Dr. Kim specializes in complicated contact lenses fittings and dry eye treatment in addition to providing comprehensive eye care to patients and their families. She has extensive expertise in fitting RGP (rigid gas permeable) and scleral lenses, to help patients who have Keratoconus, Pellucid Marginal Degeneration, severe dry eyes and other corneal diseases & dystrophies, as well as post-refractive LASIK surgery complications. She has also worked on various dry eye research projects and clinical studies with Dr. Barbara Caffery.
She received her B.A. in Biology at Cornell University in New York and her M.Sc. in Molecular Biology at the University of Toronto. She graduated from The New England College of Optometry in Boston in 2001, after being a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society for all four years of optometry school and a Clinical Scholar. Afterwards, she completed a residency in Cornea and Specialty Contact Lenses/Primary Care at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2002. She successfully passed the national board exams in both Canada and the U.S. In 2006, after completing both written case reports and an oral examination, she became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (F.A.A.O.)
Upon completing her studies, Dr. Kim practiced in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA while her husband worked at the Los Alamos National Lab in cancer research for his post-doctoral fellowship. In 2004, they returned to her hometown, Toronto, and she worked in optometry & ophthalmology practices before opening her own practice, Clear with her team, in 2015.
Dr. Kim works hard to stay current on the latest advances in eye health and vision care. She regularly attends continuing education seminars and advanced training courses such as the American Academy of Optometry’s annual conference. Dr. Kim's dedication to continuing education contributes to her giving our patients the most modern and progressive vision care available.Dr. Kim is an active member of both the Ontario and Canadian Association of Optometrists, the American Academy of Optometry and the College of Optometrists of Ontario. Dr. Kim lives in Toronto with her husband, Dr. J. Carl Kumaradas, a Medical Physics Professor at Ryerson University, their two boys and their two dogs. She loves living in the same area as the clinic, so she can truly be part of the community as the neighbourhood eye doctor. She enjoys both visual and performance arts and sports. She loves playing hockey with her team, the Rubys!