Dr. Kristin Heeney is a trained and experienced optometrist who maintains an active practice in Downtown Toronto, more specifically, King West Central. She completed her undergraduate studies and recieved her Doctor of Optometry from the University of Waterloo. She has received her certification for the treatment and management of ocular disease.
During her studies, Dr. Heeney completed an externship in ocular diseases and therapeutics at the Omni Eye Specialists, a leading centre in the treatment of cataracts, laser vision correction, pediatrics, retina diseases and glaucoma. At Omni Eye Specialists, she participated in advanced aspects of therapeutic eye care, including intravenous fluorescein angiography, corneal cultures, imaging (MRI/CT scans), management of ocular disease and assisting in ocular surgery.
Upon graduation from the University of Waterloo, Dr. Heeney joined the Master Eye Associates, in Austin, TX. Dr. Heeney practiced in Austin, TX for 4 years before returning to Canada in July 2001. Since returning to Toronto, Dr. Heeney was a consulting optometrist at LasikMD in Mississauga, Niagara Falls and Scarborough. And has been an associate with the Waterdown Optometric Clinic.
Dr. Heeney is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrist, the College of Optometrists of Ontario, the Ontario Association of Optometrists and the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Heeney’s primary areas of interest are diseases of the eye, contact lenses, cataract and refractive surgery, and ocular health.
Dr. David Wilkinson has been part of our optometric practice since receiving his Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. He has been thrilled to return to his hometown to establish his optometric practice. In addition to Dr. Kristin Heeney’s office he can be found part time in Mississauga.
Upon completing his Bachelor of Science at the University of Waterloo, Dr. Wilkinson went to Chicago to study optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry. While in Chicago he spent significant time training in the co-management and therapy of patients with a variety of binocular vision disorders, and fitting specialty contact lenses for refractive, pathologic, and cosmetic purposes.
During an internship at the Eye Center of North Florida in Panama City, Dr Wilkinson participated in primary eye care including co-management of refractive, cataract, and oculo-plastic surgical patients, as well as many patients with age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Wilkinson’s studies also included internships at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Centers in Cleveland and Detroit where he diagnosed and managed a variety of ocular diseases, especially glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.
Dr. Wilkinson’s primary clinical interests include contact lenses, dry eye management, amblyopia “lazy eye” diagnosis and treatment, vision therapy, age-related macular degeneration prevention, and sports vision.
His professional memberships include the College of Optometrists of Ontario, the Ontario Association of Optometrists, the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, and the Sports Vision Section of the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Jessica Melville joined our optometric practice in the fall of 2013, since receiving her Doctor of Optometry from the University of Waterloo in 2013. She splits her time between a few locations here in Toronto. She is from London Ontario, but has lived in Toronto previously, and is happy to be back in the city she loves.
Dr. Melville completed her Bachelor of Science in Life Science at Queens University, and then went on to work in the pharmaceutical industry prior to attending optometry school. Working in pharmaceuticals afforded her the unique opportunity to gain an extensive background knowledge of eye diseases, which she built upon during her studies.
During her time as a student at Waterloo, Dr. Melville was able to complete an internship at St. Albans Veteran’s Affairs hospital in New York. Here she worked with a leading optometrist in glaucoma research and management. She also diagnosed and managed a variety of other ocular diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy and macular disorders. Dr. Melville’s clinical interests include ocular disease, paediatrics, and contact lenses. Dr. Melville is a member of the College of Optometrists of Ontario.
Dr. Shayani Chatterjee joined Spadina Optometry in 2015. She grew up in Etobicoke and completed her Bachelors in Hon. Life Sciences at McMaster University before attending optometry school in Boston in 2009. She is thrilled to be back and practicing in her hometown of Toronto.
In 2008 after volunteering with Unite for Sight International she knew optometry was for her. She spent three weeks in southern India providing eye care to the less fortunate as an assistant to the ophthalmologists and optometrists. She is fluent in Bengali and Hindi.
She started her formal optometry studies in 2010 at the prestigious New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA graduating in 2014. Her clinical externships included Boston Medical Center Ophthalmology, South Boston Community Health Centre, the Low Vision Clinic at the Buffalo VA Hospital and Providence Veterans Affairs in Rhode Island. She has had extensive training in ocular disease, binocular vision, low vision, pediatrics and contact lens fitting. Currently she splits her professional time between Spadina Optometry and few other clinics in the western part of the city.
Her professional memberships include the Ontario Association of Optometrist, the Ontario College of Optometrists and the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Katie Mann, O.D.
Dr. Katie Mann joined Spadina Optometry in December 2011. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Life Science from Queen’s University she decided to follow in the family eye care footsteps, completing her Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo in 2009.
During her time at Waterloo, Dr. Mann was able to gain experience in the many specialized clinics at the school, such as binocular vision, ocular disease, pediatrics, contact lenses and low vision. She completed two primary care internships in private practices during her final year of studies, one in Vancouver and one in Dundas, ON. Her final rotation before graduation was at the Eye Foundation of Utah, found in Salt Lake City. Here she gained experience in glaucoma management, cataract co-management, and primary eye care, all under the guidance of some of the area’s most well-respected optometrists and ophthalmologists.
After graduation Dr. Mann focused on family practice including pediatrics, refractive surgery and ocular disease. Practicing in a few locations in the GTA and Dundas, where she continues to practice at Dundas Optometry (dundasoptometry.ca) with Drs. Johnson, Burns, Thomas and Sanderson.
Dr. Mann is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, the College of Optometrists of Ontario, the Ontario Association of Optometrists and the Hamilton District Society of Optometrists.