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. Vivian Ly is a Toronto native and obtained her Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. There she completed externships in ocular disease, contact lenses and primary eye care including service for the LGBTQ community and patients with special needs. Dr. Ly enjoys seeing patients of all ages. She strongly believes in the importance of patient education regarding visual and ocular health. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Ly enjoys discovering anything and everything within the Toronto food scene and cheering on the Toronto Raptors.
Dr. Bregman grew up in Toronto and completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Western Ontario. She then completed a Bachelor of Vision Science and her Doctor of Optometry degree, graduating with honors, from the Nova Southeastern College of Optometry in Florida. Upon graduation she received the ‘Johnson & Johnson Vision Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care’ for her demonstration of skillful knowledge within the contact lens field. Throughout her education she gained extensive knowledge to diagnose and treat various ocular diseases and co-manage ocular surgeries such as cataracts. While training through clinical externships she practiced under skilled opthalmologists specializing in Cataracts, Glaucoma, Retina and Oculoplastics. Dr. Bregman was inducted into the Beta Sigma Kappa honor society, a membership awarded to those who achieve academic excellence. Membership to the Gold Key International Society was also awarded to Dr. Bregman for her outstanding leadership, scholarship and value to the class, college and profession. While practicing back in Canada, Dr. Bregman completed further education in the Myopia Control, completing the ‘MiSight’ Certification to offer additional treatment options to the growing epidemic within the pediatric population. In her spare time you may find Dr. Bregman walking around the community, spending quality time with family or skiing the slopes.
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. Dr. Marcovitch is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Marcovitch was an Associate Optometrist at Toronto Eye Clinic, and left the team in September 2022. Toronto Eye Clinic wishes the very best to her in all her endeavours.
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. Dr. Hatch was an Associate Optometrist at Toronto Eye Clinic, and left the team in August 2022. Toronto Eye Clinic wishes the very best to her in all her endeavours.
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. Dr. Moiseiykina was an Associate Optometrist at Toronto Eye Clinic, and left the team in July 2022. Toronto Eye Clinic wishes the very best to her in all her endeavours.
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. Yang was an Associate Optometrist at Toronto Eye Clinic covering for another Associates’ maternity leave, and left the team on in 2021. Toronto Eye Clinic wishes the very best to her in all her endeavours.
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.