Meet the Doctors
Dr. Umang Patel
Dr. Patel was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. He completed his Honours Science and Doctor of Optometry degrees at the University of Waterloo in 2003. During his training at Waterloo, Dr. Patel spent 4 months doing diabetic clinical research under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Hudson. And additional 4 months was spent in Abbotsford/Vancouver for extensive training in the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment and management of ocular disease.
Dr. Sandy Manso
Dr. Manso was born and raised in Bradford, Ontario. She attended the University of Waterloo where she received her Honours Bachelor of Science degree. Dr. Manso earned her Doctor of Optometry at The New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts in 2010 with honours distinction.
She completed an ocular disease internship at the Veterans Affairs Medical Centre in White River Junction, Vermont where she worked alongside retina, glaucoma and low vision specialists. Dr. Manso also completed an internship at The Vision Institute of Canada where she gained experience and training in binocular vision, pediatrics and special populations.
Dr. Narineh Galoostian
Dr. Galoostian has been a practising optometrist since 2010. She completed her undergraduate BSc Honours degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2006 at the University of Waterloo and then went on to earn her degree in Optometry and Vision Science at City University in London, England, graduating with First Class Honours in 2009. In 2012, she was certified by the Board of Examiners of Optometry in Canada and was certified in the use of therapeutic pharmaceutical agents.
In England, she continued her optometric training through residency with extensive clinical care in diagnosing/managing eye diseases and gained invaluable experience in areas such as primary eye care, pediatric eye care, contact lens consultations, dry eye therapy, refractive surgery co-management, binocular vision therapy, low vision eye care, and ophthalmologic co-management in glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts.