Prem Nichani MD MSc

Prem Nichani MD MSc

Ophthalmology Resident
  • Occupation:
    PGY1 Ophthalmology Resident
  • Core Skills:
    Advocacy, Health Policy, Research
  • Certificates:
    MD MSc HBSc
  • Location:
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto


Dr. Prem Nichani has been in the eye care business long before he can remember himself as his maternal relatives have been dispensing optical products before he was even born. Since Myra, his mother and the founder of i2i Opticians, set up shop in 1999, Prem has been tagging along to learn how to run a successful patients-centric establishment. On most Saturday afternoons during elementary and high school, Prem assisted clients with choosing frames and/or contact lenses whilst performing auto-refraction/keratometry to ensure that accurate, comprehensive, pre-examination visual assessment data was available for the optometrist who would see the patient later in the day. While it may have been difficult to be at work when Prem’s friends were out and about being children, he grew an appreciation for eye care after witnessing the immense impact his mother had on her patients as she provided them with the opportunity to see and remain independent. Prem hopes to continue on Myra’s legacy of providing the best eye care experience possible for his future patients.

If Prem is not examining your eyes, he is probably working on ways to increase i2i Opticians’ online presence via this website and social media to increase your access to what i2i has to offer! Outside of medicine, you can find Prem spending time with his family, going on hikes, reading books, mixing and producing music.

Professional Training & Experience

Dr. Prem Nichani is an ophthalmology resident in the Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto Temerty Faculty of Medicine. Prior to beginning his training to be an eye surgeon, Prem obtained an Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc) degree in Health Sciences at Wilfrid Laurier University followed by a Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the University of Toronto Temerty Faculty of Medicine and a Masters of Science (MSc) in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation System Leadership & Innovation subspecialty with the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) at the University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

Apart from his training, Prem has a proven track record publishing high-quality peer-reviewed articles in well-respected journals in ophthalmology and presenting at national and international conferences in the field. You can check out his work here.