Zaahid loves educating, laughing, and interacting with all of his Vision Therapy patients, and his biggest reward is seeing smiles on their faces when they notice improvements. He first started working at Lynn Valley Optometry in 2015 as a University of British Columbia co-op student and hasn’t looked back since. In his spare time, Zaahid enjoys playing sports, watching hockey, and spending time with his family.
You can always count on Samantha to have a positive and energetic presence in the clinic. Her greatest reward is seeing our Vision Therapy patients not only improve their visual system but also learn life skills and boost their self-confidence in everything that they do. When she is not in the office, she likes to spend her time reading, baking, hiking the local trails and spending time with her three daughters.
With over 10 years of experience in the eye industry, Caitlin brings tremendous value to LVO. She has worked in clinics all across Canada, creating great workplace cultures and effective infrastructure with the goal of providing patients with the best possible care. You can find her on the trails, snow or water in her time off, or practicing creative pursuits including dancing, painting, and writing.
Katarina enjoys interacting with patients, learning more about optometry, and challenging herself every day. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Urgent Health Care and completed further studies at Tamwood College in 2019. When she’s at the clinic, you can always count on her to be happy and supportive. Katarina enjoys playing volleyball, exercising and curling up with a good detective novel.
Michelle takes pride in giving all of our patients a fantastic vision care experience and looks forward to interacting with and learning from her colleagues every day. As a member of the LVO team, Michelle draws on her extensive previous experience in customer service. When the weather is cooperating, you’ll often find Michelle exploring the local trails and mountains with her Alaskan Malamute dog, Zeus.
Brandon takes pride in bringing his extensive customer service experience to the clinic. He is always keen to learn more about the human eye and the growing optical industry and looks forward to interacting with his team members every day. Outside of the clinic, he enjoys practicing competitive taekwondo and riding his bike while soaking in the beautiful, albeit unpredictable, Vancouver summer weather.
Marilyn keeps things light and optimistic with her laugh in our clinic. With a past in the Finance and Dental industries, she is passionate about helping patients and continuing to learn while challenging herself. In her time off, you can find her gardening or cooking at home or off on motorcycle road tripping and travelling.
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As a trained optometrist from South Africa, Lizelle has over 20 years of experience in the optometry field. Her aim is to support the lifestyle needs of her patients by offering personalized solutions. During her spare time, you can find Lizelle soaking her feet in the sand, exploring the beautiful and secluded B.C. trails, or spending quality time with her boys.
As a co-op student working in our clinic, Alex looks forward to interacting with all of our patients and educating them about different aspects of their eye health. She also values working alongside our doctors every day, and is always keen to learn something new from them. When Alex is not in the office, you can find her hiking, baking and attending recreational ballet classes.
Sara thrives on the energy and pace at our clinic. She currently completing her Bachelor of Sciences and enjoys working in an environment where she can continue to learn new skills. She has been playing the piano since she was 6 and also goes to the gym, restaurants, and travels in her time off.
Johannes combines the energy he gets from helping people with his love of math and spreadsheets in his role at our clinic. He enjoys the challenge of finding the right solution for each patient while developing new skills at the same time. You can find him in the backcountry near the Headwaters or practicing Thai kickboxing on his days off.