About Us

Caring about your vision

Dr. Sandhu, her associates, and optometry technicians look forward to helping you with all your eye care needs.

Relying on professional, up-to-date vision technology and procedures, we accommodate a wide range of patients and their eye health concerns.

Meet Bayshore Optometric Clinic’s Doctors

Dr. Harninder Sandhu


Dr. Harninder Sandhu is the proud owner of Bayshore Optometric Clinic. She is originally from UK, Birmingham. She attended the University of Bradford, where she received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Optometry in 1996. After training for a year in London, Dr. Sandhu, licensed as an optometrist in many parts of UK, gained experience in different types of clinics, providing a service to a wide variety of patients. Dr. Sandhu returned to University and completed her Masters of Optometry in 1999.

Dr. Sandhu decided to move to Canada to further pursue her career. She completed her exams and became a licensed optometrist and a member of the College of Optometrists of Ontario. Over the years she has worked in both an independent environment as well as in an office with other associates.

Dr. Sandhu has now opened her own clinic in the Bayshore Shopping Centre where she provides services in English, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu. Dr. Sandhu has a special interest in eye manifestations of diabetes and enjoys fitting contact lenses for all types of patients, for example patients with astigmatism or presbyopia (bifocal/multifocal contacts).

She enjoys volunteering her services and has taken part in a mission to Guyana. While there, she helped the residents of this developing country obtain the gift of sight with gently used glasses that have been kindly donated.

Dr. Sandhu is a member of the College of Optometry and has been a member of the Inquiries, Reports and Complaints Committee. She has also been a member of the Disciplinary Committee. She is also an active member of the Ottawa Society of Optometrists.

Outside of work, she enjoys CrossFit, gardening, biking, running, and spending time with her daughters and husband.

Dr. Karen Mowbray


Dr. Mowbray is originally from Ancaster, Ontario and received her education at McMaster University and the University of Waterloo, first in Natural Sciences and then in Optometry, graduating with her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1993. She has since completed a 100-hour training program in pharmaceutical treatment of eye disease, and has worked in a variety of practice settings (urban, rural, and on a third world eye care mission) gaining experience with a broad range of eye disorders.

Dr. Mowbray is passionate about education. In addition to working as a clinical optometrist, she works with the Optometry Examining Board of Canada, creating interactive exam stations for optometrists from outside the country who wish to emigrate to Canada. She also volunteers as a reviewer of new courses for the U.S. Council on Optometric Practitioner Education. In addition, Dr. Mowbray works as Quality Assurance Assessor and Coach for the College of Optometrists of Ontario, helping to maintain the excellent standard of care in Ontario.

Dr. Mowbray is a member of both the Canadian and Ontario Association of Optometrists. Outside of the clinic she enjoys running, spin classes, reading, and just spending time with her family and friends.

Dr. Jessica Laing


Dr. Laing was born and raised in Newfoundland. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Newfoundland University, before moving to the untied states to complete her Optometry degree in Massachusetts at MCPHS. During her degree she completed rotations in Connecticut, Rhode island, and Georgia with a focus in binocular vision and primary care. She is a member in good standing of the college of Optometrists of Ontario.

She graduated in 2021, and moved to Ottawa to practice. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and hiking.


Excellent service! Each one of the staff there are welcoming, compassionate, kind and seem very educated in this line of work. The doctors are knowledgeable and efficient, and their patient care is amazing! Very easy to ask questions if you don’t understand and the staff is very fast to find someone to help if they cannot. Will definitely be coming back for years to come!

Kaely Hards

This was my first time visiting and everyone was really nice and the appointment went smooth and was quick. Seemed like they were wiping everything down for Covid and was practicing safe distances when possible. My eye doctor was Dr. Sandhu and she was super nice and easy to talk to.

Elysia Ford

I recently had my eye exam with Dr. Mowbray and I was very impressed. She took her time to explain my new prescription to me, and to go over any concerns that I had. Additionally, the receptionist and technicians were all very friendly and helpful.

Laura Herchel

This is the only place I will ever go for my eye exams!! The staff are great very friendly, professional, and always willing to go the extra mile. Dr. Sandhu is also the best Optometrist I have seen I have been seeing her for years her equipment is up to date and she is very efficient.

Elizabeth Kean