Purveyor of fine eyewear for 40 years, The Optical Boutique is focused on what's next, as reflected in our ever-changing collections. Coupled with this fashion foresight is an unwavering commitment to providing highly personalized care.
Owner Sue Randhawa relies on her sharp eye for style when searching out the best independent artisan frames. Sourcing from Paris, Milan, München and more, Randhawa favours lines such as Anne et Valentin and Theo, that are distinct, handcrafted and whenever possible, logo-free. Every season she makes her selections with a diverse clientele in mind.
The attention to detail that guides curation carries through to the boutique experience. Finding the right pair of glasses is both an art and science. Providing thoughtful comprehensive service, our Opticians consider all the angles, including prescription, facial features, lifestyle, personality and visual needs.
Meet the Owner
Owner and Licensed Optician
Eyewear is much more than a visual aid for Sue Randhawa, it's a vehicle for self-expression. Born in India and raised in Vancouver, she joined The Optical Boutique as a Licensed Optician in 1997 and took over the business 10 years later.
Deeply involved in the local fashion scene, she collaborates on look books, editorials and video shoots. In support of emerging designers, she's a front row fixture at Vancouver Fashion Week and a regular guest speaker at fashion schools. Naturally, she brings all this into her work to help clients find the right eyewear to complement their personal style.
For Randhawa, fashion has no barriers; it's for all ages, genders, races and religions. She approaches her style consultations with curiosity and without judgment. Randhawa doesn't limit herself in style or life – she's also a marathon runner, road biker and soon-to-be author – and so she's inspired to help others see and celebrate their own uniqueness.
Whether she’s shopping with friends, spending time with her four grandchildren, at a theatrical performance or sporting event, Kim is always out and about wearing the trendiest of threads and the warmest of smiles! Kim is very committed to helping others and has dedicated her career to encourage growth within the Optical community. Kim has been at The Optical Boutique for over 10 years and she's still excited everyday to find the perfect fit for her clients.
Sarah started out in the Optical industry in Edmonton, completing her diploma in Optical Science from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in 2009. Making the move to Vancouver allowed Sarah to explore her passion for adventure and outdoor activities! A self-professed adrenaline junky, on her days off you will probably find her on one of the local mountains either shredding the snow on her board, single track dirt biking, or hiking. Sarah loves eyewear and individuality, and truly enjoys helping people find their perfect pair of glasses.
Cindi was born and raised in Vancouver, and loves her beautiful native city. She became an Optician because it was a perfect career blend of health services and fashion. Her favourite thing about eyewear is how it can lift the wearer's spirit and give them confidence to face their day. On her days off she is often found behind her camera, or taking photography courses at Langara.