The Times Colonist wrote a short piece announcing the introduction of Dr. Gurpreet Leekha as our new Association President: Royal Oak optometrist leads B.C. association
Dr. Stephanie Strawn was featured in an article in the Kelowna Daily Courier: Access specialized eye care, when you might need it most, published on June 4.
Dr. Michael Kellam was interviewed for an article with the Parksville Qualicum Beach News: Getting appropriate eye care, published on June 9.
When eight-year-old Matthew woke up with a red, painful eye one Saturday morning, it didn’t occur to his mom, Heather Coffin of Vancouver, B.C., to take him to a Doctor of Optometry. A few days after starting antibiotic drops, it looked like Matthew’s symptoms were improving, but he still complained that his eye felt scratchy and sore.
Dr. Mark Langer was interviewed for an article with The Cranbrook Daily Townsman: The intricate mechanics of the eye. The article was also published by the Kimberley Daily Bulletin.
Dr. Surjinder Sahota was interviewed on Breakfast Television to talk about the importance of regular eye exams and visiting an optometrist for urgent eye care.
Dr. Sahota also participated in an article with the National Post: “Keeping Eye Care in Sight: Maintaining Healthy Vision Starts With Regular Exams”.
Dr. Michael Dennis was interviewed on CKPG TV following a CNIB report on Vision Health Month. See the full news story, Protect Your Peepers, It’s Vision Health Month, which aired on Monday, May 11.
Contact lenses can be worn to improve vision (and help you say goodbye to glasses!) but they can also be worn without prescription, to change your eye colour. Dr. Virginia Donati, a Doctor of Optometry, has fit hundreds of patients for soft and rigid contact lenses of all kinds, and is a fan of contacts, whether they’re worn for vision or style.
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North Shore resident, Dr. Antoinette Dumalo is the recipient of the B.C. Doctors of Optometry 2015 President’s Award.
Dumalo has served patients on the North Shore for 32 years. In addition to being president of the B.C. Association of Optometrists for two years, she also worked on the association council and the board as it transitioned to a voluntary society and chaired the task force that generated the association’s new bylaws.
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Cowichan Valley’s Dr. Trevor Miranda is the winner of the BC Doctors of Optometry Optometrist of the Year Award.
Miranda has been a strong advocate of the profession for many years, promoting optometry within the community. Miranda, known at his clinic for implementing the “dry eye bootcamp” at his office to provide patients with therapy for chronic dry eye, has worked tirelessly in his career to serve his patients both locally and globally. Miranda is an active member of the Third World Eye Care Society where he works to help improve the vision of those less fortunate. His practice was also one of the first to implement telemedicine, collaborating with ophthalmologists to provide patients with the highest quality of medical care. In addition to this, he uses the newest and most advanced technologies to ensure his practice is up-to-date.
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