Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Hesham Lakosha MD, FRCSED, FRCSC
Ophthalmologist & Certified iLASIK Surgeon
Dr. Lakosha is Assistant Professor at Dalhousie university. He takes great pride in teaching young residents and medical students. He has given numerous lectures on the national and international levels, with many publications in prestigious journals in the field of comprehensive Ophthalmology, ocular oncology and diagnostic ultrasound.

He is Founder and Medical Director of Halifax Eye Institute, the first comprehensive ambulatory surgical center in Atlantic Canada that offers state of the art surgery such as Wave Front Guided Laser vision correction, Laser assisted cataract surgery and implantable intraocular lens. Continually seeking to introduce new surgical techniques, Dr. Lakosha was the first Ophthalmologist in Atlantic Canada to perform Laser assisted Cataract surgery at the Halifax eye Institute.

Dr. Lakosha has a special interest in premium lenses. He has successfully implanted many toric, multifocal and extended range of vision lens that corrects both near and far vision. Patient satisfaction was as high as 97%.

We are thrilled to have a surgeon as skilled and experienced as Dr. Lakosha on the Bense Vision Team.

Dr. Hesham Lakosha completed his medical training at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. He then went on to complete two post-doctoral fellowships—one in ocular oncology at Toronto’s Princess Margaret Hospital, and the other in Vitreoretinal training at St. Michael’s Hospital, also in Toronto.

Dr Lakosha is an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Dalhousie University. He is actively participating in lecturing and tutoring residents and undergraduate medical students.

Dr. Lakosha has been practicing as a comprehensive ophthalmologist and eye surgeon for close to 20 years. He has experience performing anterior segment procedures for cataracts, laser correction, glaucoma and pterygium.

Dr. Lakosha is also on staff at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Halifax, where he provides special services in ocular oncology and diagnostic ultrasound.

Accomplishments and Awards
Dr. Lakosha was awarded the best teacher in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in 2013. He has presented at prestigious conferences held by the International Congress of Ocular Oncology, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Canadian Ophthalmology Society. Most of Dr. Lakosha’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Lakosha’s professional affiliations include:

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Canadian Ophthalmologic Society
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • Atlantic Provinces Ophthalmologic Association
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery


During his leisure time, Dr. Lakosha enjoys spending time with family and friends, practicing yoga, weight training, cycling, gardening and travelling.

Dr. Jonathan Bense
Director – Bense Optical & Optometry
Dr. Bense spent four years in Belfast at the University of Ulster in Coleraine. He graduated with BSc Honours in Optometry in 2003, becoming certified in Canada as a Doctor of Optometry in 2006.

Dr. Bense completed a one-year work term at Specsavers Optical in Ireland before receiving his Canadian certification. Specsavers is one of the largest optical companies in the world, and the training and knowledge Dr. Bense received there have served him well in his role with Bense Vision.

Dr. Christie Law
Dr. Christie Law graduated from the University of Calgary in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering. She continued her education at the Illinois College of Optometry, receiving her optometry degree in 2012.

While at the Illinois Eye Institute, Dr. Law gravitated toward the subject of low vision and how different devices can improve quality of life. She also gained valuable experience co-managing ocular diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Law is a valuable addition the Bense Vision team.