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PAN AM GAMES 2015

Dr. Jivraj was selected to be the Eye Doctor for the Pan Am Games 2015, not only giving him an incredible opportunity to provide quality eye care to the word’s best athletes but also to educate them on the importance of regular eye exams.

DR. AARON YAU

A Word from Dr. Aaron Yau:

“On Victoria Day, at the age of 7, I had a horse riding accident that caused a suborbital floor fracture in my right eye, resulting in the need for surgery and extensive PTSD counseling and vision therapy. So, I have some idea of how scary it can be when your vision and mind don’t behave the way they used to. I started developing myopia at the age of 7, which resulted in a -8.00D prescription by the age of 21, so I know what it’s like to only see blur and color. At the age of 22, I underwent LASIK, which resulted in severe chronic dry eye despite the 0.8% risk, so I can relate to those who are interested in a life without glasses but are worried about the risks.

My philosophy as a doctor is: ‘To simply treat everyone as family, discuss their ocular health, and provide the best personalized solutions and care.’

My goal is to be different, to sit down and patiently discuss your ocular health, and offer personalized solutions and care. To ensure the options for treatment or care are carefully explained, and you understand your condition and the importance of any testing and follow-up.

Being raised in an Asian household with limited English and as the oldest child in the family, I’ve experienced the confusion and anxiety associated with language barriers, when doctors don’t explain results clearly, or when I have small questions but the doctor is rushing to his next patient. All my life, I’ve dealt with and am still dealing with blurriness, advancing myopia, double vision concerns, and dryness, and I want to show patients that there are doctors willing to sit down to plan out a partnered solution with them.”

Graduate from the University of Waterloo Eye Institute

Languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, English

Special Interests: Advanced Dry Eye Treatments, Myopia control, Ortho K, Pediatrics

Hobbies: Volleyball, League of Legends

Grew up in Burnaby BC, school in ON, worked in Winnipeg and Calgary

DR. AYSHA CHAUDHRY

Dr. Aysha Chaudhry was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She studied at the University of Calgary where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. She then went on to earn her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois. Her clinical externships in Wisconsin, Chicago, San Diego, and Florida allowed her to gain a variety of experience in different areas within Optometry, focusing on ocular disease, binocular vision disorders, and corneal diseases. Her unique experience at each of her rotations furthered her interest in glaucoma, diabetes management and macular pathologies. Her education further developed her passion for vision therapy, dry eye, and specialty contact lenses.

Dr. Chaudhry is committed to providing excellent patient care. From routine eye exams to more complicated conditions, Dr. Chaudhry welcomes all patients to her chair. She is currently accepting new patients and can provide exams in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Chaudhry likes to spend her free time outdoors hiking, camping, and star-gazing. She also enjoys spending time at home with family and friends playing boardgames and baking delicious treats!

DR. GREG OSHEROV

Dr. Greg Osherov graduated with honours from NOVA Southeastern College of Optometry, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Following his graduation in 2014, he completed an ocular disease residency at SUNY College of Optometry in Manhattan, New York. As part of this residency program, he had the privilege to work at the University Eye Clinic and Woodhull Medical Center Hospital. Shortly after, Dr. Osherov joined a private ophthalmology practice in Queens, New York, where he gained extensive experience in diagnosis and management of ocular disease in patients of all ages. He also co-managed cataract and refractive laser surgery patients.

Dr. Osherov joined Market Mall and Southcentre Eye Clinic in 2022 after moving from New York to Calgary with his family. He is a proud father of two energetic boys, and enjoys hiking, skiing, and traveling.

He is a member of the Alberta Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Association of Optometrists

DR. VANEET KALOTI

Dr. Vaneet Kaloti was born and raised in Unity, Saskatchewan, and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Saskatchewan. She graduated with Honours from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 2001, and has been practicing in Calgary for the past 20 years.

Dr. Kaloti is passionate about her work and enjoys seeing patients of all ages, from children to seniors. She is dedicated to providing her patients with the best possible comprehensive vision care, using the many resources available in Calgary and the surrounding area. She is excited to be a part of the team at Western Laser Eye Associates, and co-managing patient care with the ophthalmologists and optometrists in the practice. She has years of experience fitting contact lenses for all age groups, and especially fitting children in contact lenses for sports.

DR. MADHU DEKA

I attended University of Alberta where I studied Biological sciences and was involved with the Golden Key Honor society. I then moved to Philadelphia Pennsylvania to complete my doctorate in Optometry at Salus University. During my clinical rotations, I was able to see a variety of patients and pathologies in community clinics, private offices and even at the local veterans affairs medical facility.

I have also completed additional training opportunities and worked in Georgia, New York and New Jersey. After gaining valuable work experience.

My goal is to provide quality, individualized care while discussing your vision care needs in a comfortable environment. When I am not working I enjoy traveling and making memories with my family.

DR.RUSHA BARUA

Dr. Rusha Barua received her Bachelor of Health Sciences with honours from the University of Calgary. She then moved to Memphis, TN to attend the Southern College of Optometry to earn her Doctor of Optometry degree. She has volunteered with Remote Area Medical to provide optometric care to individuals that are underserved and uninsured. .

Dr. Barua completed her clinical rotations at the Woolfson Eye Institute in Atlanta and The Eye Center in Memphis. She practiced optometry in Edmonton and Lethbridge before moving back home to Calgary. Dr. Barua has a fellowship of the American Academy of Optometry.

She is passionate about continually providing exceptional patient care and education. Dr. Barua offers comprehensive eye exams, annual diabetic eye exams, evaluation and treatment of ocular emergencies, management and treatment of ocular diseases, and co-management of cataract surgery pre-ops and post-ops. Her areas of interest are dry eye disease and myopia management.

In her spare time, Dr. Barua enjoys baking, swimming, and spending time with her family and friends.

Dr. Barua is currently accepting new patients.

DR. SUMMAYA IMRAN

DR.KIRAN TOOR

Dr. Kiran Toor is a proud Calgarian, born and raised in this vibrant city. Her journey to becoming an accomplished optometrist has taken her across continents, but her heart has always been in Calgary.

She embarked on her academic journey right here at the University of Calgary, where she completed her undergraduate studies. Driven by a passion for eye care, she decided to further her education and traveled to the United Kingdom, where she earned her Optometry degree in Cambridge. During her time in the UK, she gained invaluable experience in the field of optometry, honing her skills and knowledge.

Dr. Toor continued her pursuit of excellence by attending the renowned New England College of Optometry in Boston, USA. There, she further expanded her expertise.

Dr. Kiran Toor’s career has taken her to different corners of the world, including the UK, USA, and Canada. Her diverse experiences have equipped her with a unique perspective on eye care, allowing her to offer the best practices from around the globe to her patients in Calgary.

Dr. Toor has a particular passion for addressing a range of eye health concerns. Her areas of expertise include dry eyes, myopia control, and providing routine eye exams for patients of all ages, from kids to seniors and adults. She believes that proactive eye care is essential to maintaining optimal vision and eye health throughout life.

Now proudly serving her hometown, Dr. Kiran Toor is excited to be your trusted Calgary optometrist. She is currently accepting new patients and is dedicated to providing the highest quality of eye care to the local community.

Outside of her practice, Dr. Toor enjoys staying active through her love for volleyball and cherishes moments spent with family and friends. Her commitment to a balanced and fulfilling life extends to her dedication to your eye care needs.

At Calgary Eye Clinics, Dr. Kiran Toor and her team are ready to provide you with exceptional eye care services tailored to your unique needs. Whether you require a routine eye exam or specialized treatment, Dr. Toor is here to help you achieve and maintain clear and healthy vision.

Don’t wait; schedule your appointment with Dr. Kiran Toor today and experience the difference in personalized eye care from a passionate and experienced optometrist. We look forward to serving you and your family’s eye care needs in the heart of Calgary.

DR. RAVEENA DHANJAL

Dr. Dhanjal was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She earned her Bachelor of Science majoring in cellular and molecular biology with a minor in psychology from the University of Calgary. She then went on to pursue her Doctor of Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL, where she graduated with Honors. Her clinical externships in Miami, Las Vegas, and Austin provided her with experience diagnosing and treating many ocular diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and a variety of corneal conditions as well as co-managing patients before and after cataract surgery.
Dr. Dhanjal is passionate in providing high quality care to patients of all ages. She is accepting new patients and can also provide exams in Punjabi. She likes to spend her spare time with her amazing and supportive family, traveling, hiking, biking, and trying new restaurants!

DR. LOVEDEEP BANIPAL

Dr. Lovedeep Banipal was born and raised in Calgary, AB. She studied at the University of Saskatchewan where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology and Pharmacology. She later received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. She received clinical honors during her externship rotations in Vancouver, Colorado, and Seattle. Her experiences allowed her to provide care to a diverse population while working in specialties such as primary care/routine refractions, pediatrics, low vision, cornea and specialty contact lenses, glaucoma, and advanced care/urgent care.

Dr. Banipal recently joined the practice after graduating in May 2023. She is passionate about her work and is committed to providing the best patient care. She has become particularly interested in dry eyes, myopia control, specialty contact lenses, and ocular disease. She is accepting new patients and is able to provide exams in Hindi and Punjabi.

Dr. Banipal likes to spend her spare time with family and friends and enjoys hiking, fitness, and traveling.

DR. NIBAL ELSAGHIR

FELLOWSHIP: FBCLA

Congratulations to Dr. Sal for passing his Fellowship exams in Contact Lenses and Dry Eye at the BCLA Asia conference in Singapore on 19 Sep 2018. He is now part of this esteemed group of 285 members globally to have been elected a Fellow of the BCLA and is hereby entitled to use the affix FBCLA.

Congratulations again to Dr. Sal for passing your fellowship exams!

OD 40/40 CANADA, FEB 2018

Market Mall Eye Clinic is delighted to announce that Dr. Sal Jivraj was selected as one of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care’s 40/40 OD in Canada 2018″.

Dr Sal Jivraj attended further training and development in Feb 2018 at Ivey Business School – (Ivey Tangerine Leadership Centre) as part of the OD 40/40 programme

JULY 2019 MBA: MASTER’S DEGREE GRADUATION WITH DISTINCTION AWARD

Congratulations to Dr. Sal for passing his Fellowship exams in Contact Lenses and Dry Eye at the BCLA Asia conference in Singapore on 19 Sep 2018. He is now part of this esteemed group of 285 members globally to have been elected a Fellow of the BCLA and is hereby entitled to use the affix FBCLA.

Congratulations again to Dr. Sal for passing your fellowship exams!

FELLOWSHIP OF THE COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRISTS: JULY 2019 – FCOPTOM

FELLOWSHIP OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPTOMETRY, OCTOBER 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Sal for passing his Fellowship examination of the American Academy of Optometry and is hereby entitled to use the affix FAAO. Dr. Sal focused his optometry clinical fellowship on the specialist treatment of dry eyes. Congratulations Dr. Sal!

FELLOWSHIP OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPTOMETRY, OCTOBER 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Sal for passing his Fellowship examination of the American Academy of Optometry and is hereby entitled to use the affix FAAO. Dr. Sal focused his optometry clinical fellowship on the specialist treatment of dry eyes. Congratulations Dr. Sal!

OPTOMETRIST OF THE YEAR AWARD – AOP AWARD WINNER

The Awards, now in its ninth year, recognizes the highest levels of achievement in UK optics. The Optometrist of the Year accolade, recognizes an optometrist who has combined a commitment to patient care with hands-on clinical expertise. The winner is a leading figure in their community practice or in a hospital setting and demonstrates their support for the development of colleagues. AOP Chief Executive, Henrietta Alderman commented: “The AOP Awards shines a spotlight on the extraordinary individuals and teams who are propelling the profession forward with their knowledge, expertise, dedication and passion. This year is no different – with all the winners, and indeed finalists, giving an impressive account for optometry, I wish them every success.” The winners of the AOP Awards 2020 were announced on 26 January at a national awards ceremony in London

BCLA MYOPIA MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE AND ORTHOKERATOLOGY (ORTHO-K)

Congratulations for Dr. Sal for being part of the first 17 Optometrists globally to have passed the advanced exams for Myopia Management.

Dr. Sal has a special interested in Myopia Control for kids aged 6-16 years old using a special contact lens designed to shape the front surface of the eye and reduce the progression of myopia. Myopia is now the The Biggest Eye Health Threat of the 21st Century. We now know from the World Health Organization; the rate of myopia prevalence has doubled over the past 20 years. By 2050, half of the world’s population is projected to be myopic – and 1 billion are expected to have high myopia.

The benefits of these of myopia control include, but are not limited to:

Better quality of life
Reducing the strength of future glasses prescription
Reducing the risk of sight threatening conditions (i.e. glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachment, etc.)
Reducing dependability on glasses when older
This treatment uses specially designed retainers to reshape the front surface of the eye (the cornea) to reduce the progression of myopia (nearsightedness). The retainers are only worn at night while sleeping. This process is often referred to as orthokeratology. The lenses allow for clear, lens free vision during the day and are designed specifically with the goal of reducing the rate of progression of myopia. It does this by changing how light is focused in the back for the eye.

Book a Myopia Control consultation with Dr. Sal’s Myopia and Orthokeratology Clinic:

ADVANCED DRY EYE CERTIFICATION

Congratulations to Dr. Saleel Jivraj for completing his dry eye management course and exams at Aston University (UK) in July 2018. As of July 2018, he is part of the first 12 optometrists to have completed this new dry eye course and exams.

Dr. Saleel Jivraj has a special interest in dry eye treatment and offers some of the latest treatments at his specialist dry eye clinic. Dr. Sal Jivraj is also an active member of My Dry Eye Network and he was a delegate of the very first Canadian Dry Eye Summit held in Toronto in May 2018.

Are you suffering from dry eyes? – Book an appointment today to see Dr. Sal Jivraj for our tailored dry eye management solutions and program.

DRY EYE PRACTITIONER AWARD

Congratulations to Dr. Sal Jivraj for being awarded the Dry Eye Practitioner Award

Dr. Sal focused his MBA Master’s thesis on dry eyes and in the development of specialist dry eye services in optometric practice.
Dr. Sal’s passion and interest in this area led him to create and design a free iPhone app for dry eye treatment and management. The DryiRelief app has provided relief and education to the patients attending his dry eye clinic. Dr. Sal was awarded this prestigious award at the optometry awards ceremony on June 01, 2019

Congratulations again to Dr. Sad Jivraj for the 2019 Dry Eye Award

Suffering with dry, watery, burning, itchy, and stinging eyes? Book in to see Dr. Sal for this dry eye clinic.