Dr. Noelda Fernandes completed her Honours Bachelor Of Science at the University of Toronto before going on to pursue her optometry training at the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) in Chicago, USA. During her training she developed essential skills in the treatment and management of binocular vision, diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, pre and post-operative care and specialized contact lenses.
Her passion in giving back to the community is demonstrated during her time at ICO where she was involved in a mission trip to Belize. There
she provided optometric care to the underprivileged community in Belize.
After graduation, she went onto pursue further residency training in Pediatric Optometry at SUNY College of Optometry and Woodhull Medical Center in New York. During residency, Dr. Fernandes gained expertise in the area of pediatrics, special needs examination and vision therapy.She has presented posters at academic meetings including AmericanAcademy of Optometry (AAO) and College of Optometrists in Visual Development (COVD) as well as delivered a COPE (The Council on Optometric Practitioner Education) approved lecture.
She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO). She is an active member of the College of Optometrists of Ontario and the American Academy of Optometry (AAO).
Dr. Fernandes is board certified to practice in both the United States and Canada