Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision - many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
Dr. Tepperman has been practicing optometry in Toronto since his graduation from University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 1985. He has dedicated his professional career to providing the very best in primary eye care to his patients. His location has always been at the corner of Bay and Bloor where he has established an exceptional reputation for his clinical excellence.
He has been an industry leader in the fitting and dispensing of contact lenses. In addition to patient care, he has served in an advisory capacity as a key opinion leader for many of the major contact lens manufacturers. As well he has taken part in numerous contact lens studies as a clinical investigator. Dr. Tepperman has taught graduating optometry students in the contact lens clinic at the University of Waterloo. He continues to mentor and share ideas with younger practitioners by lecturing in the areas of contact lenses and practice building.
Dr. Rana Taji has been in clinical practice since 2010. She practices full scope comprehensive care, with a particular emphasis on ocular disease management and treatment. Prior to practicing in Canada, she worked at a large ophthalmology clinic in Northern Virginia for 5 years, enjoying full scope of practice while also serving as a clinical sub-investigator on several FDA clinical trials. Following practice in Virginia, she joined a glaucoma subspecialty ophthalmology clinic in Kingston, Ontario where she continued her passion for ocular disease treatment.
She actively manages glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, and manages and treats a whole range of chronic conditions like dry eye, blepharitis, and emergency eye care. Dr. Taji has extensive knowledge in pre and post-operative care for refractive and cataract surgery patients. She has taken a special interest in the treatment and management of Dry Eye disease, as she has a significant amount of experience managing this often difficult condition for many.
Dr. Taji graduated from the University of Waterloo with her bachelor’s in Biomedical Sciences and also a Masters in Vision Science. She went on to complete her Doctorate of Optometry at the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State. She has presented at several conferences, participated in publications, and has been a guest speaker on topics such as Glaucoma medical management and counseling, and ocular emergencies and dry eye disease. She is excited to have returned to her roots, having grown up in the greater Toronto area. She is passionate about continuing to provide a high standard of care to her patients.
Her Optometric affiliations include being an active member of the American Academy of Optometry. She is licensed to practice Optometry in Ontario, and the Commonwealth of Virginia.