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Dr. Shaffin Gulamhusein or “Shaff” as he’s known to his patients has been practicing optometry in London, Ontario since 2001. He graduated with Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology from the University of Toronto in 1996 and received his Doctor of Optometry from The New England College of Optometry, Boston Massachusetts in 2000. As part of his extensive clinical training, he spent time at Aran Eye Associates Ophthalmology Group in Miami, Florida and The Brooke Army Medical Centre in San Antonio, Texas. He is board certified in both Canada and the United States of America to practice Optometry. He holds licenses in both Ontario and New York State where he fine-tuned his clinical skills for one year before returning back home.

Dr. Shaff has comprehensive knowledge and training in ocular disease detection and management and he is fully trained in prescribing therapeutics for eye conditions and diseases. He spent some time working at The Laser Center in London, Ontario and is able and qualified to perform consultation and pre- and post-operative care for patients with refractive laser eye surgery. He has also completed specialty training in Low Vision, Contact Lenses, and Pediatrics in his tenure.

Dr. Shaff’s passion is providing eye care to the underprivileged in areas all over the world. He has been to countries such as India, Thailand, Philippines, Tanzania, El Salvador, Mexico, and most recently Peru, to help the less fortunate.

In his continuing efforts to provide his patients with the most dedicated service and highest standard in eye care, Dr. Shaff wanted to move his location to Vision Source, with Dr. Jason Morris to provide full scope optometry. The visual needs and wellness of his patients has always been Dr. Shaff’s top priority. He is committed to honoring the trust you've placed in him and in our clinical facility.

WHAT OHIP COVERS
  • basic annual eye exams for seniors (65 and over) and children (19 and younger)
  • basic annual eye exams for individuals 20-64 with serious eye conditions or diabetes
  • basic annual eye exams for individuals on certain medications with ocular side effects
  • for those covered above, unlimited partial eye exams throughout the year

WHAT OHIP DOES NOT COVER
  • fitting of contact lenses or the ongoing monitoring of contact lens wearers
  • photo documentation
  • OCT imaging of retina
  • many tests associated with the diagnosis of glaucoma
  • visual field testing unless there has been a diagnosis of glaucoma or visual field loss needing monitoring
  • red eye / eye infection unless there is a corneal ulcer
  • any testing related to MTO/driver’s licenses
  • any testing or follow-up related to LASIK or corneal crosslinking eye surgery


These are the general rules.  There are many special cases where OHIP (or another government agency e.g. Veterans or Indian Affairs) may still cover the exam fee.   Please chat below or call us at 519-681-3670 to verify.



Free Eye Chart From Vision Source London

Click Here to Download Your Free Eye Chart

Searching for a free eye chart to check your vision at home?

Simply click on the image above, and your download will begin. You can use this eye chart to check your entire family's vision.

Remember: This is not a substitute for a complete medical eye exam by a licensed optometrist. But it could help you identify potential vision problems that demand professional attention.

How to Use the Eye Chart

  1. Print the free eye chart on regular 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper
  2. Tack or tape the chart to a windowless wall in a well-lit room at eye level
  3. Measure ten feet from the wall
  4. Cover one eye (if you wear glasses for distance vision, keep them on)
  5. Have another person point to each line as you read the letters out loud and keep track of which letters you get right
  6. Continue to the bottom row or until you can no longer read the letters
  7. Write down the number of the smallest line where you identified the majority of letters correctly (Ex./ If you were able to read 5 out of 8 letters on line 8, you would write 20/20.)
  8. Cover the other eye and repeat steps 5-7

What Do the Results Mean?

That depends on the age of the person being tested. A 3 to 4-year-old should be able to read the 20/40 line, and a 5-year-old the 20/30 line. Older children and adults should be able to read the majority of letters on the 20/20 line.

If you notice any results that fall outside these standards, be sure to schedule an eye exam with us!   519-681-3670




March 5 - 16 | At some point... you or a family member has likely had pink eye.  There are many causes but pink eye caused by a virus is the most common.  Like a cold, a viral red eye has typically not been treated in the past.  The 1-2 weeks of red, irritated eyes (and social isolation!) seems endless.

There are two new treatments for viral red eye that we are now using (when appropriate) so that you get better faster!  Povidone Iodine is an in office treatment to sterilize the eye of all virus so the the eye can heal faster.  We also use a new at home therapy to accelerate your return to white eyes!

Come in an talk to us today as we provide urgent eye care services.    519-681-3670 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with an appointment request - no referral required.

Depending on your diagnosis and your age, some services may not be OHIP covered.