Meet The Team

InSight Optometry & Occupational Therapy is dedicated to ensuring your child's success at school, in sports, and at play.

  • Dr.
    Darren Sass
    Optometrist
    Dr. Darren Sass is InSight’s owner and clinic director. He studied general science at UBC and received his doctorate degree at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. Throughout his career in optometry he’s had a special interest in children’s eye care, learning-related vision problems, and neuro-developmental optometry.


    He is a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), the Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF), the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA), Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) and the BC Association of Optometrists (BCAO). He is licensed to practice in BC and Washington State. When not at the clinic he enjoys digging in the backyard.

  • Dr.
    Oliver Chong
    Optometrist
    Dr. Chong comes originally from Montreal and speaks both French and English, as well as a little Jamaican Patois. He studied at the University of Waterloo in Ontario where he obtained Bachelor of General Science (BSc) and Doctor of Optometry (OD) degrees. Prior to graduating he was invited to do a clinical externship in Hong Kong which included rotations in the Hong Kong Polytechnic Optometry Section, the Hong Kong Society for the Blind General and Low Vision Clinic, and the Prince of Wales Hospital Eye Department.


    With two decades of experience in optometry, he is available for comprehensive eye exams, eye health concerns, and emergency eye care.

  • Mina Lee
    Occupational Therapist
    Mina Lee obtained her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of British Columbia after a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at the University of the Fraser Valley. Here at InSight, Mina Lee provides pediatric assessments and occupational therapy for children with delayed fine and gross motor skills, coordination and balance issues, mild sensory deficits, and learning and behaviour challenges. She has a great deal of experience working with children as an optometric vision therapist as well.She is a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).

  • Moira
    Office Manager
    The friendly smile you see when you arrive belongs to our Office Manager Moira. She oversees our appointment scheduling, reception, pre-testing for examinations, and office administration. She and her husband Tim are the parents of 2 adult children and they volunteer their time with a number of community organizations. In addition to her position at the clinic, Moira teaches ballet from kindergarten to the professional level, drawing on her experience as a professional ballerina in England and Australia.

  • Linda
    Vision Therapist
    Linda enjoys her work as vision therapist, training children and adults to improve vision skills. She draws on her experience in hospital administration, as well as years spent coaching ball and instructing children with developing abilities at a therapeutic horseback riding academy. Away from work, Linda enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her family.

  • Aman
    Vision Therapist

    Aman has obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Psychology, majoring in neuropsychology.  She is interested in pursuing medical school with a focus in neurology. She is well versed in Punjabi and Hindi and is currently learning ASL.  Aman enjoys working with children and draws from her experience volunteering as a playtime assistant at the Surrey Memorial Hospital.  She is now part of their emergency and trauma team support.  In addition to her work as a vision therapist at InSight, Aman tutors children of all ages in math, science and english.  In her spare time, she loves baking and watching documentaries.

  • Nathalie
    Optician

    Nathalie has been a licensed optician and contact lens fitter for the past 12 years and a preceptor for student opticians for the past 5 years.  Nathalie’s cheerful and confident manner in the dispensary makes it easy and enjoyable for our patients to have their eyewear needs met, as she uses her years of experience to carefully select their optimal lenses and frames.  Nathalie comes from a large family, speaks fluent spanish and is currently an aunt to 10 nieces and nephews.  Nathalie’s free time is shared with her puppy Charlie.

  • Almara
    Optometric Assistant

    Almara’s keen eye for fashion and trends is a great asset in her position at InSight as an optical dispenser, as is her background and training in the hospitality industry.  She will be happy to use her knowledge to help you with frame and lens selection.  Almara is fluent in a number of languages which include: dari, farsi, urdu, punjabi, hindi.  Outside the clinic, Almara enjoys spending time with her multi-generational extended family and travelling.

  • Lisa
    Optometric Assistant
    With more than 25 years working in a wide range of medical setting, Lisa has been a large asset to our clinic. She is also a former instructor of the Medical Office Assistant Program at UCFV. In 2006 she took some time off to pursue a career in professional landscaping, for which she is still actively involved. Lisa's greatest joys in life are her son and six year old grandson and she believes that all children, like the best gardens, require continuous encouragement and nurturing to flourish and bloom.

  • Georgia
    Optometric Assistant

    Georgia comes to us from Alberta and brings with her many years of office experience, which we are all happy to benefit from.  You will find her welcoming smile greeting you as you enter our clinic.  Away from the office, time spent with her children and grandchildren is special and treasured, as are Georgia’s days spent horseback riding.

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