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

Meet Dr. Rothchild

Dr. Eric J. Rothchild, a board-certified ophthalmologist, is a renowned cataract, corneal, and refractive surgeon and the founder of Rothchild Eye Institute located in Delray Beach, FL. One of the top 10% of cataract and laser surgeons, Dr. Rothchild's 30+ year career has been dedicated to employing state-of-the-art medical, surgical, and laser interventions to treat various eye conditions across all age groups.

Specialties and Expertise

Dr. Rothchild's professional journey has been marked by innovation and pioneering contributions to the field of ophthalmology. His prowess in refractive surgery is exemplified by the development of several instrumental techniques and tools, 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. Beyond his tangible contributions, Dr. Rothchild's role as a researcher, educator, and keynote speaker underscores his unwavering commitment to advancing the frontiers of ophthalmology. With over three decades of clinical experience and an educational pedigree that surpasses many, Dr. Rothchild stands as an unparalleled authority in the specialized realms of corneal, cataract, and refractive surgeries, elevating the standard of care for patients worldwide. Additionally. Dr. Rothchild has been on the Editorial Board of Review for the Ophthalmology Journal since 2000.

Professional Highlights

  • Top 10% of cataract and laser surgeons
  • Named amongst the Top Laser Vision correction surgeons
  • Over 10k LASIK surgeries
  • 30+ years of experience and has performed thousands of procedures for patients across the globe.
  • FDA Investigator- Artisan Phakic IOL (1 of 10 ophthalmologists involved in this study)


  • Refractive Lens Exchange and Refractive Surgery
  • Cataracts
  • Corneal/External Diseases


  • Fellowship in Cornea, Refractive, and Anterior Segment Surgery- Ohio State University, OH
  • Residency in Ophthalmology- Cornell University, NY
  • Medicine Internship- UCLA, CA
  • Doctor of Medicine- New York Medical College, NY
  • Bachelor of Arts- Double Major in Chemistry and Economics- Emory University, GA

Honors and Awards

  • Achievement Award- AAO
  • Visx Star Award- Top 10% LVC Surgeons


  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • American Association of Ophthalmology

Certification Programs

  • Verisyse Training Program
  • Visx Train the Trainers CustomVue Protocol
  • C-Cap Training Program
  • Staar ICL Training Course
  • PresbyCor Training Course
  • Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty Course
  • Future Focus
  • Casebeer Keratorefractive Surgery Course


"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!!"



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