Dr. Minesh Kutlerywala

Dr. Minesh graduated in 1999 from the University of Calgary with degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering. After working for five years in senior management, he changed career paths and pursued his true passion in Optometry. He graduated from Inter American School of Optometry in 2007 with his wife Dr. Hemel Kutlerywala. He has owned Bower Eye Care since 2007. Dr. Minesh’ special interests include pediatric and geriatric eye care, neuro-ophthalmology, specialty contact lenses, and various diseases of the eye.

Dr. Hemal Kutlerywala

Dr. Hemel graduated with Honors in Organic Chemistry in 1999 before becoming interested in Optometry. She then graduated with honors from the Inter American School of Optometry, Puerto Rico. She has worked at Bower Eye Care since 2007. She grew up in India where she met her husband Dr. Minesh and decided to attend optometry school together. They now have a beautiful 5 year old son and newborn and are proud to call Red Deer home. Dr. Hemal has special interests in therapeutic optometry, children’s vision including diagnosis and treatment of “lazy eye”, and diabetic eye disease.

Dr. Amol Patil

Dr. Amol Patil is a native of Edmonton, Alberta and graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Sciences with Distinction in 2008. He graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2012. Dr Patil has rotated through various clinics in the United States of America including The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, the Wilmington Delaware Veterans Administration, and private practices in St. Louis and Miami. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing hockey, golf, and tennis in his spare time. Dr. Patil has a keen interest in pediatrics, ocular disease and contact lenses.

Dr. Roshni Minhas

Dr.  Roshni Minhas was born in Edmonton, Alberta and graduated from the University of Alberta in 2008. She then obtained her Optometry Degree in 2011 from Aston University in the United Kingdom. From there went to work for a large practice in England for four years, exposing her to a wide range of patients. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends. Dr. Minhas has an interest in therapeutic optometry, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration.

Dr. Alia Merchant

Dr. Merchant was born and raised in Richmond Hill, Ontario. She attended Queen’s University to pursue a degree in Biology and psychology, once she finished in 2006 she relocated to England in order to pursue Optometry. After completing her degree in 2009, Dr. Merchant moved onto completing a training year at Birmingham Midland Eye Centre. While pursuing this training Dr. Merchant was also able to take part in Eye Camps in Ghana and Zambia where she was able to provide eye care and glasses to hundreds of under serviced areas in these African countries.

Her love for the great white north brought her back home to Toronto where she met her Albertan husband and moved to sunny Alberta. Her specialty interests include contact lenses, pediatric optometry and ocular disease. In her spare time Dr. Merchant loves to shop, read and spend time with her family and friends.

Dr. Kayla Vroom

Dr. Kayla Vroom graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2012. She is a member of both the Beta Sigma Kappa honor society and the Tomb and Key Honor society.  Dr. Vroom has been working at Bower Eye Care since 2013. She has special interests in ocular disease, contact lenses, and the pediatric population.