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.
In his spare time, Dr. Patel enjoys playing and watching hockey. In fact, the exam room has been renovated to reflect his favourite team’s colours.
As well, he enjoys traveling including volunteer optometry missions abroad, photography and working on many computer projects including this website.
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. Manso takes great pride in providing comprehensive eye exams, educating patients about their vision and ocular health as well as taking the time to attentively address her patient’s questions and concerns. Dr. Manso is trilingual and pleased to offer eye exams in English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Dr. Narineh Galoostian
Dr. Narineh Galoostian has been a practising Optometrist since the year 2010. She joined our practice in August 2015.
Narineh completed her undergraduate BSc Honours degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2006 at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, 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 the year 2012, she was certified by the Board of Examiners of Optometry in Canada and was certified in the use of therapeutic pharmaceutical agents.
From the years 2010 to 2014, Dr. Narineh Galoostian worked for a major
UK eye-care provider as an Optometrist Manager, while mentoring graduate Optometrists during their internship.
In 2014, she was nominated for ‘Best Optometrist of the Year’ by the Macular Society’s Awards for Excellence in London, England. Some of her hobbies include ballroom dancing, playing the piano and violin. She’s trilingual and is happy to provide eye exams in English, French and Armenian.
Dr. Brian Lee
Dr. Brian Lee was born in the Netherlands, but grew up in the greater Toronto area. He completed his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry degree, at the University of Waterloo in 2004. Dr. Lee spent several months practicing with ophthalmologist, Dr. Leslie Landecker in Newmarket, where he gained valuable hands-on experience with ocular disease management.
Dr. Lee is a licensed member of the College of Optometrists of Ontario, as well as the Ontario Association of Optometrists. He continues to further his education through annual courses and seminars. In his spare time, Dr. Lee can be found working in the garden, and enjoys experimenting in the kitchen.