Dr. Khamis grew up in Kincardine, Ontario and went on to complete his Bachelor of Science with Honors from the University of Waterloo. He then went on to complete his Doctor of Optometry at the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry where he graduated on the dean’s honour list. After completion of his O.D degree, Dr. Khamis furthered his education by completing a one year, optional extensive residency program in family practice with an emphasis on ocular disease at Northeastern State University (NSU) in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. During his residency, Dr. Khamis performed anterior segment laser procedures as well as minor surgical eyelid procedures. Dr. Khamis worked in the optometry wing of a Native American hospital as well as the ocular trauma & disease unit in the urgent care department. In 2016, Dr. Khamis received his fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO).
An avid sportsman himself, Dr. Khamis also developed a keen interest in vision therapy and sports vision where he lectured and supervised students at NSU. He served as the faculty advisor for sports vision at NSU working with both college and olympic athletes. Dr. Khamis continues to enjoy bringing his experience in both primary care and ocular disease to Highbury Huron Optometry in addition to starting the innovative London Vision Development Centre to perform vision therapy and sports vision for children and adults with (but not limited to) vision problems that interfere with school performance, crossed, wandering or lazy eyes as well as neuro-optometric rehabilitation for patients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries such as concussions.
Dr. Khamis enjoys giving back to the community and has volunteered for numerous Lions Club Special Olympic vision screenings and travelled on a medical mission trip to Chiapas de Corzo, Mexico to perform complementary eye exams to underprivileged patients.