Dr. Jamie Vahdat received  a Bachelor of Science with Honours in chemistry and biochemistry prior to completing his medical degree at the University of Saskatchewan. He then practiced family medicine in Toronto and in northern Ontario before specializing in ophthalmology at Queen’s University in Kingston.
Dr. Vahdat received ​his fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1998.
Dr. Vahdat has been in private ophthalmic practice since 1999. His practice is focused on cataract surgery refractive  surgery  procedures , both Lasik and PRK, intraocular injections as well as medical and laser treatment of glaucoma.
Dr. Vahdat has presented several research papers at scientific meetings. He is a member of the Ontario Medical Association and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Dr. Vahdat is the former chief of ophthalmology for the Niagara Health Systems as well as the former chief of ophthalmology at the Welland Hospital Site.

Dr. Usama BebawyDr. Usama Bebawy received his MD degree with honor from Ain Shams University in 1988, and then spent 3 years of residency training in Ophthalmology & ended by receiving his Masters degree in Ophthalmology.
He has worked as an assistant lecturer at the School of Medicine, Ain Shams University, & gave lectures and labs to students and ophthalmology residents.

Dr. Bebawy had further fellowship training in cataract and glaucoma management at Essen University in Germany, practiced as an ophthalmologist for 6 years managing & treating patients with cataract, glaucoma, uveitis, LASIK, retinal diseases & various other diseases of the eye.

He has spent 2 years in clinical fellowship at McMaster University doing comprehensive ophthalmology fellowship and joined Lasik provision as an optometrist in 2012.


Dr. Laurie CapognaDr. Laurie Capogna graduated from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, with her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1998. She is an active partner in Peninsula Eye Associates, where she provides full spectrum optometric care in a surgical eye care centre. She also runs a Low Vision Clinic where she helps patients with eye disease and vision loss to achieve their daily goals.

Dr. Capogna practices comprehensive optometry where she focuses on all three aspects of eye care: prevention, treatment and vision rehabilitation. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists, the Canadian Association of Optometrists, the College of Optometrists of Ontario and the Optometric Nutrition Society



Dr. Kristen Beckers is an optometrist and associate at Peninsula Eye Associates. She received her Doctor of Optometry from the University of Waterloo in 2014 with externship training in Niagara Falls and Florence, Alabama. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists and the College of Optometrist of Ontario.

Dr. Beckers has had the privilege of travelling to Peru in South America with VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity). With her fellow colleagues, they were able to perform over 3000 eye examinations and dispense glasses for those who were in need.

Favorite things to do outside of the office: read a great book or go see a concert with friends.The way she loves to keep fit: kettlebells and hiking.


Dr. Cheryl Huston received her Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 1978, and has been practicing in the Niagara area since then.
She recently sold her practice in St. Catharines and is now working exclusively in Niagara Falls

Dr. Huston is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists and the College of Optometrists of Ontario.
She is a Life Member in the Association of Kin Clubs, being very active for many years, including leadership roles.

Spare time activities: trivia with friends and spending time with her four grown children.