Our office offers examinations for the entire family. We offer pre/post surgical care, LASIK consults, disease monitoring and contacts.

Dr. Otto C.W. Lee Optometrist, located in Hamilton, Ontario, is recognized for offering quality vision care that has satisfied numerous patients. Dr. Lee is reputed as a five star optometrist and recipient of the Platinum and Diamond Award for Best Optometrist.

Dr. Lee specializes in complete eye examinations for the whole family, with services including full contact lenses dispensary and fittings assessments, and laser vision consultations. We employ a proactive approach with early detection of eye conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Dr. Lee also conducts a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of dry eyes.

Our vision care clinic boasts the state of the art technology and equipment to detect eye problems in early stages. We professionally manage and treat common eye diseases and conditions; including eye infections, spectacle corrections, corneal disease, emergencies, macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetes and other systemic conditions with eye related complications. Dr. Lee and his highly trained staff are equipped to meet your eye care needs with strategic vision care solutions.

We also specialize in helping children see better with pediatric eye examinations. Vision problems in children often attribute to declining academic performance, miscommunication, headaches, and even behavioral problems.

We are open weekdays and Saturdays by appointment and look forward to serving you. Free parking is available at our facility. Emergency services are available whenever possible. Our staff are able to conduct your visit in English, French, Arabic, Punjabi, Cantonese and Spanish. We address most insurance policies to meet your need for affordability and exceptional eye care services. Visit us at 505 Rymal Road East on the Hamilton Mountain at Unit 6. We are easily located on the corner of Upper Wentworth and Rymal Road in the Rymal Square Plaza.

Book your eye examination with Dr. Otto C.W. Lee, and our associates, Dr. Matharu and Dr. Al Hashimi in Hamilton. New patients are always welcome. Our goal is to help you see more clearly.

About Our Doctors

Dr. Otto C.W. Lee

Dr. Otto C.W. Lee graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2002. He gained valuable experience in the treatment and management of eye diseases while working at the Battle Creek Veteran’s Hospital, Omni Eye Centers in Baltimore and at the Illinois Eye Institute. His interests, in addition to spectacle corrections, include macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetes management, Lasik vision correction, refractive lens exchange, pediatric exams and geriatric exams.
After graduating, Dr. Lee returned immediately back to his hometown of Hamilton to work closely with Dr. Connie To. Since working in Hamilton, Dr. Lee has worked closely with local Ophthalmologists in order to establish a network of referrals for his patients. In 2004 he took over the office and continues to serve his patients and thrives to make the eye exam experience the very best for all his patients. He is the 2011 Platinum Winner and the Diamond Winner in the 2015 Hamilton Spectator’s Reader’s Choice Awards.

Dr. Kamal Matharu

Dr. Matharu obtained her Doctorate of Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago in 2004 and has over 10 years of experience working in private practice. She feels strongly about ensuring her patients are provided with the best optometric diagnosis — every time.
Dr. Matharu has extensive experience in ocular disease management, and has completed clinical externships in this area. She has strong working knowledge across diabetic eye care, macular degeneration, acute red eyes, anterior ocular surface disease, and chronic dry eye. She has hands-on experience working alongside ophthalmologists in co-managing pre- and post-surgery for cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus and retinal diseases, as well as extensive knowledge in caring for patients pre and post-LASIK surgery.
Dr. Matharu also has a strong interest in pediatric eye care and has completed an externship in this area. Being a mother herself, she has a great rapport with kids and ensure a proper vision care plan is developed to treat any current or potential issues. She looks forward to meeting you at our office!

Dr. Yasamin Al Hashimi

Dr. Al Hashimi joins our office all the way from Chicago after graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2014. She previously graduated with Honours Bachelor of Science from Loyola University Chicago. Her clinical training has ranged from working at the renowned Sidney Hillman Health Center/Lighthouse, Lenscrafters, Illinois Eye Institute, Midwest Eye Professionals and at Chicago Corneal Consultants, where she treated and managed ocular disease, worked in a community setting, performed specialty contact lens fittings, completed pediatric vision examinations and worked on challenging low vision cases.
Dr. Al Hashimi and her family moved to the Burlington area in 2014, where she immediately started working in private practice. We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Al Hashimi be a part of our team. She brings her passion for contact lens, pediatric eye exams, and management of ocular diseases and ocular emergencies with local physicians to our office. We hope to see you soon in our office.

Our Staff


Office Manager
Katrina and her family are originally from New Brunswick. She joined our office in 2004. Her experience in our office as Office Manager has made her the backbone of our office. In addition to managing the office, Katrina is trained as an Optometric Assistant. She can help you with appointment bookings, advise you on contact lens purchases, and help you with your insurance. Her friendly attitude and wonderful personality will make you feel at home quickly, making your visit at the office a positive one!


Certified Ophthalmic Technician
Our team isn’t complete without Stephanie. Stephanie, a native of Hamilton, graduated from the University of Guelph with a degree in Biomedical Science. She worked at our office part-time while working at LASIK MD as an Ophthalmic Technician and surgical assistant. After becoming a Certified Ophthalmic Technician, Stephanie rejoined our office full- time.
Stephanie is always ready to help with your questions and assist with your exam.


When you are at our office you will always see Victoria wearing a smile. Victoria has been a part of our team for over 2 years. She graduated with a degree in Medical Office Administration. Prior to joining our family, she worked at a busy, fast-paced Ophthalmologist’s office. You’ll find Victoria behind our desk or behind one of our machines with her smile and ready to help you!


Optometric Assistant
Kara is our Ophthalmic Assistant and is the newest member of our family. She has an impressive background in customer service and business management. She is filling in for Stephanie’s maternity leave. She will be assisting our doctors and you with pretesting. After receiving her diploma in Medical Office Administration, she started working in the field of Optometry. Her future career aspiration is to become a licensed Optician.