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.