Meet Your Eye Doctor

“I want people to know that your eyes tell a lot about your health. Aside from prescriptions, I perform eye exams with state of the art technology that can help detect health problems down the line as well.”
“I became an eye doctor in Ottawa so that I can help my community maintain their valuable vision.”
Dr. Sara Zahiri
Dr. Sara Zahiri

Dr. Sara Zahiri graduated from the University of Waterloo Optometry program in 2010. Previous to her studies in optometry, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University Of Ottawa in Biology and also conducted research at the Ottawa Eye Institute on adult stem cells and their role in vision. During her optometry residency, she specialized in macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetes. Furthermore, she continued her specialization in glaucoma, and pediatric optometry. Dr Sara Zahiri has received training at LASIK MD and is very familiar with pre and post-operative care of patients who have undergone laser eye surgery. She also specializes in fitting contact lenses.

Dr. Zahiri is also very involved in the Ottawa South community, organizing and heading seminars for the Canadian Cancer Society, sponsoring local hockey teams, and providing free eye care to underprivileged families in Ottawa. Dr Zahiri has published articles for Ottawa Public Health on raising awareness for children’s eye exams.  She is also an active member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists as well as The Canadian Association of Optometrists.