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Your Doctor of Optometry can offer a convenient one-stop destination for all things eye health related, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, health information and eyewear products.

Eye See… Eye Learn®

Good vision is critical for children to achieve their full learning potential. Eye See… Eye Learn provides information and coverage for children having their vision checked as they enter school for the first time.

OAO Membership

Membership provides many benefits, including knowledge sharing, career support, continuing education, insurance and more.

OAO Staff Team

The OAO staff team is built around a group of proven leaders in advocacy, community, education and governance. The diverse nature of the team ensures that we understand and focus on the needs of our members and the communities they serve. Contact a member of the OAO staff.


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Ontario Association of Optometrists is comprised of member Doctors of Optometry who are nominated by their peers in the profession to serve a two-year term. Elections for open positions on the Board are held annually.


OAO's Board Members are noted for their leadership in the profession and serve as ambassadors and advocates for patient and community interests. The President of the Board also serves an elected two-year term and is responsible for providing guidance to the Board and working as a formal spokesperson on optometric and healthcare matters.

  • Dr. Jeffrey Guthrie – President
  • Dr. Joshua Smith –  Vice President
  • Dr. Paul Savioli - Treasurer
  • Dr. Shawn Charland - Advocacy Lead
  • Dr. Radhika Chawla - Member Services Lead
  • Dr. Naeem Abdulla
  • Dr. Jeff Goodhew
  • Dr. Ken Mandadakis
  • Dr. Wesdon McCann
  • Dr. Rajvinder Pabla
  • Dr. Brian Paul
  • Dr. Sheldon Salaba