Welcome to Dr. Hafiz H. Walji’s Eye Care Blog!

Welcome to Dr. Hafiz H. Walji’s Eye Care Blog! 

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Dr. Hafiz H. Walji

Dr. Hafiz Walji is an Optometrist in Markham, who has been serving families in the York Region area for over twenty years. He has been voted “Best Optometrist” (Reader’s Choice award) five times for his excellent service and informative eye care articles which have been published in the Markham Economist and Sun for over a decade. On this blog, you can read some of his excellent articles, and keep updated with the latest information in eye wear and eye care. Subscribe to our email list, and we’ll send you a special “Thank you!” promotion discount for supporting our clinic! To visit our official website, please see www.eyesdr.com

Our staff are delighted to welcome you to Dr. Hafiz Walji’s Optometric Clinic. Dr. Walji has been serving families in York Region for over 20 years. We refer you to our official website – http://www.eyesdr.com which contains all our clinic information including our products and services, specialized Ortho-keratology program, and a little background information on Dr. H. H. Walji. You can even book an appointment online! For any questions about our clinic, please check out http://www.eyesdr.com.

This blog aims to further introduce our valued patients to the eye care world. By covering a plethora of categories from healthy eyes to eye care fashion, we hope to address all of your eye care needs. Please bookmark our blog, and check back frequently for new articles!


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*Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is for educational purposes only and does not serve as a replacement for care provided by your own personal Optometric team. This website does not render or provide medical advice, and no individual should make any medical decisions or change their health behavior based on information provided here. All pertinent content provided on this website should be discussed with your personal physician to evaluate whether it has any relevance to or impact on your specific condition. Reliance on any information provided by this website is solely at your own risk.

Ortho-Keratology: See the world through your own eyes!

Dr. Hafiz H. Walji has been providing his patients with excellent Ortho-Keratology treatment since 1988. Below is an Markham Economist and Sun article  featuring Dr. H. H. Walji’s Ortho-Keratology advice and experience. Interested in Ortho-K, and/or have any questions? Contact us today!

To find out more about Ortho-Keratology, please check out the “Ortho-K” category on the right for more information.


Ortho-K: See the world through your own eyes! (Markham Economist and Sun article)

If you’re tired of the inconvenience of wearing glasses, but you are not interested in eye surgery, Ortho-K may be able to bring your world into focus.

Ortho-Kertaology is a proven, safe, non-surgical contact lens process to reduce or eliminate nearsightedness (myopia) and astigmatism. Since its development in 1963, Ortho-K has helped over a million patients through the therapeutic use of contact lenses.

“Ortho-K is the only way I know to stop the spiral of increasing myopia,” said Dr. Hafiz H. Walji, a local optometrist who has earned the title of Fellow of the International Orthokeratology Society.  Comparing it to a more common procedure in the field of dentisty, he added: “It’s like having braces for the eyes.”

The most common cause of myopia is a bulging cornea, and astigmatism is caused by an irregular or warped cornea. In the same way that teeth may be straightened through the use of braces, these structural irregularities of the eye  can be corrected through Ortho-K, resulting in often dramatically improved vision.

The Ortho-K procedure involves a series of special semi-rigid, highly pas-permeable contact lenses, fitted in progressive stages to gently re-shape the pliable cornea towards less curvature and more spherical shape. The procedure normally takes three to six months, with adjustments in the lenses occurring every two to eight weeks. Once the vision has been improved to its optimum level, retainer lenses are worn part-time to keep the cornea in its new shape, while you sleep. The procedure is painless, and the lenses are often more comfortable than regular contact lenses, Dr. Walji stated.

The Ortho-K process is safe for children, and in fact,  can often stop the degenerative process of myopia for life. Adults can usually expect to have their myopia reversed, and in most cases, eliminated. Patients with more severe vision problems of this type can expect a dramatic improvement in their prescription eyeglasses or contacts.

According to Dr. Walji, Ortho-K has allowed many patients to pursue careers that were otherwise not available to them due to their eyesight. Professionals such as firefighters, police officers, and pilots have benefited from the non-surgical technique.

“It’s like giving up a handicap of some kind,” said Dr. Walji. Other than better vision, there are no side effects. And unlike Laser or LASIK surgery, which have not been around long enough to do long-term studies, Ortho-K has been proven safe and effective in four university research studies for nearly fourty years.

“If you have considered surgery for myopia, you owe it to yourself to look into this procedure,” said Dr. Walji. It is considerably less expensive than surgery, and “it shows much respect for the eyes”, he pointed out.

“Nearsightedness is not a disease. Why would you have surgery on healthy eyes?” he asked. “Like a camera that is out of focus, they just need a little adjustment.”

Dr. Walji’s office is conveniently located right on Highway 7, just west of the Ninth Line.


(Hons. BSc, MSc, O.D., F.I.O.S)

6633 Hwy 7 at 9th Line

Markham, Ontario

905-471-EYES (3937)