New Westminster Optometrists & Eye Specialist

Esteemed Optometrist and Eye Specialist

Dr. Bachra & Dr. Diep are here to serve you!


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.


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 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.

Ophthalmologist and Retinal Specialist

Dr. Diep joined Lifetime Eyecare in 2010 after receiving his Retinal Specialist Training at the University of British Columbia. Prior to that, Dr. Diep practiced in Albany, NY as a general Ophthalmologist. Dr. Diep graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at University of Toronto.


Originally from Windsor, Ontario, Dr. Diep has permanently relocated his family to the Vancouver area. We are pleased to be the beneficiary of Dr. Diep’s decision to move here and we are pround to say that we are one of the very few eyecare centres that also provides an in-house eye specialists on staff. When you receive a referral from one of our Optometrists, you can see Dr. Diep in a matter of weeks, not months like with most other specialist practices.