Our Optometrists


Dr. Brij Patel, BMSc, OD

Dr. Patel received his first pair of glasses when he was 9 years old, and that is when he realized how clear the world is. Since then, he has developed a keen interest in vision care, and has made it his mission to help patients see their absolute best.

Dr. Patel completed his Bachelor of Science degree with distinction at University of Western Ontario and further went to University of Waterloo to complete his Doctor of Optometry degree with distinction. During his final year in optometry school, Dr. Patel completed an ocular disease externship at the prestigious Eye Centre of South Florida, in Miami, where he gained experience in diagnosing and managing ocular diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, glaucoma, macula degeneration and dry eye syndrome. Dr. Patel completed his primary care clinic rotations in Brampton, Jamaica and Bolton in where he expanded his knowledge and expertise in vision therapy, managing ocular surface disease and specialty contact lens fitting. He has been mentored by the leading eye care professionals in North America.

Along with enhancing his clinical expertise, Dr. Patel held various leadership and volunteer roles during his university career. He was the President of the Canadian Association of Optometry Students, and the very first Student Councillor of Canadian Association of Optometrists. Dr. Patel has participated in two eye care mission trips in Ecuador and Jamaica, where he provided eye care services to over 10,000 patients.

Dr. Patel continues to offer primary care services at Orangeville Optometric Centre and works as staff optometrist at TLC Laser Eye Surgery Centre. He co-founded Orangeville’s first vision therapy clinic- Orangeville Vision Development Centre – in where his team provides vision therapy services, concussion management and sports vision enhancement.

Dr. Patel is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, Ontario Association of Optometrists, Vision Therapy Canada, International Sports Vision Association and Optometric Extension Program.

In his free time, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with family, working out, playing sports and reading. He continues to expand his clinical knowledge and expertise by taking continuing education courses in vision therapy and ocular surface disease management.

Dr. Patel is excited to start his practice in Brampton. He is accepting patients of all ages. He can speak English, Gujarati and Hindi.


Dr. Zamera Kabir, BMSc, OD

Dr. Kabir has always been passionate about helping others and what better way to fulfill this desire than to be able to give people the best vision of life.

Dr. Kabir achieved her Honours Bachelor of Science degree consisting of a double major in Biology and Psychology from University of Toronto Mississauga. Upon completion, she moved to Western University of Health Sciences in California where she accomplished her Doctor of Optometry degree. During her final year in Optometry school, Dr. Kabir had the privilege to complete her externship sites at Omni Eye Services of New Jersey co-managing ocular diseases and surgeries, a Dry eye clinic in Arizona, and a private practice in Michigan primarily focused on diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma cases. Dr. Kabir has gained valuable experience working alongside Ophthalmologists diagnosing and managing ocular diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataract, macular degeneration, and various cornea diseases.

Alongside her academic achievements, Dr. Kabir has taken on leadership roles at University to be a part of the community and bring her fellow classmates together. Currently, Dr. Kabir is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists and Ontario Association of Optometrists.

During her spare time, Dr. Kabir loves to spend time with her family and friends and is a big fan of the show ‘Friends’!

Dr. Kabir is fluent in English, Farsi, Hindi, and Urdu.


Dr. Kovid Sharma, OD

Dr. Kovid Sharma enjoys serving patients of all ages and takes pride in providing a comfortable and informative experience by counseling patients with eye issues. He believes that compassion, empathy and patient centered communication are the key components in providing exceptional eye care.

Dr. Sharma received his undergraduate degree in Economics and Biology from University of Toronto. Thereafter, he completed his degree in Clinical Optometry from Manipal University in India followed by completion of International Optometric Bridging Program at the University of waterloo school of optometry and Vision Science.

During his one-year externship in a tertiary eye care hospital, LVP Eye Institute (Hyderabad, India), he gathered experience in ocular disease management while working under the supervision of ophthalmologists in different specialties including; glaucoma, cornea, retina, paediatrics, oculoplastics, neurophthalmology, and low-vision. Also, after completing the Bridging Program at university of waterloo, he spent six months of externship serving communities in Northern Ontario and Manitoba by providing comprehensive eye exams.

Dr. Sharma is committed to provide excellent eye care via continuous professional education and implementation of latest technology.

Dr. Sharma is fluent in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu


Dr. Jonathan Niavis, OD

Dr. Jonathan Niavis graduated with his Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science. He also has completed an extra year of residency training in Pediatrics and Vision Therapy Rehabilitation. He has been on several mission trips as well in various areas of Latin America performing eye exams.

Dr. Niavis sees patients of all ages for routine eye examinations. He also performs binocular vision and visual skills assessments for children that may be struggling with reading and learning, as well as neuro-developmental examinations for those who have suffered from acquired brain injuries.

Dr. Niavis is fluent in English and Greek.


Dr. Arwa Shabo, OD

Dr. Arwa Shabo received her Honours Bachelor of Science Degree from University of Toronto, and continued pursuing her passion in healthcare by obtaining her Optometry degree at Aston University in Birmingham, UK in 2016. She continued her academic advancement by receiving a Master of Optometry in her last year of residency. After several years of travel and working abroad she decided to come back to her roots in Ontario, and obtained her Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 2019.

Dr. Shabo has extensive experience in cataract management and post-ops, macular degeneration, general glaucoma management and glaucoma post-operative care, optic nerve and retina pathologies, and all refractive disorders. She is certified in topical and oral therapeutic agents, and strives to offer the best eye care with direct focus on patient needs.

In her spare time she enjoys travelling, working out, reading and hiking. Dr. Shabo is licensed by the Ontario College of Optometry and is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometry.

Dr. Shabo is fluent in English and Aramaic.


Our Team


Our team of dedicated eye health professionals are here to serve you. We combine extensive knowledge in the field of optometry with a passion for helping people solve their vision problems. It is our goal to create a friendly and professional atmosphere that you can rely on for all of your eye health needs.

 

Amandeep Kaur

Amandeep’s diverse background and experience makes her a valuable part of our team. She is trained as a Nurse, Early Child Educator, and Personal Support Worker. She has worked in the optical industry since January 2019 and is really enjoying it.

She specializes in frame styling, contact lens training, and fitting glasses. She strives to do her best on a daily basis and ensure that all patient needs are met.

In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family and going outdoors.


Dylan Trepanier

Dylan graduated as the Valedictorian of his Business Administration – Marketing program from Sir Sandford Fleming College and is Inspire Vision Care’s expert in all things real-estate, marketing, and technology. Dylan has dedicated his life to learning the scope of the eye care industry, how it performs, how it could be more efficient and where market trends are predicting shifts in consumer behaviour. Dylan is ambitious and determined to work toward solving the vision-loss crisis occurring in Ontario and beyond through means of innovating the delivery of eye care products and services.

Dylan is trying to make a difference by helping people get an eye exam and pair of glasses because he knows the impact it can make in improving someone’s quality of life. Dylan understands this firsthand because he didn’t get his first eye exam until he was in Grade 9. It turned out that Dylan needed glasses for many years before that time, but his symptoms went undetected and he didn’t know that his vision was far worse than his peers. After beginning to recognize symptoms of vision-loss in children while working at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes, Dylan grew to realize just how much vision-loss effects your ability to socialize, perform in school, perform athletically, and limits your career opportunities.

In his spare time, you’ll find Dylan eating pasta, playing video games, and doing market research.