Our Doctors

Dr. Davinder Sidhu, Optometrist

Dr. Davinder Sidhu
Optometrist
Davinder Sidhu
Dave Sidhu
Dr. Sidhu
Optometrist in Prince Rupert


Davinder was born and raised in Oliver, BC. His interest in health care began early on in his undergraduate degree at UBC Okanagan. Davinder obtained  his Doctor of Optometry from Salus University in 2015 with distinction of clinical and high academic honors. Davinder has practiced in Prince Rupert and the Lower Mainland of BC since he graduated but has established his roots locally as he has spent a large portion of his time in the Northwest.


Davinder brings a well-rounded approach as he is very proficient in ocular disease, surgical co-management, contact lenses, binocular vision and neuro-ophthalmology, and pediatrics. At Salus University, their program includes an extra clinical rotation relative to most Optometry schools in which Davinder spent 3 months in the Neuro-ophthalmology department at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, PA. This clinical rotation focused heavily on neuro-imaging, lab diagnostics,binocular vision work ups, and handling a variety of sight and life threatening neuro-ophthalmic cases. Davinder had the pleasure of working at a specialty contact lens practice in California that focused primarily on fitting specialty lenses for patients with Keratconus and other corneal disorders. He values the knowledge he gained there and carries it with him to this day as he enjoys maximizing his patient's visual ability. 


During his spare time, Davinder enjoys hiking, playing basketball, weight lifting, spending time with family and friends, and cheering on the Vancouver Canucks! Davinder is also a published author in the wine industry as he serves as a Wine Biochemistry consultant in the Okanagan's thriving wine industry. 

Dr. Daphne Cheng, Optometrist

Dr. Daphne Cheng.
Optometrist in Prince Rupert
Eye Doctor
Optometrist
Eyeglasses
Contact lenses

  

Dr. Daphne Cheng received her Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia and Doctor of Optometry from Pacific University in Oregon. She was the recipient of the 2016 College of Optometrists in Vision Development Excellence in Vision Therapy Award for her clinical skills in diagnosing and treating patients with strabismus (eye turn), amblyopia (lazy eye), eye teaming deficiencies, vision-related learning problems and post-trauma/concussion vision syndrome. Daphne was also a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Society for her academic excellence.

Her optometric experiences include working at the US Air Force eye clinic in Hawaii and the Veterans Affair hospital in California treating patients with glaucoma, macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Daphne has also worked in private practices in Seattle and Portland specializing in dry eye treatment and vision therapy. In addition, she has provided free eye exams to patients in rural areas of Costa Rica.

Dr. Katarina Markin, Optometrist

Dr. Kate Markin
Dr. Katarina Markin
Optometrist in Prince Rupert
Optometrist
Eye Doctor


Katarina graduated from UBC Okanagan with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Biochemistry.  She went on to obtain a Doctorate of Optometry at the University of Waterloo.  While in Ontario, Katarina became skilled in Pediatric Binocular Vision health and worked at the university’s renowned Low Vision clinic. She would later be rewarded with the Eschenbach Low Vision Student Award.  Katarina’s other professional area of interest is ocular disease. She interned at the Detroit Veterans Affairs Hospital and worked closely with other health professionals to provide high-level ocular care for American veterans.  Katarina is a firm proponent of collaborative health care, and continues to attend inter-professional events to enhance professional relations between the health specialties.  


In her spare time Katarina enjoys an active lifestyle involving hiking and climbing, and is excited to explore all that Prince Rupert has to offer.  She looks forward to getting to know you and your vision needs.


Our Optometrists and Eyecare Team

Brandy Crossie, Office Manager

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 Brandy moved to Prince Rupert with her family in 1988 where she went on to graduate from Charles Hayes Secondary School in 1994. 

Brandy has completed training as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant and has over 13 years of experience in the Optometry industry. Brandy is highly versatile as she has experience in essentially every aspect of an eye care clinic including: glasses selection and dispensing, glasses trouble shooting, administrative duties, patient work ups, and office management. 

During her spare time, Brandy enjoys running, camping, fishing and she currently makes her own brand of dog cookies known as "Woofy Cookies."

Overall, Brandy enjoys interacting with patients and the smile they have when they pick the perfect pair of glasses. We are excited to have her as a part of our team. 

Leah Robinson, Patient Coordinator

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Biography coming soon!