For over 20 yrs now Dr. Amy Manchanda has been a practicing optometrist and, in 1995, purchased Cole Harbour Optometry.
Dr. Manchanda graduated from McGill University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She then attended the University of Waterloo where, after 4 years of study, she obtained her Doctor of Optometry degree.
With special interest in eye health and how it is affected by nutrition, Dr. Manchanda offers counselling for holistic treatment of a number of common eye conditions—such as dry eyes and macular degeneration. She also offers naturopathic advice for many systemic conditions.
Dr. Manchanda enjoys attending continuing education courses, consistently updating her education to stay current with the ever changing field of optometry. She attends many of these courses in the United States where state of the art education - regarding new equipment and information on eye disease detection and treatment - is offered. In her spare time, Dr. Manchanda enjoys yoga, hiking, travelling, and reading health journals to improve her knowledge about naturopathic medicine.
Dr. Karla Grimm is originally from Annapolis Royal, NS. She graduated with distinction from Dalhousie University in 2010 after completing a Bachelor of Science degree (Combined Honours in Neuroscience and Biology). She then studied at the University of Waterloo's School of Optometry where she graduated with distinction in 2015.
Dr. Grimm enjoys all aspects of full-scope primary care optometry with a special interest in ocular disease. During her optometric training, she had the opportunity to complete an externship in ocular disease and therapeutics at OMNI Eye Services in Atlanta, Georgia. Learning from a multidisciplinary team including optometrists and ophthalmologists, she gained valuable experience in ocular disease management and cataract pre- and post-operative care.
Outside of work, Dr. Grimm's many enjoyments include travelling, singing, playing the piano, baking, and spending time in the great outdoors. She is thrilled to be joining Dr. Manchanda and the clinic team at Cole Harbour Optometry!
Dr. Celina Caprini is originally from Etobicoke, Ontario. She studied at the University of Western Ontario graduating in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Medical Sciences. During her undergraduate degree she had the opportunity to work abroad in Germany where she completed a research project in microbiology.
She completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo, graduating in 2017 on the Dean's Honour List. As part of her training, Dr. Caprini completed externships at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas and at clinics in Fort Frances, Ontario and Whistler, British Columbia, gaining experience in ocular disease management and primary eye care.
Dr. Caprini enjoys working with patients of all ages to provide high quality comprehensive eye care. Outside of the office, her hobbies include reading, drawing, kayaking, and skiing.