Dr. Pavan Avinashi
After completing his Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Dr. Avinashi spent time doing clinical electives in a variety of settings around the world. These experiences, as well as his fluency in English, French, and Hindi, have allowed him to broaden his scope of practice and touch on a great deal of patient types.
Dr. Avinashi has a special interest in ocular surface diseases, laser refractive surgery, contact lenses and pediatric eye care. In 1999, he successfully underwent laser surgery himself and is now better able to advise and manage his patients who are considering the procedure for themselves.
Dr. Avinashi takes a strong interest in humanitarian work, both locally and internationally. He has initiated various fundraising campaigns to support a range of third world eye care societies. He also travels to Northern BC routinely to provide eye-care services to under-serviced communities.
Dr. Avinashi is a regular speaker and lecturer, focusing his topics on prevention and ocular health, to advances in medical optometry and practice management. His audiences range from primary school students, local community senior groups, to medical colleagues across the country. In 2013, he we recognized by the BC Association of Optometrists as the Young Optometrist of the Year. In 2014, the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce acknowledged him as the Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
In his professional career, Dr. Avinashi has built a reputation for his thorough and compassionate approach to eye care, catered to the individual needs of his patients, regardless of their age. He is happy to bring his experience and dynamic personality to his practices on the North Shore.
Dr. Katherine Nounopoulos
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Dr. Nounopoulos earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba. She then went on to complete her Doctor of Optometry degree at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago.
As part of her training, Dr. Nounopoulos has worked in a variety of clinical settings including a VA hospital in Florida, a Naval Base in Maine and a large Contact Lens practice in Alaska. Upon graduation, she returned home to Winnipeg where she worked at an inner city clinic before moving to Vancouver in 2006.
Dr. Nounopoulos is focused on providing exceptional eye care to a diverse patient base with an emphasis on patient education and eye health. She has a special interest in ocular disease prevention and management and strives to provide a pleasant experience and the utmost care.
Dr. Nounopoulos is a member of the Beta Sigma, Kappa International Optometric Honor Society and she is fluent in Greek and Basic French.
Dr. Brianna Krajnyak
Dr. Krajnyak is originally from Chilliwack, British Columbia. She attended the University of Waterloo, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree. She then received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated as a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Honors Society and was a student member of VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity).
After graduation, she completed a residency in Community Health Optometry at The Dimock Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Previous training includes multiple Boston Area community health centers, the Veterans Administration Hospital in Vancouver, Washington, and a specialty rotation at the New England Eye Institute. She has a passion for working in community based optometry with a focus on ocular disease.