Carolin Roussel, a licensed optician, started Eye Etiquette Optical Boutique in June 2007 in the West Shore’s Millstream village. Born and raised in Halifax, N.S. Carolin studied at Bishop’s University where she met her husband Frederick. Carolin graduated with Honours (majoring in History, minor in Biology) and moved to Victoria where Frederick was stationed. After being an optician for 12 years, Carolin felt it was time to have downtown frame selection available in the West Shore – along with the highest quality of care and respect!
Carolin and her staff are continuously expanding their knowledge to provide customers with lifelong eyewear and vision needs. They enjoy helping their customers select the proper frame and lens combination suited for their prescription and personal style and are continuously expanding their knowledge to provide customers with lifelong eyewear and vision needs. What has created such enthusiastic support from customers? Carolin feels that, quite simply, it’s striving not just to meet customers’ expectations but to exceed them.
The boutique setting and diversity of products means taking care of your eyes will always be a fresh and interesting experience. Sports glasses, popular with motorcyclists and athletes are a specialty, as is Eye Etiquette’s family focus with a children’s play area, tot-friendly testing, and glasses designed for the younger set. In every way, Carolin Roussel has created an environment where visitors can feel relaxed and at home when the time comes to take a serious look at their eye health or select new eyewear. Carolin believes that all customers deserve the highest quality of care and respect.
“I am very enthusiastic to be able to dedicate my service to you and your future eyewear needs.”
Dr. Leekha received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the State University of New York in Manhattan in 2001. He continued his optometric training through externships in Bronx, New York, and Miami, Florida. During this time Dr. Leekha developed special interests in psychology and eye care as well as developmental and pediatric vision. He has undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Film Studies from Queens University, making him well rounded in his training and very approachable.
Dr. Leekha has worked in several eye care settings, including an ophthalmology office and a LASIK center in New York City, and most recently a private practice in Coquitlam, BC. He has volunteered in Mexico in 2001 with Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, Chile in 2007, and in Mexico in 2008 with the Gift of Sight Foundation. On these trips, Dr. Leekha was a part of providing free eye exams and eyewear to the underprivileged in those countries.
In 2015 Dr. Leekha was voted president of BC Doctors of Optometry! Dr. Leekha is able to conduct eye examinations in English, Spanish, and Punjabi.
Dr. Vidhi Bhatt completed her Bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia with a major in Microbiology and later pursued Optometry at the Massachusetts College Of Pharmacy and Health Science where she graduated with honors as part of the Beta Sigma Kappa society. She has completed her internships at a variety of practices including Veterans affairs hospital in Orlando, Florida, a private office in Seattle, and community health centers in Boston. Now she is practicing in her hometown for the past 2 years. Her volunteer work has also taken her to Nicaragua. In her spare time, Dr. Bhatt likes to travel to new cities and spend time with family and friends.
Dr. Paquette grew up in Victoria and graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science in biology and psychology in 2006. His experience doing search and rescue with the Canadian Coast Guard, as well as working as a personal trainer, contributed to his interest in, and knowledge of, health care. Dr Paquette graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 2013.
After graduating, Dr. Paquette completed an ocular health externship in the USA and enrolled in the optometric extension program. Some of his areas of study include the diagnosis, treatment, and management of eye diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma, and visual dysfunctions and youth eye development. Dr. Paquette has also traveled to Central America to volunteer his time providing eye care. He is excited to work as an eye doctor in Langford, where he will get to know and care for patients of all ages.
Dr. Sarah Barber studied Optometry abroad at Cardiff University earning her BSc in Optometry in 2014. After graduation, Dr. Barber practiced Optometry in England for 4 years. Wanting to return home to Vancouver Island, Dr. Barber studied at the New England College of Optometry in Boston where she completed an accelerated program to practice in North America. Dr. Barber provides comprehensive eye exams to all ages and has a passion for ocular disease, primary care optometry, pediatric exams and dry eye treatment. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, travelling to explore new cultures, and swimming.