Dr. Paul Di Nardo joined Huronia Optical and Optometric Centre as an Associate Optometrist in 2016.
Dr. Di Nardo grew up in York Region and earned his Honors Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto. He earned his Doctor of Optometry degree with distinction at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science. Dr. Di Nardo completed clinical externships at the Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas, Texas where he gained experience in diagnosing and managing ocular diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and dry eye syndrome. He also provided care in the hospital’s Specialty Low Vision Clinic, helping patients who had their vision impaired by eye diseases learn to better use their remaining vision. Additionally, Dr. Di Nardo interned at clinics in Waterloo, Brampton, and Vaughan.
Dr. Di Nardo currently lives and practices a few days per week in Toronto, but enjoys the welcomed change of pace and friendly atmosphere in Midland. He has a special interest in diagnosis, treatment, and management of ocular diseases, and prides himself in delivering high-quality patient-centred care.
Dr. Di Nardo is a member in good standing of the Canadian Optometric Association and the Ontario Association of Optometrists. He is also certified in controlled substances, diagnostic, topical, and oral therapeutic agents.
Dr. Pankhurst graduated with her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 2018, and her Honours Bachelor of Science degree at Queen’s University in 2014. She has extensive training in ocular disease, having completed an internship at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Detroit.
As a new graduate, Dr. Pankhurst has a fresh, up-to-date perspective on all matters of eye care. Her main passions within the field of optometry include the diagnosis and management of ocular disease such as glaucoma and diabetes, comprehensive pediatric eye exams, treating amblyopia or “lazy eye”, and ocular emergencies. She strives to enhance each and every patient’s vision and will educate you on how to maintain healthy eyes for life.
Dr. Pankhurst moved from Waterloo to Midland in 2018, where she is very happy to become part of the vibrant local community. In her non-eyeball-related spare time, you might find her at the Curling Club, riding her bike along the town’s trails, or enjoying the beautiful scenery around Midland.
Dr. Julian Chang is a Doctor of Optometry, having graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He earned his Hon. B.Sc. in life science at Queen’s University. Dr. Julian’s experience was acquired throughout various clinics in Canada and the United States, including extensive ocular disease training at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida and the Veteran’s Affairs Health Care System in Hudson Valley, New York.
He is well-versed in contact lenses, pre- and post-operative care of cataracts and refractive laser surgeries, as well as management and referral of ocular disease and emergencies.
In his spare time, Dr. Julian enjoys an active lifestyle that includes swimming, snowboarding, and traveling abroad to surf.