About Us

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Our history

Our clinic was founded in 2006 under the name of ‘Eyecare at the Mulberry’ by Dr. Susan Seibold. The clinic was recognized for excellent patient care and quality eyewear. In 2014 Dr. Henry Reis, an experienced and acclaimed corneal surgeon from Brazil, was provided the opportunity to take on the clinic following Dr. Seibold’s departure back to Germany. His vision for the clinic is to offer patients the most advanced technology in eye care and pair it with a highly skilled team of eye care professionals that create a distinct personal experience for each and every patient. This unique combination of drive, innovation, and commitment to serving the community has given life and purpose to Focus Eyecare Centre.

Our Mission

Our mission is to offer our patients the most advanced technology in eye care and pair it with a highly skilled team of eye care professionals who will exceed expectations and deliver the best patient experience possible, treating them with all the warmth, attention and respect they deserve.

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Striving to cover all your medical needs.
Our eyes contain over two million working parts and are the body’s second most complex organ, after our brain. It takes high tech equipment and skilled doctors to properly navigate the complexities of the human eye.
We offer state-of-the-art technology and advanced services that have been attracting patients from all over the Lower Mainland and beyond. Learn more about what sets us apart.

Our history

Focus Eyecare Centre Facility

Our clinic was founded in 2006 under the name of ‘Eyecare at the Mulberry’ by Dr. Susan Seibold. The clinic was recognized for excellent patient care and quality eyewear. In 2014 Dr. Henry Reis, an experienced and acclaimed corneal surgeon from Brazil, was provided the opportunity to take on the clinic following Dr. Seibold’s departure back to Germany. His vision for the clinic is to offer patients the most advanced technology in eye care and pair it with a highly skilled team of eye care professionals that create a distinct personal experience for each and every patient. This unique combination of drive, innovation, and commitment to serving the community has given life and purpose to Focus Eyecare Centre.

Our Mission

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Our mission is to offer our patients the most advanced technology in eye care and pair it with a highly skilled team of eye care professionals who will exceed expectations and deliver the best patient experience possible, treating them with all the warmth, attention and respect they deserve.

Technology

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Striving to cover all your medical needs.
Our eyes contain over two million working parts and are the body’s second most complex organ, after our brain. It takes high tech equipment and skilled doctors to properly navigate the complexities of the human eye.
We offer state-of-the-art technology and advanced services that have been attracting patients from all over the Lower Mainland and beyond. Learn more about what sets us apart.

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MEET OUR DOCTORS

Our doctors will provide you with the care, expertise, and precision that your eyes demand.

DR. HENRY REIS
DR. HENRY REIS
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DR. CINDY HO
DR. CINDY HO
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DR. DANIELA ALBUQUERQUE
DR. DANIELA ALBUQUERQUE
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DR. JENNY TSUI
DR. JENNY TSUI
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DR. PETAR PRPIC
DR. PETAR PRPIC
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MEET OUR TEAM

CRAIG PETRISHIN
CRAIG PETRISHINOptical Lab Coordinator/ Senior Optician
Craig first entered the Optical industry in 1986 after attending an Optician course at the Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario. He moved to BC in 1990 and has since worked for various high end optical stores ranging from the Fraser Valley to Kitsilano and Yaletown. He even owned his own Optical Retail Store in Vancouver’s East End before joining us in 2011. Craig is our Head Optician, responsible for running our on-site lab, specializes in making and dispensing custom eyewear and is well known with our patients and customers for the quality of care and service he provides. He brings a wealth of knowledge about optics, eyewear, optical lenses and the eyecare industry in general.
Widely considered by others in the industry as ‘a legend’, Craig has a following of loyal patients that wouldn’t trust their eyewear needs to anyone else.
LISA TERPENING
LISA TERPENINGLicensed Optician
Born and raised in Surrey, BC, Lisa is a graduate of the Douglas College Dispensing Optician program and has been working in the Optical industry since March of 2014. She holds an English Degree from SFU with a focus in 18th-Century Literature.
Extremely hardworking, always upbeat and ready for a challenge, you will find that she is your go-to person for anything from finding the perfect eyeglass frame to contact lens training and fitting, whether you are new to wearing them or a seasoned wearer.
Lisa loves helping people and makes your eye wear experience fun and memorable. She lives and breathes optical and feels blessed for finding a career that is her passion.
TATIANA CHEKHTER
TATIANA CHEKHTERLicensed Optician
Tatiana originally came to us from St. Petersburg, the cultural heart of Russia. While there, she created a background for herself in Architecture and Accounting. Tatiana journeyed to Canada in the year 1997, and shortly after joined the Optical Industry in 1999.
She is an experienced Licensed Dispensing Optician, having worked in the eye care industry for the last 18 years. She also obtained her MOA certification in 2004.
Tatiana is very skilled at filling even the most difficult and complex optical prescriptions with the highest degree of accuracy. She has an extensive knowledge of the newest lens technology, and will expertly help you choose the best possible frame that fits your own unique style and personality.
STEFANIE GRENIER
STEFANIE GRENIERCCOA/ Vision Therapist/ Research Coordinator
Stefanie joined our team in 2015 after graduating from the University of Victoria in 2014 with a BSc double majoring in Biology and Psychology. She has pursued certification as a Canadian Certified Optometry Assistant, graduating with honours and evolved into a vision therapist role, being one of the first vision therapists in the world to utilize a VR-based vision therapy system. In addition to her work in vision therapy, Stefanie has recently co-published two peer-reviewed scientific papers, and has worked as the clinical research coordinator of an international clinical trial. Stefanie was the recipient of the Optometric Assistant of the Year Award of 2018.
ROCHELLE ROBBERTZE
ROCHELLE ROBBERTZESenior Optometric Assistant/ Front desk coordinator/ CCOA (in progress)
Originally from South Africa, Rochelle laid roots in Canada in 2001 and entered the optical industry in 2007. Possessing a strong background in both customer service and office management and with a passion for people and eyes, she is ready and willing to help you with anything from booking an appointment to learning to insert and remove your contact lenses.
Rochelle is the one responsible for managing our clinic patient flow, and has also assisted in training our new team members with compassion and great attention to detail. We are very happy to have Rochelle as a member of our team, and we look forward to seeing her grow further into a managerial role over the years.
KRISTAL RUBIA
KRISTAL RUBIAOptometric Assistant / CCOA (In Progress)
Before Kristal came to find herself at home as part of the Focus Eyecare family, she was living in the beautiful islands of the Philippines. During her life there, she was able to pursue and complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, before immigrating to Canada with her family in 2007.
Kristal began to realize a new calling, and decided to move away from the nursing field and towards the life of an MOA. She earned her diploma in 2013 at the BCCE. Kristal is always on the go and loves discovering new places while traveling and hiking.
Our team and patients have greatly benefited from her background in Nursing, her cheerful outlook and unshakeable positive attitude. Kristal is currently enrolled in the Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant program (CCOA).
SARA COMUNELO
SARA COMUNELOOptometric Assistant / Patient Experience Coordinator
Sara grew up in Brazil, where she graduated with a Nurse degree. She has worked in the hospitality business for many years, and her passion for healthcare and customer service is evident the moment you meet her. Sara is known for her unmistakable and contagious laughter, as well as her kindness and passion for delivering the best care possible to our patients.
MELISSA YEE
MELISSA YEEOptometric Assistant
Melissa grew up in Vancouver as the only girl in a family with 3 brothers. She spent most of her youth at her family farm started by her great grandfather. She enjoys the outdoors with hikes in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter.
Melissa comes to us with an extensive background in roles focusing on customer care. For the past 5 years she has been a member of the CSMLS working as a phlebotomist; striving to show a high level of care, detail and patience to every person that she meets. She is eager to grow into her position as an optometric assistant, jumping in feet first to learn the vast details of optometry. We are delighted to have her as part of our team at Focus Eyecare.

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