Medical Advisory Board
Dr. Shaun MacInnis, OD
Owner of Island Eyecare in Sydney, Nova Scotia
Dr. Shaun MacInnis was born in Sydney and grew up in Prime Brook. He completed a three-year Bachelor of Science degree at the University College of Cape Breton before finishing optometry, with honours, at the University of Waterloo in 2007.
Dr. MacInnis continues to pursue an interest in contact lenses, dry eye disease, children’s vision, and macular degeneration in his current practice. In regards to dry eye disease, Dr MacInnis is one of the first optometrists east of Ottawa to be part of MyDryEye, “Canada’s premiere network that connects patients suffering from dry eye disease with practitioners who are able to help.” In 2020, he became one of two optometrists in the country to be named a consultant for E>Eye IRPL® technology with I-MED Pharma.
Away from the office, Dr. MacInnis will most likely be found outside. Whether it is hiking, running, mountain biking, golfing, or kayaking he usually has his dog or family in tow.
Dr. Saleel Jivraj, OD
Clinical director of Market Mall Eye Clinic in Calgary
Dr. Sal Jivraj was born in London, UK and completed his Optometry degree at Aston University School of Optometry.
Dr. Jivraj moved to Canada and completed his studies at the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry. Dr. Jivraj has extensive experience working in hospital eye clinics in the UK, as well as working in private practice medical clinics and group clinics in Canada. He is a member of the Alberta Association of Optometrists and is licensed to prescribe oral and topical medications for the treatment and management of ocular disease. He focused his MBA thesis on the Development of Specialist Dry Eye Services in Optometric Practice. He is also the creator of the Dryirelief app.
In his spare time, Dr. Jivraj loves to run 10K marathons and has raised funds for the Fight for Sight Charity. Dr. Jivraj is also an active member of the Canadian Ismaili Eye Care Alliance.
Dr. Steven D’Orio, OD
Dr. Steven D’Orio first became interested in the field of Optometry during high school. This led him to take more interest and involvement into his father’s practice. With time, he attended the University of Waterloo for his undergrad, where he completed a Biomedical Science degree with a minor in Biology. Afterwards, he attended Salus University School of Optometry in Pennsylvania, where he gained international experience that has led him to succeed as an optometrist. Dr. D’Orio experienced working in primary care and triaging for ocular emergencies in Albert Einstein Hospital, low vision at The Eye Institute, as well as further training at Will’s Eye Hospital where he specialized in contact lenses and ocular disease. As an Optometrist, Dr. D’Orio has taken special interest with the study and practise of dry eye symptoms/patient concern. He has also incorporated the latest equipment and treatment options for his patients’ needs. Dr. Steven D’Orio is known for his patience, dedication, and attention to detail for each patient care.