Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision - many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctor:
Dr. Laura Di Nino received her Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo in 1992.
In 1996, she received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts. She opened her Optometric clinic in Markham in 2006 and her specialties include Dry Eyes and Full Scope Optometry.
Dr. Di Nino is currently an active member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO), Eye Recommend, and has served on several committees of the OAO (including the Children's Vision Committee, Communication Task Force and Practice Management Committee) and has served as the Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Vision Institute of Canada. She is the recipient of the World Sight Day Challenge Bronze Award 2012-2016 for support of Optometry Giving Sight Fundraiser.
Dr. Di Nino is fluent in Italian and can communicate in French and Spanish.
Dr. Di Nino was born in Toronto and grew up in King City, Ontario. She moved to Markham in 1998 and has worked and lived there since. When asked what made her specialize in her field, she said, "I have come across many patients with dry eye in practice and have found it rewarding to help these frustrated patients. My practice is a full scope practice. We care for the whole family from age 0-100 in providing compassionate care and quality eye wear."
Her favorite patient story is: "A new patient came in for a routine eye exam with 20/20 vision in each eye. During the eye health examination, she was found to have an ocular tumor with retinal detachment in one eye. She was referred urgently to ocular oncology and treated. One year later she returned with healthy eyes."
Outside of work, Dr. Di Nino spends time with her husband and two daughters traveling, skiing, cycling and hiking together.
Growing up in Markham, Ontario, Dr. Tai was always fascinated by the tools used in an eye exam. After shadowing optometrists (including Dr. Di Nino herself!), he was driven to pursue eye care and studied at The University of Waterloo for three years before successfully applying for early admission with a four-year scholarship offer to The Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. His training there focused on custom contact lenses at The Cornea and Contact Lens Institute of Minnesota, eye disease at Mid Florida Eye Center and The Tomah VA, and management of the visually impaired at the Illinois Eye Institute.
After graduating with honours, he completed his Residency at The Indiana University, where he furthered his training on dry eye, cataract surgery post-operative care, custom contact lenses, and myopia control. From there, Dr. Tai joined the 20/20 Institute, where he performed post-operative care for LASIK, PRK and KAMRA procedures and later had the PRK surgery himself! He also practiced at The Allisonville Eye Care Centre, treating dry eye and performing myopia control.
Dr. Tai speaks basic Cantonese and Mandarin. In his spare time, Dr. Tai loves to cook, read, work out and travel with his fiancé.