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.