I can’t say I always wanted to be an eye doctor for as long as I can remember. However, in my second year of undergrad at UBC, I had the opportunity to travel to India and volunteer at an eye camp and I was immediately hooked! I went on to receive my Doctor of Optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry in Portland, OR. Following optometry school, I did a residency in ocular disease and surgical co-management at the Eye Center of Texas in Houston. I received excellent training in medical management of cornea, glaucoma and retinal pathologies by working closely with the surgeons.

I practiced in Minnesota for several years at a large ophthalmology practice as a medical optometrist. I served as Director of Optometric Services at the clinic being a liaison between ophthalmologists and optometrists in the community and had the opportunity to teach optometric interns.

I am a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and have lectured on the management of ocular diseases at various meetings throughout North America. I also currently serve as a Board of Director for BC Optometric Association. I have also had the opportunity to travel to Haiti with Volunteer Optometric Services to provide eye care to those in need.

I moved back to Canada in 2012, and today my practice focuses on ocular disease management such as dry eye disease, glaucoma and surgical co-management with my ophthalmological colleagues. I am passionate about providing cutting-edge eye care to my patients and I am a strong proponent of continuing to educate myself and my patients about vision and eye health.