About Us


Dr. Briar Sexton
I am grateful every day for the opportunity to work as an ophthalmologist. Vision is a precious commodity and it is a pleasure to work with my patients to protect and care for their eyes.

Staying on top of new treatments and maintaining state of the art equipment is another source of pride for us at the clinic. I am active both in attending and teaching at Continuing Education events. For Dr. Sexton’s full CV 2019: Click here.

Since 2010 I have been actively fundraising for the Foundation Fighting Blindness. The research projects they fund bring hope for a cure for many retinal diseases.

Vancouver is an amazing city and our little block in Kitsilano is a wonderful community that we are all proud to be a part of and to share with you.

Mya is an incredible quarterback of our team. Alina is great a managing our front end and Sukriti & Frank work diligently to perform our diagnostic testing at the highest standard possible.



Mya Sauer

Clinic Manager & ophthalmic Assistant

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always had a passion to work within the medical industry. In 2009, I moved to Vancouver from Vancouver Island and had the privilege to work at Pure Light Laser Clinic where I first met and worked with Dr. Briar Sexton. I was so inspired with how she interacted and treated her patients that, when the opportunity arose, I decided to change careers from esthetics to become an ophthalmic assistant.

When she opened up her own beautiful boutique style clinic in Kitsilano of March of 2013, I just knew it was exactly what I had been looking for in a career. Working with the top of the line, cutting edge technology on patients, I find the knowledge I learn every day absolutely fascinating. I also love interacting with the patients and knowing they are so pleased when they leave the care they’ve received is very rewarding. We have amazing staff here and the clinic’s calm, beach house atmosphere is very welcoming even on those typical dark and rainy days we get here in Vancouver.

Come stop in and see for yourself.



Sukriti Kalra

Medical Office Assistant & Technician 

It is a blessing to be a part of a team of health care professionals that focus on providing the best experience for patients. I look forward to coming to my job every day and working hard to keep the clinic running smoothly. The knowledge and skills that I have attained as a Science graduate from Langara has helped me to work effectively to attain this goal. Send an e-mail with your questions at info@briarsexton.com and I will be happy to assist you.


Alina Aref’yeva

Patient Care Coordinator 

After graduating from UBC with a Bachelor’s degree in Science, I knew I wanted to work in a fast-paced, medical setting where I could make a difference in people’s lives daily. Dr. Sexton’s clinic is the perfect setting for top of the line health care, friendly service, and diligent attention to detail.

The exceptional health care professionals at this clinic seek to provide medical care for all of our patients with the highest of standards and are always looking for ways to improve patient care and efficiency. I love being challenged to work in a busy clinic which needs my constant attention to detail to complete our patient care in a timely and caring manner. Getting to know the patients of this clinic has been a privilege and I am so thankful I get to make an impact in people’s lives every day.


Frank Chen 


It is hard to come by, a small but closely-knit clinic that provides immense care for each person that walks through the door. Doctor Briar Sexton’s clinic interweaves technology and medicine but also comprises of a team of skilled staff who seek perfection in patient coordination and care. We are constantly adapting and learning ways to improve the efficiency and quality of the care we provide while maintaining an ongoing relationship with your general practitioners, pharmacists, and other physicians.

The work environment fully engages me to ensure that your needs are met. As an undergraduate biochemistry student at UBC, I enjoy work that requires me to be detail-driven, and it is incredibly rewarding to leave a positive impression on a person’s life.

My passion is to help you. This team-based medical environment has given me the resources to contribute toward your well-being, and I am very grateful for this opportunity.

 Media Appearances








Global News. Blindness crisis coming to Canada (2019)? Features Dr. Briar Sexton and Mya Sauer









Global News. National care strategy to fight blindness and vision loss (2019). Features Dr. Briar Sexton










Nassar, H., Kelly, A. Eye protection in bright, cold conditions key and often overlooked (2019). Features Dr. Briar Sexton. News 1130










Ellis, E. One-third of glaucomas aren’t picked up by the regular eye-pressure test (2016). Features Dr. Briar Sexton. Vancouver Sun





Brown, S. Hatcher forever changed face of  MLB Celebrations (2015). Features Dr. Briar Sexton. Vancouver Sun







CTV Morning News: Dr. Briar Sexton previews Comic Vision 2015