Dr. Issra Abdullah has practiced optometry in both Canada and the United Kingdom. She has conducted clinical rotations in primary care, pediatrics, ocular disease, and binocular vision. Dr. Abdullah has practiced in multiple settings and has a passion for diagnosis and management of ocular disease.
She truly enjoys forming relationships with her patients, seeing them and their families year after year and providing them with the highest level of care. In her spare time she loves playing board games, hiking, and exploring new coffee shops and restaurants in the city. Feel free to share any recommendations you may have with her! We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Abdullah to the Cristall Opticians team.
Dr. Amanvir Kahlon graduated with her Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science in 2020. Her interest in vision and eye health stemmed from her studies in life science – a double major in Biology & Psychology while at the University of Toronto. It was a 4th-year thesis course that allowed Dr. Kahlon to have firsthand experiences with infants with special needs where she realized a critical under-looked component to their care – vision.
She enjoys providing primary eye care to all age groups, but has a keen interest in pediatrics, dry eye, and refractive management via chontact lens and surgery co-management. She enjoys staying current on the latest diagnostics and treatment options, and provides therapeutics in areas including myopia control, glaucoma, and dry eye to name a few. Dr. Kahlon can provide care in Punjabi and is conversational in Hindi. Dr. Kahlon is a proud member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) and the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO).
Outside of the office, Dr. Kahlon also loves to give back to both the local and global communities. She has volunteered on multiple occasions with the Special Olympics Opening Eyes Vision Screening Program providing eye care to children and adults with special needs. She has also enjoyed providing care to those with limited access to eye care professionals internationally in Moldova & Mexico while on volunteer mission trips. She is excited to continue her volunteer work and be an advocate for quality eye care for all.
During her free time, Dr. Kahlon enjoys cycling, traveling, and taste-testing local bakeries
Since 2015, Dr. Cabrera has been focused on improving the ocular health of his patients. Uniquely trained also as a pharmacist he can also detect when the medications a patient is taking is impacting the health of their eyes. Dr. Cabrera speaks Tagalog in addition to English. And in his spare time he is an accomplished musician, playing electric and acoustic guitar, keyboard as well as drums.
We are thrilled Dr. Cabrera is a part of the Cristall Opticians team of eyecare professionals!
Dr. Karen Kwan obtained her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Waterloo. In 2016, she attended the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts where she graduated with her doctorate of Optometry. During her time practicing in New York, she developed a keen interest in pediatric care and educating parents. In addition to working in an optometric clinic setting, she also works in an ophthalmology practice where she participates in treating ocular disease and the subsequent management. Dr. Kwan is board certified to practice in Canada and the United States. In her free time Dr. Kwan enjoys reading, exercising and spending time with her two dogs, Harley and Zoe.
We are thrilled Dr. Kwan is part of the Cristall Opticians team of eyecare professionals!
Dr. Kovid Sharma enjoys serving patients of all ages and takes pride
in providing a comfortable and informative experience by counseling
patients with eye issues. He believes that compassion, empathy and
patient-centered communication are the key components in providing
exceptional eye care.
Dr. Sharma received his undergraduate degree in Economics and Biology
from University of Toronto. Thereafter, he completed his degree in
Clinical Optometry from Manipal University in India followed by
completion of International Optometric Bridging Program at the
University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science.
During his one year externship in a tertiary eye care hospital, LVP
Eye Institute (Hyderabad, India), he gathered experience in ocular
disease management while working under the supervision of
ophthalmologists in different specialties including; glaucoma, cornea,
retina, paediatrics, oculoplastics, neuro-ophthalmology, and
low-vision. Also, after completing the Bridging Program at University
of Waterloo, he spent six months of externship serving communities in
Northern Ontario and Manitoba by providing comprehensive eye exams.
Dr. Sharma is committed to provide excellent eye care via continuous
professional education and implementation of latest technology. We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Sharma to the Cristall Opticians team.
Dr. Fatima Esmail grew up in Montreal, Toronto, and Edmonton. After completing her undergraduate studies at McGill University, she completed her optometry training at City University in London, England, and in the University of Waterloo in Ontario. She enjoys travelling, movies, and reading.
Retinal imaging takes a digital picture of the back of your eye. It shows the retina (where light and images hit), the optic disk (a spot on the retina that holds the optic nerve, which sends information to the brain ), and blood vessels. This helps your optometrist or ophthalmologist find certain diseases and check the health of your eyes.
The visual field test is a subjective measure of central and peripheral vision, or “side vision,” and is used by your doctor to diagnose, determine the severity of, and monitor your glaucoma. The most common visual field test uses a light spot that is repeatedly presented in different areas of your peripheral vision.
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1168A Bay Street Toronto, Ontario M5S 2B4 CANADA
10:00 a.m. – 07:00 p.m.
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