Our Optometrists

Yorkville, Toronto Optometrists

Meet The Yorkville Eye Care Team

Eye Care for you from the best optometrists in Toronto! 

Meet Our Team

At Yorkville Eye Care, our people are the driving force behind everything we do. We have carefully handpicked a team of experienced professionals who are not only passionate about eye care but also genuinely caring and friendly individuals. They go above and beyond to provide you with exceptional eye care services and outstanding customer service that you truly deserve. We take immense pride in our team, and we are confident that you will share the same appreciation once you experience their dedication firsthand.


Dr. Sara Samii


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. Shayani Chatterjee


Dr. Chatterjee graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science from McMaster University. She continued onto graduate school to complete her Doctorate of Optometry from the prestigious New England College of Optometry in Boston. During her doctorate, Dr. Chatterjee externed at the Boston Medical Center Ophthalmology, South Boston Community Health Centre, the Low Vision/Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic at the Buffalo VA Hospital and the Providence Veterans Affairs Hospital in Rhode Island.

Since graduating, Dr. Chatterjee returned back to her hometown of Toronto to practice and she is thrilled to do so. During her training she developed extensive skills in the treatment and management of ocular diseases, pre and post-operative care in LASIK and cataract surgery, dry eye management and contact lens fittings. She is TPA certified in Ontario and able to prescribe therapeutics.

Dr. Chatterjee’s clinical interests include dry eye disease and myopia management. She is passionate about serving her local community and as equally passionate to serve underprivileged populations abroad. She has travelled to India with Unite for Sight on a mission trip to provide eye care for those less fortunate.

She is an active member of the College of Optometrists of Ontario and the Canadian Association of Optometry (CAO). Dr. Chatterjee is board certified to practice in both the United States and Canada.

When not at the clinic, she can be found travelling, attending musical theatre, hiking or spending time with her dog, family and friends.


Dr. Leah Xu


Dr. Leah Xu grew up in Vancouver, BC and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of British Columbia, graduating with distinction with a major in Biology. She then continued her studies at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, where she obtained her Doctorate degree in Optometry.

During her time with the University of Waterloo she completed an externship with the Eye Foundation of Utah, working with optometrists and ophthalmologists to manage ocular diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

She went on to train with the Vision Institute of Canada, honing her skills with binocular vision disorders and working with special needs patients. She is passionate about the treatment of ocular disease, myopia control, and pediatrics and takes her time to develop good doctor patient relationships.

She is currently a member of the College of Optometrists of Ontario, Canadian Association of Optometrists and Ontario Association of Optometrists. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, travelling and playing badminton.

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