Dr. Caroline Korkis having achieved the Deans Honour list for two consecutive years from 2010 at McMaster University, graduated with Honours in her Bachelor of Arts Degree.
Having a deep desire to broaden her educational goals, Dr. Korkis carried to successfully pursue a Bachelor of Optometry Degree in Cambridge, United Kingdom. She participated in elective training in Melbourne, Australia, followed by her training year in London UK, which involved general practice and rotations in Ophthalmology.
Dr. Korkis practiced as an associate and locum Optometrist for several years in major centres in London and the rural areas of the UK. She returned to Canada in 2018 and earned her Canadian Optometry license in 2019 through the University of Waterloo. Dr. Korkis completed two rotations during this time, spending 10 weeks in Halifax, Nova Scotia with leading ocular oncologist and cataract specialist, Dr. Hesham Lakosha, where she assisted in LASIK pre and post- operative care, cataract surgery and corneal cross linking. Further, she spent 10 weeks in downtown Toronto training with Doctors Samuel and Sharon Markowitz; assisting at the Canadian National Institute of the Blind (CNIB) with low vision rehabilitation.
Dr. Korkis is very passionate about ocular health with particular interest in dry eye as well as cataract pre and post - operative care and contact lens fitting. She is a philanthropist as she has facilitated in a school vision screening program in an underprivileged community in Toronto, while supporting charities overseas, particularly with those patients with congenital heart disease. Dr. Korkis loves to travel and enjoys skiing and snowboarding.
Dr. Korkis is double board certified and is an active member with several professional networks being:
- Canadian Association of Optometrists
- College of Optometrists of Ontario
- Ontario Association of Optometrists
- The College of Optometrists, United Kingdom
- General Optical Council, United Kingdom