Our Doctor

Our Doctor

Salma Kiani, O.D. F.A.A.O, is a native of Edmonton, Alberta. She completed her Doctorate of Optometry at the University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry in Texas. She was honored to be a part of the inaugural class of 2013, graduating on the Dean’s Honor Roll.

She also completed an Ocular Disease and Surgical Co-Management Residency at Omni Eye Specialists affiliated with Salus University and a clinical Fellowship through the American Academy Of Optometry.

 She worked alongside Pediatric Ophthalmology for 2 years before joining University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science as a faculty member in Baltimore Maryland. She taught optometry interns and ophthalmology residents as well as caring for various types of patients.

She was recognized as a ‘Top Doctor’ in the November 2018 and November 2021 issue of Baltimore Magazine.

Dr. Kiani is currently the Alberta representative for the Canadian College of Specialties in Optometry Fellowship Working Group Panel. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, member of the Alberta Association of Optometry and a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa and Gold Key Society.

Dr. Kiani offers comprehensive eye examinations, evaluation and treatment of ocular emergencies, specialty contact lens fittings, surgical co-management, annual diabetic exams, treatment and management of eye diseases. Dr.Kiani can conduct eye exams in Urdu and Hindi as well.

Dr.Kiani is a mother of three and enjoys spending time with her family.


Dr.Kiani participated in Dr. Patricia C.Sanchez-Diaz’s research group involving miRNA expression in retinoblastoma stem-like cancer cells.

As an undergraduate student at the University of Alberta, Dr.Kiani was involved in an independent research study in 2008. The central objective of the study was to understand the dialectical interaction between socio-cultural frameworks and psychological lead by Takahiko Masuda, PhD.


Salma K et al. “Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Adult Type Vitelliform Dystrophy.” American Optometric Association, Optometry’s Meeting 2014.

Salma K et al. “Clinical Case of a Spontaneous Hyphema.” American Optometric Association, Optometry’s Meeting 2014.

Richard Trevino, Salma Kiani, and Praneetha Raveendranathan. “The Expanding Clinical Spectrum of Torpedo Maculopathy.” Optometry and Vision Science 91 (2014): S71-78. Print. Salma K et al. “Vision Loss Secondary to Paramacular Coloboma.” American Academy of Optometry 91st Annual Meeting 2012.