Dr. Abraham Yuen
B. Sc., O.D.
Dr. Yuen joined the Richmond University Vision Care team in January 2018, and currently serves as Lead Optometrist in the clinic. He has a special interest in managing diseases such as glaucoma, dry eye disease, keratoconus and macular degeneration. Outside of primary care, he provides specialty services such as low vision rehab, myopia control and scleral contact lens fittings.
In 2020, Dr Yuen was appointed as the Low Vision Section Co-Lead of the Canadian National Association of Optometrists and helped establish the national guideline for low vision care, which was recently published in the Canadian Journal of Optometry (CJO).
Recently, Dr. Yuen was invited on the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) task force to help redesign the American licensing examination with a team of experts across North America.
Dr. Abraham Yuen graduated from the University of Waterloo where he received his Doctor of Optometry with Dean’s Honours. He also received his Bachelor of Honours Science.
Dr Yuen believes in giving back to the city he grew up in by volunteering in inner city outreach such as Homeless Connect Toronto, Out of the Cold and the Special Olympics.
In his spare time, Dr Yuen enjoys giving patient education seminars in libraries, nursing homes, community centres, and church groups.
Outside of clinic life, he is an avid Toronto sports fan, and enjoys hiking and photography in his spare time.
DR. JINEY CAINES
B. Sc., O.D.
Dr. Caines received her Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University and completed her Doctor of Optometry at the SUNY College of Optometry in New York City.
In addition to family primary eye care, Dr. Jiney Caines’ clinical experience includes specialty contact lens fittings, post-cataract surgery care, and dry eye disease management.
During her studies, she participated in many volunteer and community outreach programs, including vision screenings at NYC public schools, Special Olympics, as well as a mission trip to Haiti.
Outside of work, Dr. Caines enjoys Pilates, cooking, travelling and new culinary adventures.
B. Sc., O.D.
Dr. Alexa Hecht joined the Richmond University Vision Care team after receiving her Doctor of Optometry with Distinction from the University of Waterloo.
During her time at Waterloo, Dr. Hecht completed an externship in ocular disease at Niagara Vision and had the opportunity to work alongside ophthalmologists specializing in the treatment and management of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts.
Dr. Hecht travelled to Lviv, Ukraine, in 2019 for an Optometry Mission through Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH). During this trip she performed eye exams for orphaned children attending summer camp through Help Us Help The Children.
Dr. Hecht has clinical interests in dry eye disease, specialty contact lenses and myopia control. She looks forward to providing excellent patient care and educating the eye care community through social media.
When not examining eyes, Dr. Hecht enjoys travelling, trying out new workout classes, cooking healthy recipes, and spending time with friends and family.
DR. CAROLYN JARRETT
In Memory (1957-2020)
For almost 40 years, Dr. Carolyn Jarrett had been the trusted and beloved eye doctor to many of our patients. She was a leader and pioneer in the profession as the first Black female optometrist to graduate in Canada. It is with great sadness that we inform of Dr. Jarrett passing away after a long illness.
Her passion and life was dedicated to the wellbeing of her patients, as she had treated them as if they were old friends and family. Her compassion and her well known sense of humour, will be missed.
Dr. Jarrett’s existing associates will continue to take care of the patients in the practice with the same compassion and excellence in care.