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Dr. Javad Heshmati, Optometrist

Dr. Heshmati is a Doctor of Optometry. He is certified in controlled substances, diagnostic, topical and oral therapeutics to medically treat eye diseases. Dr. Heshmati received his optometry degree in 1991 from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. After moving to Ontario in 1997, he continued studying Optometry and Ophthalmic Dispensing, and he received his certificates in ophthalmic dispensing in 1999. He received his certification to practice optometry and became a member of the College of Optometrists of Ontario in 2004. He then started his practice as an Eye Doctor in Ontario. Dr. Heshmati established the Empress Eye Clinic in 2007 to provide the highest quality eye care to his patients. Dr. Heshmati backed his academic knowledge with extensive Optometry experience in ocular health, geriatric, pediatric, myopia management, primary care optometry, dry eye and contact lenses. He co-manages cataract, corneal cross-linking and laser refractive surgery with top ophthalmic surgeons in Toronto. Dr. Heshmati also prescribes and fits a wide range of advanced and specialty soft and gas permeable contact lenses (Toric for astigmatism, multi-focal for presbyopia, scleral for keratoconus and dry eye, therapeutic, bandage and prosthetic contact lenses for damaged cornea, and Orthokeratology (Ortho K)also known as Corneal Reshaping for adults and myopia control in kids. Throughout more than 25 years of practice, Dr. Heshmati has demonstrated excellence in clinical practice by dedicating himself to the highest level of patient care. He continually strives to learn the latest knowledge and treatment techniques to incorporate them into his routine practice. Dr. Heshmati strongly believes in preventative eye care. He incorporates advanced technologies and techniques in his practice that enabling him to diagnose, prevent, and treat eye diseases in their early stages to prevent vision loss. Providing the most thorough eye care available and educating and helping patients understand all aspects of their vision and eye health, Dr. Heshmati prides himself that his patients are the primary referral source to his practice.

Laser Refractive Surgery

Do you consider LASIK or other type of refractive surgery to correct your vision? If so make an appointment for pre operative assessment. LASIK and other refractive correction procedures have become more advanced and sophisticated over years. Proper pre operative consultation is very important to make an inform decision before proceeding to the surgery. Several alternative refractive procedures are available, it is therefore essential that the optimal procedure is chosen for each individual patient. Since not all LASIK centres are able to provide all wide range of procedures,  In this context, Dr. Heshmati has teamed up with top laser refractive surgeons in Toronto to offer a full range of refractive surgical corrective options to our patients.

In line with Dr. Heshmati‘s approach to offering an all encompassing range of eye care services we have incorporated refractive surgery in our clinical services. The benefits to our patients is that we are in a position to give unbiased, individualized advice as to the benefits and risks of all modalities of correction based upon the detailed clinical information we have collected during their eye examination.

Custom Bladeless LASIK is performed Using the most advanced LASIK technology available in North America. 

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More About LASIK and Ocular Surgery

woman being examined at our scarborough eye care clinicLASIK and other types of refractive surgery are now an alternative methodof vision correction to spectacles and contact lenses. In line with Dr. Heshmati‘s approach to offering an all-encompassing range of eye care services, we have incorporated refractive surgery in our clinical services. The benefits to our patients are that we are in a position to give unbiased, individualized advice as to the benefits and risks of all modalities of correction based upon the detailed clinical information we have collected during their eye examination.

Custom Bladeless LASIK is performed Using the most advanced LASIK technology available in North America.

SMILE—Small Incision Lenticule Extraction—is the latest innovation in laser vision correction. SMILE eye surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require a corneal flap. It has successfully been performed on over 1 million patients worldwide.

Contoura™ Vision is a topography-guided LASIK treatment designed to provide a more personalized laser procedure for patients with nearsightedness, or nearsightedness with astigmatism, based on the unique corneal topography of each eye. Contoura™ Vision precisely measures up to 22,000 unique elevation points on each of a patient’s eyes.

We will evaluate your eyes and discuss your visual goals to help determine if you are an appropriate candidate for LASIK, PRK or Refractive Lens Exchange. If you have appropriate goals and there are no contraindications for the procedure, we will recommend a pre-operative evaluation to determine suitability for refractive surgery. This evaluation includes:

  • Counseling on refractive surgery options
  • Eye dominancy testing
  • Review of eye history and refractive stability
  • Medical evaluation of the cornea and the eye
  • Current Refraction Status
  • Topography of the cornea
  • Dilated Fondus Examination
  • Pachymetry to check the thickness of the cornea
  • Anterior OCT(Optical Coherence Tomography) test to assess the corneal integrity, thickness and map
  • Posterior OCT test to assess the health of the retina
  • Retinal Imaging test

If after the pre-operative evaluation, the decision is made to proceed with surgery, your information will be forwarded to the surgeon, a pre-surgery consult with your surgeon will be scheduled. Post-operative management will be provided by our doctors at Empress Eye Clinic and includes multiple visits over a period from the date of surgery to include medical evaluation and management of the vision and corneal healing . Evaluation of any additional needs such as reading glasses, sunglasses, or enhancement laser procedures is also included.

LASIK is currently the most popular vision-correcting or "refractive" surgery available. But there are other options as well. We will help you find the ideal solution for your problem and partner with the best surgeon to perform your procedure.

Introduction to LASIK

LASIK is the most commonly performed refractive surgery procedure. You may hear people calling it "LASIX," but the correct name is LASIK, which is short for "laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis."

Why is it so popular? LASIK has advantages over other vision correction procedures, including a relative lack of pain afterward and the fact that good vision usually is achieved by the very next day.

An instrument called a microkeratome is used in LASIK eye surgery to create a thin, circular flap in the cornea. Another, newer way of making the flap is with a laser.

The surgeon folds the hinged flap back out of the way, then removes some corneal tissue underneath using an excimer laser. The excimer laser uses a cool ultraviolet light beam to precisely remove ("ablate") very tiny bits of tissue from the cornea to reshape it.

When the cornea is reshaped in the right way, it works better to focus light into the eye and onto the retina, providing clearer vision than before. The flap is then laid back in place, covering the area where the corneal tissue was removed.

Both nearsighted and farsighted people can benefit from the LASIK procedure. With nearsighted people, the goal is to flatten the too-steep cornea; with farsighted people, a steeper cornea is desired. Excimer lasers also can correct astigmatism by smoothing an irregular cornea into a more normal shape.

Learn more about Vision Surgery including LASIK, PRK, Corneal Transplants and more.

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OHIP Exams Update

As of November 23, 2021, Ontario Government agreed with a formal negotiation and Ontario optometrists agreed to resume service for OHIP insured patients during the negotiations. We do our best to accommodate as many patients we could. We started booking from our long waiting list that has been built up since September. We continue adding patients to our list and try to see as many patients as possible without compromising our high quality eye care services.

If you wish to be added to our waiting list please kindly use our online appointment request form. We really appreciate your patience, understanding and support! In the meantime please visit and let the government know you care about your eye care and this is the government’s responsibility to pay for your eye care, not your optometrist.