Dr. Amit Mathur is a product of rural British Columbia. After his years in Kitimat, BC and being awarded the Governor General’s Medal and Premier’s Excellence Award he entered the General Science Program at UBC with pharmacology studies. After 3 years of studies at UBC, he enrolled in the Doctor of Optometry program at the University of Waterloo. Among other distinctions he was awarded as the top academic student the Ontario College of Optometry Medal of Proficiency in 2000 and the Allergan Award for contact lens studies. His paper on fitting contact lenses was published in International Contact Len Clinic in 1999. Dr. Mathur continued his interest in eye disease management with his internship in Glaucoma and Retina at the Houston Eye Associates in the United States.
After his studies, Dr. Mathur has worked in one of Canada’s busiest laser eye surgery clinic in Windsor Ontario, and as family optometrist in the North Vancouver community of Edgemont Village. Since then, he has cofounded a multi- location optometric practice with urban lower mainland clinics and rural locations in northern and interior BC. He has been an advisor and speaker for several pharmaceutical companies on topics of ophthalmic products and practice management. He is a leader in Dry Eye Disease treatment and was featured by Alcon in the Reader’s Digest Health Supplement June 2012. In supporting the eye care profession Dr. Mathur has been a supervisor for several optometry students during their training. He has been a believer in the collaborate approach to medicine - a past host of a local cable show highlighting collaborating approaches to solving chronic health diseases and medical team member optometrist for the Vancouver Giants. Dr. Mathur has always been involved rural health and first nations healthcare. Since 2013 he along with other physicians founded a health services company enabled by telemedicine infrastructure called Livecare Health Canada Inc. As the COO he has travelled to many first nations communities and rural municipalities to assist in providing greater access to physicians and allied health providers. Dr. Mathur is also a partner at a business advisory and asset management firm in Vancouver called The Deetken Group and a husband and proud father to a son 7 and daughter 4.
Dr. Melody Tong was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of British Columbia. She then went on to obtain a Doctorate of Optometry with honours from Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon. While completing her degree, she also received a Master of Education in Visual Function and Learning. In addition to focusing on her research on visual implications of learning to read on the computer for kids, she also started a chapter of the Canadian Association of Optometry Students at Pacific as well as held an administrative position in the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society. During her last year of study, Dr. Tong completed externships at the Eye Care Group, the largest private practice in Oregon, Wenzhou Medical College in China, and at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the number one rated eye hospital in the US. These experiences have allowed her to gain a wealth of experience and knowledge in managing ocular disease as well as primary care.
After receiving her Doctor of Optometry degree, Dr. Tong went on to pursue her interests and passion in Pediatrics and Vision Therapy. She completed a Residency in Primary Care with emphasis in Pediatrics and Binocular Vision at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in Florida. During her year of training there, she gained ample experience in examining infant and toddlers as well as special needs patients. She also gained proficiency in diagnosing and treating strabismus and amblyopia as well as vision related learning and visual perceptual disorders.
Dr. Tong is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin, and in her spare time, she enjoys traveling, snowboarding, and watching movies.
Dr. Hines grew up in Port Coquitlam. She received an undergraduate degree from Simon Fraser University then went on to get her Doctor of Optometry degree with distinction from Pacific University in 2014. Dr. Hines has been recognized for her work with the Canadian Association of Optometrists, the Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity International, and the Special Olympics. She enjoys educating her patients about eye health and the connection between the eyes and the body. She also specialized in helping her patients alleviate digital eye strain with recommendations about strategies and different lens options.
When she’s not hard at work you will probably find her on a North Vancouver trail with her golden retriever Kalea or spending time with her loving husband Cam.
Dr. Felicia Rai grew up in the lower mainland and obtained her Bachelor of Science in General Biology from Simon Fraser University. She then proceeded to continue her studies in Oregon, where she earned her Doctorate of Optometry with distinction from Pacific University with additional recognition in binocular vision, vision therapy, and pediatrics. Through these experiences, Dr. Rai benefits her patients by encouraging them to value their vision and ocular comfort. She will discuss each patients individual ocular health findings with the intention of building a mutual commitment to the longevity of their vision. Dr. Rai can communicate in English, Punjabi, and Spanish to ease any language barriers that may arise. She looks forward to being a resource to her patients to ensure they receive eye care and advice unique to their visual environments.
Additionally, Dr. Rai is a foodie, TV buff, music enthusiast, and loves to travel. Feel free to share your recommendations of food, life and travel as she likes to get to know her patients.
Dr. Brar grew up in the Lower Mainland, where she attended the University of British Columbia to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then moved to Chicago to attend the Illinois College of Optometry where she earned her Doctor of Optometry degree, graduating with honors.
During her time at the Illinois College of Optometry, Dr. Brar traveled throughout the United States to complete her externship training. Her experiences include a large OD/MD practice in central Florida where she co-managed several post-operative patients. Dr. Brar’s next externship was at the Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago, where she focused on pediatrics and binocular vision. She then continued onto a private practice near Seattle, concentrating on primary care and contact lenses. Her final externship was at a VA Medical Center in Michigan, where she provided primary eye care and ocular disease management to veterans.
When she’s not seeing patients, Dr. Brar enjoys going for walks and watching movies with her family and friends.
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