Meet Our


Dr. Shajani acquired Lynn Valley Optometry in 2001, moving us to our current location in 2007. With a highly trained team and award winning optometry practice, he strives to go beyond “20/20.”

He is relentless in his pursuit to provide a world class eye care facility with leading edge vision care, exclusive products and treatment services and excellent customer service.

Dr. Shajani’s expertise in developmental optometry has inspired thousands of people to improve their vision and enhance their lives. His holistic approach to eye therapy includes vision therapy, integrated visual learning, movement and vestibular stimulation, colour therapy and nutrition. He founded the iTherapyTM center to help children and adults with learning related vision problems, eye alignment problems, brain injuries, and more. He is passionate about helping children to love reading by teaching them to think visually.

He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and attained his Doctor of Optometry degree with Honours from the New England College of Optometry in 1999. He is actively involved in the community, often speaking to schools about learning related vision problems, and occasionally volunteering for third world eye care missions to Mexico.

Dr. Shajani’s favourite quote:

“When your vision is relaxed, you see with an integrated brain and respond to life in a balanced and harmonious way.”

– Dr. Sam Berne

Dr. Altaz Shajani

Professional affiliations include memberships in:

  • The British Columbia Association of  Optometrists (BCAO)
  • The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD)
  • The Optometric Extension Program (OEP), the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA)
  • The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO).


Dr. Sodhi was born and raised in Burnaby. He began his education at Burnaby North Secondary and completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Simon Fraser University with a major in Cell and Molecular Biology and a minor in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology.

Afterwards, he moved to Boston to complete optometry school at the prestigious New England College of Optometry. During his time in Boston he received clinical and academic honours, and is an active member of the Beta Sigma Kappa international honours society. He completed his clinical rotations in Ocular Disease and Primary Care in Minneapolis, Miami, Beverly Hills and Long Island with a wide variety of well-respected ophthalmologists and optometrists.

Dr. Sodhi strives to provide the best care for every patient that he sees, and he enjoys sharing his knowledge with both patients and fellow team members. In his spare time, Dr. Sodhi enjoys playing and watching sports, travelling, cooking, biking and staying active outdoors. He also is a long-time volunteer with the Burnaby Special Olympics and is always excited to return to coaching basketball every year.


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 serve as Vice President for the BC Doctors Of Optometry. 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 treatment such as dry eyes, glaucoma and surgical co-management. I am passionate about providing cutting-edge eye care to my patients and I am strong proponent of continuing to educate myself and my patients about vision and eye health.

In my spare time, when I’m not I spending quality moments with my family, I can be found at the gym or curled up with my favourite book.