Dr. Spear grew up close to the Toronto Eye Clinic in the Lawrence Park area graduating from Lawrence Park Collegiate. He did a pre-med BSc in Canada and continued University in Tennessee to get his Doctor of Optometry degree. Dr. Spear completed his internship at St. Luke’s Cataract and Intraocular Lens Hospital in Florida. He had further training at North-eastern State University in the treatment and management of ocular disease. During his studies, Dr. Spear was awarded membership to the Gold Key International Society for demonstrating outstanding professional and ethical attitude through leadership and service to his class, college, and profession . Dr. Spear was a member of the board for the Canadian Glaucoma Research Society and has been involved as an eye doctor with the Olympic Medical Commission and has written for and been on the board of several health journals.
Dr. Victor G. Spear received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo Ontario and completed his Therapeutic Management of Ocular Disease Certification -1994. He has been in active clinical practice in Toronto and has worked as past Director of Optometric Services, Toronto Laser Sight Center. He has lectured on pre and post management of PRK and LASIK, and new technology both in USA and Canada. His experience includes being a clinician for four years at North York Medical Arts Ophthalmology practice. All along he has maintained as a consultant for medical devices for various companies including INNOVA MEDICAL OPHTHALMICS, Reichert Ophthalmic USA, and Nidek Inc. in Japan. He is the past Vice President of the Canadian Glaucoma Research Society and past member of the Clinical practice committee of the Ontario College of Optometrists.
Dr. Spear has received Rotary Club prestigious Paul Harris Award and is a member of University of Waterloo Department of Science Fund Raising “Brain Trust” Campaign.
Dr. Marcovitch is a native of Toronto and completed her Biology BSc. at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She continued on to Boston to earn her Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry. During her professional training, Dr. Marcovitch completed clinical internship rotations at the University of Maryland Eye Center in Baltimore, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, and New England Eye Commonwealth. Dr. Marcovitch then completed a residency in Primary Care with an emphasis in Ocular Disease at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. There, she worked with clinical faculty in the glaucoma, diabetes and macular clinics as well as working closely with neuro-ophthalomologists and retinal specialists. She was involved with teaching upper year students in the primary care and advanced care clinics and was awarded resident of the year for outstanding contribution to clinical education. Dr. Marcovitch is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Hatch has worked part time in clinical practice for over 20 years, and part time in research for over 15. She completed her optometry degree (1987) and Masters of Science (1994) at the University of Waterloo. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto, and has been involved in research projects at Toronto Western Hospital over the past 15 years. Her research interests have included epidemiology relating to vision, cataract, glaucoma, dry eyes and eyes with allergy. Dr. Hatch is delighted to be a part of the bright, friendly and collaborative environment of the Toronto Eye Clinic.
Dr. Lena Moiseiykina first joined the Toronto Eye Clinic team as a high school co-op student from North Toronto Collegiate Institute. She went on to complete her BSc degree from York University, graduating with First Class distinction. She later completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at University of Waterloo, graduating with Honours. Upon graduation, she received the prestigious Dr. Karen Tompa Nowy Memorial Award for compassionate patient care. During her training, Dr. Moiseiykina gained extensive ocular disease and therapeutics experience in Canada and the US, including at the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Moiseiykina has also completed a post-graduate residency program in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at Nova Southeastern University in Florida and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Upon her return to Canada, she has worked part-time as a clinical instructor at the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry and Vision Science as well as an examiner for Internationally Graduated Optometrist Evaluating Examination (IGOEE).
Dr.Rosa Yang attended Queen’s University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree. She then completed her Doctor of Optometry at the University of Waterloo. During her training, she interned at various clinics in Canada and in USA, including the Houston Eye Associates in Texas, where she worked closely with ophthalmologists specializing in cataract, glaucoma, and corneal diseases. Driven by her interest in contact lenses, Dr.Yang pursued a post-graduate residency program in Cornea and Contact Lenses at the University of Waterloo, and gained experience in myopia (nearsightedness) and keratoconus management. During her residency, she also worked as a lecturer and a clinical supervisor for the school. She had presented at various conferences and received first place for her clinical poster at the most recent Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS).
Dr. Kelly is a graduate of the University of Toronto School of Medicine. His ophthalmology training was at Mc Gill University at the Montreal General Hospital and the Montreal Children’s Hospital followed by a year’s Fellowship at The Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorefield’s Hospital in London England. Dr. Kelly is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and surgeons of Canada. His practice has been in Mississauga, associated with Trillium Health Centre since 1971. His practice has been general ophthalmology and for 18 years Dr. Kelly has been teaching medicine students and residents at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.
Dr. Somerville received his BSc degree from the University of New Brunswick. He went to University of Dalhousie for his medical degree and graduated from the University of Toronto with his Ophthalmology degree in 1969. Dr. Somerville was in private practice on Bathurst and was head of Ophthalmology at Branson Hospital. He joined the Toronto Eye Clinic in 2008 and taught part-time at Sunnybrook Hospital.