Dr. Henry Reis is a physician, author, editor and educator from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; where he graduated from the University of Brazil (UFRJ), with a summa cum laude Ophthalmology degree. He is an active member of several medical associations, such as the Canadian Association of Ophthalmology, the International Society of Eye Research and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He practices full-scope optometry in British Columbia since successfully completing the international optometric bridging program in 2012.
During his extensive training in ophthalmology, he developed a special interest in cornea, cataract and glaucoma, and was actively involved in research, having published international papers on anterior segment disease and participated in studies such as the Lucentis International Trial for wet AMD.
Dr. Reis has delivered presentations in Europe, North and South America, and his current research topics include tear osmolarity testing, IRPL and RF applications in dry eye disease, ocular genetics in AMD and virtual reality for amblyopia (in association with the University of British Columbia). Dr. Reis has also developed a dry eye management algorithm that has been deployed in over 60 countries in an effort to standardize and elevate the way dry eye disease is managed worldwide.
He is the Associate Editor of the CRO Journal and Chief Medical Advisor for I-MED Pharma, and also a member of the BCDO Areas of Practice Interest Committee and the EyeRecommend Member Engagement Committee. He has practiced as a consulting eyecare professional for Alcon, Bausch+Lomb, Optos and Zeiss. Dr. Reis currently sits on the advisory board of Allergan and Shire.
Dr. Reis has been practicing full scope Optometry in Canada since 2013 and has also served the BCDO Board of Directors and was the Provincial Association Vice-President and chair of the Provincial Telehealth Committee until February of 2017.
In addition to his involvement in ophthalmic education and practicing in a full-scope surgical corneal centre in Brazil, Dr. Reis has recently co-founded a Canadian-based healthcare startup that aims at using artificial intelligence (AI) for anterior segment disease diagnosis and management.
Dr. Reis is the owner of Integra Eye Care Centre, a progressive full-scope optometry practice in Burnaby, B.C. recognized for combining innovative technology, outstanding patient care and doctor expertise. The clinical protocols, processes and operations developed at Integra Eyecare Centre serve as the foundation for the Integra Network, a group of clinics created with one mission: to revolutionize the delivery of eye care in British Columbia.
Dr. Henry Reis is the winner of the 2020 Top Canadian Immigrants Awards and enjoys spending time with his wife Daniela, his son Benjamin and his two cats. In his spare time, Dr. Reis enjoys soccer, tennis, traveling and learning new languages. Dr. Reis is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English.