I was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. I attended York House School and then continued to Simon Fraser University, where I received my Bachelors degree in Applied Science. I moved to Chicago and attained my Doctor of Optometry Degree in 2002. After graduation, I moved to New York City and completely fell in love with the area. During this time, I practiced at The Eyecare Center of New Jersey and Park Avenue Eye Institute for 14 years in a medical eye care setting. My time on the east coast was transformative. I married Dr. Harry Boparai (he’s an eye doctor, but we try not to talk shop), and we have three children together: Isabella, Aaron, and Ryan. I was also able to meet amazing lifelong friends that have given me more than I could have asked for. Leaving the east coast was one of the most difficult things I had to do, but I recognized the importance of family and moved back to be closer to mine in 2014.
Bellevue has given me an opportunity to grow as a mother, a physician, and an entrepreneur. Yes, my allergies are crazy here, but I love the stability and calm it has given my family.
I have extensive experience in family eye care, including pediatric eye examinations, contact lens fitting, eye surgery co-management and adult eye care. However, I always say to my patients if I can’t figure it out, I will guide you in the right direction. I genuinely care about my patients and want only the best for them.
I love reading historical literature, watching TV, eating (yes, I consider it a hobby), listening to loud music (usually dance or Bollywood), and taking naps (which never happens). I believe in making the world a little better with laughter, joy, and perspective. I am so excited to bring Airis Eye to all of you.