The Specialties and Psychologies of Optometry with Dr. Richard Maharaj


In this episode of Eyetrepreneur, Dr. Richard Maharaj discusses the different specialties surrounding optometry, the psychology surrounding optometry from both the doctor and patient perspective, and so much more. Enjoy!


In This Episode:

[3:09] Dr. Maharaj’s journey into eyecare and where he is today.

[9:40] Why are specialties in optometry emerging right now?

[16:48] The experience of seeing an eye doctor.

[19:50] Should you get rid of retail?

[22:20] How hard should you look into the wallets of your patients?

[37:48] How Canada helps those patients who can’t work and afford care.

[39:58] Collaborative eyecare in Canada.

[49:15] Handling patients that are having trouble understanding their condition.

[59:09] How to maintain pricing even when competitors lower their pricing.


About The Guest:

Dr. Richard Maharaj is the current medical director for eyeLABS Center for Ocular Surface Disease a leading specialty eye Care and research facility outside of Toronto. He obtained his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and is an active Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.
He is a clinical adjunct faculty for the University of Waterloo School of Optometry, the Canadian Association of Optometrists Section Chair for Ocular Surface Disease, Editorial Board Member for The Journal of Dry Eye and Ocular Surface Disease, and Chief Education Officer at MyDryEye.ca and co-founder for the Canadian Dry Eye Summit – a national conference dedicated to educating eye doctors in the area of dry eye disease management.  He is a published respected national speaker and clinical scientist on diseases of the ocular surface. He was honored as one of the Top 40 Canadian Optometrists under 40 by Johnson and Johnson Vision Care in 2018

Important Links:

EyeLabs.ca