Dr. Najma Uddin
Being born and raised in Barrie, Ontario, Dr Najma Uddin completed her Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo. She was awarded entrance scholarships and maintained the Dean’s Honours List throughout her studies there. She then entered into the University of Waterloo’s School Of Optometry Doctorate program from where she graduated in 1999.
At U.of W., she was an active member of SHS – Students Helping Students Program providing academic mentoring. Dr. Uddin went on to complete the Ocular Therapeutics Externship Residency Program at the OMNI Eye Specialists and War Veteran’s Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Uddin passed her US National Board Exams including the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease Certification. Being a role model for young women today, Dr. Uddin spends her time volunteering at local youth forums encouraging young women not to succumb to the pressures of society and to aspire in life to be all that they can be.
Dr. Uddin has a successful Contact Lens patient basis dealing with a wide variety of cases such as keratoconus, high astigmatism and multifocal lenses. She has significant experience in Low Vision Treatment of patients in conjunction with the CNIB. Having a love for children and a background in ECE, Dr. Uddin is knowledgeable and skillful in Pediatric care including visual perceptual testing, amblyopia, strabismus and dealing with children with learning disabilities. She has years of experience in Co-Managing Laser Refractive Surgery and provides a full scope of practice to her patients. With a passion for travelling, Dr. Uddin speaks many languages including, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and a working knowledge of French, Spanish and Gujarati. Her interests in Optometry are macular degeneration (AMD), retinal disease, glaucoma, and computer-related visual concerns, all of which she utilizes in her work at Gole Eyeworks.
Canadian Optometrists in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation
Canadian Low Vision Significant Interest Group
Ontario Association of Optometrists
Canadian Association of Optometrists
College of Optometrists of Ontario
Dr. Uddin enoys the culinary arts and cooks up a storm! She is a devoted mother of 2 boys and spends most of her spare time being a “soccer mom.” Dr. Uddin also enjoys working out and the outdoors, especially landscaping and gardening.
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