Meet the Doctors

  • Dr. Nishi Khullar, B.Sc., O.D.

    Dr. Nishi Khullar, B.Sc., O.D.

    Dr. Nishi Khullar graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree. During this time, she worked as a researcher at The Toronto Western Hospital completing studies on Cataract Wait Times for patients in Ontario. She then went on to complete her doctorate degree from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry, graduating on the Dean’s Honours List. During her training, Dr. Khullar interned with renowned retinal specialist Dr. Jordan Cheskes in Scarborough. Focuses of the internship included diagnosis and treatment of retinal and posterior segment diseases. Dr. Khullar joined private practice in Brampton and Mississauga and focuses on Ocular Diseases, Geriatrics and Pediatric Optometry. She started practicing in Oshawa and Markham and became an active member of the Durham and York Region communities by being involved in local charity groups and having active seminars for seniors in both regions.

    Always passionate about giving back and volunteer work, Dr. Khullar has participated in eye care missions worldwide, including Guatemala and India. She continues to strive for the betterment of eye health in the local communities of Oshawa and Markham as well.

    Dr. Khullar is an active member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists and the Ontario Association of Optometrists.

    In her personal time, Dr. Khullar enjoys travelling with her husband and spending time outdoors as much as possible during the summer months.

  • Dr. Neeru Khullar, B.Sc., O.D.

    Dr. Neeru Khullar, B.Sc., O.D.

    Dr. Neeru Khullar received her Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo and graduated from the School of Optometry on the Dean’s Honour List. Being a believer in clinical eye care research, she completed her residency training at the Parklands Hospital in Dallas, Texas. There she saw and participated in the treatment of ocular diseases such as diabetes, glaucoma, severe dry eyes syndrome, and ocular trauma. During her residency, Dr. Khullar trained directly with some of the most renowned Ophthalmology residents. In Canada, she has gained tremendous experience working at two prestigious clinics, immersed heavily in disease diagnosis.

    Dr. Khullar has participated on mission trips to Mexico and India, providing much needed optometric services to some of the most underprivileged areas in the world. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists and the Ontario Association of Optometrists.

    Dr. Khullar started private practice in Markham and Oshawa and focuses on ocular health, pediatrics, and contact lens therapy. Dr. Khullar is especially interested in dry eye disease and treatment.

    She is actively involved and enjoys attending seniors groups in the area to help them understand the importance of eye health.

    In her personal time, Dr. Khullar enjoys being involved in sports and travelling with her husband.

  • Dr. Renuka Sivanesan, B.Sc., O.D.

    Dr. Renuka Sivanesan, B.Sc., O.D.

    Dr. Renuka Sivanesan graduated from the University of Waterloo where she earned her Honors Bachelor of Science degree and minored in Biology. She then went on to complete her Doctorate in Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry.

    While in the Optometry program, Dr. Sivanesan completed her residency training at the well-known Veterans Hospital in Newington, CT, where she co-managed and treated glaucoma, cataracts, Lasik patients, and several ocular diseases. She then continued her training at the prestigious Chicago Light House for the Blind and Visually Impaired, where she managed and treated patients with low vision needs.

    During her residency, Dr. Sivanesan was also trained at the Vision Institute of Canada where she developed a special interest in pediatric optometry. After obtaining her Doctorate, Dr. Sivanesan worked in primary care optometry for three years in Chicago, where she simultaneously had the opportunity to teach a college course in Ophthalmic Optics. Dr. Sivanesan takes pride in providing the best standard of care to her patients and is very passionate about her profession.

    Dr. Sivanesan lives, works and actively participates in the York and Durham communities. In her personal time she enjoys classical dance and reading.

  • Dr. Nima Lachini

    Dr. Nima Lachini

    Dr. Nima Lachini graduated on the Dean’s Honor List upon completing both his Doctor of Optometry and Bachelor of Science degrees at the University of Waterloo.

    During his time as an undergraduate student, Dr. Lachini was a teaching assistant in Microbiology and Human Anatomy. He enjoyed learning on his own, but also appreciated learning from his teaching experiences with fellow students.

    In his final year of Optometry, Dr. Lachini completed his contact lens, binocular vision and low vision training at the University of Waterloo clinic. In addition, he completed his ocular disease externship at the Scarborough Eye Associates where he was supervised and trained under a retinal specialist. He was routinely exposed to ocular disease management and ocular emergencies.

    Dr. Lachini performs comprehensive eye examinations on all ages, including refraction, binocular vision testing and ocular health management including dilated diabetic eye exams. He is currently working at the Markham and Richmond Hill Eye Health Clinic and accepting new patients and enjoys seeing his returning patients.

    In his personal time, Dr. Lachini routinely reads articles and literature in all areas of science and Optometry, enjoys an active lifestyle, travelling to new places trying new things.