Dr. Joseph Elmalem & Associates - Upper Canada Mall

Your Newmarket Eye Doctor

17600 Yonge Street, Newmarket, ON Upper Canada Mall - Upstairs

About Us

  • Dry Eyes
  • Myopia Management
  • Orthokeratology (CRT & VST)
  • Comprehensive Eye Exams
  • Pediatric Eye Care
  • Emergency Eye Care
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Vision Therapy
  • Cataract Surgery Co-Management
  • LASIK & Refractive Surgery Co-Management
  • Glaucoma

Location & Hours

Convenient Hours

  • Open Evenings
  • Open Weekends

Reviews

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  • Super Popular

Our Team

Dr. Joseph Elmalem, O.D.

Dr. Joseph Elmalem, BSc, O.D.

Dr. Elmalem has been proudly serving the York Region community since 1994. He graduated from the University of Waterloo and earned his Doctorate of Optometry Degree from the State University of New York, State College of Optometry in 1993. His... Show More

Dr. Elmalem has been proudly serving the York Region community since 1994. He graduated from the University of Waterloo and earned his Doctorate of Optometry Degree from the State University of New York, State College of Optometry in 1993. His peers and faculty recognized him for his clinical performance by awarding him the Louis Herrmann Memorial Award for outstanding and compassionate care and the Ciba Vision Award for Outstanding Performance in Contact Lenses. Dr. Elmalem then completed a Binocular Vision and Visual Perception Residency at the State College of Optometry, specializing in strabismus (crossed eyes), amblyopia (lazy eyes) and learning-related disorders.

Dr. Elmalem is a member of The College of Optometrists of Ontario and the Ontario Association of Optometrists. He has earned a therapeutics certification for ocular diseases from The College of Optometrists. His participation in many Vision Van events and Gift of Sight missions to Morocco and the Dominican Republic exemplifies his passion for those in need. Joe enjoys listening to music and travelling with his family when not in the office. He is an avid sports fan.

Dr. Karen Feng, O.D.

Dr. Karen Feng, BSc, O.D.

Dr. Karen Feng graduated from the School of Optometry at the University of Waterloo in 2007. She has loved being an optometrist ever since, working in primary care and refractive surgery in Calgary, Toronto, and Richmond Hill. She sees patients... Show More

Dr. Karen Feng graduated from the School of Optometry at the University of Waterloo in 2007. She has loved being an optometrist ever since, working in primary care and refractive surgery in Calgary, Toronto, and Richmond Hill. She sees patients of all ages for comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, refractive surgery co-management, dry eye therapy and myopia management. Karen has been an associate at Dr. Elmalem & Associates since 2009. She has enjoyed seeing her patients and families grow with her. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and loves to try out new take-out food options (thanks COVID!).

Dr. Holly Ma, O.D.

Dr. Holly Ma, O.D.

Dr. Holly Ma is a member of the College of Optometrists of Ontario. She received her Honours Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry degrees from the University of Waterloo in 1994. She completed her Therapeutics Pharmaceutical Agents certification in... Show More

Dr. Holly Ma is a member of the College of Optometrists of Ontario. She received her Honours Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry degrees from the University of Waterloo in 1994. She completed her Therapeutics Pharmaceutical Agents certification in 2009. Dr. Ma has practiced at our Newmarket and Richmond Hill clinics since 1995. In her spare time, Holly enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys skiing and reading and shares her love of music and piano with her family.

Dr. Marli Shelson, O.D.

Dr. Marli Shelson, O.D., BSc

Dr. Marli Shelson completed an Honours Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences at McMaster University in 2008. She then earned her Doctor of Optometry at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 2012. Dr. Shelson completed her clinical internships... Show More

Dr. Marli Shelson completed an Honours Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences at McMaster University in 2008. She then earned her Doctor of Optometry at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 2012. Dr. Shelson completed her clinical internships in Florida at the Center for Better Vision, specializing in pediatrics and binocular vision, and the Eye Centers of South Florida, a multi-disciplinary ophthalmological and optometric practice. Dr. Shelson has volunteered at the Special Olympics in Orlando, Florida, providing vision screenings for the athletes. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists and a member of the College of Vision Development. Dr. Shelson believes patient education and disease prevention are vital to enhancing and maintaining healthy eyes and clear vision.

By getting to know her patients, she can counsel them according to their unique health and vision requirements. She practices at both the Newmarket and Richmond Hill locations.

Dr. Corey Levman, O.D., BSc

Dr. Corey Levman, BSc, O.D.

Born and raised in Vaughan, [tokens name='state'], Dr. Corey Levman charted his path to becoming an esteemed eye care expert with a foundation in science from Western University, where he earned his BSc in Physiology. His passion for ocular health... Show More

Born and raised in Vaughan, [tokens name='state'], Dr. Corey Levman charted his path to becoming an esteemed eye care expert with a foundation in science from Western University, where he earned his BSc in Physiology. His passion for ocular health led him to Nova Southeastern University, where he completed his Optometry degree, setting the stage for a distinguished 11-year career dedicated to enhancing lives through improved vision.

Dr. Levman's profound satisfaction from aiding individuals in achieving better ocular health and, consequently, a better quality of life drives his commitment to his profession. His practice is not just his vocation; it's his passion. He finds joy in the diversity of challenges and triumphs that come with caring for all areas of ocular health and vision care. This enthusiasm for variety keeps his practice vibrant and deeply fulfilling.

His dedication extends beyond the clinic. Dr. Levman has contributed to the community through vision screening programs with the Special Olympics, showcasing his belief in giving back and ensuring inclusive access to quality eye care.

When not immersed in optometry, Dr. Levman is an avid adventurer who cherishes the great outdoors. Whether camping, hiking, or snowboarding, he loves spending quality time in nature. A family man at heart, his greatest joy comes from moments spent with his family and young son —building legos or exploring the wilderness at their cottage. Music also plays a significant role in his life, as he enjoys strumming the guitar and sharing melodies that echo his diverse interests and creative spirit.

Dr. Levman's life is a testament to his dedication to his profession and the richness of experience that life offers beyond work. His holistic approach to wellness, both ocular and personal, exemplifies his commitment to seeing the world more clearly and living it more fully.

Dr. Matthew Chen

Dr. Matthew Chen

Dr. Matthew Chen completed his Doctorate of Optometry at the University of Waterloo and earned his degree in Biomedical Sciences. He attended the John D. Dingell Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Detroit, MI, where he focused on the diagnosis and... Show More

Dr. Matthew Chen completed his Doctorate of Optometry at the University of Waterloo and earned his degree in Biomedical Sciences. He attended the John D. Dingell Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Detroit, MI, where he focused on the diagnosis and management of ocular pathologies, including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration. During his training, Dr. Chen developed a strong interest in specialty contact lenses, including orthokeratology, scleral, and rigid gas-permeable lenses. He takes particular interest in their application for managing myopia and correcting keratoconus. While not at the clinic, he enjoys travelling abroad, climbing at the local climbing gym, finding his zen in the yoga studio, and cooking a meal to share with friends and family.

Dr. Jeremy Han

Dr. Jeremy Han

Dr. Jeremy Han has always had a fascination for eyes. His need for glasses and patching for amblyopia as a child meant he had constant exposure to optometry from a very young age. Dr. Han pursued the sciences throughout his... Show More

Dr. Jeremy Han has always had a fascination for eyes. His need for glasses and patching for amblyopia as a child meant he had constant exposure to optometry from a very young age. Dr. Han pursued the sciences throughout his education and graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Science in molecular biology and genetics. He then enrolled in the optometry program at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. In addition to seeing patients at the school's clinic, he completed his rotations at a private practice in Rhode Island and Philadelphia and a lengthy rotation at Einstein Hospital, where he received exposure to many different diseases and disorders of the eye. Dr. Han is passionate about the early detection of systemic diseases through the eyes and is particularly interested in the retina. He believes educating patients on their health and conditions is important and helps them understand the reasons for treatments and lifestyle and dietary changes.

Dr. Sarah Cleghorn, BSc, O.D.

Dr. Sarah Cleghorn, BSc, O.D.

Dr Sarah Cleghorn grew up in Newmarket, Ontario. Then, she attended McMaster University, completing her Bachelor of Sciences with Honours. She completed her Doctor of Optometry at the University of Waterloo, graduating on the Dean's List. As part of her training,... Show More

Dr Sarah Cleghorn grew up in Newmarket, Ontario. Then, she attended McMaster University, completing her Bachelor of Sciences with Honours. She completed her Doctor of Optometry at the University of Waterloo, graduating on the Dean's List.

As part of her training, she completed an internship at St. Albans Veteran's Affairs Hospital in New York, working with a leading optometrist in glaucoma research and management. During her studies, she learned to integrate and utilize advanced technology in patient care to prevent ocular diseases, including glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy and to enhance vision using laser vision correction.

Sarah loves children (especially the little ones!). She strives to ensure they have a positive experience at every eye exam! She always accepts new patients and would happily provide your family with eye care.
When Sarah has spare time, you can find her enjoying outdoor activities, including soccer, skiing, cycling and swimming, and enjoying time with her family in Newmarket. 

Daphne Lau

Dr. Daphne Lau

Dr. Daphne Lau began wearing glasses at eight and has been fascinated with vision care ever since. She completed her Doctor of Optometry at the University of Waterloo with recognition on the Dean’s Honors List. In 2015, she was president... Show More

Dr. Daphne Lau began wearing glasses at eight and has been fascinated with vision care ever since. She completed her Doctor of Optometry at the University of Waterloo with recognition on the Dean’s Honors List. In 2015, she was president of the school’s Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanities (VOSH) student chapter, organizing fundraisers and various optometric mission trips. She has also participated in volunteer missions to Ghana and Peru, where she helped deliver eye care to underserved communities.

Dr. Lau is interested in ocular disease and myopia management, including ortho-keratology. She also currently works at a laser vision correction center providing post-op care for patients who have had refractive surgery, a procedure that she has undergone herself. Dr. Lau can communicate in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin and enjoys working with patients of all ages. In her spare time, she likes to travel and stay active by jogging with her dog, Morty.

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Excellent experience...Dr Elmalem was very informative. Thank you.
- Laura L. 17 hours ago
Dr Ma is fantastic been seeing here for over 20 years and highly recommend. Professional and wouldn’t want any one else to treat me. Great facilities and staff!
- Steve F. 1 day ago
Courteous, efficient, on time, thorough.
- Bryan H. 3 days ago
I recommend Dr Hans, he is very kind and excellent dr. He always attends on time and is willing to help, the staff at his clinic is very friendly
- Heriette L. 3 days ago
Friendly, helpful and considerate. Havemt gotten my prescription back yet, but the office was a nice experience.
- Joodi P. 4 days ago
Professional, caring and helpful with my needs and questions I very highly recommend this office and my own physician Dr Gleghorn….I drive up from Toronto because of the trust I... Show More
Professional, caring and helpful with my needs and questions I very highly recommend this office and my own physician Dr Gleghorn….I drive up from Toronto because of the trust I have for the professionals in this office
- John T. 6 days ago
I have been going to this eye care facility for over 2 years now. It is always easy to get an appointment and everyone from the front desk onward are... Show More
I have been going to this eye care facility for over 2 years now. It is always easy to get an appointment and everyone from the front desk onward are so pleasant and helpful. I highly recommend this business.
- Lynda L. 1 week ago
I have been going here for years and always get great treatment from Dr.Kleghorn and everyone at the office. Highly recommend.
- Zach H. 1 week ago
I can't thank you enough for the special, excellent care you have provided Dr. Joseph Elmalem and Ale.
- CLAUDIA G. 1 week ago
Incredible service. Very kind and knowledgeable doctors. Highly recommend.
- Amanda 1 week ago