Meet the Leadership Team of Lifetime Eyecare
Dr. S. Bachra
Co-Owner, Chief Optometrist
As owner and Chief Optometrist, Dr. Bachra is responsible for making sure your experience at Lifetime Eyecare is the very best it can be. As one of the most well-known and popular optometrists in the area, Dr. Bachra’s patients come from far and wide to be treated at Lifetime Eyecare and reserve their eyeglasses purchases for our award-winning Eyeglass Frame Bar. Our patients don’t just come from New Westminster but also from Burnaby, Vancouver, Delta, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey and even Richmond.
Currently, Dr. Bachra is serving as an Optometric Advisor to the Douglas College Dispensing Optician Program Advisory Committee (DOPT-PAC). Previously, Dr. Bachra served on the Board of Directors for the British Columbia Association of Optometrists (BCAO), where she met with leaders from both the Liberal and NDP parties in order to advise on healthcare and eyecare regulations and public policy.
Dr. Bachra has also served on the Board of Directors for the British Columbia Association of Optometrists (BCAO), where she met with leaders from both the Liberal and NDP parties in order to advise on healthcare and eyecare regulations and public policy.
Dr. Bachra also supports a great many local community organizations and projects, such as Westminster House (Drug Rehabilitation Centre for Women), Optometrists Giving Eyesight, Fraserside Community Programs, the Lion’s Club, The Massey Theatre and the Annual Hyack Swim Club Invitational. Dr. Bachra has also traveled and worked internationally and is a fluent speaker of Punjabi.
To contact Dr. Bachra, please call 604.522.1120.
Paul W. Slusher
Paul came to Lifetime Eyecare in 2008 and literally transformed the company upon arrival, creating an unprecedented 21% growth in gross revenue (2007-2012). As a result Lifetime Eyecare developed into a more vibrant, high revenue business that is now a local leader in the field of eye care and retail eyewear sales. Lifetime Eyecare is estimating the annual gross revenue growth rate for 2013 to exceed +9% (over 2012) which would be an all-time annual growth record for this 84 year-old company.
Paul has also created an innovative new company (ContactsForLess.ca) that will operate under the Dr. S. Bachra Corporate banner initially and is following it up with the integration of its sister project (EyeglassesForLess.ca) in 2014. This innovative approach to contact lens and eyeglass sales will be fully revealed in the Summer of 2013. In summary, it combines high volume, low cost, online eyewear sales with that of donation of profits benefiting various environmental, humanitarian and/or relief organizations. A private company such as this has never been attempted in Canada and we are expecting great things from both a social media and a buying public standpoint.
Paul Slusher and Lifetime Eyecare also contribute heavily to various community causes in and around the Lower Mainland. These organizations and events include the Hyack Festival, The Fraserside Community Services Society, The Westminster Recovery House for Women, The Massey Theatre, Goodwill Industries, the Navy League Cadet program as well as local amateur sports and recreational events. Moreover regular support is also provided to several broader aid organizations such as Giving Sight International and the Lions Club programs related to recycling eyeglasses for the poor and elderly.
Paul Slusher and Lifetime Eyecare believe strongly in the principle that it is the duty of every successful company to give back to the community that it serves. This principle is at the heart of the company’s mission and is evident in all aspects of how our leadership treats both patients and employees alike.
To contact Paul Slusher, please call 604.522.1120.
Director of Operations
Dawn Drever has been with Lifetime Eyecare since 2006 and has developed into a critical role within the company. Dawn’s role with Lifetime Eyecare has expanded and she was recently named Director of Operations since her contributions to our growth have been tremendously important. Dawn has helped Lifetime Eyecare to truly develop its “destination” reputation as a high-service, designer eyeglass frame centre.
At the same time Dawn has also assisted Dr. Bachra and Paul Slusher in developing internal managerial systems and developing the Ophthalmological section of Lifetime Eyecare’s eyecare practice. There is no doubt that Dawn is a highly valued part of our managerial team and serves as the floor leader among our very talented and cohesive eyecare staff.
Dawn and the entire Lifetime Eyecare team is 100% dedicated to serving you, making sure every time you visit Lifetime Eyecare you leave saying “They are the best!”
To contact Dawn, please call 604.522.1120.
Head Optician, Director of Lab Operations
Yiannis comes to us from the beautiful nation of Greece, but since being in Canada he has accomplished a great deal. Yiannis has been a top level optician and lens expert for many years, having worked with Essilor labs more recently and having been involved in optics since a very young man in Greece.
Yiannis joined our team in 2015 and our lab has never been the same since. His never-ending drive for “the perfectly edged lens” and total accuracy with all his measurements has meant that we have experienced less returns in the past year than any previous year in our 83 year history. That is truly an amazing feat.