Course curriculum



Mahnia Madan OD FAAO

Dr. Madan received her Doctor of Optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry in Portland, OR. Following optometry school, she did a residency in ocular disease and surgical co-management at the Eye Center of Texas in Houston. After her residency, Dr. Madan practiced in Minneapolis, Minnesota for several years at a large ophthalmology practice as a medical optometrist before returning to Canada. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and has lectured on the management of ocular diseases. She also currently serves as the Vice President for the BC Doctors of Optometry. Dr. Madan practices in Vancouver, where she splits her time between an ophthalmology practice and an optometry practice. Her practice focuses on innovative treatment for dry eyes and glaucoma management.


Stephanie Ramdass OD FAAO FSLS

Dr. Ramdass completed her undergraduate studies at The University of Toronto and graduated with highest honors in 2013 from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry. Upon graduation, she completed a Cornea and Contact Lens residency at the Michigan College of Optometry (MCO) and fellowship in its Vision Research Institute (VRI). During her time at MCO, she gained invaluable experience diagnosing and treating various anterior ocular conditions for both the regular and irregular cornea. She fits a variety of contact lens designs such as custom soft, scleral, hybrid, corneal gas permeable, orthokeratology, tinted/prosthetic and more to optimize visual potential for her patients. Her research interests include controlling the progression of myopia, presbyopic lens designs, and the application of scleral lenses for normal eyes and in tinted form. She remains an Adjunct Faculty at MCO. Additionally, she completed a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Program and Project Management. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a member of the Scleral Lens Education Society, a member of both the Ontario Association of Optometrists and Canadian Association of Optometrists, and currently provides specialty lens education for Bausch + Lomb at optometry schools across North America. She is also a committee member of the International Myopia Institute, an expert group dedicated to promoting further progress in myopia (nearsightedness) research and raising awareness on the development of the condition and how we can prevent it, or slow down its progression.