Dr. Amit Bhatia grew up in Mississauga and completed his Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours Degree with distinction at McMaster University. He then completed his Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo. During his Optometry training, he worked at primary care clinics such as the Health Sciences Optometry Clinic in Kitchener, and took part in teaching family medicine residents about common examination techniques.
Dr. Bhatia took a special interest in ocular disease during his externship at Tallahassee Veterans Affair Outpatient Clinic in Tallahassee, Florida. There he received extensive training in the diagnosis, management and treatment of ocular diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. He also had the opportunity to observe live cataract and retinal surgeries. Dr. Bhatia’s primary interests including managing and treating ocular disease with special interest in glaucoma and chronic dry eye disease. He is excited to be able to use the latest diagnostic equipment at Dr. D’Orio Eyecare to help properly diagnose and treat his dry eye patients. He is certified to prescribe oral and topical medications.
Dr. Bhatia is an active member of the College of Optometrists of Ontario, Canadian Association of Optometrists and Ontario Association of Optometrists. He is fluent in English and Hindi. Outside the clinic, Dr. Bhatia enjoys photography, reading books, learning about film-making and traveling.