Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options, and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing, and treating potential vision problems.
Dr. Anisha Haji received her Bachelors of Science from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. She earned her Doctorate of Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. She has received outstanding clinical training and has particular interests in ocular disease management and contact lens fittings. She is currently a member of The Georgia Optometric Association, The Greater Atlanta Optometric Association and The Society of Professional Optometrists.
Dr. Haji was raised in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania and is fluent in 5 languages including Kiswahili, Urdu, Gujarati, Hindi, and English. Optometry is her passion! Dr. Haji loves the time she spends with her patients and her goal is to provide the best possible eye care to all. Outside her work life, Dr. Haji is highly engaged in her family’s non-profit organization, Gillani Volunteer Association, which works to alleviate local poverty and hunger by delivering meals to those who are less fortunate, elderly, homebound, or ill. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, baking, and spending time with her friends and family.
Dr. Bandali is a Georgia native, and attended the University of Georgia, where she graduated with a Nutrition Science degree. While attending the Illinois College Of Optometry, she completed an ocular disease rotation through the William V. Chappell, Jr. VA in Daytona Beach and primary care at the McCormick Vision Source in Austin. She has had training and shows special interest in dry eyes, cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetes, and other retinal conditions.
Outside of work, she enjoys doing puzzles, working out, and spending time with her friends and family.
Dr. Corbett completed her undergraduate studies at Armstrong Atlantic State University, graduating Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She received her Doctorate of Optometry from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Corbett is an active member of the Georgia Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. In her free time, Dr. Corbett enjoys knitting, camping, kayaking, and spending time with her family and pets.
Ambareen Mohamed, O.D., is an optometrist with more than 15 years of experience specializing in comprehensive eye exams, with an emphasis on contact lens fittings. She is dedicated to the most current technology as it relates to her patient’s specific ocular needs.
Dr. Mohamed was born and raised in Toronto, Canada and attended the University of Toronto where she obtained an Honors Degree in Biological Sciences. She received her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry located in Memphis, TN in 2002--graduating Magna Cum Laude. While at Southern College of Optometry, she was the president of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honors Society and an active member of S.V.O.S.H. (Student Volunteers in Optometric Services to Humanity) where she participated in two mission trips to Costa Rica to provide eye examinations and eyeglasses to those in need.
Dr. Mohamed has resided in Kennesaw since 2002. She is married and has two active boys and enjoys watching them play hockey and soccer. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and likes to travel. She also enjoys running and taking Pure Barre classes.
Dr. Lianne Chuck received her Bachelors of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. She earned her Doctorate of Optometry from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She has received exceptional clinical training with internships at the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Omni Eye Services. Her interests include contact lenses and ocular disease management. Dr. Chuck aims to provide patients with the best possible eye care that she can. Outside her work life she enjoys crafting, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.
Optometric physician Disa Hashmi was raised in Memphis, TN and has recently relocated to Atlanta. She graduated from Furman University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2012 and received her doctorate from the Southern College of Optometry in 2018. At SCO, she enjoyed volunteering with Remote Area Medical to provide free eye exams to under-served individuals. Dr. Hashmi practices primary eye care. She is skilled in routine eye examinations for glasses and contact lenses, treatment and management of ocular disease, and dry eye disease.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and hanging out with her dogs. She looks forward to serving the Atlanta community.
Dr. Sterlin Blakley was born and raised in Anderson, SC. She received a Bachelors of Science in Biology and Bachelors of Science in Health Promotion from the University of Georgia. She earned her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society and Gold Key International Honor Society. She was also a dedicated member of the National Optometric Student Association, serving as chapter president at UAB and National President. Dr. Blakley was also a member of the Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity and was chosen to participate in a mission trip to Panama City, Panama where she was able to provide comprehensive eye care to underserved communities throughout the country.
Dr. Blakley is a residency-trained optometrist and received her residency training through Omni Eye Services of Atlanta. While in residency, she gained extensive knowledge and training in diagnosing and treating ocular disease including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic and other vascular diseases. She is also well-versed in the most recent technology available for the removal of cataracts!
In her spare time, Dr. Blakley enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and exploring restaurants around the city. She is excited to be a part of the Atlanta Eye Group family!
Dr. Cynthia Cieszko received her Associate of Arts degree from the University of Florida in 1979 and her Bachelor of Science degree in 1982 from the University of Houston. She graduated with honors from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 1984.
Dr. Cieszko has been providing eye care to the Atlanta area since 1986. She is a member of the Georgia Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. Dr. Cieszko is also an avid supporter of the OneSight program which provides eye care to people in need both locally and internationally. She is dedicated to providing her patients at Atlanta Eye Group with the highest quality eye care and service available.