Optometrists

Optometrist - Dr. Sam Baraam

Dr. Sam Baraam started his post secondary education by pursuing a bachelor of science in Cell Biology at the University of Western Ontario in London. He then moved to Pennsylvania for graduate school where he received his doctor of Optometry degree from the prestigious Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. As part of his clinical program as an intern, Dr. Baraam trained at the world-renowned Veterans affairs hospital in Connecticut and also at a refractive Laser surgery and cataract center in Philadelphia. In addition to receiving extensive training in specialty soft and rigid contact lenses, Dr. Baraam is also certified to treat and manage ocular disease and thoroughly trained in management of Cataract and Laser vision correction procedures. He also received further training in binocular vision, and visual-perceptual therapy for which he received advanced certification from the Eye Institute in Philadelphia and clinical honors, a recognition only awarded to those with academic and clinical excellence.

Dr. Baraam also served on the SOSH mission team in 2009 where he had the opportunity to provide thousands of patients in the impoverished villages of Belize with Eye Care, including pathology detection and treatment as well as vision correction devices to those who otherwise did not have access to such services.

In addition to being certified by the Canadian national boards (CSAO), Dr. Baraam has also successfully completed all three parts of the US national board examinations (NBEO). He’s now an active member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists, Canadian Association of Optometrists as well as the College of Optometrists in Vision development (COVD).

Dr Baraam also practices out of the Beaches office at 360 Eyecare. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, golfing, exercising and spending quality time with family and friends.

Dr. Gavin Bastiampillai graduated from the prestigious Pennsylvania College of Optometry of Salus University. Throughout his time there he was elected into Beta Sigma Kappa, an honor society for academic achievement for the top ten percent of his class. His clinical experience includes The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, where he completed his advance studies in Pediatrics, where he was trained in visual perception and binocular vision. He also worked at the Veterans Affairs hospitals in Batavia, New York and Salem, Virginia fine tuning his skills in pathology and low vision.

He has successfully passed the US national board exam (NBEO), Canadian national board exam (CSAO) and is TPA certified to treat and manage ocular disease. Currently he is a member of both the Ontario Association of Optometrists & the Canadian Association of Optometrists.

Dr. Bastiampillai enjoys the challenges of contact lenses, binocular vision anomalies and caring for his patients with any anterior segment or retinal pathology.

He completed his Bachelor of Science degree at University of Toronto, specializing in neuroscience. Dr. Gavin Bastiampillai grew up in Toronto, and is excited to give back to this great community.

In his spare time Dr. Bastiampillai loves to play Tennis, Golf, Softball and Cricket and enjoys an active lifestyle.