Dr. Sam Baraam started his post secondary education 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 also 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 also 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 Downtown office at Metro Eye Care. Outside of work, Dr. Baraam enjoys traveling, golfing, exercising and spending quality time with family and friends.
Dr. Allyson Tang OD, BSc is a graduate of the University of Waterloo School of Optometry, and has also completed her degree in Honours Science at the University of Waterloo.
Dr. Tang attended Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Kentucky, U.S. for her Optometry externship, where she gained a stronger background in diabetic retinopathy and other ocular disease management. She is TPA Certified to prescribe medication for various eye conditions including Allergies and Glaucoma.
Allyson Tang completed her second externship at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Optometry Department, where she gained insight on East Asian eye care. She was also exposed to an emphasis on Myopia Control or research in methods to slow down progression of near-sightedness, which is a prominent challenge in East Asia. Her special interest is in Accelerated Orthokeratology or AOK. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists.
Allyson was born in Hong Kong, and moved to Richmond Hill, Toronto for her studies since Grade Five. She is fluent in English and Chinese. Her passions include traveling and following foodies to try out new good eats!
Dr. Nadine Solaka, OD, MSc attended New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA where she received both her Doctor of Optometry and Masters in Vision Science degrees. Prior to that, Dr. Solaka received her Bachelor Degree with honours in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Waterloo. During her stay in Boston, Dr. Solaka completed her clinical training at several leading healthcare facilities, such as: the Veteran Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Lahey Medical Center, Boston Medical Center and North End Waterfront Health Center at Mass General Hospital. During her training Dr. Solaka gained advanced experience in contact lens fitting, treatment of ocular disease, pediatric eye exams and pre- and post-operative care for LASIK and PRK.
Dr. Solaka’s background in research focused on affordable vision aids and how these instruments could help provide better eye care in underserved areas of the developing world; where the lack of eye car e professionals is a major global concern. She has presented her work at the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).
Dr. Solaka is also a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK): International Optometric Honor Society and the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO). Outside of work, Dr. Solaka enjoys spending time with family, friends and her favorite Shih Tzu, Kobi.