Royal Oak Optometry's own Dr. Gurpreet Leekha Awarded BC Optometrist of the Year. Standing next to awarding host for a posed two shot photo on stage.

Dr. Gurpreet Leekha Awarded BC Optometrist of the Year

Royal Oak Optometry’s Dr. Gurpreet Leekha won the BC Doctors of Optometry Optometrist of the Year award for his outstanding work in 2023. The announcement came at the 2024 BCDO Annual Conference & OPTOFAIR.


What is BCDO?

BC Doctors of Optometry, or BCDO, is a non-profit organization aiming to uphold patient care standards, advocate for the eye health of British Columbians, and advance the integrity of optometry. 


What is the BC Optometrist of the Year Award?

This prestigious award recognizes contributions to the advancement of optometry.

Dr. Gurpreet Leekha has been in eye care since 2001; he has passionately advocated for Royal Scope expansion and telehealth privileges. Additionally, he has supported increased billing options for both the province and personal insurance to reduce costs for patients like yourself.


What is Dr. Gurpreet Leekha Recognized For?

Optometric Influence

Dr. Leekha’s commitment extends beyond his clinics and presidency. He has played a vital role in BCDO’s public relations committees for many years. Additionally, he has lent his expertise as a consultant and educator for companies like BNL and Alcon. Furthermore, he actively engages in the Canadian Optometry Group as a clinical lead in leading cases.


Mentorship and Global Outreach

Dr. Leekha has mentored optometry students since 2006. In 2001, he traveled to Mexico with the volunteer vision organization Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity. Again, in 2007, he traveled to Chile and in 2008 to Mexico with the OneSight Foundation. During these trips, he provided free eye exams and eyewear to the underprivileged.


How Does This Affect Patients?

Dr. Gurpreet Leekhas’s award shows his dedication to eye care and patient advocacy. Patients at Royal Oak Optometry will continue to benefit from his high standard of care and influence as a leader in the industry. You can book your next eye examination, and learn more about our exceptional optometrists online or in-person.




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