Meet our Optometrists

Dr. Santye Chen

Born and raised in Vancouver, Dr. Chen earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of British Columbia. He then attended the New England College of Optometry in Boston to pursue his Doctor of Optometry. During his studies he also conducted research in binocular vision and concurrently earned a Master of Science in Vision Science. Dr. Chen received extensive clinical training throughout the United States in primary care, ocular disease, contact lenses, vision therapy, and pediatrics. In the Boston area he interned at the NECO Center for Eye Care, South Boston Community Health Center, and Lynn Community Health Center. He also completed two externships with the US Department of Veterans Affairs at the Portland VA Medical Center in Oregon and the Northport VA Medical Center in New York.

Dr. Jessica Melville

Earning her esteemed Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Waterloo in 2013, Dr. Jessica Melville began her journey as a classmate alongside Dr. Carmen Dumalo. Her trajectory took her to Toronto where she not only practiced as an Optometrist but also shaped the future of optometry as the Director of Clinical Development. Her expertise found its rightful place at Dumalo Optometry in Winter 2019.

Before diving into the realm of optometry, Dr. Melville laid a solid foundation with a Bachelor of Science in Life Science from Queens University. Venturing into the pharmaceutical domain, she garnered a rich reservoir of knowledge about eye diseases, perfectly priming her for the academic and practical challenges of optometry school.

A significant chapter of Dr. Melville's academic journey was her internship at St. Albans Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in New York City. Under the mentorship of a vanguard in glaucoma research and management, she deepened her understanding and expertise in diagnosing and managing a spectrum of ocular diseases, from diabetic retinopathy to macular disorders. Her clinical compass points strongly towards ocular disease, paediatrics, and the world of contact lenses.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Melville is an avid runner, regularly training and traveling for marathons and is also a dog Mom to a dachshund named Winnie.

Dr. Andrew Kim

Dr. Kim received his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Alberta and his Optometry Doctorate degree at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University receiving honors in each of his clinical externships. He comes from a strong family background who are also in the eye care field. His experience includes sites such as Alberta Sports Vision in Edmonton, clinical disease management at Veteran affairs in Newington Connecticut and in Braverman Eye Center in Hallandale FL, and specialized contact lens training in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Kim is very passionate in providing the most optimal care to improve one’s vision needs and improve their quality of life. Dr. Kim is well rounded as he manages multiple eye diseases such as dry eye disease as well as myopia control and management. He will go the extra mile for the patient when needed.

Aside from eye care, Dr. Kim loves to play soccer and is currently playing for FC Brazil.