Dr. Brij Patel
Dr. Brij Patel
Dr. Patel received his first pair of glasses when he was 9 years old, and that is when he realized how clear the world is. Since then, he has developed a keen interest in vision care, and has made it his mission to help patients see their absolute best.
Dr. Patel completed his Bachelor of Science degree with distinction at University of Western Ontario and further went to University of Waterloo to complete his Doctor of Optometry degree with distinction. During his final year in optometry school, Dr. Patel completed an ocular disease externship at the prestigious Eye Centre of South Florida, in Miami, where he gained experience in diagnosing and managing ocular diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and dry eye syndrome. Dr. Patel completed his primary care clinics in Brampton, Jamaica and Bolton in where he expanded his knowledge and expertise in vision therapy, managing ocular surface disease and speciality contact lens fitting. Dr. Patel worked in different speciality and primary care clinics at University of Waterloo and has been mentored by the leading experts in Canadian optometry.
Along with enhancing his clinical expertise, Dr. Patel held various leadership and volunteer roles during his university career. He was the President of the Canadian Association of Optometry Students, and the very first Student Councillor of Canadian Association of Optometrists. Dr. Patel has participated in two eye care mission trips in Ecuador and Jamaica, where he provided eye care services to over 10,000 patients.
In his free time, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with family, working out, playing sports and reading. He continues to expand his clinical knowledge and expertise by taking continuing education courses in particular in vision therapy and ocular surface disease management.
Dr. Patel is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists and Ontario Association of Optometrists. He is accepting patients of all ages.