Our Hamilton Optometrists

Dr. Sheldon

Dr. Sheldon Salaba was born and raised in Killdeer, Saskatchewan before moving to Ontario in the 90’s to attend the University of Waterloo where he received his Honors Bachelor of Science Degree. With a passion from a young age to pursue optometry as a career, he moved to Bloomington, Indiana and received his Doctor of Optometry with honors in 2001.
He settled in Hamilton, Ontario after completing his optometry degree and opened his first practice in 2005 adding a second practice serving the Hamilton community in 2017. He examines patients of all ages and has extensive background in eye disease treatment and management for glaucoma, diabetes, dry eye, eye infections, and emergencies. He focuses on providing precise glasses and contact lens prescriptions, identifying and treating eye muscle co-ordination disorders, focusing problems, headaches, eyestrain, and computer vision syndrome.
Throughout his career, he has taken an active role in his professional association with over a decade of service to the Ontario Association of Optometrists including acting president in 2011 and 2020-2022. During his most recent presidency, he lead the profession through a contract negotiation process with the Ontario Government acting as media spokesperson for the organization that resulted in a modernized contract providing sustainability for eye care services for ontarians that need them most.
His out of office interests include spending time with his family, travel, skiing, cooking, concerts, building architecture and design.
Dr. Sheldon Salaba Headshot

Dr. Boikovitis

Dr. Boikovitis was born and raised in Mississauga, ON. He attended the University of Waterloo where he completed an Honours Bachelor of Science in Pre-Optometry/Pre-Health. He moved to Philadelphia to attend the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Vision Sciences and a Doctor of Optometry degree where he received The Excellence in Primary Care award.

Dr. Boikovitis has extensive clinical experience in ocular disease, contact lenses, and primary care. He completed clinical externships in ocular disease at two Veterans Affairs Hospitals, one in Rhode Island and one in New York, as well as with an Ophthalmologist in the Niagara Region. In addition, he completed a contact lens externship in Woodbury, New Jersey with Dr. Joel Silbert and a Primary Care rotation at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia.

Dr. Boikovitis is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, Ontario Association of Optometrists, and has been providing his services in the GTA since graduating in 2010. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his family.

Dr. Couse

Dr. Couse obtained a Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo, graduating in 2019 with the Attridge Award for Excellence in Pathology. During her studies, she completed a clinical externship at the Eye Foundation of Utah in Salt Lake City, gaining extensive experience in the diagnosis, therapeutic treatment, and management of ocular disease, with a special focus on glaucoma.

During the course of her studies, Dr. Couse also contributed to various research projects in vision science. Notably, Dr. Couse worked as a research assistant at the Kensington Vision Research Centre in Toronto, analyzing retinal images for biomarkers of neurodegenerative disease. She received the Howard Stein Summer Research Award for her contributions. Dr. Couse has also served as a member of the University of Waterloo’s Clinical Research Ethics Board since 2021. Outside the office, Dr. Couse enjoys exploring Hamilton (and beyond) by bike.

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