Our Practice

Welcome to Hollyburn Eye Clinic! A clinic focused on excellence and full service eye care since 1996. We are committed to improving and managing the visual needs and ocular health of our patients, with our unparalleled service, state-of-the-art medical equipment and extensive eyewear selection. We excel at providing personalized and empathetic care to you and your loved ones.

Our Mission

“We are committed to enhancing and improving our patients’ quality of life and ocular wellness through excellence and full service eye care, advanced technology, community involvement and education.”

Who we are

Hollyburn Eye Clinic has proudly been servicing the North Shore for over 20 years. We offer a comprehensive list of eye care services, and provide the latest technological advances in optometry. Our diverse team is fluent in Arabic, English, Farsi, French, Greek, Hindi, Punjabi, Romanian, and Spanish!

Optometrist

Dr. Pavan Avinashi

Upon completing his Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Dr. Avinashi spent time travelling performing clinical electives around the world. These experiences, as well as his fluency in English, French, and Hindi, have allowed him to better connect with patients, and develop his scope of practice to specialize in pediatric care and ocular surface conditions -most notably dry eye disease.

Outside of his clinical commitment, he takes a strong interest in serving the global community and has initiated various fundraisers to promote ocular health in developing countries. Dr. Avinashi is a notable lecturer at schools, local senior homes and medical conferences across the country, focusing on ocular diseases and technological advancements in optometry.

In 2013, Dr. Avinashi was honoured to be recognized by the BC Association of Optometrists as the Young Optometrist of the Year, and in 2014, the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce acknowledged him as the Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Dr. Avinashi’s expertise and philosophy of care has allowed him to expand Hollyburn Eye Clinic, and provide excellence in full service eye care to the North Shore community.

Optometrist

Dr. Katherine Nounopoulos

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Dr. Nounopoulos completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. Before moving to Vancouver in 2006, Dr. Nounopoulos took her education around the United States and practiced in a variety of clinical environments including a veterans hospital, a naval base and an inner city clinic.

Her fluency in Greek and conversational French has allowed her to connect with patients and provide them with personalized care, while her expertise in ocular health has left her patients feeling knowledgeable and confident during their appointments.

Dr. Nounoupoulos’ philosophy of care is to ensure that each patient is educated on their ocular health and has a progressive treatment plan moving forward. She thrives in making each visit personable and catered to her patient’s needs.

Optometrist

Dr. Sameera Jhamb

Dr. Sameera Jhamb completed her Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

Her diverse clinical experiences range from vision therapy, to managing ocular diseases such as progressive macular degeneration and glaucoma. Her passion for research and advancement has led her to become an expert in Myopia Control, which is a form of therapy to slow down the progression of prescription in children. Dr. Jhamb devises a care and treatment with her patients to ensure the best possible outcome.

Dr. Jhamb understands the value of sight and places a strong emphasis on management and treatment for all her patients so that they can achieve optimal ocular health, vision and quality of life.

Optometrist

Dr. Ivan Prpic

Born and raised in Vancouver, Dr Prpic completed his Doctor of Optometry degree from The New England College of Optometry in Boston. His clinical experience includes practicing at the Perkins School for the Blind, where he was involved in the management of patients with intellectual and physical disabilities that suffered from very poor eyesight. Dr. Prpic takes his experience one step further, by co-managing surgical patients at the Eye Consultants of Colorado, working alongside specialized ophthalmologists.

Locally, Dr. Prpic travels to Bella Bella, BC annually to perform exams on underserved communities, helping ensure that all Canadians are being given the best possible ocular health care. Dr. Prpic’s dedication to optometry and understanding personal patient needs is what equips him with to thrive in the optometric community locally and internationally.

Optometrist

Dr. Nicole Poon

Born and raised in Vancouver, Dr. Nicole Poon earned her Bachelor of Science from McGill University and her Doctor of Optometry degree from SUNY College of Optometry in New York. In her final year, she received extensive clinical training in managing ocular conditions while working closely with optometrists and ophthalmologists at various sites including Gouverneur (NYC Health & Hospitals), Brooklyn Eye Center, and SUNY University Eye Center.

After optometry school, Dr. Poon completed a residency in cornea and contact lens at Pennsylvania College of Optometry. During this year, she became proficient in fitting specialty contact lenses for patients with irregular corneas and utilized contact lenses to slow the progression of myopia. She also worked directly with a corneal specialist to manage patients with dry eye, corneal disease, cataracts, and glaucoma and to evaluate LASIK/PRK patients pre- and post-operatively.

Dr. Poon is passionate about volunteering and has attended several mission trips to Chiapas, Panama City, and Jamaica. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, yoga, baking, and painting. Dr. Poon looks forward to interacting with patients and helping them achieve their best visual potential.

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What Our Patients are Saying

Next Level Service

Extended hours

Our office is open evenings and weekends

On-site Lab

Quick turnaround time on lenses and frames

Direct billing

Competitive pricing and direct billing with most insurance companies

Experienced Staff

Dedicated and knowledgeable team members

Large Selection

Eclectic and unique selection of eyewear

FAQ

Our fees depend on the service provided. Please contact our office to discuss what would be the right appointment for you.
Yes! We have partnerships with a majority of insurance health providers. We are able to directly bill eye exams, glasses and contact lenses. We encourage our patients to review your benefits before your appointment, as we are only capable of billing expenses.
MSP covers a maximum of $47.08 for patients below 19 and above 64, and all diabetic patients. There is a co-pay associated for diabetics, and senior patients but not for children. MSP does not cover adult eye exams.
Please bring your BC Carecard, insurance information and any glasses/prescription sunglasses and contact lens boxes you may have, if any.
Dilation is considered at the doctor’s discretion. If you are a new patient, experiencing flashing lights, floaters, above the age of 64, or are diabetic, you are likely to be dilated at your appointment.
Our clinic has a finishing lab which allows us to offer same day glasses. However, certain prescriptions may require ordering and can take 7-10 business days to finish. Contact lenses typically take 3-5 business days to arrive, unless you wear a brand that we stock in our clinic.

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