Meet Bayshore Optometric Clinic’s Doctors

Dr. Harninder Sandhu

Dr. Harninder Sandhu

Dr. Harninder Sandhu is the proud owner of Bayshore Optometric Clinic. She is originally from UK, Birmingham. She attended the University of Bradford, where she received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Optometry in 1996. After training for a year in London, Dr. Sandhu, licensed as an optometrist in many parts of UK, gained experience in different types of clinics, providing a service to a wide variety of patients. Dr. Sandhu returned to University and completed her Masters of Optometry in 1999.

Dr. Sandhu decided to move to Canada to further pursue her career. She completed her exams and became a licensed optometrist and a member of the College of Optometrists of Ontario. Over the years she has worked in both an independent environment as well as in an office with other associates.

Dr. Sandhu has now opened her own clinic in the Bayshore Shopping Centre where she provides services in English, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu. Dr. Sandhu has a special interest in eye manifestations of diabetes and enjoys fitting contact lenses for all types of patients, for example patients with astigmatism or presbyopia (bifocal/multifocal contacts).

She enjoys volunteering her services and recently took part in a mission to Guyana. While there, she helped the residents of this developing country to obtain the gift of sight with gently used glasses that have been kindly donated.

Dr. Sandhu is a member of the College of Optometry and has been a member of the Inquiries, Reports and Complaints Committee. She has also been a member of the Disciplinary Committee. She is also an active member of the Ottawa Society of Optometrists.

Outside of work, she enjoys volleyball, gardening, biking, running, and spending time with her daughters and husband.

Dr. Sandhu’s Associates

Dr. Shainaz Moosa

Dr. Shainaz Moosa

Originally from Toronto, Dr. Shainaz Moosa is now proud to call Ottawa her home. She completed her Bachelor of Science at McGill University and went on to obtain her Doctor of Optometry from the University of Waterloo in 2012. During her studies, she participated in a volunteer mission trip to Cameroon, where she helped provide eye care to underserviced patients. She also gained experience in treating eye disease while in Arizona, and interned in several private practices in Toronto.

Her clinical skills include examining patients of all ages, and observing for early signs of eye disease. She takes great interest in educating her patients about the maintenance of good eye health. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists and the Ocular Nutrition Society.

When not at the clinic, Dr. Moosa enjoys cooking, taking acting classes and spending time with her niece and nephew. She is delighted to be part of the great team at Bayshore Optometric Clinic.

Dr. Karen Mowbray

Dr. Karen Mowbray

Dr. Karen Mowbray, originally from Ancaster, Ontario, studied Natural Sciences and Biology at McMaster University, then studied Optometry at the University of Waterloo, graduating with a Doctor of Optometry degree in 1993. She then successfully completed a TPA certification course at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma and became a TPA certified optometrist in 2008 when legislation was passed allowing Ontario optometrists to prescribe medications for eye disease.

Dr. Mowbray is a member in good standing of the College of Optometrists of Ontario, and the Ottawa Society of Optometrists where she enjoys attending continuing education courses. She is currently a Quality Assurance Assessor for the College, and evaluates the clinical records of optometrists throughout Ontario.

After co-owning and managing a busy practice in the Ottawa Valley for over 20 years, Dr. Mowbray is thoroughly enjoying seeing patients part time at Bayshore Optometric alongside Dr.’s Sandhu, Winn and Moosa. In her free time, she enjoys reading, painting, running, walking her Golden Retriever and raising a teenager.

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