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:
    • cataracts
    • glaucoma
    • 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

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) - This is an optional test that performs a cross-sectional scan of your retina at a microscopic level. It allows for earlier detection of glaucoma and retinal diseases. There is an additional fee of $30 for this test.

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.

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.

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

Myopia Control

We offer glasses, soft contact lenses and Ortho-K lenses that reduce the progression of your child's myopia (nearsightedness) by about 50%. This not only enhances your child's quality of life, but it also reduces the lifelong risk of eye disease associated with myopia. During your child's eye exam we can discuss which options would be most helpful for them.

Axial Length Measurement / Optical Biometry - This test is the new standard for managing myopia. It measures the length of the eyeball, which is correlated to the risk and progression of myopia. We use this test to determine the likelihood of your child developing myopia, to track the progression of myopia, and monitor the effectiveness of myopia control lenses.
Some children qualify for this test under MSP. If your child does not, the fee is $30.

Emergency Care

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.

Telus eClaims

We offer direct billing to most extended health insurance companies.

Please bring your card with you to your appointment and present it when you check-in.

Our Doctors

Dr Karen Eddy

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.


Monday 10 am - 6 pm
Friday 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
Dr Robert Kemp

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.


Monday 10 am - 6 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 6 pm
Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
Dr Annie Liang

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. She has been 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 schools, community centres and seniors' homes, and has appeared on television and radio shows to answer audience questions about eye health and vision. In addition to English, she is also fluent in Mandarin and Taiwanese.


Tuesday 10:30 am - 6 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 6 pm
Dr Tiffany Chan

Dr Tiffany Chan

Dr. Tiffany Chan holds a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Sciences with Distinction from the University of British Columbia. She earned her Doctor of Optometry from the University of Waterloo, graduating on the Dean's Honours List. Dr. Chan underwent training in Florida at the Eye Associates of Pinellas, where she collaborated with Optometrists and Ophthalmologists to co-manage patients with various complex ocular conditions, including those undergoing cataract, retinal, and glaucoma surgeries.

Her primary care rotation in Calgary involved providing eye care services, such as managing diabetes, dry eyes, and myopia control to a diverse patient demographic. Additionally, Dr. Chan completed a 3-week advanced rotation in the contact lenses and myopia control clinic at the University of Waterloo. During this rotation, she worked with Optometrists specializing in fitting specialty contact lenses for conditions like keratoconus, severe dry eyes, and orthokeratology.

Dr. Chan emphasizes patient education and encourages questions to enhance patients' understanding of their ocular health. Outside of her professional life, she enjoys video editing, spending time outdoors, and traveling.


Wednesday 10:10 am - 6 pm
Friday 10:10 am - 6 pm


168 - 8120 No 2 Road
Richmond, BC

Inside Eye Station Optical, Blundell Centre

(604) 204-2688


Monday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm