Dr. Don Smallman, MD, FRCSC

As one of Kingston and area's most experienced eye surgeons, Dr. Don Smallman can explore vision correction options to enhance your lifestyle needs. 


Dr Smallman received his Bachelor's degree (Chemistry) and Doctorate in Medicine both With Distinction from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. During his undergraduate career he also completed a Bachelor of Sciences in Medicine for concurrent basic science research, earning several publications in peer-reviewed journals including Nature Genetics and Biochimica Biophysica Acta. Dr Smallman continued his Postgraduate Medical Education in Ophthalmology at Dalhousie University, completing his Fellowship and Specialist Certificate in Ophthalmology in 2003. During his training he attended the Basic Science Course in Ophthalmology at Stanford University. Awards and scholarships in undergraduate years included the Dean's List, two scholarships for High Academic Standing during his MD, the Bergmann-Porter Research Fellowship from the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, and Harold Ross McKean Award in Ophthalmology.

Practice History & Experience:

Dr Smallman joined the Faculty of Medicine at Queen's University as an Assistant Professor (Adjunct) in Ophthalmology in the fall of 2003, primarily as a Comprehensive Ophthalmologist with a community based practice but also heavily involved in the teaching program. Refractive surgery became part of his practice in 2005 when he joined LasikMD in Kingston, becoming the local clinic's Medical Director in 2008. While with LasikMD Dr Smallman travelled extensively, performing surgery in Edmonton, Toronto, North York, and Ottawa as well as in Kingston, allowing him to build his refractive experience to over 5000 refractive cases. In 2010 Dr Smallman founded the Kingston Eye Institute, a private ophthalmology clinic in the West end of Kingston, and left LasikMD.


Dr. Smallman is a member of the Canadian and American Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Canadian Ophthalmology Society, Canadian & Ontario Medical Associations, and the Ontario Health Facility Association. He is an Assistant Professor (adjunct) at Queens University and has hospital appointments at both Hotel Dieu Hospital and Kingston General Hospital. He is the Medical Director of the Kingston Eye Institute. He frequently attends and presents at national and international ophthalmology meetings. Dr Smallman has also led the way in Ophthalmology Electronic Medical Records, going paperless over five years ago and continuing to develop his own version of an Electronic Medical Record system.