Meet The Optometrists at Fervaha Eye Care
We have a passion for helping patients
We take a detailed approach in diagnosing and treating eye conditions to help you protect your vision and your future.
Who We Are
Fervaha Eye Care is a group of highly experienced, friendly, and dedicated optometrists providing comprehensive eye care in Barrie and the surrounding area, from Newmarket to Alliston, Gravenhurst, Midland, Orillia, and Orangeville. Our team features optometrists that are highly respected in the industry and have undergone comprehensive training and education to provide the best possible eye care for our patients.
All of our optometrists have received highly advanced training and experience from some of the top institutions in Canada and the United States. We have dedicated our lives to helping patients see the world colourfully and brightly, and we continue to do so through further education and regular training. It’s our duty to stay on top of the latest innovations and technologies to keep you up to date, cared for, and informed.
Dr. Manraj S. Fervaha
Dr. Manraj Fervaha was born and raised in the Greater Toronto Area. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Honours biomedical sciences at the University of Waterloo. He always had a passion for helping others and found that pursuing optometry would provide a fulfilling career.
Dr. Fervaha then completed his Doctor of Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago where he graduated with Cum Laude honors. He was given the opportunity to rotate through various clinics including the Alfred and Sara Rosenbloom Center in Chicago, the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA and the Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut. In recognition of his academic achievements he was selected to be part of the Tomb & Key Honors and Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honors Society.
During his clinical experience, Dr. Fervaha gained diverse experience in advanced care and ocular disease management. Furthermore, he has extensive experience in surgical co-management, pediatric eye exams and contact lens fittings. He has completed thousands of eye exams and is able to communicate fluently in English and Punjabi. Dr. Fervaha is a proud member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists and is in good standing with the College of Optometrists of Ontario.
In his free time, Dr. Fervaha enjoys playing basketball, watching sports and travelling to different destinations with his wife.
Dr. Fervaha is passionate about eye care and always strives to place a strong emphasis on patient education and patient care.
Dr. Amrit Bilkhu
Dr. Bilkhu grew up in Brampton, Ontario and obtained her Bachelors of Science degree at Wilfrid Laurier University. She graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2019 where she was awarded Colleague of the Year, Clinical Honors Recognition, and the Dr. H.J. Luckhardt Memorial Scholarship. She completed externships focusing on ocular disease management in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Daytona.
Dr. Bilkhu then completed a Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation residency at UC Berkeley School of Optometry. Throughout her residency education, Dr. Bilkhu managed patients with amblyopia, strabismus, binocular vision dysfunction, concussion, and vision-related learning challenges.
After her residency, Dr. Bilkhu moved back to the Greater Toronto Area to serve her community, providing optometric services to families in Brampton, Bolton, and Vaughan.
In addition, Dr. Bilkhu is the creator of the popular optometry podcast, Four Eyes. She interviews influential optometrists and ophthalmologists who are making a difference in the profession, and shares her optometric clinical knowledge along with her co-hosts. In her spare time, she enjoys watching comedy shows, traveling, and finding ‘hole-in-the-wall’ eateries!
Dr. Sundeep Singh Padwal
Dr. Sundeep Padwal graduated from McMaster University with an Honours BSc in Life Sciences in 2011. He then attended Aston University in Birmingham, UK to pursue his Optometry degree. During his final year of studies, he completed his Ophthalmology rotations at the University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire.
After completing his Optometry degree in 2015, Dr. Padwal worked in South West England for one and a half years. He then returned home and attended the University of Waterloo to complete the International Optometric Bridging Program in 2018.
Dr. Padwal is passionate about patient care and his clinical areas of interest include dry eye and ocular disease. He also enjoys pediatric eye exams. Dr. Padwal is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) and the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO).
Outside the clinic, Dr. Padwal enjoys sports, outdoor activities, and travelling.
Dr. Puneet Kalkat
Dr. Puneet Kalkat began her journey towards Optometry at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. She graduated with a Honours Bachelor of Science. Then she further obtained her Doctorate of Optometry at Illinois College of Optometry in 2018. Dr. Kalkat spent her rotations in places like Atlanta, Chicago, and Cleveland, where she had gained a wealth of experience diagnosing and treating ocular diseases, fitting contact lenses, and performing pediatric exams. Dr Kalkat, then worked in Michigan for some years in a diverse community, before moving back home to Ontario. Dr. Kalkat is now professionally affiliated with the College of Optometrists of Ontario, and the Ontario Association of Optometrists.
She is committed to providing exceptional eye care to each and every one of her patients. Dr. Kalkat understands the needs of her patients and aims to provide the highest standard of care in a friendly and professional environment that builds long term connections. She is always welcoming new patients.
What We Do
We provide versatile and comprehensive eye care for all of our patients. This in-depth service goes beyond a vision screening test you may receive by a doctor, school, or anywhere else. We offer comprehensive eye exams for children and adults, LASIK/refractive treatment co-management, dry eye treatment, and more.
Our team is trained to look for and diagnose specific details that go beyond the surface of a sight test, such as ocular damage and nerve issues. Often, these eye issues can be the first step in a diagnosis of another health issue, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. With our services, you can catch these issues before they become worse or get in the way of your daily life.
Experts in Ocular Education
In addition to providing eye exams and services, our team of optometrists are dedicated to ocular education for our patients. We’re here to answer any questions you may have, and at the same time we’re dedicated to helping you learn more about eye care. Our optometrists will help provide you with all the information you need to ensure that your vision remains a top priority in your daily life, whether it’s advice on how to treat your condition or recommendations for vision protection.
Book Your Appointment Now
Throughout your exam, consultation, or assessment, we will always be transparent and open with you about your options and your eye health. It’s up to you to take matters into your own hands and come and see us for any of our services. Our optometrists are ready and available to get started with you. Book your appointment now.