Dr. M. Hurlbert, Optometrist
Originally from Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Dr. Hurlbert returned to BC after graduating from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry, in 1995. In 1997 he joined Maple Ridge Eye Care - Optometrists and assumed ownership of the practice shortly thereafter. Dr. Hurlbert attended the Omni Eye Center in Atlanta in 1994 where he worked alongside cataract, glaucoma and retinal surgeons in the treatment of advanced eye disease. Subsequent to this he was certified by the American Board of Examiners in the treatment and management of ocular disease. Our doctors continue to invest in advanced technology and training to remain at the forefront of ocular disease detection and management.
Dr. Hurlbert enjoys living and volunteering in the community. He was previously elected to the board of the College of Optometrists of BC in October 2007, serving for close to four years, as well as serving on the Board of the British Columbia Doctors of Optometry subsequent to this. Dr. Hurlbert now volunteers, currently working as the treasurer, on the Board of Directors for the Ridge Meadows Child Development Centre, a non-profit society that provides Early Intervention Therapies in the areas of speech and language, physiotherapy and occupational therapy to local children under the age of 5. Soccer is a passion of his having played in the Fraser Valley Soccer League for over twenty years and managing a Masters O-35 North Delta team for the past three years.
Dr. Hurlbert’s wife, Eileen, works for the practice as well (behind the scenes) with their ten-year anniversary occurring in June of 2021. They have two wonderful daughters, age 8 and 10 years old.
Make an appointment with your eye doctor, Dr. Hurlbert. Dr. Hurlbert is accepting new patients.
Dr. Gary A. Matter, Optometrist
Originally from Ontario, Dr. Matter appreciates the people, the outdoors and everything British Columbia has to offer so much, he relocated to Pitt Meadows, joining Maple Ridge Eye Care - Optometrists in August of 2012. He became a partner in the practice in September of 2015. Since then, he has enjoyed establishing himself in the local community and providing quality eye care in the Ridge Meadows area.
Make an appointment with your eye doctor, Dr. Matter. Dr. Matter is accepting new patients.
Dr. Angela Lee, Optometrist
Make an appointment with your eye doctor, Dr. Lee. Dr. Lee is accepting new patients.
Dr. Priya Rughani, Optometrist
During her externship at Waterloo, Dr. Rughani worked alongside several ophthalmologists specialized in glaucoma, cataract, retina and oculoplastics. She has also worked at a Lasik centre where her primary roles were to evaluate and approve Lasik/PRK patients, as well as to manage their post-operative care. In addition, she has volunteered on eye care missions to Jamaica and Mexico, and hopes to do so again in the future to help underprivileged people in need of eye care. Dr. Rughani’s optometric interests include contact lenses and treating/managing ocular disease. She is also a firm believer in preventing ocular disease by way of healthy diet and lifestyle, and is currently a member of the Ocular Nutrition Society.
Dr. Rughani loves her life on the West Coast and is happy to be part of the Maple Ridge Eye Care team. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, biking, Zumba, piano, photography – and of course just being outdoors in this beautiful province.
Make an appointment with your eye doctor, Dr. Rughani. Dr. Rughani is accepting new patients.
Dr. Jason Naidu, Optometrist
Originally from Delta, Dr. Naidu graduated with honors from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2018. He returned home to beautiful British Columbia where he happily serves the eye care needs of the patients of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.
As an extern at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Dr. Naidu triaged urgent care cases, co-managing patients with ophthalmologists of all sub-specialties. This externship also allowed him to fit a wide variety of specialty contact lenses including scleral lenses, RGP lenses and orthokeratology lenses. During his time as an extern at the Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago, Dr. Naidu treated and managed patients at the Chicago Public School System with conditions such as amblyopia, strabismus and binocular vision disorders. These two externships related to two areas of interest for him: specialty contact lenses and ocular disease.
Dr. Naidu has been an active volunteer over the years, serving for a year as the elected president of the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society. He also mentored for the Vancouver Boys and Girls Club for two years, where he launched a new program designed to tutor/mentor foreign students within the community.
Outside the office, you will find Dr. Naidu enjoying hiking, traveling and spending time with friends and family. He enjoys providing vision care to the local Maple Ridge community and welcomes new patients without a referral.
Make an appointment with your eye doctor, Dr. Naidu. Dr. Naidu is accepting new patients.