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.