OUR OPTOMETRISTS

Dr. Sam Baraam of 360 EyecareDr. Sam Baraam started his optometric career by pursuing a bachelor of science in Cell Biology at the University of Western Ontario in London. He then moved to Pennsylvania for graduate school where he received his doctor of Optometry degree from the prestigious Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. As part of his clinical program as an intern, Dr. Baraam trained at the world-renowned Veterans affairs hospital in Connecticut and also at a refractive Laser surgery and cataract center in Philadelphia. In addition to receiving extensive training in specialty soft and rigid contact lenses, Dr. Baraam is also certified to treat and manage ocular disease and thoroughly trained in management of Cataract and Laser vision correction procedures. He received further training in binocular vision, and visual-perceptual therapy for which he received advanced certification from the Eye Institute in Philadelphia and clinical honors, a recognition only awarded to those with academic and clinical excellence.

Dr. Baraam served on the SOSH mission team in 2009 where he had the opportunity to provide thousands of patients in the impoverished villages of Belize with Eye Care, including pathology detection and treatment as well as vision correction devices to those who otherwise did not have access to such services.

In addition to being certified by the Canadian National Boards (CSAO), Dr. Baraam has also successfully completed all three parts of the US national board examinations (NBEO). He’s now an active member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists, Canadian Association of Optometrists as well as the College of Optometrists in Vision development (COVD).

Dr Baraam also practices out of the Beaches office at 360 Eyecare – Beaches and out of the Rosedale office at 360 Eyecare – Rosedale. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, golfing, exercising and spending quality time with family and friends.

Dr. Gavin BastiampillaiDr. Gavin Bastiampillai graduated from the prestigious Pennsylvania College of Optometry of Salus University. Throughout his time there he was elected into Beta Sigma Kappa, an honor society for academic achievement for the top ten percent of his class. His clinical experience includes The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, where he completed his advance studies in Pediatrics and was trained in visual perception and binocular vision. He then worked at the Veterans Affairs hospitals in Batavia, New York and Salem, Virginia fine tuning his skills in pathology and low vision.

Dr. Bastiampillai has successfully passed the US national board exam (NBEO), Canadian national board exam (CSAO) and is TPA certified to treat and manage ocular disease. Currently, he is a member of both the Ontario Association of Optometrists & the Canadian Association of Optometrists.

Dr. Bastiampillai grew up in Toronto and completed his Bachelor of Science degree at University of Toronto and is excited to give back to this wonderful community.

Dr. Bastiampillai enjoys the challenges of contact lenses, binocular vision anomalies and caring for his patients with any anterior segment or retinal pathology. In his spare time Dr. Bastiampillai loves to play Tennis, Golf, Softball and Cricket and enjoys an active lifestyle.

Gina Chen optometrist at 360 Eyecare - MetroDr. Gina Chen received both her Doctor of Optometry degree and Bachelor of Science degree with honours from the University of Waterloo. During her clinical studies, she obtained extensive training with a focus in retinal diseases, cataracts, and dry eye diseases at the Eye Associates of Pinellas in Pinellas Park, Florida.

She is passionate about her profession and strives to provide quality patient-centred eye care. Her main clinical experiences include primary care, ocular health and therapeutics, contact lenses, pediatrics, and refractive surgery co-management. As nearsightedness is a fast-growing eye condition in children, Dr. Chen has a professional interest in myopia control to slow the progression of nearsightedness in young patients through Orthokeratology (OrthoK) and innovative soft contact lenses.

Dr. Chen is licensed by the College of Optometrists of Ontario and is certified to prescribe Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents in Canada. She is a member of both the Ontario Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Association of Optometrists.

Dr. Chen is excited to be a member of the distinguished team at 360 Eyecare and practices out of the Downtown office – Metro. She conducts eye examinations with full fluency in English and Mandarin.

In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, traveling, reading, and being a foodie.

dr swatch - 360 eyecare metro
Dr. Deepinder Swatch graduated from the University of Toronto with her Hon. Bachelor of Science in Biology, Chemistry and Philosophy in 2000.  She then attended the Illinois College of Optometry and obtained her Doctorate of Optometry in 2005.  She gained a plethora of practical experience during her rotations at the Detroit Veteran’s Hospital, the Kresge Eye Institute and the Illinois Eye Institute.  She has been NBEO certified to treat and manage ocular disease in the US since 2005 and Canada since 2006.  After working briefly in the US, she moved back to Ontario in 2006 and has been practicing in a private practice setting ever since.  She takes pride in providing very thorough and complete eye care to her patients.

Dr. Swatch enjoys learning and staying abreast of the latest developments in eye care in order to best serve her patients’ needs.  In her spare time, she loves to bake and is an avid fashion and interior design lover.
 
She currently works in the Metro and Rosedale locations and looks forward to serving the community.

Dr. Harmandeep Gill completed his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Toronto. He went on to receive his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Waterloo.

During his final year of optometry school, he completed his training in Detroit, Michigan at the John D. Dingell Veterans Affairs Medical Centre. While at the hospital, he gained clinical experience in the treatment and management of ocular diseases.

Dr. Gill works at the Beaches location in Toronto’s east end. Outside of patient care, Dr. Gill enjoys photography, basketball, and squash.

Dr. Kazvin Engineer graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Accelerated Scholars Program at Salus University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

As part of her rigorous program, Dr. Engineer received in-depth clinical training in primary eye care, contact lenses, pediatrics, and binocular vision at the Eye Institute of Philadelphia. Furthermore, Dr. Engineer rotated through the ophthalmology department at the University of Maryland where she gained extensive clinical experience in the treatment and management of various ocular diseases.

Upon graduation, Dr. Engineer was certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and practiced with National Vision in the state of New York. Currently, Dr. Engineer is licensed by the College of Optometrists of Ontario and is certified to prescribe Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents in Canada. She is also a member of both the Ontario Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Association of Optometrists.

Dr. Engineer is excited to be a member of the 360 Eyecare Team and looks forward to serving her community at the Beaches location in Toronto’s east end. Outside of work, Dr. Engineer enjoys running, travelling, and spending quality time with her family.

Dr. Anita Sritharan completed her post-secondary education at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. She first completed her Honours Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Biomedical Sciences, and then went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry Degree with distinction. During her clinical training she gained experience in various optometric areas including binocular vision, pediatrics, specialty contact lenses, low vision, and ocular disease. Her special interests include managing dry eye disease and refractive surgery co-management.

Dr. Sritharan is passionate about providing patient centered care, and takes pride in developing unique treatment plans based on individual needs and desires. She also enjoys learning, and is dedicated to keeping up with the newest optometric research and technology in order to continuously provide high quality care.

Dr. Sritharan is licensed by the College of Optometrists of Ontario. She is certified to prescribe Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents. She is also a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Association of Optometrists.

She currently practices at both the Metro and Beaches locations. On her spare time, she enjoys travelling the world, swimming, and biking.