Dr. Rajdeep Gill grew up in Victoria and appreciates the opportunity to practice in her home town! She has spent a large part of her life travelling and studying around the world, and has gained valuable experience working with a variety of cultures and seeing the diversity of eye care practiced in different places. Dr. Gill acquired a degree in Biomedical Science in Australia and went on to complete her Doctor of Optometry degree in India, where she had the opportunity to provide eye care to rural and underdeveloped areas. Upon her return home to Victoria she worked at Oak Bay Optometry as an Optometric Assistant, fitting and dispensing glasses while completing her licensing in Optometry from the University of Waterloo.
Dr. Gill has had the opportunity to learn from and work alongside specialists in glaucoma, refractive surgery, retinal disease, and dry eye therapy. She hopes to continue her volunteer work providing eye care to areas of the world where eye and health care are not readily available, and has been pleased to meet and provide eye exams to refugee families. Dr. Gill is excited to grow her practice in Victoria and looks forward to taking care of all your family’s eye care needs.
Born in Regina and raised in Victoria, Crystal has been caring for people since 2007 when she received her Resident Care Attendant certificate. The next year Crystal also became a certified Medical office Assistant and began her career in eye care at the King lasik Centre. Crystal came to Optometry in our Hillside office in 2009. After a brief time away to work for VIHA, she has returned to help us out in our Oak Bay office and finally here in the Downtown office where she is today.
Crystal’s sparkling personality, versatility and attention to detail maker for a pleasant experience for her co-workers and her patients, wherever she hangs her hat.
Laurie grew up in snowy Ottawa, Ontario originally and goes back to visit relatives occasionally. While Ottawa is a lovely city, the visits there make her appreciate Victoria’s climate all the more! She completed her Bsc. And Msc. In Immunology at the University of Toronto, graduating with distinction. She then decided that she wanted to become more hands on in the health sciences and completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo, graduating with honours. During her time at the University of Toronto she sang in the Hart House Chorus and met a very nice baritone who was a Ph.D Engineering student from BC and the rest as we say, is history.
She enjoys working with her patients of all ages to optimize their vision and ocular health in the primary care setting and also enjoys the variety of working one day /week for local ophthalmologist Dr. Hamza Khan in his clinic. She lives in James Bay with her husband and her cat and they both still sing together (her and her husband, not the cat!! :) in Vox Humana Chamber Choir and she likes to run and cycle in her spare time.
Dr. Kevin Hua is originally from Vaughan, Ontario and is excited to be practicing in Victoria! He has completed a Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo, and a BSc in Neuroscience at McMaster University. He is a proud of member of the CAO, BCDO, and is TPA certified. During his rotations, he attended the Eye Foundation of Utah – Salt Lake City, which primarily focused on glaucoma. He has practiced in rural areas managing various ocular diseases, and volunteered on a rewarding eye care mission trip to Ecuador. He hopes to continue doing mission care trips in the near future to provide care to those who are in need.
Aside from his professional life, Dr.Hua loves to create art through photography, explore new cultures, and venture out into the wilderness. However, he is still not fond of encountering bears. He is looking forward to servicing the community within and outside the field of eye care.