Dr. Rughani was born and raised in Kingston, Ontario. She graduated from the University Of Waterloo's Doctor of Optometry program in 2004. During her externship at Waterloo, Dr. Rughani worked alongside several ophthalmologists specialized in glaucoma, cataracts, retina, and oculoplastics. She has also worked at a Lasik centre where her primary roles were to evaluate and approve Lasik/PRK patients, as well as manage their post-operative care. In addition, she has volunteered on eye care missions to Jamaica and Mexico, and hopes to do so again in the future to help underprivileged people in need of eye care. Dr. Rughani's optometric interests include contact lenses and treating/managing ocular disease. She is a certified Holistic Nutrition and Health Coach, and is a firm believer in preventing eye disease by way of healthy diet and lifestyle.
In her spare time, Dr. Rughani enjoys hiking, yoga, biking, and spending time with her three children. Music plays a big role in her life - she loves to play the piano, and has been the lead singer in a couple of bands.