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Avani Dave, OD


B.S. McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
O.D. New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA

New England College of Optometry; Boston, MA

  – Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
  – Boston Medical Center
  – Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston
  – Boston Foundation for Sight
  – NECO Center for Eye Care
  – TLC Laser Eye Center
Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry

Dr. Avani Dave is an optometrist and director of the specialty contact lens service at the Ross Eye Institute. She conducts primary care eye examinations as well as routine and specialized contact lens fittings for patients with corneal disease, dry eye disease, post corneal transplant, post refractive surgery and aphakia. Dave‘s clinical focus is managing ocular surface and corneal conditions through therapeutic contact lenses such as custom soft, hybrid, rigid gas permeable and scleral contact lenses.

She is a member of the Scleral Lens Education Society, Gas Permeable Lens Institute, American Academy of Optometry, Canadian Association of Optometrists and Beta Sigma Kappa National Optometric Honor Society. Dave is a recipient of the New England College of Optometry’s Presidential Scholarship and the J&J Vision Care Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care. Born and raised in Toronto, Dave is fluent in Gujarati and Hindi.

We at the Ross Eye Institute have been saddened by recent events surrounding race and inequality, but buoyed by the opportunity for lasting change. As healthcare providers, we are in a unique position to lead by example, and to further the goals of diversity and inclusion among our patients, students, and staff. We recognize there are systemic impediments to equal care for all, but we continue to be committed to the provision of excellent healthcare to all patients regardless of race or insurance status. We are proud of our efforts to provide equal access to eye care for all.

Today we renew our commitment to the Buffalo and the Western New York community, and we will continue to treat everyone as equals.​