Dr. Dedhar is very excited to have joined the wonderful team at Heritage Optometric and to be back in his hometown of Ottawa. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree at Carleton University in 2007, he went on to complete a second Bachelor of Science in Ophthalmic Medical Technology at the University of Ottawa Eye Institute in 2009. During his training, Dr. Dedhar gained valuable experience in ocular diagnostic testing and imaging while working alongside ophthalmologists in a variety of sub-specialties. This experience spurred his interest into pursuing Optometry at the University of Waterloo where he received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2013.
He is especially passionate about applying his clinical knowledge to help others by providing volunteer optometric care. During his time in school, he served as an executive committee representative for VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) and had the opportunity to volunteer in clinics in Morocco, Peru and Nunavut. In his final year he completed an internship at the Lions Sight First Eye Hospital in Malawi, Africa, for which he was awarded the David Johnston International Experience Award.
In his spare time, Dr. Dedhar enjoys playing hockey, golf and tennis. He also enjoys spending his evenings at the local arena where he is a referee for minor hockey.
Dr. Dedhar looks forward to being your eye care provider and becoming more involved with the local community.