Meet Our Comprehensive North Vancouver
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 educating herself and her patients about the latest developments in vision and eye health.
She practices in Vancouver and currently serves as President for BC Doctors of Optometry. Dr. Madan received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon. She completed a residency in ocular disease and surgical co-management at the Eye Center of Texas in Houston and is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Madan has lectured throughout North America and has published articles in several optometry publications. Her practice focuses on the use of innovative treatments for advanced dry eye disease. 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.
Canada is home to just two NeuroDevelopmental Movement® Consultants and we’re excited to announce that one has recently set up practice in the North Shore. We take great pleasure in introducing Dr. Coralee Mueller, an accomplished optometrist with a wealth of expertise, and over 20 years of experience, now part of the team at Lynn Valley Optometry.
NeuroDevelopmental Movement® (NDM) is a movement-based program that employs the developmental sequence to address conditions such as ADD & ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, head injuries and concussions, developmental delays, learning challenges, and more. We invite individuals of all ages to explore the potential root causes of their challenges and discover how to address them through Vision Therapy at our clinic. Dr. Mueller, the owner of NeuroVision Solutions, incorporates the benefits of NDM into the NeuroVision Therapy system when treating disorders of the visual system due to a variety of neurological conditions.
When not in the exam room, Dr. Mueller finds joy in nature, hiking, dancing, meditation, and playing with her two daughters.
Let’s extend a warm welcome to Dr. Coralee Mueller, whose expertise and compassionate approach are sure to elevate the quality of care provided to our valued patients.
Dr. Mueller is a Fellow with the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD) and holds Board Certification in Vision Development, Vision Therapy, and Vision Rehabilitation. Alongside her impressive credentials, she runs the thriving NeuroVision Clinic with multiple locations in the Greater Toronto Area. Her commitment to advancing optometry is further demonstrated through her membership with the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association and Vision Therapy Canada.