Our Staff


We hope you love our team as much as we do. Our office manager, Gale has been working with us since 1997 and has many years of experience in the medical field.  Geri is currently on a leave of absence while she serves on the mission field along side her husband Barry in Mexico. In the meantime, Mili, Sam and Sarah round out the rest of our friendly and helpful front end team.

Gathering our team of part-timers together for a photo is no easy feat but, rest assured, you are in good hands with them as most of them are in training to be our future doctors and dentists. Both Dr. Dhawan and Dr. Mahil started as part of our team of assistants!

Our Doctors
Dr. Denis Meyer

Dr. Denis Meyer graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 1996. After practicing in Ontario, Dr. Meyer moved with his young family to Edmonton. Since 1997, Dr. Meyer has owned and operated his optometry practice next to Lenscrafters. Initially, Dr. Meyer opened his practice in Heritage Mall but, in July of 1998, he amalgamated this practice with his newly opened Southgate Mall location. Dr. Meyer loves sports and is an avid Saskatchewan Roughriders and Edmonton Oilers fan. He lives in Sherwood Park with his wife of 25+ years, Kathleen and spends a lot of time with his two grown sons.

Dr. Francis Wong

Dr. Francis Wong was born and raised in the BEAUTIFUL city of Vancouver. He is an avid fan of the Vancouver Canucks . He is married and has three young children. Dr. Wong graduated in 2002 from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry. During his fourth year of optometry school, he completed internships in Florida and Vancouver. He also participated in a third world eye care mission to the Dominican Republic. After graduation, he worked in several optometric practices in Vancouver. He moved to Edmonton in 2006 with his wife and took an associate position with Dr. Meyer.

Dr. Shelley Dhawan

Dr. Shelley Dhawan graduated from the New England College of Optometry of 2013. She completed her fourth year internships in St. Louis, Boston, and Miami, where she specialized in contact lenses and ocular diseases, such as glaucoma and diabetes.  After completing her Doctorate of Optometry, Dr. Dhawan returned to Edmonton to begin her career with Dr. Denis Meyer and Associates where she had worked during her undergraduate degree. When not working, Dr. Dhawan enjoys traveling, shopping, spin and yoga classes, and spending time with her family.

Dr. Navneet Sandhu

Dr. Navneet Sandhu graduated from the State University of New York College of Optometry.  His extensive experience includes rotating through veteran hospitals in Brooklyn, New York, and Tucson, Arizona where he managed glaucoma, macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Dr Sandhu was born and raised in Edmonton and is happy to have started his optometry career here at Dr. Meyer and Associates.  Outside of work, Dr. Sandhu is a huge Los Angeles Lakers and basketball fan and enjoys traveling. 

Dr. Sharmin Habib

Dr. Sharmin Habib grew up in Edmonton, Alberta and graduated in 2009 from The New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. Her interest in global health has given her clinical and volunteer experience throughout India, Eastern China, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic, and she has set up clinics for underprivileged populations in both Northern BC and India. Dr. Habib co-founded the non-profit organization The Make Change Project with her husband. She is an active member of the Alberta and Canadian Association of Optometrists, and has practiced in BC and Ontario. Outside of work, Dr. Habib enjoys yoga and traveling and keeps busy with her young twin boys. 

Dr. Jasleen Mahil graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2011. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta. Dr. Mahil is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists and the Alberta Association of Optometrists. When not working, Dr. Mahil enjoys pilates, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Amal Ahmed was born and raised in Edmonton. While achieving her Master of Optometry in 2014 from Aston University in Birmingham, UK, she completed a dissertation on Diagnosis and Management of patients with Alzheimers, and a dissertation on Diabetic Retinopathy and Disease Management. She then worked throughout the UK, including as a resident optometrist in Canterbury, UK. Upon completion of her residency, she moved back to Canada, qualified to practice in Canada through the International Optometric Bridging Program in October 2017, and began practicing with our team. When not at work, Dr. Ahmed enjoys travelling, spending time with her family, and she loves classic cars.
Dr. Lakshmi Thondikulam Easwaran moved to Canada in 2003 and completed her Masters in vision science from the University of Waterloo in 2005. She then completed her International Bridging program at U of W and started practicing in 2010. For seven years, Dr. Easwaran has served the community of Camrose. While raising her children and working steadily, she managed to earn a fellow of American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) in 2013. In 2017, Dr. Easwaran moved to Edmonton to work in private practices and joined with Dr. Denis Meyer & Associates in 2019. She has a special interest in low vision, orthokeratology, myopia control, nutrition, lifestyle, and the prevention of ocular diseases.

Southgate Centre Mall

Inside  Lenscrafters 

364 5015 111 street

Edmonton, AB

Phone: 780-437-9001

Email: drmeyerod@gmail.com

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