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Meet our optometrist in Thornhill, Ontario. We offer a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages - all with personalized attention and a smile. In our eye care office, every patient is treated warmly. Individualized attention is the foundation of our care, to ensure that your eyes remain healthy. We're dedicated to optimizing your vision!

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Dr. Murtaza Jafferji

Registered Optometrist

Our resident optometrist, Dr. Murtaza Jafferji (aka, Dr. J) has been practising optometry since 2007 here in the Greater Toronto Area. He received his undergraduate degree from McMaster University and his doctorate in Optometry from the State University of New York where he completed his residency externship in ocular disease.

Dr. Jafferji was raised in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania and had wanted to enter a health profession since childhood. His heart really opened up to vision and eye care when he had volunteered at a Lions Club Eye Camp at a remote village in Tanzania. He now volunteers his time to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and has participated in the Ride for Heart along Gardiners and 404. His goal is to one day participate in the Cure for Cancer Ride to Niagara and run an IronMan.

Since his childhood days as boy scouts, he enjoys being physically active through sports and other various outdoor activities. His interests are in woodworking, photography, cooking and fashion design. He is fluent in English, Hindi, Urdu, Panjabi, Gujrati and Swahili. Dr. J and his wife are proud parents of two young sons. ​Treating patients and clients the way he would like to be treated is his guiding principle.

Dr. Alissa Athanasakos

Dr. Alissa Athanasakos

Registered Optometrist
After graduating with from York University with her Bachelor of Science, Dr. Alissa Athanasakos obtained her Doctor of Optometry from the Michigan College of Optometry. Dr. Athanasakos is a member of the Ontario College of Optometrists. 
Dr. Athanasakos completed clinical rotations with an emphasis on ocular disease. Her externships experience included a private practice in rural Ontario, the Wyoming Veteran Affairs Hospital and the Great Lakes Bay Health Centers in Michigan.
Accepting and providing eye care to all ages, Dr. Athanasakos is particularly interested in ocular disease, myopia control, dry eye management and contact lenses. She strives to create an approachable, and educational environment for her patients
Outside of the office, Dr. Athanasakos enjoys spending time outdoors, whether it’s hiking, camping or swimming. She enjoys travelling and spending time with family and friends.

Urban Opticians in Thornhill

Urban Opticians provides innovative eye care services to patients from in and around Thornhill. We offer comprehensive eye health assessments, ocular disease diagnosis and treatment, contact lens evaluation and fitting, and prescriptions.

The team at Urban Opticians aims to provide the best possible solution for the patient's eye health and vision needs. By utilizing the latest technologies and evidence-based treatments, we can ensure that each patient maintains optimal eye health.

We welcome new patients and accept most major forms of insurance.