Dr. Natasha Liaw BSc. OD
Dr. Natasha Liaw was born and raised in Edmonton, AB where she received her Bachelor of Science (biology major and chemistry/psychology minor) before moving to Philadelphia, PA where she graduated with her optometric doctorate from Salus University (Pennsylvania College of Optometry). Her passion for optometry revolves around the fact that she has had to wear glasses since she was 6 and that growing up in the 90’s with glasses was not a pretty sight for kids. Also, the many stories of patients that get tricked into buying things that don’t actually benefit their vision, has motivated her to create a clinic where her patients can trust in the advice of her staff to ensure their needs are met within their budget. Mother of two high-energy pomsky (Pomeranian Husky mix) puppies (Tesla and Poro) she is often found at the dog park on sunny days. During the rest of her free time she enjoys being active, playing board games/video games, and vlogging with her partner in crime (Dimmy).
Dimmy Chow was born in Venezuela but primarily raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. Growing up he was never sure of what would become of his career, but he was determined to make his mark. He began his studies in Business Administration (BA) at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University to only quickly jump to a career in the trades as an Electrician. Influenced by his business savvy Father, together they did electrical work all across the lower mainland providing high end electrical services. Completing his Red Seal certification at such a young adult age, Dimmy craved for something more. In his last year of apprenticeship, he rekindled his love for business and began night classes again to finish his BA along with his apprenticeship at British Columbia Institute of Technology. Dimmy continued his studies at BCIT in Construction Management and finally Operations Management diploma—he had found his stride. The culmination of endless ups and down had landed him the opportunity and skillset to begin this new chapter in his life called Wink Optometry. In his free time, Dimmy enjoys spending time with his two little pups (Tesla & Poro), participating in competitive volleyball, playing board games, and being creative with his new found affinity for cinematography which he shares with his partner in crime (Natasha).
JoJo Wang was born and primarily raised in China until she finished high school. After high school she immigrated to Vancouver where she received her Bachelor of Art Degree (Asian Study Major and Commerce Minor) from UBC. She has been wearing glasses since she was a child and understands how glasses can change a person’s life. JoJo decided to help people who, like her need glasses. Her passion for eye care took her to the British Columbia College of Optics where she studied Ophthalmic and Contact Lens Dispensing. JoJo is also a fashion-forward person and loves shopping. She will be more than happy to help you find the perfect pair of eyeglasses and select the best lens suited for your lifestyle and needs. Moreover, JoJo loves volunteering to help the elderly and children alike. Being fluent in both Mandarin and English, she hopes to help people from all walks of life. She is very excited to be part of the team at Wink Optometry.
Vanessa Nguyen[Medical Office Assistant]
Vanessa Nguyen was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. She has always had a fond passion for caring for others which is what brought her into the medical field. She attended Bow Valley College where she received her Medical Office Assistant (MOA) certification in Calgary, AB. Upon completion, she moved to Edmonton to started a new journey but found her way back home to Vancouver to realize that there is nothing like home. Vanessa is currently enrolled in the Optometric Assistant (OA) program and is excited to join the team at Wink to improve her skills and knowledge in the optometry field. With her previous education training in the Medical Office Assistant, she can properly service the patients with exceptional care. During her free time, Vanessa can be found in a gym working out or drinking bubble tea.
Together, we are Wink! We hope that you will get to know us and feel comfortable asking us any questions you have regarding eye wear, eye health, or anything in general! We will be more than happy to help you and your family maintain healthy eyes and find the best glasses for each member of your family.