About Dr. M.K. Randhawa

In a ceremony on February 23, 2014, the British Columbia Association of Optometrists named Dr. M.K. Randhawa its 2014 Optometrist of the Year!

Dr. M.K. Randhawa, Optoemtrist of the year

Dr. M.K. Randhawa, Optometrist, was born and raised in Vancouver, BC and continues to live in Vancouver with her husband and two young children.  When she is not spending time with her family and taking care of her patients, she enjoys cooking - her macaroni and lasagna are famous!

Education - nutrition, doctor of optometry

Dr. Randhawa has a degree in human nutrition from the University of British Columbia and a doctor of optometry degree from Pacific University.  Her education makes her uniquely qualified to advise patients on the impact of nutrition on their health of their eyes, particularly the way nutrition can impact diseases like dry eye syndrome, macular degeneration and myopia.

Training in developmental vision and vision therapy

Dr. Randhawa has undertaken advanced residency training in vision therapy and developmental vision.  She is a qualified developmental optometrist which allows her to diagnose and treat developmental vision problems.  She is a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

Leader in vision care

Dr. Randhawa is a leader in eye and vision care.  She has appeared on numerous radio and television programs to educate the public on the importance of taking vision and eye health seriously.  She has been on CBC Radio One, CKNW, RJ1200 and has appeared on television on BCTV, CityTV, OMNI News and Global News.  She also did an interview with Fanny Kiefer on Studio 4, which you can watch on this website.

Dr. Randhawa always gives back to the community.  She served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia School of Nursing where she taught future nurses how to care for the eye.  She serves on the board of directors of the Vision for Success Society - a non profit organization that helps provide treatment for vision problems that impact learning and academic performance.  She has served on the board of directors of the British Columbia Association of Optometrists and currently sits on the board of the College of Optometrists of British Columbia

Pediatric, children's vision and eye care

The care and treatment of children is a priority for Dr. Randhawa.  Even in optometry school she knew she wanted her practice to be focused on kids - she co-wrote a children's book called Iris Goes to the Optometrist.  Her focus on children is  why she is a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, an organization devoted to excellence in understanding vision development and treating problems in vision that are caused by developmental issues.  She has the largest vision therapy practice in Vancouver where she treats kids for many developmental vision disorders including amblyopiastrabismusconvergence insufficiency, and vision related learning problems.  Her clinic serves patients in Metro Vancouver and Surrey, BC.  

Corneal reshaping, myopia control, orthokeratology

Dr. Randhawa has one of the busiest orthokeratology (ortho-k, corneal reshaping) practices in Vancouver where she uses the latest eye-retainer technology to help people get out of contacts and glasses without surgery.  Orthokeratology has also been proven to prevent myopia progression (it stops your prescription from getting worse).


Dr. M.K. Randhawa in the media




Global News


CBC Radio


Omni News



Pacific University