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About Dr. Nazima Sangha

Dr. Nazima Sangha, originally from North Delta, BC, earned a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from UBC and a Doctorate of Optometry from the Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon. After successfully practicing optometry in Richmond, BC for many years she has recently relocated to Victoria and, with great pleasure, joined the team at the Family Eyecare Centre. Dr. Sangha is a Full A Registrant of the College of Optometry. This allows her to practice to the highest standard of clinical care. She is passionate about her profession and enjoys interacting with patients, discussing their best means of vision correction, their eye health and learning about their own passions. She is experienced in speciality contact lens fitting, pre- and post-operative surgical care and vision therapy. In addition, Dr. Sangha is a Clinical Director with the medical program here in Victoria and an instructor for the Continuing Studies program at UVic. Dr. Sangha has traveled with the Third World Eye Care Society (TWECS) and Amigos Eyecare to Romania, Honduras and Kenya to provide free eye care and eye wear to those most in need. It was in Kenya that she met Dr. LeRoy as a team member of TWECS. Locally, she has also volunteered with Special Olympics, the annual Diabetes Fair in Vancouver, sun-awareness programs and served as one of the youngest Council Members for the British Columbia Association of Optometrists. She also served as Chair of the the Greater Vancouver Optometric Society for two years and has earned the Tole Greenstein Award from the Northwest Congress of Optometry. She is now a proud member of the Victoria Rotary Club. Recently, Dr. Sangha and her husband welcomed the birth of their first child, Suraiya. She is enjoying her new role as a mother!

Catching Eye Problems Early: The a-b-See Campaign

Here is a statistic for you:
1 in 5 kids have a vision disorder

Many kids with vision problems just assume their poor vision is normal, because they’ve never experienced anything different. If these vision problems are not checked, they can cause serious long-term effects.
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What Is Vision Training?

Visual skills are developed over time, like any other skill you have. So these skills, like all others, can be improved by training. This training can be life-changing for those whose visual skills didn’t develop fully or properly.

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Vision Therapy: Correcting More Than 20/20

As an Optometrist, I know that many visual processing problems can be corrected using Vision Therapy rather than just lenses. I’ve had countless patients come to me having been told that “it’s too late to fix your vision problems” or that they’ll “have to learn to live with these issues.” But with Vision Therapy, so many of these patients have been able to improve their vision problems.

So what is Vision Therapy? Vision Therapy improves the way vision is processed in the brain. These are some of the problems I’ve helped to correct in my clinic with Vision Therapy:

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