Dr. Maryam Nizami is a graduate of Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and a minor in Psychology. She became interested in optometry during her undergraduate career by shadowing and getting involved in a vision screening. Her interest in optometry grew as she learned about developmental optometry, ultimately becaming a vision therapist in order to fully immerse herself in the field.
Dr. Nizami went on to pursure her doctoral degree at SUNY College of Optometry. She became involved in the student chapter of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and served as student president. She diversified her optometric skill set by completing internships with a focus in ocular disease at OMNI Eye Services in New Jersey, with a focus in primary care, pediatrics and ocular disease at Woodhull Hospital, and with a focus in pediatrics and vision rehabilitation at Ezra Medical Center/University Eye Center. Upon graduation, Dr. Nizami was awarded the Dr. Louis Herrmann Memorial Award for Outstanding Compassion in Patient Care. She pursued her passion of vision therapy and rehabilitation by completing the Dr. Irwin B. Suchoff Residency program at SUNY College of Optometry. She received advanced clinical training in diagnosis, treatment and vision rehabilitation of patients with acquired brain injury, binocular dysfunction, strabismus, amblyopia and more.
Dr. Nizami was working at Vanderbilt Health Center, affliated with NYC Health & Hosptials and SUNY College of Optometry, until moving to Connecticut in the spring of 2022. As a new Connecticut resident, she enjoys exploring local coffee shops, restaurants and hiking trails. She is also an avid baker who loves spending time with her friends and family. Dr. Nizami is fluent in Urdu and Hindi, and has some familiarity in conducting optometric exams in Spanish. Dr. Nizami is a compassionate clinician dedicated to providing the highest quality of refractive and medical care.