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Dr Gurpreet Leekha

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Doctor G. S. Leekha

Local Address: Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
Tri-City Optometry

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  • Doctorate in Optometry , Vision, Eye Health
    SUNY College of Optometry
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Optometrists | News, 4 Oct 2010 [cached]
Last year, the B.C. government expanded the scope of practice to allow optometrists to prescribe eye drops, which, along with other treatments, can work amazingly well, says optometrist Dr. Gurpreet Leekha, a member of the B.C. Association of Optometrists.
"The usual culprits for fall allergies are ragweed pollen and leaf mould," says Dr. Leekha. "Drops provide relief for a host of allergy symptoms from irritated, watery and red eyes to puffy eyelids, itching, mucous discharge and contact lens discomfort."
Prescription eye drops can be used to pre-treat allergies, for acute phases of itching, or for extended use during allergy season so contact lenses can continue to be worn comfortably.
Dr. Leekha says patients should keep in mind that allergy relief can come in many forms, and seeing an optometrist just before or during allergy season is an excellent way to be symptom-free.
"Research suggests that one in four ..., 18 Oct 2014 [cached]
"Research suggests that one in four school-aged kids has a vision problem," says Gurpreet Leekha, a doctor of optometry in Victoria, and the referral rate from school screening programs is only about one in eight, which means at least 50 percent of kids who need help are being missed.
Otherwise, we have to teach the brain to accept equal input from both eyes, Leekha explains.
Not only are video games a great motivator (kids don't mind the patch if they get to play while they wear it!), "there is growing evidence that they reduce the time required to restore vision in the weak eye by 20 to 30 percent," says Leekha, who estimates that roughly a third of doctors of optometry now prescribe video games as part of amblyopia therapy.
Coquitlam Centre, 2 Feb 2007 [cached]
Coquitlam Family Eye Care - Dr.Gurpreet Leekha
Gurpreet S. Leekha, ..., 2 June 2011 [cached]
Gurpreet S. Leekha, OD
Dr. Gurpreet 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 vision 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 studies and very approachable.
Dr. Leekha has worked in several private offices, including an ophthalmology office and a LASIK centre in New York. He travelled to Mexico in 2001 with the volunteer vision organization, Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity. He offered up his services again in Chile in 2007 and in Mexico in 2008 with the Gift of Sight Foundation, providing free eye exam and eyewear to the underprivileged in those countires.
Dr. Leekha is able to conduct eye examinations in English, Spanish and Punjabi.
BCNG Portals Page, 8 May 2006 [cached]
Optometrist Dr. Gurpreet Leekha, who practices in Kelowna and Coquitlam, says he begins seeing patients with seasonal eye allergies as soon as the trees begin to bud."For some, their eyes become irritated, watery and red.Others experience puffy eyelids, itching, mucous discharge, contact lens discomfort or the sensation of something foreign in your eye," says Dr. Leekha.
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