DR. ALTAZ SHAJANI
With a beaming smile and a passion for innovation, Dr. Shajani is known amongst his patients and peers for his expertise in developmental optometry.
As the owner of LVO, Dr. Shajani is passionate about giving patients the best possible care from the minute they walk in the doors. He believes in a holistic approach, combining world-class eye care with leading-edge vision therapy, treatments and exclusive products.
Dr. Shajani’s expertise in developmental optometry has inspired thousands of people to improve their vision and enhance their lives. His 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 an advocate for helping children learn to love reading by teaching them to think visually.
Dr. Shajani 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. He is actively involved in the community, often speaking to schools about learning-related vision problems, and has volunteered for 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
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. Sergiu Picioreanu
Dr. Picioreanu’s enthusiasm for enhancing vision and ocular comfort is widely felt by all of his patients. He strongly believes that being in touch with the latest in research and technology is necessary to provide the best possible care to all patients.
While passionate about everything related to optometry, from myopia control to managing dry eye disease, Dr. Picioreanu takes particular satisfaction in providing innovative solutions for people with challenging corneal conditions.
He completed optometry school at the University of Waterloo and did his residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses at Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry. In 2018, pursuing his passion for research and continuing education, he also completed his Fellowship at the American Academy of Optometry. Since returning to Canada, Dr. Picioreanu received his certification with EyePrint, becoming the first practitioner in British Columbia to be able to share this cutting-edge technology with his patients.
When he is not at the clinic, Dr. Picioreanu enjoys perusing used bookstores, discovering new restaurants, playing beach volleyball in the summer, and trying his hand at drumming and guitar.
DR. NAV SODHI
Dr.Sodhi strives to provide the best care for every patient that he sees. He enjoys sharing his knowledge with both patients and seeing them progress along their visual journey.
Dr. Sodhi 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. 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.
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.
DR. MAHNIA MADAN
Dr. Madan is passionate about providing leading-edge eye care and continuing to educate both herself and her patients about the latest developments in vision and eye health.
Her practice focuses specifically on ocular disease treatment such as dry eyes, glaucoma and surgical co-management.
Dr. Madan practiced in Minnesota for several years at a large ophthalmology practice as a medical optometrist. She also served as Director of Optometric Services at the clinic being a liaison between ophthalmologists and optometrists in the community and teaching optometric interns.
As a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, Dr. Madan has lectured on the management of ocular diseases at various meetings throughout North America. She serves as Vice President for the BC Doctors Of Optometry and has had the opportunity to travel to Haiti with Volunteer Optometric Services to provide eye care to those in need.
In her spare time, when she is not spending quality moments with her family, Dr. Madan can be found at the gym or curled up with a favourite book.