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. 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.
Dr. Debbie Yeh
Dr. Yeh is a University of Waterloo School of Optometry graduate who has provided eye care services in family oriented practices for several years. She works with her patients to find solutions for their visual needs, using glasses, contact lenses or laser eye surgery as options to enhance their vision. Along with managing a wide variety of eye diseases, she also routinely provides vision training. Dr. Yeh enjoys working with patients of all ages and from diverse backgrounds. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Min-nan, further expanding Yorkville EyeCare’s multicultural environment. Away from work, Dr. Yeh enjoys camping, dancing and reading.
Dr. Caroline Korkis
Dr. Caroline Korkis having achieved the Deans Honour list for two consecutive years from 2010 at McMaster University, graduated with Honours in her Bachelor of Arts Degree.
Having the deep desire to broaden her educational goals, Dr. Korkis carried to successfully pursue a Bachelor of Optometry Degree in Cambridge, United Kingdom. She participated in elective training in Melbourne, Australia, followed by her training year in London UK, which involved general practice and rotations in Ophthalmology.
Dr. Korkis practiced as an associate and locum Optometrist for several years in major centres in London and the rural areas of the UK. She returned to Canada in 2018 and earned her Canadian Optometry license in 2019 through the University of Waterloo. Dr. Korkis completed two rotations during this time, spending 10 weeks in Halifax, Nova Scotia with leading ocular oncologist and cataract specialist, Dr. Hesham Lakosha, where she assisted in LASIK pre and post- operative care, cataract surgery and corneal cross linking. Further, she spent 10 weeks in downtown Toronto training with Doctors Samuel and Sharon Markowitz; assisting at the Canadian National Institute of the Blind (CNIB) with low vision rehabilitation.
Dr. Korkis is very passionate about ocular health with particular interest in dry eye as well as cataract pre and post – operative care and contact lens fitting. She is a philanthropist as she has facilitated in a school vision screening program in an underprivileged community in Toronto, while supporting charities overseas, particularly with those patients with congenital heart disease. Dr. Korkis loves to travel and enjoys skiing and snowboarding.
Dr. Korkis is double board certified and is an active member with several professional networks being:
– Canadian Association of Optometrists
– College of Optometrists of Ontario
– Ontario Association of Optometrists
– The College of Optometrists, United Kingdom
– General Optical Council, United Kingdom
Dr. Michelle Low
Dr. Michelle Low was born and raised in Toronto and is humbled to be serving the city and community she loves. Dr. Low attended McMaster University on an entrance scholarship, where she completed her undergraduate degree with an Honours in Biology and a Minor in Environmental Sciences. She then went onto complete her Doctorate of Optometry in Chicago, at the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Low received clinical Honours in all her externships at the Rosenbloom Center for Low Vision and Rehabilitation, the Chicago Public Schools program, the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Connecticut, the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in Kentucky, and the Cornea/Contact Lens department in Chicago.
Dr. Low enjoys giving back and being active in her community, volunteering her time at Bridgepoint Active Healthcare Hospital, Wellspring Toronto and Gilda’s Club.
When Dr. Low isn’t in the clinic, she can be found playing tennis, reading a good book, researching the next destination to travel to, and spending time with her family.