Dr. Jameel Kanji OD MSc

Residency Trained in Pediatric Optometry


Dr. Kanji completed a Doctor of Optometry at the New England College of Optometry in Boston. Having a passion for children’s eye care, Dr. Kanji completed a post-doctorate residency program in pediatric optometry in Boston. As part of his residency training, he worked at various well-known Boston medical institutions, including Tufts Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, Perkins School for the Blind and the New England College of Optometry Center for Eye Care.

He has experience in diverse areas of eye care, including detection and management of various eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataract, macular degeneration, dry eye, diabetic eye disease and emergency eye care. Dr. Kanji has worked in a variety of clinic locations in the GTA, including midtown Toronto, Orangeville and Newmarket. 

Having completed a Bachelors of Science degree in Neuroscience from McGill University, he pursued a research-based Masters of Science in Vision Science, which took him to Wenzhou, China in order to study higher-order vision in patients with strokes.

He has been engaged with concussion research in children and adolescents, by studying the visual consequences that result from concussions. Dr. Kanji is a recipient of the Terrance N. Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency Award by the American Optometric Foundation, which recognized his commitment and service to the field of pediatric optometry.

Dr. Kanji has a passion for teaching and has previously taught advanced optometric techniques at the New England College of Optometry and Waterloo University School of Optometry and Vision Science. He has served on the College of Optometrists of Ontario as part of the Clinical Practice Panel of the College, and more recently serving as a director in the Alumni Association of the New England College of Optometry. He has also been active in community outreach, by providing voluntary eye care services to children at schools and various community events. Dr. Kanji has participated on volunteer humanitarian missions (most recently to the Dominican Republic) to provide eye care services in parts of the world where eye care is inaccessible.

Dr. Kanji was born and raised in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Some of Dr. Kanji’s hobbies and interests outside of eye care include running, travelling, ice hockey, and drawing.