Dr. Murari Patodia believes in the importance of community. Having grown up and completed his high school education in Sarnia, he felt a strong connection to the city and its people. He also believed that the community was under-served by eye care professionals. “I knew that there was a need for eye care specialists here. I believe that just because you live in a smaller community, doesn’t mean you should receive less than the best care,” he explains. With his home community in mind, Dr. Patodia attended some of Canada’s most reputable institutions for the study of his specialty, including Western University, University of Toronto and the Ivey Eye Institute.
Following thirteen years of education and training, Dr. Patodia opened his practice on March 3, 1996 in a building on Water Street in Sarnia. “We outgrew it the day we opened, but we were there for a year and a half before we moved into this building,” he explains. They are currently located at 1298 Exmouth Street. Over the course of two decades, they have continually expanded their service offering and they are now known as Sarnia Eye, Esthetics & Lasik Clinic (SEE Lasik). SEE Lasik is currently in the process of relocating for the second time in order to better meet the needs of their patients in a timely manner. “We are always striving to improve access and quality of care. The new location promises to do just that with more ease and comfort for our patients.”