MEET OUR OPTICIANS
Owner and licensed Optician
Valerie was born and raised in Montreal. There her parents owned women’s clothing factory, where Valerie learned about business, designing, fashion, and making her own clothes, at the young age of 10 yrs old. Valerie truly loves eyewear and individuality and truly enjoys helping people find their perfect pair of glasses.
She Moved to Toronto in ‘88 and after graduating, worked in all levels of this industry from Retail to wholesale for over 30 yrs. Being the adventurist soul that she is, she drove across the country in 2015 to Vancouver and never left. Valerie is very grateful in being able to create and open Niche Eyewear Boutique in 2018. Here she is able to express her love for the industry and the art of frame-making. Where Valerie is always learning more about making hand made frames.
In her spare time, Valerie could be found on the ski slopes, skiing. On the beautiful trails of BC hiking, and in the summer you can always find her on her bike.
Managing partner and licensed Optician
You may know Michele from Granville Optical in downtown Vancouver, where she worked as an optician for over 30 years. Michele is a highly skilled optician who is passionate about helping people find their perfect eyewear that seamlessly blends fashion and function.
As someone who wears glasses herself, Michele understands how important glasses are to your vision, quality of life, and how you look and feel. Michele will take the time to understand your needs and find the eyewear that is right for you. She will ensure that your glasses look fabulous, work with your lifestyle, and above all, are comfortable to wear.
Many of her customers return to Michele year after year – some of whom she’s had from day one! Michele continues to work with many of Vancouver’s film production companies to supply their actors with the perfect look. So if you feel you need a makeover, come and see Michele!
RAMAN RAHL DEO
Optician and frame stylist
Raman is a very important part of our team. Working with us part time until her children are more independent. Raman is a loving and helpful associate who loves to help you explore all of your optical needs. Come on in and meet us.