We have a large team of friendly optometrists and knowledgeable support staff to provide you with all your eye care.
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.
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.
Dr. Maggie La was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. She received her Bachelor of Science degree with Distinction from the University of Alberta. With a passion for healthcare, she then went on to continue her education in Ontario, obtaining her Doctor of Optometry with Honours from the University of Waterloo. Dr. La is also a member of the Alberta Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Association of Optometrists.
Her clinical training included a placement at the Eye Foundation of Utah in Salt Lake City where she gained invaluable experience in managing ocular diseases including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration.
Dr. La looks forward to help enhance vision and eye health while building lifelong relationships with her patients.
Dr. Mandee Cheema
Dr. Mandee Cheema grew up in Red Deer, Alberta. She attended the University of Alberta prior to receiving her Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry located in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Cheema is a member of the Alberta Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Association of Optometrists.
She completed her clinical rotations gaining knowledge in cornea, advanced care glaucoma, retina pathologies, Neuro and pediatrics in various locations in the United States including that of Daytona Beach Veterans Hospital, Florida and Milauskus Eye Institute in Palm Springs.
Dr. Cheema looks forward to building long term relationships with her patients where she believes that education is invaluable.
In her free time Dr. Cheema enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her family, including her two labradoodles.