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The Staff

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Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.

Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs.

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Amanda

Optometric Assistant

Amanda Clark was born and raised in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. Amanda comes from a family with opticians, which influenced her decision to pursue the field of eye care. She completed a two year dispensing optician program at Douglas College. Amanda has worked alongside Dr. Kalicinsky since Brookswood Optometry’s opening day. Her hobbies and interests are painting, running and vinyl collecting.

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Kyle

Optometric Assistant

Kyle is an optometric assistant at Brookswood Optometry. He moved to Langley from Lethbridge, Alberta in September 2015. Kyle studied Optometry Sciences in Calgary. He enjoys connecting with the wonderful patients of Brookswood Optometry. Kyle also has a degree in Pastoral Theology. In his spare time he works as a Pastor at a local church. Kyle loves living in the beautiful lower mainland, and does his best to make time to explore the nearby mountains. He enjoys rock-climbing, reading, hiking, and playing board games.

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Monica

Pretester

Taking a special interest in the faculty of health and human services, Monica began her career in optometry by drawing inspiration from her mother’s career as an optician. Naturally empathetic and detail oriented, Monica exemplifies her motivation to serve by creating a positive and inviting atmosphere for the community of Brookswood Optometry. In her spare time, Monica enjoys going to the gym, reading, playing guitar, and horseback riding. Monica speaks French.

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Sam

Pretester

Sam has been working as a technician in optometry and ophthalmology for 5 years. Having lived half her life in Saskatoon, SK, she’s consistently thrilled by the different cultures here in the Vancouver area. She found a passion in overcoming language barriers with patients and now studies Linguistics and Communication. In her spare time she enjoys exploring, trying new foods, and playing games of all kinds.

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Sukhy

Optometric Assistant

Sukhy studied as a Dispensing Optician at Douglas College in Coquitlam BC and took the two year course for Dispensing Eyewear and Contact lenses. Sukhy is passionate about helping patients select eyewear that bests suits their personal needs. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters, going out to new restaurants and exploring new places. Sukhy speaks Punjabi and understands Hindi.

Lori

Optometric Assistant

Being the daughter of longtime Vancouver Optometrist Edwin T. Menkes, and having started working for him at the age of 9, Lori brings over 30 years of experience to Brookswood Optometry.

Lori has travelled extensively throughout the world, in particular Africa and the Middle East. She has a degree in creative writing from Bar Ilan University, as well as a masters degree from University of Tel Aviv in Disaster Response Management. After earning a second masters, this time in Sacred Music from a University in the Eastern US, Lori decided to follow in Dad's footsteps, and settle on a career in the Optometric field. Lori has been a Licensed as an Optician and Paraoptometric Assistant.

In her spare time Lori creates special effects lenses for tv and film, paints, writes poetry and enjoys time at the gun club.

“Don't tell me that the sky is the limit, when there are footprints on the moon.”

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