Dr. Karen Cobean

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  • Began her undergraduate studies at the University of Waterloo in 1989 at which time she was awarded several entrance scholarships includeing the the Canadian Federation of University Women’s Club Scholarship
  • Graduated with honors from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry and was the recipient of the prestigious Cole Award for clinical excellence and the Bausch and Lomb Award for proficiency in the area of contact lenses
  • Intern at an eye hospital in the United States where she was exposed to all aspects of specialized eye care
  • Completed a clinical rotation in family eye health and vision care at a multi-doctor Canadian practice
  • Began her professional career at the North Bay Eye Clinic in association with Drs. Kenneth Kesty and Cynthia Bullen, ophthalmologists
  • Participated in all aspects of primary and therapeutic eye care including the medical co-management of ocular diseases, pre- and post-operative patient care, contact lenses and comprehensive eye health and vision examinations
  • Worked as an associate in the group ophthalmology practice of Drs. Tanzer, Gray and Rathee and has been a consultant optometrist at the Herzig Eye Institute
  • Active member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists, involved with working groups within the association and is also a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists
  • Longtime volunteer in the community and received the Gordon Cressy Leadership award for his work by the University of Toronto

In the fall of 1998, Dr. Cobean became a partner at Eye Associates of Don Mills and has used her education, experience, and excellent clinical skills to provide her patients with state of the art eye care. Dr. Cobean’s particular areas of interest are pediatrics, cataract and refractive surgery, diabetic eye disease and contact lenses. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, Ontario Association of Optometrists and the College of Optometrists of Ontario.