute. Dr. Rothchild and his employees are very professional and experienced in their specific fields. I would recommend Dr. Rothchild to anyone needing any type of eye surgery or follow-up."



"Office extremely clean 👌 Only 2 other people in waiting room 👍 Staff are always knowledgeable and polite.. Thank you 🙏 And Thank you Dr. Rothchild for everything 🙏 I would personally recommend this practice 💯💯💯"



"Excellent. Dr Rothchild was successful in detecting my husband was experiencing a detached retina and referred him immediately to a retina specialist that saved his vision. Best staff ever!!"



*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.