About Dr Neil Carvalho, OD, BSc
Dr. Carvalho’s passion for the health care field started at a young age. Growing up in impoverished West Africa he was made fully aware of the necessity and urgency of health care on the quality of life. He was born in Markham and has been a resident of the Boxgrove area for the past six years. Dr. Carvalho graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a Bio-Organic minor from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.
His passion for helping people and keen interest in the health sciences drove him to further pursue a Doctorate of Optometry at the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts. His four year training enabled him to experience a wide variety of patient interactions and a diverse educational background. In his final year of the program he worked at several eye care settings including a community health care center, a low vision clinic assisting patients with various types of magnifiers and CCTV’s who were legally blind, a Veteran’s Affairs clinic in Manchester, New Hampshire, a contact lens practice as well as a world renowned Ophthalmology practice in Hallandale, Florida specializing in the latest lasik procedures and oculoplastic surgeries.
His areas of interest in Optometry include paedeatrics, contact lenses, punctal plug treatment for certain cases of dry eye syndrome as well as preventative care for chronic conditions such as Glaucoma and Macular degeneration. Keeping up to date with current literature and research into the fields of preventative medicine, Dr. Carvalho appreciates the importance of educating his patients on the necessary precautions and dietary as well as life-style choices his patients can make to maintain good vision through healthy eyes. Dr Carvalho regularly attends continuing education workshops in order to stay abreast of the latest treatment options and tools available in Optometry.
He regularly speaks at elementary schools educating children on the importance of regular eye examinations and encouraging them to pursue the Health Sciences. He is an active member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Association of Optometrists. Dr. Carvalho enjoys traveling, culture and sports. He is fluent in English and French, with a working knowledge of Spanish. He enjoys spending time with his wife and newborn son on his spare time.