Exciting Announcement | Our Nomination for Small Business BC Award 2021

Small Business BC for the Best Community Impact Award

Real Eyes Optometry is proud to have been nominated by Best Small Business BC in the Best Community Impact category for 2021. We are dedicated to serving the diverse communities in the Burnaby Metrotown area. When asked about what motivated the start of Real Eyes Optometry, and what core causes drive the team, we needed to share a little backstory on our founder.

As a child, Dr. Shaun Pati’s mother was in a serious car accident which resulted in the loss of some of her vision due to her injury. His mother’s Optometrist was Dr. Tony Wang, who took the time to care for her eye health.

A six-year-old at the time, Shaun accompanied his mother to her eye doctor appointments. After numerous follow-ups over the course of several years, Dr. Tony Wang helped his mother fully regain her eyesight.

Dr. Shaun Pati was motivated by these events and decided to become an Optometrist himself. He decided to move away from Burnaby to study at Pacific University in Oregon, where he would meet his future wife, Dr. Amit Sahota who is also a part of the Real Eyes team.

In 2015, he graduated and became Dr. 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.

In response to the interview questions asked by Small Business BC, of what our business core beliefs are, Dr. Shaun Pati explained that “our goals are to provide the best patient care we can, we always want to leave a positive impression on anyone who steps into our office. Whether it be a smile at the door, educating you on a condition, or reassurance that everything will be okay. No matter how difficult the diagnosis may be, our team will always be there for our patients and community.”

It is an honour to be recognized by Small Business BC. Real Eyes Optometry is open 6 days a week to help improve your vision, one eye at a time. Come meet our team and check out our eye exam services so that we can help take care of your eye health.

A little about Small Business BC from smallbusinessbc.ca:

How Small Business BC Helps Entrepreneurs

It’s often said entrepreneurship can be a lonely endeavor. Small Business BC exists to provide support throughout the process. From starting a business to building resiliency and long-term growth, when an entrepreneur decides to start a business, we are standing by with the products, services and advice they need to achieve their business goals. Our range of supports includes free resources like our business plan template, to seminars/webinars, one-on-one expert advisories and programs we administer such as Bizmap and Export Navigator. Unsure of where to start? Book our free 30-minute advisory and learn the programs, resources and supports available to BC entrepreneurs. Learn more about the impact of Small Business BC.

Small Business BC Awards

Each year, hundreds of businesses across our province test themselves against the best of BC’s small business community by entering the Small Business BC Awards. Throughout the process, they uncover valuable insights about their operation, they receive the support of their communities, and they leave inspired to elevate themselves to new heights.

While only one business can be successful in each of our categories, every single entrant reaps the rewards of taking part in this high-profile and exciting awards competition.

At Small Business BC, we believe these entrepreneurs deserve our recognition and admiration. After all, they make our communities such uniquely special places to live, work and play. Why not inspire your business or a business you love, to new heights by nominating it for a Small Business BC Award? Here are just some of the benefits you’ll enjoy from taking part.

Celebrate Your Achievements: Small Business BC

We know entrepreneurs well enough to understand they can often be guilty of not seeing the big picture. They pour their heart and soul into their business but never take a step back to appreciate what they’ve achieved. Putting together a nomination for the Small Business BC Awards forces the nominee to look at the big picture, take stock of how the business got to this point, and plot a course towards future success. Not only is this action a chance to appreciate what you’ve achieved, it’s also a powerful motivator for future growth and success.