Dr. Sara Samii completed her Bachelors of Science degree majoring in General Biology at the University of British Columbia. With her strong passion for health care, Dr. Samii went on to obtain a Bachelor of Vision Science, as well as her Doctor of Optometry degree at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, receiving honours in all years of her clinical training.
She went on to complete an Ocular disease Externship at the Fort Lauderdale Eye Institute, and Eye Centres of South Florida where she received extensive training from Ophthalmologists in treatment and management of ocular diseases, as well as co-management of LASIK refractive surgery and cataract care. Since her clinical training, she has acquired experience and developed special interest in ocular disease and specialty contact lens fitting.
Dr. Samii is very passionate about providing comprehensive eye care to those less fortunate in countries where such care is a luxury. She was able to volunteer and gain invaluable clinical experience in Mexico in 2013; that experience was so invaluable that she plans to continue providing charitable care in the future.
As an active member in her community and professional networks, Dr. Samii is always seeking new advancements to better serve her patients. She is an active member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, the College of Optometrists of Ontario, and the Ontario Association of Optometrists. She is fluent in English and Farsi and can perform eye examinations in both languages. Her interests outside of the office include keeping physically fit and travelling.
Dr. Niloufar Ahmadpour
Dr. Niloufar Ahmadpour completed her Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Neuroscience at the University of Toronto and her Master of Optometry degree with first-class honours at Aston University, UK. She continued her training through internship at a practice in Truro, UK and at the NHS Royal Cornwall hospital, Treliske. Her training involved many specialized areas including ocular disease, low vision, binocular vision, pediatrics, contact lenses, diabetic retinopathy, neuro-ophthalmology and glaucoma.
Dr. Ahmadpour has worked in an Ophthalmologist office in Toronto focusing on cataract and refractive eye surgery, and as a Vision Therapist in North Vancouver, BC furthering her education and skills through the Optometric Extension Program. She travelled to Baltimore, Maryland and Winnipeg, Manitoba to focus on visual dysfunctions, strabismus and amblyopia.
She treated a wide range of binocular vision dysfunctions, helped children with learning related visual problems and provided therapeutic management of traumatic brain injury patients. Dr. Ahmadpour also interned at a practice in North Vancouver, BC with a primary focus on dry eye, pediatrics, myopia control and orthokeratology.
Dr. Ahmadpour is passionate about all areas related to ocular health and binocular vision and is devoted to learning and staying current with the latest research in eye care. She loves travelling, health and fitness, music and painting.
Dr. Ahmadpour is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists, College of Optometrists of Ontario and the Canadian Association of Optometrists.
Dr. Anu Kajla
Dr. Anu Kajla graduated from the New England College of Optometry in Boston in 2012. She previously received her Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo.
Her clinical training has ranged from working in a Veterans Affair Hospital, where she treated and managed ocular disease, to working in a community health center, and performing specialty contact lens fittings and pediatric vision training.
Dr. Kajla practiced for three years in Northern British Columbia in a rural primary care setting. Throughout her years in B.C. she gained much experience in the co-management of refractive surgery and corneal crosslinking procedures, as well as treatment of emergency cases.
She is fluent in English and Punjabi and can perform eye examinations in both languages.
Dr. Kajla also has a strong passion for community outreach including active participation in occupational safety demostrations, pediatric seminars, and performing screenings for Syrian refugees.
In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing, camping, hiking, and spending time outdoors.