Budning Eye Institute

                         Specializing in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult and Pediatric Strabismus

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Dr. Budning

Cathie Day Orthoptist
Alphonse Nguyen Orthoptist

Sarbjeet Gill
Surgical Booking,
Imaging specialist

Julie Cotter Receptionist
Uzma Arif: Front Desk

Narinder Padda
Ophthalmic Assistant and Front Desk

Dr. Budning MSc. MD, FRCS(C),  has been a member of the Ophthalmology Staff at The Hospital for Sick Children, and The Credit Valley Hospital  since 1992.

Dr. Budning completed his Medical Degree and combined Masters of Science Degree at McGill University in 1987. Dr. Budning then completed his internship in Internal medicine in 1988. This was followed by his residency in ophthalmology at McGill University completed in 1991.

In January 1992 Dr. Budning then came to Toronto where he was awarded the E.A. Baker Fellowship allowing him to continue on at the University of Toronto for a one year fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus in 1992.

            Dr. Budning has authored numerous papers in pediatric ophthalmology, with special interest in retinoblastoma, and Coats disease. He plays an important role in both patient care and teaching with continued research in these areas.

            Along with his responsibilities at the Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto, Dr. Budning runs a busy general ophthalmology practice in Mississauga with a special interest in pediatric ophthalmology, and pediatric and adult strabismus surgery.


'Orthoptics' means 'straight eyes'. An orthoptist is an allied healthcare professional who works in conjunction with an ophthalmologist (a medical doctor and surgeon specializing in the eyes). An orthoptist assesses patients who have an eye that wanders. The eye may wander in, out, up, down, or in any combination. The orthoptic examination helps to determine the appropriate treatment to straighten the wandering eye (e.g. glasses and/or surgery).


The orthoptic exam, which takes an average of 15 minutes, consists of: measurements of how much the eye turns in various positions using prisms, eye muscle motility, an assessment of binocular function and double vision, and visual acuity (what can be seen with each individual eye will be checked using letters or pictures). The commonest orthoptic treatment is patching of the stronger eye to improve the vision in the weaker eye, as the brain tends to stop using the eye that wanders. The testing is not painful or distressing in any way to your child.


Cathie Day Orthoptist

Alphonse Nguyen Orthoptist



Sarbjeet Gill Surgical Booking, Imaging specialist

Sarbjeet controls surgical bookings. This critical aspect of care ensures that patients are given all necessary information regarding their time of surgery, where to go and what to do

As our imaging specialist, Sarbjeet performs our OCT scans as well as visual fields. These two highly technical tests help us to more accurately diagnose and follow disease.

Our current imaging technology includes the: OCT and Octopus 900 Pro visual field system.


Julie Cotter Receptionist:

Julie controls appointment times and patient flow for our busy practice. This task is extremenly demanding as time shifting is often necessary to accommodate:

Emergencies - medical and surgical

Hospital commitments

Teaching commitments, including conferences and local lectures

We are often faced with last minute changes, and do our best to inform you as soon as possible. We continue to work to improve service and provide the very highest level of care for all our patients.


will be assisting and available to check you in, adjust appointmetn times, book future appointments, and help with your in-office needs


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