Our Story

In 1989, Dr. Tony Wang began his optometry practice in Burnaby, Canada, serving the local community. Throughout the years, his practice grew as he continued to adopt the latest trends in technology to fully serve his patients, which includes one of Burnaby’s former mayors.

In 1995, Dr. Wang helped a patient recover her eyesight after a serious car accident. The patient’s six-year-old son accompanied his mother to her appointments and after numerous follow-ups over the course of several years, Dr. Wang helped his mother fully regain her eyesight. After that, the son began visiting Dr. Wang as a patient, too.

From that moment, the boy developed a fascination with eyesight and optometric instruments. He realized that he was inspired by Dr. Wang and he decided to pursue an education in optometry, eventually moving away from Burnaby to study at Pacific University in Oregon, where he would meet his future wife.

In 2015, he graduated and became Shaun Pati, Doctor of Optometry. In 2016, he bumped into Dr. Wang at an Optometry conference in Vancouver. They reconnected and decided to team up to continue serving the Burnaby community.

In 2017, Real Eyes Optometry was formed.

Our Story Timeline - Real Eyes Optometry

How Real Eyes Optometry formed.

Our Vision

Our vision for our office is to create a welcoming environment while providing comprehensive eye care for you and your family. Whether that’s coming in for an eye examination, pre/post-op laser surgery appointments, orthokeratollogy follow-ups, or purchasing glasses & contact lenses, Real Eyes Optometry is here for you.

Our state-of-the-art machines are constantly updated so we can provide the comprehensive eye care you need while helping you understand the health and anatomy of your own eyes. That means you won’t have to take multiple trips to see different doctors and specialists.

We will help our patients find a great pair of glasses or contact lenses that suits each individual’s style and needs. Whether you need eyeglasses, sunglasses or contact lenses, we are your one-stop shop for quality products and expert eye care. Come visit us at Metrotown Mall, located in the Office Galleria level.