At Sharda Eye Institute we are dedicated to providing excellent medical eyecare, in an effective and efficient manner with a primary focus on patient centred care.
Dr. Rajeshvar K. Sharda
Hons Bsc, MD, FRCSC
Dr. Sharda is a consultant Comprehensive Eye Physician and Surgeon (Ophthalmologist) and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the division of Ophthalmology at McMaster University.
His special focus is refractive cataract surgery and glaucoma. He is also actively involved in the diagnosis and treatment of all general ophthalmology conditions.
Dr. Sharda has a long history with the golden horseshoe area as well as Hamilton. He was born and raised nearby Oakville Ont. and spent a lot of time in Hamilton as his parents ran a family business in the area.
After attaining his Fellowship in Ophthalmology with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2011, Dr Sharda began practicing ophthalmology in Hamilton, and has over 15,000 patients in his practice.
Dr Sharda is also actively involved in teaching Ophthalmology residents and Medical students. He routinely has junior Doctors rotate through his office to learn from him.
In 2013, he worked with the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital in Dunnville, to set up an innovative cataract surgery program - the first of it’s kind in Dunnville. Over 3000 surgeries have now been carried out on patients from Dunnville, Hamilton and the surrounding areas with excellent results.
Success rate from these surgeries is 99.7%.
Dr Sharda has purchased a number of top of the line technologies to ensure his patients have rapid access to all the tests and procedures they may need, without ever having to leave his office. These include:
optical coherence tomography (OCT)
visual field testing
selective laser trabeculoplasty
YAG laser capsulotomy and iridotomy
minor eyelid surgery suite
He and his team pride themselves on taking the time to explain all tests and procedures fully to patients as well as providing a comfortable and modern environment in which their eye care is undertaken.
It is no surprise that they have been awarded the Hamilton Spectator Platinum Readers Choice Award for Best Ophthalmologist two years in a row (2014, 2015).
Dr. Sharda achieved a 95% high school average and was named an Ontario scholar all 5 years of high school. At McMaster he was one of the first students to undertake the honors in B.Sc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology specialist stream. He was 1 of only 8 graduates from this program. He took the Medical College Admission Test and finished in the top 5% of all 50,000 test takers across all North America. While at Queens University of Medical school he was elected President of his class. He was awarded the Barsky prize in the field of Ophthalmology for his research.
In 2005, he began a research scholarship at the University of Toronto. In 2006 he was back at McMaster to start his residency training at St. Joseph’s and Hamilton Health Sciences Hospitals. He was chosen as chief resident in his second to last year and also received the best resident in ophthalmology award in 2011. He attained his fellowship in the Royal College of Canada in 2011 and began practicing shortly thereafter.
Dr. P. Hernandez, O.D. Optometrist
Dr. Hernandez has completed her masters degree of visual sciences at University of Waterloo. Dr Hernandez specializes in low vision and preventative care
Dr. H. Chin, O.D. Optometrist
Born and raised in Hamilton, Dr. Chin is pleased to practice in the community. She graduated from the University of Waterloo and enjoys seeing patients of all ages
surgical coordinator and COT
Kathy is a certified ophthalmic technician and has over two decades of experience in the Ophthalmology field. She is well trained in a variety of testing techniques including OCT scanning and Visual Field testing
Elaine B. Administrative Assistant
Elaine has over 15 years experience as an administrative assistant in the optometry field. You will often see Elaine at the front desk scheduling appointments
Team Photos courtesy of Mama Bear Photography
Dr. J.W. Field, O.D. optometrist
Dr. Field has over 10 years experience in optometry and completed his Doctor of Optometry at University of Waterloo
Dr. S. Salazar, OD.
Dr. S. Salazar is an optometrist from Colombia and received her optometry degree from the university of Waterloo and has been practicing for 7 years in Canada. She enjoys working at the Sharda Eye Institute
Clinical coordinator and oc(c) tech
Rebecca has completed her undergrad at McMaster University as well as the Vancouver Orthoptics program. Rebecca has also completed vision screening research at McMaster University and research involving amblyopia and diplopia at UBC
MBBS - Medical Assistant
Prabhakar is a medical doctor and trained ophthalmologist from Hyderabad India. He is one of Dr. Sharda’s trusted assistants and assists Dr Sharda in many aspects of patient care