Dr Richard Maharaj

Dr Richard Maharaj is the current medical director for eyeLABS Center for Ocular Surface Disease, a leading specialty eye care and research facility in Brampton, Ontario. He obtained his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and is an active Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

He is a clinical adjunct faculty for the University of Waterloo School of Optometry, the Canadian Association of Optometrists Section Chair for Ocular Surface Disease, Editorial Board Member for The Journal of Dry Eye and Ocular Surface Disease, and Chief Education Officer at MyDryEye.ca and co-founder for the Canadian Dry Eye Summit – a national conference dedicated to educating eye doctors in the area of dry eye disease management.  He also serves as the Chief Scientific Officer for AI4Eyes, developing artificial intelligence diagnostics for eye care. In 2018, he was honoured as one of the Top 40 Canadian Optometrists under 40 by Johnson and Johnson Vision Care.  As a published international speaker and clinical scientist on diseases of the ocular surface and the psychology of health care, he remains an active member of both national and international professional associations.