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 3 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. Ema Hazra joined Spadina Optometry after receiving her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 2018. She is happy to return to her hometown of Toronto, and to Spadina Optometry where she has previously interned.
During her time at Waterloo, Dr. Hazra completed an externship in ocular disease and therapeutics at the Eye Associates of Pinellas in Florida alongside leading ophthalmologists, specializing in the treatment and management of glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and other retinal diseases. She has conducted vision screenings for athletes with Special Olympics Ontario, and served as a CNIB Vision Mate ambassador.
Dr. Hazra is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, Ontario Association of Optometrists, and College of Optometrists of Ontario. Her clinical interests include myopia control, specialty contact lenses, dry eye disease, and refractive surgery. She enjoys providing comprehensive care for patients of all ages, especially children.
Dr. David Wilkinson has been part of our optometric practice since receiving his Doctor of Optometry in 2007. He is a graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry (OD, ’07), University of Waterloo (BSc, ’03) and a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO, ’14).
Dr. Wilkinson’s clinical interests include amblyopia diagnosis and management, contact lenses, advances in refractive surgery, and evolving research and therapies, in particular myopia control in children. He is a member of the College of Optometrists of Ontario, Ontario Association of Optometrists and American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Laurie Capogna is a doctor of optometry and the founder of Eye Wellness. She has co-authored the best selling books Eyefoods: A Food Plan for Healthy Eyes and Eyefoods for Kids: A Tasty Guide to Nutrition and Eye Health. She regularly lectures and has written many articles on the topics of nutrition and eye health.
She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 1998. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists, the College of Optometrists of Ontario and the Ocular Nutrition Society.
On November 10, 2016 Women In Optometry (WO) presented its first awards recognizing women ODs for excellence in the categories of leadership; mentorship and education; and innovation. More than 160 people nominated women ODs for these awards; the WO professional advisory board voted on the final selection. Dr. Laurie Capogna was 1 of 6 women OD’s chosen for the award.
Her mission is to educate and inspire her patients, the public, and the eye care community about the power of nutrition and lifestyle in maintaining healthy eyes.
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.
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.