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

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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. Kimberly Chan

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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. Yang

Dr. Yang earned his Doctor of Optometry degree at University of Waterloo School of Optometry. He graduated in 2013 on the Dean's Honours list. With a keen interest in managing eye diseases such as glaucoma and complications from diabetes, Dr. Yang traveled to Oklahoma for a clinical externship at Jack C. Montgomery Hospital. He had also practiced optometry in Waterloo, Oakville and Vancouver to gain further experiences providing comprehensive eye exams.

Dr. Yang received the Vision Care Institute award for a paper he wrote on contact lens fitting, and an Allergan award for a paper on dry eye and allergies. Upon graduation, Dr. Yang joined the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) at the University of Waterloo. He is involved in studies that examined the performance of novel contact lens materials, special contact lenses that can slow the progression of nearsightedness in children, and medications for post surgical care of patients undergoing laser eye surgery. After returning to private practice, he still spends part of his week researching at CORE.

Dr. Yang is fluent in Mandarin and studied as an exchange student at Fudan University, an university in China known for academic excellence. Dr. Yang has volunteered with a group of doctors to Mexico, providing eye care to the local residents of Zihuatanejo. Dr. Yang is an invited expert speaker on CTV, CBC The National, and CBC radio to discuss children's eye health and myopia control. He has been featured on Global News, the Toronto Star, and he has published on the medical Journal Eye, which is part of the Nature group of scientific journals.