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.
    Anita Kumar

    Dr. Anita Kumar graduated from the School of Optometry at the University of Waterloo in 2018. She successfully completed her ocular disease and therapeutics training at OMNI Eye Associates in Baltimore in 2017. Dr. Kumar participated in a mission trip to Peru in 2016 with Volunteer Optometrist Services to Humanity (VOSH) to provide eye care to the less fortunate. Prior to her optometry training, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science at the University of Waterloo. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, as well as the Ontario Association of Optometrists. In her spare time, Dr. Kumar enjoys painting, going to the gym, watching hockey, and spending time with family and friends. She is very excited to be providing eye care to the VICVILO community!

  • 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 husband, and loves cooking different cultural foods. A person who has love for board games, traveling with her family and friends, and indulging in Bollywood movies.

  • Vanya
    Optometric Assistant

    Vania Joined our office in 2015. She is our Optometic/Administrative assistant, and we rely on her to get our day to day activites completed.Her fun and dynamic personality is essential to a warm greeting to our patients, and for the synergy in the office.
    Vania comes from a music backgroud, where she has travelled and lived in Los Angeles to work with some of most famous musical acts of our time like Chris Brown and Jamie Foxx.

    Get her autograph, its going to be valuable one day!

  • Marife Esplana

    Meet Mar! She joined our team in March 2018 as a full-time Optometrist Assistant. She'll be one of the first people you'll find greeting you with a coffee or tea at the front desk when you come in to see us (no pun intended) or you can find her assisting Dr. Nurani in the rooms. Outside of the office, Mar enjoys spending her time by staying active; going on runs and bike rides, discovering recipes in the kitchen and writing. Mar's goal at the end of each day is to provide the best patient care possible.

  • Rim Tarzi
    Optometric Assistant

    Rim is our office’s optometric scribe/assistant as of April 2018. She is a McMaster University alumna with a BSc in Honours Life Sciences. Rim is currently expanding her knowledge of eye pathologies and the clinical skills associated with routine eye exams. As a prospective optometry school student, she hopes to apply this knowledge in the near future.

  • Sunny Braich

    Sunny is the newest member of the Vicvilo Team. He has over 8 years of experience in the optical industry both in the lab and in the office. He is the founder and creator of The Toronto reknowned eyewear collection; 6i Optix. His passion is ensuring each patient walks away happy with their vision, and definetly their frame. Sunny has been to London, Milan, and Toronto fashion week and is known as our frame specialist. He has a vast knowledge about all the different frame materials, as well as the lens types. His hobbies include spending time with his puppy, reading, and playing soccer.

  • 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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