Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our New Westminster Eye Doctors:
Dr. Sameera Jhamb completed her Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She was awarded membership into the Tomb and Key Honor Society, Beta Sigma Kappa International Honor Society, & the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society. She grew up in Burnaby, BC and went to Simon Fraser University for her undergraduate degree in Science, and she is fluent in English, Hindi, and French.
She has had a diverse clinical experience, ranging from extensive work with kids needing vision therapy to veterans with advanced macular degeneration and glaucoma. She traveled around the continent during her clinical rotations to obtain the best experiences she could in the areas of ocular disease, contact lens, and pediatrics, and is committed to keeping up with the industry’s leading research to ensure that her patients are receiving the best possible eye care.
Most importantly, Dr. Jhamb understands the value of sight, and thus places a strong emphasis on education during her patient interactions so that she can help everyone achieve their maximum visual potential.
Dr. Prpic was raised in Vancouver, B.C., where he completed his ungraduated studies and received his Bachelor of Science from The University of British Columbia. Dr. Prpic then moved to Boston and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from The New England College of Optometry.
During his clinical training, Dr. Prpic practiced ocular disease management at the Providence Veteran’s Affairs Hospital, speciality contact lens dispensing and management at Boston Medical Center, management of patients with low vision and care for individuals and children with intellectual and physical disabilities at the Perkins School for the Blind, and surgical co-management at Eye Consultants of Colorado.
Upon completion of his Doctor of Optometry degree, Dr. Prpic completed a residency through the State University of New York College of Optometry in ocular disease at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. During his residency training, he worked directly with various specialists including: retinal surgeons, corneal surgeons, glaucoma specialists, oculoplastic surgeons, and neuro-ophthalmologists.
When Dr. Prpic is not providing eye care, he enjoys spending time outdoors skiing and hiking, and playing sports such as soccer and tennis.