Doctors & Staff

A patient focused team. Our optometrists adhere to the Greater Edmonton Eyecare’s philosophy of patient-focused eye care, emphasizing the importance of a trusting and long-lasting doctor-patient relationship. The Optometrists and staff are committed to providing you with superior eye care that is focused on excellence in service and quality.

Our Doctors:

 
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Dr. Salma Kiani O.D. F.A.A.O

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Salma Kiani, O.D. F.A.A.O, is a native of Edmonton, Alberta She completed her Doctorate of Optometry at the University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry in Texas. She was honored to be a part of the inaugural class of 2013, graduating on the Dean’s Honor Roll.

She also completed an Ocular Disease and Surgical Co-Management Residency at Omni Eye Specialists affiliated with Salus University.

 

She was faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science in Baltimore Maryland. She taught optometry interns and ophthalmology residents as well as caring for various types of patients. 

 

She was recognized as a ‘Top Doctor’ in the November 2018 issue of Baltimore Magazine.

 

Dr. Kiani is currently the Alberta representative for the Canadian College of Specialties in Optometry Fellowship Working Group Panel. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, member of the Alberta Association of Optometry and a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa and Gold Key Society. 

 

Dr. Kiani offers comprehensive eye examinations, evaluation and treatment of ocular emergencies, specialty contact lens fittings, surgical co-management, annual diabetic exams, treatment and management of eye diseases. Dr.Kiani can conduct eye exams in Urdu and Hindi as well.

 

Dr.Kiani is a mother of three and enjoys spending time with her family.

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Research:

Dr.Kiani participated in Dr. Patricia C.Sanchez-Diaz’s research group involving miRNA expression in retinoblastoma stem-like cancer cells. 

As an undergraduate student at the University of Alberta, Dr.Kiani was involved in an independent research study in 2008. The central objective of the study was to understand the dialectical interaction between socio-cultural frameworks and psychological lead by Takahiko Masuda, PhD.

Publications:

  • Salma K et al. “Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Adult Type Vitelliform Dystrophy.” American Optometric Association, Optometry’s Meeting 2014.

  • Salma K et al. “Clinical Case of a Spontaneous Hyphema.” American Optometric Association, Optometry’s Meeting 2014.

  • Richard Trevino, Salma Kiani, and Praneetha Raveendranathan. "The Expanding Clinical Spectrum of Torpedo Maculopathy." Optometry and Vision Science 91 (2014): S71-78. Print.

  • Salma K et al. “Vision Loss Secondary to Paramacular Coloboma.” American Academy of Optometry 91st Annual Meeting 2012.

Dr. Manjot (Joti) Deol O.D. 

Dr. Deol was born and raised in Edmonton. She got her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Alberta where she majored in biological sciences and got her minor in psychology. She then went on to get her doctorate at the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Deol graduated as part of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society. She rotated throughout various clinics in the U.S. including Martha Elliot Health Center, New England Eye Institute, and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Throughout her clinical rotations she has gained a wide variety of experience including pediatrics, contact lens, as well as diagnosing and managing ocular disease. In her spare time Dr. Deol enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.

 

Dr. Deol is fluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi.

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Dr. Laura Chan O.D. 

Dr. Laura Chan was born and raised in Edmonton. She completed a BSc in Biological Sciences and a BScN in Nursing at the University of Alberta. She completed her Doctor of Optometry degree with Honors followed by her Masters of Science at the New England College of Optometry in Boston, USA. She was an active member of the Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity and led optometric trips to the Dominican Republic in 2014 and 2015. Dr. Chan graduated as a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society.

Dr. Chan then returned to Edmonton where she has been practicing actively as a full-time Optometrist, and part-time as a Registered Nurse. In her spare time, she enjoys an active social life, travelling, and spending time with her dog, Mickey.

 

Our Staff:

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Adeel Kiani 

Adeel Kiani moved from Baltimore Maryland USA to Edmonton Alberta Canada in July 2018. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology at University of Maryland Baltimore County. After receiving his degree Adeel decided to go into real estate and his passion for business started. Adeel along with his father and brothers took over an existing restaurant and turned it into a very successful local diner. After selling the restaurant, Adeel made his way north to Edmonton to continue his passion for business. He decided to take over, along with his wife Dr.Kiani, an existing optical practice in Edmonton. Adeel brings in over a decade of business experience to Greater Edmonton Eyecare. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his wife and kids.

 

Adeel is fluent in English,Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.

 

Shalini Ram

Shalini Ram was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. She is a graduate of Norquest as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Shortly after she decided to further advance her education which landed her in the optical industry; attending Northern Alberta Institute of Technology taking Optical Sciences. Her core value is empathy, not only for her clients, but for her teammates as well. She is there to improve our processes to be more efficient, in order to better serve our clients with their eye are needs. When she is not in the office, she enjoys volunteering at the local animal shelters, spending time with her family and friends, as well as her cat Nemo.

 

Shalini can also speak Hindi fluently.  

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Juhi Shah

Juhi Shah moved from Mumbai, India to Edmonton Alberta. She received her Bachelors in Information Technology in 2015 in India and also a Bachelor’s degree in Technology Management at NAIT in 2020. Juhi is a friendly person by nature and loves to learn new things.  She started at Cognac Eye Studio in 2019 before the new management took over. She continues to work in the optical industry so she can grow at Greater Edmonton Eyecare. Juhi is looking forward to add more value to the team and overall, in her position.

Juhi is fluent in Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu and English.