Dr. R. Maharaj OD, FAAO


Dr. Maharaj practices in the Greater Toronto Area at 2 locations.  He is Clinic Director at eyeLABS optometry and Lead Optometrist at York-Finch Eye Associates/Humber River Regional Hospital.  He provides clinical services at both locations.  Within eyeLABS he manages the Ocular Surface Disease Clinic, treating complex anterior segment disease in a collaborative setting from dry eye disease to advanced corneal dystrophies.   An area of special interest for Dr. Maharaj is the lid surface as it relates to chronic dry eye.  The Ocular Surface Disease Clinic is the first optometry clinic in Canada to offer LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation treatment.  Dr. Maharaj offers various lid therapies some of which he has developed  in collaboration with leading expert Dr. D. Korb OD FAAO.  He is a national speaker on diseases of the anterior and posterior segment as well as best practices in contact lenses.

Eye Education Lectures:

Stop Contact Lens Dropout: Optimizing the Ocular Surface for Contact Lens Success  – Lecture Series Summer 2013 (Halifax, Ottawa, Montreal, Windsor)

Don’t Just survive….Thrive! – OAO Symposium 2013

Dry Eye University:  Novel Diagnostics and Therapeutics in Treating The Dry Ocular Surface  – NSAO 2013 (Maritime CE)

Primary Eye Care Symposium: Diabetes and the Eye (October 2012) – Family Medicine Section: Diabetes and the eye

eyeLABS Continue Education Series (August 2012) – An introduction to LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation and treatment options for Evaporative Dry Eye

Cleinman Performance Partners (June 2012 )– The Opto-METRIC Odyssey: Retina Health Assessment and the Posterior Segment 

Academy of Ophthalmic Education (April 2011) –Multispectral Imaging: A new direction in primary care of the Posterior Segment (COPE)