Our Optometrists

Dr. Sam BaraamDr. Sam Baraam started his optometric career 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 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 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 – Beaches and out of the Rosedale office at 360 Eyecare – Rosedale. 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 and was trained in visual perception and binocular vision. He then worked at the Veterans Affairs hospitals in Batavia, New York and Salem, Virginia fine tuning his skills in pathology and low vision.

Dr. Bastiampillai 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 grew up in Toronto and completed his Bachelor of Science degree at University of Toronto and is excited to give back to this wonderful community.

Dr. Bastiampillai enjoys the challenges of contact lenses, binocular vision anomalies and caring for his patients with any anterior segment or retinal pathology. In his spare time Dr. Bastiampillai loves to play Tennis, Golf, Softball and Cricket and enjoys an active lifestyle.

 

Dr. Sarabjit Kohli graduated from The University of Michigan with a Bachelor degree in Biology. She then attended the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) where she received her Doctorate Degree of Optometry. Known for its rigorous program, ICO provided Dr. Kohli with extensive knowledge in Primary Eye Care, Binocular Vision, Pediatrics, Diagnosis and Treatment of Anterior and Posterior segment diseases, Low vision and Contact Lenses.

Dr Kohli interned at various locations across the USA working with top eye care practitioners in America. She worked with experienced Optometrists and Ophthalmologists at The John Dingell Veteran’s Hospital in Michigan, where she learned how to manage complicated eye diseases associated with various health conditions. She worked with surgeons in OMNI Eye Care centers across New Jersey and New York, managing post surgical complications and providing emergency eye care. She worked at a private practice in North Carolina where she was trained to fit soft, hard and specialty contact lenses. Dr. Kohli finished off her intern rotations at The Illinois Eye Institute where she worked with pediatric patients, providing eye exams and vision therapy.

Dr. Kohli is Board certified by the Canadian Examiner’s of Optometry and is licensed by The Ontario College of Optometrists. She is also Board certified in the USA by The National Board of Examiners of Optometry and is licensed by the Michigan Optometric Association. She is TPA certified and is able to prescribe medicine to all her patients. She is currently the member of Canadian Association of Optometrists and the Ontario Association of Optometrists.

Dr Kohli is passionate about providing comprehensive eye care to all her patients. A Michigan girl at heart, she enjoys exploring Toronto, running and spending time with her family.

Dr. Dharani Devathasan has always had an intense passion for the field of Optometry and has spent her personal and professional career helping patients with their ocular needs. 

Dr. Devathasan received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the prestigious program at the University of Waterloo. Prior to that she also completed her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at the same alma mater. She further trained at the Eye Foundation of Utah, where she focused on retinal diseases and glaucoma. In 2015, she served on the  Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity, VOSH, mission team, where she had the opportunity to provide thousands of patients in the impoverished villages of Chisinau, Moldova with comprehensive eye exams, including pathology detection and treatment as well as vision correction devices. 

Dr. Devathasan has a special interest in contact lens fitting, myopia control and ocular disease.

When she is not busy working at the clinic, you can find her traveling the world, doing yoga, working out or enjoying her time with her close friends and family. 

Dr. Devathasan is a strong believer in patient-centered care and believes that counselling is the most important part of the eye exam, where the patient understands and gets to be involved in the treatment and management of their eye health. Dr. Devathasan practices out of the Downtown office at 360 Eyecare – Rosedale360 Eyecare – Beaches and at 360 Eyecare – Metro.