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At Orangeville Vision Development Centre, our dedicated staff is committed to providing exceptional eye care with the utmost respect and attentiveness. We stay at the forefront of our field by utilizing the latest technology and techniques. With a patient-centric approach, we prioritize your well-being and strive to deliver personalized solutions. Experience the difference our knowledgeable team can make to your quality of life as we harness innovation to enhance your vision and overall eye health.

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Meet Dr. Patel And The Orangeville Vision Development Centre Team

We believe in fostering a partnership with our patients by prioritizing active listening and ensuring we understand your concerns and questions. Your eye care journey is a collaborative effort where we work together to achieve optimal results. Trust us to provide personalized care tailored to your needs and goals.

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Dr. Brij Patel BMsc

Dr. Brij Patel OD, HBMSc

Dr. Patel received his first pair of glasses when he was 9 years old, and that is when he realized how clear the world is. Since then, he has developed a keen interest in vision care and has made it his mission to help patients see their absolute best.

Dr. Patel completed his Bachelor of Science degree with distinction at the University of Western Ontario and further went to the University of Waterloo to complete his Doctor of Optometry degree with distinction.

During his first year of optometry school, Dr. Patel got introduced to vision therapy when he was working as an optometric student at a vision development center. He learned about and saw how vision therapy transformed patients' lives. Dr. Patel started doing vision therapy exercises on himself and noticed a significant improvement in his visual skills, attention, and visual memory.

During his clinical externships and training, Dr. Patel worked with patients suffering from traumatic brain injuries (concussions), learning difficulties, strabismus, and amblyopia. He participated in and organized several sport vision seminars and vision screenings for athletes. He played a key role in organizing the special olympics vision screenings. He has been mentored by the leading experts in Canadian vision rehabilitation.

Dr Patel has expanded and continues enhancing his clinical knowledge and expertise by taking continuing education courses, particularly in vision therapy, traumatic brain injury management, syntonics and sports vision. He has attended several conferences and courses offered by the Canadian Optometrists in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation (COVT&R),Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF), International Sports Vision Association (ISVA) and College of Vision Development.  Dr. Patel is currently enrolled into the Powerful Vision Therapy Seminar Series by Dr. Sanet in San Diego California

Along with enhancing his clinical expertise, Dr. Patel has held various leadership and volunteer roles . He was the President of the Canadian Association of Optometry Students, Vice President of the Sports vision club, and the very first Student Councillor of the Canadian Association of Optometrists. He is currently on the Science and Research committee with Vision Therapy Canada.  Dr. Patel has participated in two eye care mission trips in Ecuador and Jamaica, where he provided eye care services to over 10,000 patients.

Dr Patel owns and operates three full-scope private practices located in Orangeville, Brampton and Etobicoke

Dr. Patel is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, Ontario Association of Optometrists, Canadian Optometrists in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation (COVT&R), International Sports Vision Association (ISVA), and Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF).

 Dr. Patel currently accepts patients of all ages and looks forward to seeing you. 

Amandeep Kaur

Amandeep Kaur

Optometric Assistant

Amandeep’s diverse background and experience makes her a valuable part of our team. She is trained as a Nurse, Early Child Educator, and Personal Support Worker. She has worked in the optical industry since January 2019 and is really enjoying it.

She specializes in frame styling, contact lens training, and fitting glasses. She strives to do her best on a daily basis and ensure that all patient needs are met.

In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family and going outdoors.

Leanne De Palma

Leanne De Palma

PVTAP, Accredited Vision Therapist

In 2006, Leanne began her career in the field of optometry. Graduating from Centennial College as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, Leanne worked alongside Ontario’s best ophthalmologists, assisting with Lasik and cataract surgeries. With the experience she acquired, Leanne was able to make an easy transition into the world of Vision Therapy.

Leanne has successfully completed the clinical curriculum of the Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF) and is a member of the College of Syntonic Optometry.
She completed the Practical Vision Therapy Accreditation Program (PVTAP) in the summer of 2018 and is a proud member of Vision Therapy Canada.
Leanne dedicates her free time to instructing PVTAP workshops and mentoring up & coming Canadian vision therapists.
In April 2020, Leanne was selected as the newest member of the Vision Therapist Committee and was nominated for the ‘Vision Therapist of the Year’ award. Leanne continues to expand her knowledge of vision development by attending continuing education courses yearly.

Leanne has almost 10 years of experience as a vision therapist in Canada and Australia. In that time she has helped rehabilitate countless patients with visual difficulties following a concussion/acquired brain injury and takes great pride in working with kids who are struggling in the classroom due to learning-related vision problems and patients with strabismus & amblyopia.

Leanne’s involvement with Vision Therapy Canada has allowed her to meet other amazing therapists and optometrists who share her affliction for vision therapy and every opportunity has furthered her growth. Through years of experience in the areas of visual health, visual development, and rehabilitation, Leanne has helped countless patients resolve their visual problems and looks forward to working with many more to come.

Krishna Patel

Krishna Patel

PVTAP, Accredited Vision Therapist, H BSc

Pursuing the field of science, Krishna completed her Bachelor of Sciences with Honours from McMaster University in 2014. Following that, she completed a certification course to become a certified Occupational & Physiotherapist Assistant.

Through her academic terms, internships, and work experiences, Krishna brings valuable experiences from hospital, rehabilitation, and long term care facilities to the OVDC team. She has worked and aided patients of all ages, with various types of conditions and disabilities, recover from their conditions. She has experience working at Sunnybrook Health Centre for over 2 years.

Krishna has successfully made her transition into becoming a vision therapist. The fundamentals of her education, interpersonal skills, and vast experience have allowed her to excel as a vision therapist . Krishna, is actively enhancing her knowledge and skills by attending courses or conferences. She has successfully completed the Practical Vision Therapy Accreditation Program (PVTAP) in the summer of 2021 and is a proud member of Vision Therapy Canada.

Krishna currently resides with her husband in Brampton. Outside of her work life, she puts her creativity skills to use and enjoys doing a lot of arts and crafts in her free time. Along with that, she enjoys reading books, spending time with her friends and family, and planning for her travels around the world.

Krishna takes great pride in working with each of her patients and continually strives to achieve improvements and positive results through vision therapy.

Cheryl Fischer

Cheryl Fischer

Optometric Assistant

Cheryl is our newest member here at OVDC joining us in September 2022 as our new Optometric Assistant, she has 2 plus years in the Optometric field and is excited to further her career here with us. Cheryl has over 10 plus years experience in retail as well as in administrative assistance and is the face of primary care here at OVDC.

In her free time Cheryl is very active in the community helping out with small business markets, volunteering at youth rehab centers and staying up to date with local small businesses in the area. She also enjoys painting and reading, and spending time with her family and friends.
Carley Johnson

Carley Johnson

Mindset Coach

Carley is an alternative health practitioner. She is an energy healer and a mindset coach and supports others in releasing trauma and limiting beliefs to find healing on all levels. She is a mindfulness and meditation teacher, a yoga teacher, and certified in reiki and couple and family therapy. She believes that transformation can only occur when you shift your internal beliefs and, subsequently your energy. Her goal is to empower others to find meaning and purpose and live in a way that feels authentic and joyful.

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Trusted Optometrist in Orangeville

We are committed to providing exceptional eye care services at Orangeville Vision Development Centre. Our eye clinic offers comprehensive eye exams, allowing us to assess your visual health and detect ocular diseases early. Our expert team can diagnose and treat various eye conditions, ensuring the best possible care for your eyes. We also provide contact lens evaluation and fitting services, tailoring solutions to meet your needs.

Our team delivers precise prescriptions with advanced technology, ensuring optimal vision correction. Trust Dr. Patel and his Orangeville team to provide personalized eye care services to your family.