- Over 38,000 ocular procedures
Dr. Omar Hakim received his medical degree (cum laude) from the University of Western Ontario in 1987, and completed his ophthalmology residency at the Ivey Institute of Ophthalmology. He has been practicing ophthalmology since 1992. He recently completed a cornea fellowship at the Queen Victoria Hospital and the Centre for Sight in East Grinstead, United Kingdom.
Dr. Hakim has been performing laser vision correction since 1994 and he is regarded as one of the leading international specialists in refractive surgery. During his career, he has served as principal clinical investigator for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in several wavefront guided technology studies. He was also a consultant to the International Medical Advisory Board for Alcon Laboratories.
Dr. Hakim is currently on staff at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, the Milton District Hospital and the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, where he practices comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Hakim performed laser vision correction at TLC clinics in London, Waterloo, and Toronto, where he was medical director. At the Herzig Eye Institute, he was chief of surgery for western Ontario.
Accomplishments and Awards
Dr. Hakim is a well-respected lecturer who frequently gives talks and presentations at ophthalmology conferences in Canada, the USA, Europe and Asia. He has performed live surgical demonstrations at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, VideoRefrattiva (Italy) and the Canadian Ophthalmological Society.
Dr. Hakim has done extensive research projects in the field of ophthalmology, with an emphasis on cornea and refractive surgery. He has published numerous articles and acted as a reviewer on the editorial review board of the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is a contributing author for two of the world’s best-selling laser vision correction textbooks.
Associations and Professional Memberships
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
- College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
- European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
- General Medical Council (UK).