Dr. Chauhan is Mathers Professor and Research Director of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics and Professor of Medical Neurosciences at Dalhousie University. Dr. Chauhan’s clinical research interests centre on changes in the visual field and optic nerve head in glaucoma. He has devised new methods for detecting glaucoma progression and conducted research leading to their translation to clinical practice. He also conducts research with experimental models of optic nerve damage. Areas of activity include studies of neuron-glia interaction in the retina and optic nerve, in vivo structural and functional imaging of retinal ganglion cells and neuroprotection
Dr. Dalton is an Associate Professor at the School of Optometry & Vision Science, University of Waterloo. Kristine holds an OD and MSc from the University of Waterloo, and a PhD from Aston University. Kristine became a faculty member at the School of Optometry & Vision Science in 2013 where she established the Vision & Motor Performance Lab and the Sports Vision Clinic. She has also helped to establish the Brain Injury Clinic, where she provides vision rehabilitation services for individuals with traumatic brain injury and concussion. Kristine’s research involves measuring functional aspects of vision performance in relation to sports performance, traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, and Paralympic classification for athletes with vision impairment.
Dr. Cooper is an Optometrist and Director of Innovation and Research at Solinsky EyeCare in West Hartford, CT. He specializes in anterior segment disease treating a variety of conditions including dry eye and lid diseases, allergy, and uveitis. He has produced research, participated on expert ocular surface disease round tables, and lectured domestically on topics such as corneal disease states, uveitis management, Lyme disease, emerging pathogens, sports-related eye injuries in children, and AMD pedigree relationships. Dr. Cooper is published in journals such as Review of Optometry, Modern Optometry, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today, Clinical Ophthalmology, Optometry Times, Primary Care Optometry News, and Optometric Management. Additionally, he has collaborated with CollaborativeEYE and EyetubeOD on a variety of digital media segments including “Managing the Surgical Patient” and “Hot Topics”. He is actively involved in global clinical studies for novel anti-infective therapeutics, evaluating the efficacy of meibomian gland treatment modalities, ocular surface diagnostic validation, and AMD genetic research.
Dr. Smith is the Lead Optometrist at FYi Doctors in Spryfield, NS. Dr. Smith graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in 1997 and went on to graduate from the U of Waterloo, School of Optometry in 2001. She has been practicing in Spryfield since 2005.
FYiDoctors Spryfield is a primary care office with a referral-based specialty clinic in vision therapy and neuro-optometric rehab. Dr. Smith opened the vision therapy clinic in 2016 and provides therapy to those with binocular vision issues such as eye teaming, focusing and tracking problems. She treats children and adults with vision related learning dysfunctions, convergence insufficiency, amblyopia and non-surgical strabismus. Dr. Smith provides neuro-optometric rehabilitation to those with post traumatic vision syndrome from traumatic brain injuries such as concussions, whip lash injuries and stroke.
Joyce Van Rooyen is currently the Practice Management Trainer for Eye Recommend, one of Canada’s leading Optometric Buying Groups. In this role, Joyce creates, develops and facilitates trainings programs for all aspects of the Optometric Practice from Optical Basics and Advanced Dispensing to Practice Management Topics including Eyewear Trends and Visual Merchandising. Joyce began her career in the optical industry over 25 years ago, while working in her father’s edging lab. She has spent time working as a lab technician for 4 high end optical stores, a dispensary manager for a busy 4 doctor practice and the professional Education Coordinator for Hoya. She has developed and implemented workshops on various topics throughout the optical industry as well as an optometry assistant course for Conestoga College. She also worked as a workshop coach and lecturer for CAO’s Optometric Assistant program for 10 years. Joyce loves sharing her passion for the optical industry and believes that we should never stop learning.