Hardeep Bhangu: Specialized Optometry
Dr. Hardeep Bhangu never imagined he would pursue a career as an optometrist. Born and raised in the small town of Quesnel, Dr. Bhangu was certain he would work at the local sawmill, just like everyone else. However, during a routine visit to his own optometrist, things became quite clear – optometry was meant to be his life’s work.
After finishing high school, Bhangu attended UBC on a scholarship and earned his degree in optometry in Chicago. “I was fortunate to have a great learning environment. My studies focused on training in the specialized areas of pediatrics, geriatrics’, low vision, and sports vision.”
By combining his specialties with the latest in laser and other technologies, Dr.Bhangu’s practice has become synonymous to a dedicated patient focus. “The best part of my job is my interaction with patients. I really enjoy working with people and am privileged that my patients range from babies to the elderly.
With two locations, in Abbotsford and Surrey, Dr. Bhangu offers total eye care, ranging from routine eye exams to follow-ups for laser eye surgery. Both clinics have state of the art equipment, as well as full optical departments that offer the latest in fashionable eyewear.
Dr. Bhangu notes, “Regular eye exams are critical to maintaining good health. The eyes are much more than a window to the soul, they provide clues to a person’s health. Many systemic conditions like diabetes, hypertension, MS and some cancers have their first manifestations in the eyes. The sooner these conditions are detected, the better the chances of combating them effectively.”
He goes on to say that sometimes behavioural problems in children can be attributed to poor eyesight. “Parents and teachers may think a child has some problem and label him or her as ‘slow’, but after an eye exam, it is determined that the child can’t see properly. The solution is a pair of glasses and they’re fine. For us, our responsibility of caring for our patients’ is taken seriously and we offer the very best in advanced technology and personalized patient care.”
Dr. H. S. Bhangu Eye Clinic – Surrey
#8966-120th Street, Surrey, BC