What we are doing
- All of our optometrists, opticians and office staff have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
- We employ a strict office policy that mandates that all optometrists, opticians, office staff, and patients not enter if they are feeling unwell or have a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath or have been exposed to a known case of COVID-19.
- All staff members wash or sanitize their hands before contact with each patient and throughout the day.
- All surfaces and equipment (front desk counters, telephones, pens, door handles, waiting room chairs) are sanitized regularly.
- Our office is equipped with hand sanitizer, and all patients are required to use it prior to entering.
- Our appointments are scheduled with extra time in between, so that our waiting area remains as empty as possible. Those sitting in the waiting area are spaced 2 metres apart.
- Our exam room surfaces and equipment are sanitized before each patient.
- The optometrist will wear a mask and glasses or a face shield.
- The optometrist will use plastic barrier shields on examination equipment where possible.
- All patients and customers are required to sanitize their hands prior to trying on frames. We also clean and sanitize frames after they have been tried on.
What we ask of you
- Please do not come in if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been advised to self-isolate.
- Please allow 1 hour for your appointment.
- Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes prior to your appointment time.
- You may be asked to wait outside until the doctor is ready to take you in for your appointment.
- All patients and those accompanying them are required to wear a face mask for the duration of their visit. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one in exchange for a small donation to Orbis.
- Please attend your appointment alone unless you require assistance. Do not bring children unless they are the one being examined.
- We regret that we will not have a bathroom available for patients. If you have an emergency, please speak to the staff.
Comprehensive Eye Examinations
Your eye examination includes the following tests:
- Measurement of your vision for distance and reading
- Assessment of the alignment of your eyes and their ability to work together
- Determination of the prescription you require for distance, reading, and computer (if applicable)
- Measurement of your eye pressure
- Complete assessment of your eye health, which includes examination for:
- macular degeneration
- retinal tears or detachments
- any other eye diseases or conditions that may be present
- if you are diabetic, you will be assessed for diabetic retinopathy and other diabetes-related ocular conditions
- Ocular photography - photographs of your retinas and, as required, other parts of your eyes
In order to thoroughly assess your eye health, we typically use drops to dilate your eyes during the examination. Please come prepared to have your eyes dilated, by bringing sunglasses and someone to drive you home if you feel uncomfortable driving afterwards.
At the end of your examination, you will receive a written copy of your prescription.
There are now glasses lenses and soft contact lenses that reduce the progression of your child's nearsightedness by about 50%. This is truly a breakthrough technology - during your child's eye exam we can determine if it would be helpful for them.
Children's Eye Examinations
We are able to examine children who are 6 months of age and older. Your child does not have to be able to read letters, identify pictures or even speak in order for their eyes to be examined, as many of the tests used to examine a child's eyes and vision differ from those used with adults. In most cases, we will be able to determine:
- whether your child's vision is normal for their age
- if their eyes are working together and focusing properly
- if they require glasses, and if so, what prescription they require
- their eye health
Some of our optometrists are qualified to diagnose and prescribe treatment for eye infections, inflammation and allergies, among others.
If you have eye irritation, redness, have had an eye injury, need something removed from your eye, have had a sudden loss of vision, think you have an eye infection, or any other concern, we are able to see you on an emergency basis. Please phone and let the staff know the nature of your problem and we will fit you in the same day.
We offer virtual appointments using doxy.me, a secure telemedicine platform.
Please consider requesting a virtual appointment for any non-routine eye examinations, such as red or irritated eyes, eyelid problems or prescription drop refills. Additionally, if you are unsure whether your problem requires an in-person visit, that can be determined in a virtual appointment.
The cost of virtual appointments is covered by your MSP card.
Refractive Surgery Consultation and Co-Management
Wondering about laser refractive surgery? Once we have completed your eye examination, we can advise you whether or not your prescription and eye health make you a suitable candidate for laser surgery. If you decide to proceed with surgery, your exam results can be forwarded to the laser centre of your choice. We also provide your post-operative care at the intervals required by the laser centre.
Dr Karen Eddy
Originally from Nova Scotia, Dr Eddy completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Dalhousie University, then graduated from the University of Waterloo's Optometry program with honours in 1996. Since that time, she has practiced in Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Zealand, Australia, and now British Columbia, where she has been since 2004. Although most of her time has been spent in private practice, she has also worked in a Laser Refractive Surgery Centre and taught Optometry in New Zealand.
Her special interest areas include ocular disease and children's vision.
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Dr Robert Kemp
Dr Kemp was born in the small Northern Ontario town of New Liskeard. He attended the University of Toronto for one year where he was awarded the Simeon Janes Scholarship for academic excellence. He then entered the optometry program at the University of Waterloo, and graduated in 1983. After practicing as an associate in Dawson Creek and Abbottsford, he opened his own office in Surrey in 1985. In 1991, he moved his practice to Richmond, where he has been ever since. His special interest areas are contact lenses and computer-related vision problems.
Dr Kemp lives in Surrey with his wife and three children.
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Dr Annie Liang
Dr. Liang graduated from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, after completing a Bachelors degree in Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. As part of her Optometry studies, she completed a three-month internship in Low Vision, and continued her interest in this area by being a Chairperson of the Low Vision Committee for the BC Association of Optometrists. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) and is licensed to practice in British Columbia, Oregon and Washington State.
Dr Liang has given talks about eye care at various community centres, and has appeared on television and radio shows to answer audience questions about eyes and vision. In addition to English, she is also fluent in Mandarin and Taiwanese.
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