Meet the Team

  • Dr.
    Areef Nurani

    Dr. Nurani began his university career at the University of Victoria where he studied microbiology under the John Malkin full scholarship. He then went to the University of Waterloo School of Optometry. While at Waterloo, Dr. Nurani did research in electro diagnostics and worked with developmentally challenged patients. Dr. Nurani graduated in 1993 on the Dean’s honor list, winning top awards for contact lenses care and binocular vision. To this day Dr. Nurani remains passionate about his patients and insists on treating them as he would his family. Dr. Nurani is excited to offer vision therapy to his patients in order to improve binocular vision. Away from the practice, Dr. Nurani enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two beautiful children.

  • Dr.
    Negar Sohbati

    Dr. Negar Sohbati graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Neuroscience, and obtained her Doctor of Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry. She completed clinical externships with honours in private practices and hospitals across the United States and Canada. Among other scholarships, she was awarded the Lawrence P. Felgenbaum Clinical Optometry Memorial Award, given to the student considered the most outstanding clinician in the graduating class. Upon graduating, she continued to pursue her academic interests and completed her Primary Care and Ocular Disease residency at the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Sohbati has extensive training in diagnosing, treating, and managing ocular disease and has a special interest in emergency conditions. She is committed to practicing evidence based optometry. Dr. Negar has completed the rigorous qualifications to become a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and will be defending her written work in November 2021. In her free time she likes to go on outdoor runs, lift weights, spend time with friends and family, and watch figure skating competitions - as she was once a professional figure skater herself. 

  • Farwa Zahid

    Farwa joined the Victoria Village Optometry team in 2015. As the practice manager her main focus is making your experience at the office positive and professional. She loves to share her knowledge of how to choose the perfect fitting eye wear for you.

    Out of the office Farwa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and loves cooking different cultural foods.

  • Reem Youhana

    Reem  was born in the beautiful city of Baghdad, Iraq; and has over 6 years of experience in the optical industry. She is a Registered Optician who completed her course at Seneca College with honours and she is fluent in English and Arabic . Reem is our lab expert and ensures our patients find the right optical solution for their needs. She enjoys travelling with her two children and husband.  Jordan, Mexico, Jamaica, and Dominican Republic are just few of the exotic locations she enjoys. A cultured individual who is passionate about cooking, shopping, gardening, and dancing to Justin Beiber songs.

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Our Regular Schedule

Toronto Office


8:30 am-6:00 pm


8:30 am-6:00 pm


8:30 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-7:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-4:30 pm