Dr. Nish RajaniOptometrist
Dr. Karen CobeanOptometrist
Dr. Michelle NadeauOptometrist
Dr. Mariam NahalOptometrist
Dr. Nish Rajani
Dr. Nish Rajani completed his undergraduate studies at the University of New Brunswick majoring in Biology and obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 1995 where he was the recipient of the KW Optical Company Award for his academic performance.
Dr. Rajani has lectured extensively in Canada and the United States in the areas of contacts lenses, laser vision correction, ocular disease and practice management. He has been a clinical and business consultant to various leading ophthalmic and pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer, CIBA, Novartis, Sanofi, Roche, Allergan and Zeiss Instruments.
Dr. Rajani has appeared on Canada AM, Global TV, Breakfast Television and in The Toronto Star, Globe & Mail, Toronto SUN, Review of Optometry, Optometric Management, and Chatelaine.
He is on the Board of the Ontario Association of Optometrists where he serves on the executive committee as Treasurer. One of his proudest contributions as part of the Association, is as a key organizer of their annual general meeting which is the largest educational meeting in Canada for optometrists. The OAO has recognized him with The President’s Award for his dedication to the organization.
His primary areas of interest include laser vision correction, contact lenses and ocular disease. He has a special interest in diabetes and glaucoma.
Dr. Karen Cobean
Dr. Karen Cobean began her undergraduate studies at the University of Waterloo in 1989 at which time she was awarded several entrance scholarships, including the Canadian Federation of University Women’s Club Scholarship. She graduated with honors from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry and was the recipient of the prestigious Cole Award for clinical excellence and the Bausch and Lomb Award for proficiency in the area of contact lenses.
Dr. Cobean began her professional career at the North Bay Eye Clinic in association with Drs. Kenneth Kesty and Cynthia Bullen, ophthalmologists. Here, she participated in all aspects of primary and therapeutic eye care including the medical co-management of ocular diseases, pre- and post-operative patient care, contact lenses and comprehensive eye health and vision examinations. She continued to provide these services in Toronto at a group ophthalmology practice, with Drs. Dale Gray and Herb Tanzer until summer of 2006. She has also been a consulting optometrist at the Herzig Eye Institute, one of most advanced cataract and laser refractive surgery centers in the world.
Dr. Cobean’s particular areas of interest are cataract and refractive surgery, diabetic eye disease and contact lenses.
Dr. Michelle Nadeau
Dr. Michelle Nadeau completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Waterloo in Biomedical Sciences. She graduated from the New England College of Optometry and thereafter completed a Residency with subspecialty in Ocular Disease at NOVA Southeastern University.
During her training, Dr. Nadeau was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa honors fraternity and completed internships in Canada and the United States. She was privileged to work in a Veteran’s Hospital in the areas of comprehensive eye care, post-operative eye care and managing ocular disease. She then trained at the Vision Institute of Canada in specialty contact lenses and children’s vision. She completed a binocular vision internship at the New England Eye Institute where she gained experience in vision training. She also completed an internship in comprehensive family eye care at a Community Health Center and in a mobile clinic going to various nursing homes and schools.
During her residency, Dr. Nadeau was involved in training optometry students in clinical patient care. She also gained extensive experience in therapeutic treatment and management of eye disease. She was exposed to many areas of specialty eye care including glaucoma, oculoplastics, cataract and corneal surgeries, retinal conditions, and neuroopthalmology.
Dr. Nadeau has been involved in many volunteer actions including working in a homeless shelter eye clinic, fundraising for VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity), organizing and participating in a VOSH mission trip to an impoverished region of the Dominican Republic, and participating in many Lion’s club and Special Olympics vision screenings.
Dr. Nadeau is a member of the College of Optometrists of Ontario, the Ontario Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Association of Optometrists. She practices full spectrum optometry including therapeutic treatment of red eye and other ocular conditions, management of ocular disease, contact lens fitting, pre- and post-operative care and children’s eye exams.
Dr. Mariam Nahal
Dr. Mariam Nahal will be joining our team after working in Peterborough for 4 years.
Dr. Nahal completed her undergraduate studies from McMaster University in Biology and Psychology and pursued her Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo. There, she earned numerous awards and scholarships including American Optometric Foundation Carl Zeiss Vision Fellowship, Walman Optical Scholarship, Varilux Student Award and Vistakon J. Pat Cummins Acuvue Award. She went on to complete a Residency with subspecialty in Refractive and Ocular Surgery co-management through Pacific University from IRIS Ophthalmology Clinic in Langley, which at that time was the only accredited position in Canada. She has also recently completed her Optometric Extension Clinical Curriculum Program.
As an optometry student, Dr. Nahal wore many hats. Most significantly, she served as the President of Canadian Association of Optometry for Students (CAOS), Student Liaison for Vision Institute of Canada (VIC) and Student Liaison for Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB). She was also an active member of Lion’s club conducting school screenings and VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) participating in mission trip to Cameroon. During her academic training she had the privilege to do her internships in Toronto and Waterloo and completed her Ocular Disease externship at the prestigious, University of Texas Southwestern Ophthalmology Clinic. From her rotations and residency, Dr. Nahal gained extensive experience in therapeutic treatment and management of eye diseases including but not limited to glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataract, refractive and corneal surgeries, retinal conditions, and specialty contact lens fittings. Her most recent work with Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF) has given her tools to conduct in office vision therapy related to Learning Related Visual Problems, Visual Dysfunctions and Strabismus and Amblyopia.
Dr. Nahal is a member of the College of Optometrists of Ontario, the Ontario Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Association of Optometrists. She is TPA certified and practices full scope optometry serving all ages.