Dr. Sarah Virji, Optometrist (Edmonton)

Optometrist (Eye Doctor)

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Born and raised in Edmonton, Dr. Sarah Virji is a graduate of the University of Alberta. She received her BSc in Optometry at Aston University in Birmingham, UK, then went on to New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts to complete her Doctorate of Optometry in 2018. Optometry has always been a part of Dr. Virji’s life since a young age which makes it easy for her to relate to her patients. While working in London, England Sarah spent her days off volunteering and performing eye examinations for homeless shelters, she hopes to join some local charities in and around Edmonton to volunteer with. Outside of work Dr.Virji enjoys playing hockey and dancing.

An optometrist is a primary eye care provider who can conduct eye exams, write prescriptions, and treat eye diseases and disorders. Canadian optometrists require seven to eight years of training at a post-secondary institution before obtaining their professional designation as a Doctor of Optometry (also known as an OD). There are currently two schools of optometry in Canada: The University of Waterloo and the Université de Montréal. There are 20 additional optometry schools in the United States whose graduates are accredited to practice in Canada. Many optometrists also choose to do an extra year of residency (a type of internship) to specialize in a particular type of training or eye care field.

In Canada, optometrists are overseen by provincial/territorial boards that ensure all qualifications are up to date. National tests are also administered by the Canadian Examiners in Optometry to ensure that OD training meets the high level of care expected by Canadian patients.

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