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.
Following his Bachelors of Science degree from SFU, Dr. Khare ventured south to attain his Doctor of Optometry degree at Indiana University graduating in 2009. During his external rotations, Dr. Khare worked at Quantico Naval Base serving over 15,000 marines, specializing in primary care optometry including contact lenses and refractive surgery co-management. His subsequent rotation led him to Bennett and Bloom Eye Care centers in Kentucky where he focused specifically in ocular disease management including but not limited to systemic diseases (Hypertension and Diabetes) including neuro-ophthamology, glaucoma and cataracts. Upon graduating from Indiana University, Dr. Khare spent a year working in New York in various clinics specializing again in ocular disease and glaucoma. Dr. Khare is an avid sports fan and enjoys basketball and snowboarding. He is fluent in Punjabi as well.
#102-7885 6th Street
Burnaby, BC V3N 3N4
Phone: (604) 526-3937
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Squamish, BC V0N 1T0
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Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1H1
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