Dr. Altaz Shajani
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.
His professional affiliations include memberships in:
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. Nav Sodhi
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.
Dr. Sarah Brassil
Dr. Sarah Brassil was born in Ontario and raised on Vancouver Island. Her post secondary education started with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Trinity Western University followed by a trades diploma in motorcycle mechanics from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. She graduated with her Optometry degree with First Class Honours from Aston University in Birmingham, England in 2011. After practicing on the south coast of England for a year and a half, Dr. Brassil moved to North Vancouver. She completed the International Optometric Bridging Program at the University of Waterloo in Ontario to become a licensed Optometrist in Canada.
Dr. Sarah Brassil is proud to be one of the few 5th generation Optometrists on the continent. She has many years experience in optometric practice, having filled almost every role in an office over the years.
She is very excited to have joined Lynn Valley Optometry and to provide excellent eye care to her patients!
In her spare time, she enjoys the incredible landscape that the North Shore offers by mountain biking, hiking, and camping. Dr. Brassil also loves exploring new eateries and growing vegetables in the garden.