We have a large team of friendly optometrists and knowledgeable support staff to provide you with all your eye care, and hearing needs.
Dr. Suraj Sharma was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta where he attended University of Alberta to earn his Bachelor of Science degree. He later completed his Doctorate of Optometry with Honors from The New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Sharma completed his studies via clinical rotations which included ocular disease, pediatrics, specialty contact lens fitting, primary care, and referral care in a tertiary medical center. He is a member of Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society, The Alberta Optometric Association and Canadian Optometric Association.
Dr. Tom-Harley Poon grew up in Edmonton and was born into a large, Chinese-Canadian family. His hyphenated first name is a tribute to his great-grandfather, Tom, and his grandfather, Harley. Family and tradition is important to Dr. Poon that is why he has named both of his son’s in a similar manner. Dr. Poon received his undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta and his Doctor of Optometry at The New England College of Optometry in Boston. Upon graduation in 2008, the school honoured him with the F. Dow Smith Award, which is presented to students that demonstrate exceptional leadership potential. This award recognized his hard work to create and establish the Canadian club at the school which addresses student issues and interests specific to Canadians.
Dr. Colin Bain was born and raised in Grande Prairie, Alberta. He attended both Grande Prairie Regional College and the University of Alberta prior to receiving his Doctor of Optometry with honours from the University of Waterloo in 2014. Dr. Bain’s clinical training included an externship at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas where he gained extensive knowledge of the management of diabetic retinopathy, among various other ocular pathologies. Dr. Bain is committed to providing eye care internationally, completing an externship at Lion’s Sight First Eye Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, and two volunteer trips in Peru and Romania, with more planned in the future. Dr. Bain is a member of both the Alberta Association of Optometrists, and the Canadian Association of Optometrists.
Dr. Simi Khroad
Dr. Simi Khroad was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree at Concordia University of Edmonton. She continued her education at Salus University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she obtained her Doctorate of Optometry.
She has completed her Doctorate clinical rotations in Primary Care (Edmonton, AB), Contact Lenses (Boston,MA), Pediatrics (Philadelphia, PA), and Ocular Disease (Miami, FL).
Dr. Khroad attended the renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, where she completed clinical rotations respecting Glaucoma, Uveitis, Neuro-Opthalmology, Cornea, Pediatrics, Primary Care and Retinal Care. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is regarded as the top eye hospital in the United States of America.
Keith joined Beyond Vision April 2015. He comes to us with extensive experience, and has worked in the Optical industry for 25 years. Keith quickly excelled and progressed in his career moving into Management and has experience in many different facets of the industry which includes, Lab, Lab Management, Licensed Optician, Store General Management, and Regional Management for large chains. His skill set is also extensive which includes, Store Operations, Human Resources, Training, Coaching, Sales, Sales Growth, and Optometrist Relations. He has been recognized as a leader amongst his peers as a Brand Builder. Keith truly excels in Team Building, surrounding himself with top professionals and Dr’s in the industry. In his spare time he enjoys playing soccer and spending time with his wife and children.
Amanda has worked in the Optical industry for 16 years. She graduated from the N.A.I.T. Optician program in 2003. Amanda’s optical experience includes 2 years as Assistant Optical Lab Manager and Ambassador for the Gift of Sight Program which included public and TV appearances. Managing a high end Optical Boutique for 6 years. Then recruited by another Optical as Manager /Trainer, and Area Supervisor for the next 9 years. Amanda views the patients that she works with as friends and guests who have come to her place and she is providing them with the most amazing experience possible. During her free time she enjoys her family which includes adorable puppies and fitness.
Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner
Masuma Manji was born and raised in White Rock, British Columbia. She is a Registered Member of the College of Hearing Aid Practitioners of Alberta, as well as a Board Certified, Hearing Instrument Specialist. Masuma was diagnosed with a hearing loss since birth and wears hearing aids. She can empathize with her clients and understand their needs. Masuma enjoys spending her free time with her husband and travelling.
Dr. Eric Der believes that your eyes should never hold you back from achieving your goals.
He is thankful to be in a position where he can make a positive impact on the current and future health of your eyes. Having spent a lot of time being a patient in the hospital as a child, Dr. Der has excellent communication and bedside manner with his patients.
Dr. Der enjoys volunteering his time and expertise; promoting eye health and awareness in senior care homes, schools, trade shows and new mothers groups. He enjoys the medical side of optometry but you can also often find him helping his patients with frame selection as he has a keen sense of style.
He was born and raised in Edmonton, graduating with a Bachelor of Science at the University of Alberta. His passion for helping others propelled him on to receive his Doctor of Optometry at the New England College of Optometry, training in primary eye care, contact lenses, binocular vision, pediatrics and ocular disease. Dr. Der is a member of the Alberta Association of Optometrists, Alberta College of Optometrists and in 2014 completed the oral therapeutics, glaucoma and advanced diagnostics certification course.
Dr. Kavitha Jayachandran
Dr. Kavitha Jayachandran (Dr. Jaya to her patients) was born and raised in Edmonton, AB. She received her Bachelors of Science with distinction in 2007 from the University of Alberta. She then attended Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University with a Presidential Scholarship. She completed her Doctorate in Optometry with academic honors in 2011. During her time in Optometry school, Dr. Jaya became a member of the prestigious Beta Sigma Kappa Honors Society and the Golden Key International Honors Society. She also completed training as an intern with various specialties including contact lens, refractive surgery consultations and post operative management, ocular disease and low vision, at well renowned facilities such as the Newington VA hospital, South Carolina VA hospital, Eye Doctors of Washington and the Eye Institute in Philadelphia, PA. She completed an advanced certification in pediatrics as well, which helped her gain valuable experience in vision therapy, binocular vision, infant vision and special populations.
During her schooling she was honored to take part in a mission trip to provide eye care to the underprivileged villages in Belize. More recently in 2017, she had the pleasure of participating in a volunteer trip to Malawi, Africa to provide eye care to underserved schools and to teach their pioneer Optometry graduating class. She is an active member of the Alberta Association of Optometrists and Canadian Association of Optometrists. In her spare time, Dr. Jaya loves to spend time with her family and friends, travel, read and practice yoga.