Meet The Team

Below is an introduction of our high-profile doctors. You can expect to be treated by the best at Downtown Eye Associates.

Dr. Mayur Desai


Dr. Mayur Desai is a principal partner of Downtown Eye Associates in Toronto, Ontario. He also has a practice in the Erin Mills Town Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

The doctor graduated from Indiana University with a Doctorate in Optometry in 1996. His studies included three months of internship with the Indian Health Service at the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Oregon and the Eye Institute of Utah in Salt Lake City. During that time, he gained valuable experience in ocular pathology and therapeutics.

In his previous years of service, Dr. Desai has held the position of Director of Optometric Relations and Associate Vice-President of Eye Care for the Retail Division of Luxottica in Canada, which included LensCrafters, Pearle Vision and Sears Optical. He was also involved in the assimilation of Cole Vision, Shoppers' Optical and Precision Optical, and the subsequent expansion of the Pearle Vision brand in Canada. Dr. Desai has sat on the Contact Lens Advisory Board and continues to provide mentorship for doctors practicing next to LensCrafters.

Over the last 16 years, the practitioner has participated in global clinics, with Luxottica's One Sight charitable organization, serving underprivileged populations in Canada, the United States, China, Mexico and Chile.

The reputed doctor is a member of good standing with the Canadian Association of Optometrists, Ontario Association of Optometrists and the College of Optometrists of Ontario.

Dr. Josephson

Dr. Josephson is the president of Josephson Opticians Limited. He is also a member of the board of directors of No No, Inc., a company with a drug in clinical trials that prevents the complications of stroke.

Moreover, Dr. Josephson is the Chairman of the Ophthalmic Devices Subcommittee (CNC/ISOTC 172 /SC7) of the Standards Council of Canada. In this capacity, he has served as Canada's appointed expert in the areas of contact lenses, contact lens quality control instruments, contact lens solutions and care products, and contact lens safety test method at the International Standards Organization (ISO) meetings, since 1983. He has also been chairman of the committee established to set contact lens standards in Canada by the Canadian General Standards Board. Dr. Josephson has served as an investigator for various FDA clinical trials for 20 years as well.

His areas of scientific expertise lie in the fields of anterior segment ocular inflammation, dry eyes and contact lenses. Formerly, Dr. Josephson has served as an advisor and consultant to the industry, operating on the scientific advisory boards of Bausch and Lomb Inc, 3M Vision Care, a subsidiary of 3M Inc., and several other contact lens care product and lens manufacturers as well as the U.S. military. He also worked as a consultant to the National Research Council Tri-service Aeromedical Research Panel for some time.


Dr. Kimberly Chan


Dr. Chan earned a Doctor of Optometry Degree from the New England College of Optometry in Boston after graduating from the University of Waterloo with Honours Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science.

As part of her education, Dr. Chan completed externships in ocular disease management at Bay Pines Veteran Affairs Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, and in cornea and contact lenses at New England Eye Institute in Boston and the Vision Institute of Canada in Toronto.  She also assisted with strabismus and emergency care management at Tufts Medical Center in Boston while working closely with the paediatric and neuro-ophthalmologists.  Dr. Chan performs comprehensive eye exams with an emphasis on ocular health. She also has special interest in contact lens fittings, urgent and emergency eye care, and LASIK and cataract pre- and post-operative care.

Performing diagnostic tests such as visual field testing, retinal and optic nerve imaging are her priority to ensure that her patients receive the most comprehensive care that their eyes deserve. Dr. Chan conducts complete eye examinations with full fluency in English and Cantonese, as well as some Mandarin.

Dr. Kimberly Chan is a member of Good Standing with the Ontario Association of Optometrists and the College of Optometrists of Ontario. She is board certified by the Canadian Examiners in Optometry, which includes the use of Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents (TPA) in Canada. Additionally, Dr. Chan is accredited by the National Board of Examiners of Optometry (NBEO) in the United States.

Dr. Celine Lai-Tong

Dr. Celine Lai-Tong attained both her Doctor of Optometry Degree and Honours in Biomedical Sciences undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo.

As part of her training, Dr. Lai-Tong completed an externship at the Eye Associates of Pinellas, Florida where she worked closely with retinal and general ophthalmologists treating and managing various eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, retinal tears, macular degeneration, refractive laser co-management and low vision to name a few.

Volunteering is also very important to Dr. Lai-Tong and you can regularly find her at the Evergreen Centre for Street Youth providing free eye exams for the youth of Toronto. In 2012 she had the opportunity to volunteer internationally and was involved with establishing a grassroots humanitarian optometry clinic in Chinandega, Nicaragua.


Dr. Lai-Tong is fluent in French and recently moved downtown with her husband. She is looking forward to serving this bustling community.

Dr. Lai-Tong is a member of good standing with the Canada Association of Optometrists and the College of Optometrists of Ontario. She is also board certified to manage and treat with Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents (TPA).