Media Centre

We actively communicate important information about eye health, and we publish regular news releases and updates throughout the year. Our members also provide media interviews on a range of eye health topics upon request, and are available to speak publicly at community health events and conferences.

For all media-related enquiries, please contact Kelle Choi at pr@optometrists.bc.ca or at 604.737.9907.

To arrange for an optometrist to speak at your event or group, please contact us.


Media Coverage

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  • Dr. Cynthia Willis Participates in World Sight Day Challenge

    Dr. Cynthia Willis of Vernon’s Family First Optometry takes part in the World Sight Day Challenge as mentioned in the Vernon Morning Star.

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  • Dr. Stephanie Strawn – Woman to Watch

    Dr. Stephanie Strawn of Stickle & Strawn Optometry in Kelowna is featured in the Kelowna Capital News as a ‘Woman to Watch’, a weekly feature that profiles and nominates remarkable women in the community. Dr. Strawn touches upon her own eye health experience in her youth and how it led her to her current field as an optometrist as well as her advocacy work in the community.

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  • Dr. Sara Kirby appears in Delta Optimist

    Dr. Sara Kirby discusses the importance of comprehensive eye examinations for children and reminds parents to bring their children to an eye exam at an early age in the Delta Optimist: Don’t overlook eye health.

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News Releases

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  • Women Not Closing the Gender Gap on Eye Disease

    Vancouver, May 3, 2017 – May is Vision Health Month, and BC Doctors of Optometry (BCDO) are encouraging British Columbians to make eye health a priority. According to a study from the National Eye Institute, women are more likely than men to suffer from vision impairment conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts and […]

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  • BC Doctors of Optometry announces new CEO, Pria Sandhu

    (Vancouver, BC) On behalf of the Board of Directors, Gurpreet Leekha, President, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Pria Sandhu as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BC Doctors of Optometry effective Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Ms. Sandhu takes the helm at BC Doctors of Optometry after nearly a decade as Executive Director of […]

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  • BC Doctors of Optometry Honours Key Leaders

    The BC Doctors of Optometry honoured key individuals for their significant contributions to the profession of optometry and community at the Annual BC Doctors of Optometry conference on Sunday, February 21, 2016. The association recognized Dr. Brenda Horner of New Westminster, Dr. Paul Neumann of Saanichton, Dr. Harbir Sian of Abbotsford, and Sharanne Gaiga of […]

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