Our Team, Ready To Serve You!
Optical Eyeworks was founded by Ali Merali an optician with 22 years’ experience and a graduate from Georgian College Optician Program.
The team includes:
Dr. Syed Moosavi, Optometrist
Dr. Syed Mohammed Moosavi was born and raised in the Greater Toronto Area. He completed his undergraduate studies at York University before attending Aston University School of Optometry in Birmingham, UK. He spent his final year in the historical city of Oxford, UK where he was an intern at Oxford Eye Hospital and a local community practice focusing on primary eye care and ocular disease.
Upon his return back home to Canada, Dr. Moosavi successfully completed the bridging program at the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry. He also completed optometric externships in Clarenville, Newfoundland and Winnipeg, Manitoba focusing on the treatment and management of ocular disease such as anterior eye emergencies, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. Since completing his clinical training, Dr. Moosavi has developed special interest in retinal disease and myopia control.
Dr. Moosavi is licensed by the College of Optometrists of Ontario and is certified to prescribe Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents in Canada. He is a member of both the Ontario Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Association of Optometrists.
Dr. Sayyeda Mavani, Optometrist
Dr. Sayyeda Mavani is from Edmonton, AB and completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Alberta. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry degree at the prestigious New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. Dr. Mavani received a great deal of training in specialty contact lenses, glaucoma, myopia management and retinal diseases. During her clinical rotations she had the opportunity to train with both pediatric and geriatric specialists in the Massachusetts area. She also participated in VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) and hopes to continue to provide and promote eye care in various populations in need.
Dr. Mavani practiced 2 years in Alberta before moving to the Greater Toronto Area. Her areas of experience include glaucoma, dry eye, myopia management, refractive/cataract surgery co management. She has also started to implement vision therapy into her practice as well. Dr. Mavani strives to provide excellent patient care by keeping up with the latest technology and research.
In her free time she enjoys traveling, cooking, spending time with friends and family and exploring Toronto.
Ali Merali, Owner/Optician
Ali Merali was born in Kenya by the shores of the Indian Ocean and migrated to Canada at the age of 17.
Ali has been working in the optical industry since the age of 18 putting his heart and soul into his work. Ali has a diversity of experience in the industry from working in the lab manufacturing lenses, taking on complex contact lens fittings, training opticians and optometrist in the latest lens technology, managing optical clinics, and working as a passionate optician fitting glasses and helping his clients choose the latest styles.
After over 30 years of experience, Ali is customer obsessed and is driven by customer satisfaction. He strives hard to be the best in the industry and loves creating value for his customers. He is warm, hospitable, easy to talk to, highly skilled, and loves treating his customers like family.
Ali is a licensed optician with the college of opticians and is a mentor with the college having trained and mentored many Opticians.
When Ali is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, biking and the outdoors.