I completed my Bachelors of Science at UBC in 2006 and Optometry Doctorate at the University of Waterloo in 2011. Of those past 10 years, I spent 7 of them in family eye care and 3 specializing in disorders of binocular vision and vision development. From that I decided, much like my sporting goods collection, that "I like it all" and brought the best of both under my one roof. I am the founder of the vision therapy and rehabilitation center and oversee the program. The variety and personal connection with my patients is what keeps me engaged in daily practice.
Personally, I don't like describing myself but have an incredible dog that thinks that I am the best human out there and will vouch for me. My children may also agree, depending on what I've cooked for dinner, their energy levels and whatever the barometric pressure is doing at the time.
College of Optometrists in Vision Development - candidate for Fellowship (FCOVD)
After graduating from UVIC with a degree in Psychology and time spent adventuring around the world, I am very happy to be back in my hometown of Courtenay. I have been working in the social service sector since 2012 and love being able to apply these skills to my work as a Vision Therapist. It is amazing to be part of a program which can have such a positive impact on individual’s quality of life and be able to witness those changes week-by-week. I was the first member to join Dr. Vinge in 2018 and have jokingly made history as "The first vision therapist in the North Island". I am midway through my formal certifications with Vision Therapy Canada.
In my spare time I am an avid knitter, sewer and outdoor enthusiast!
Vancouver Island and the Comox Valley have always been my home. I discovered my passion for Eye Care in 2016 as a Certified Optometric Assistant and am very excited to have finally found a place that allows me to build on my prior knowledge and and help others in a meaningful way. Although I've trained with Dr. Vinge, I am also midway through my formal certification as a Vision Therapist.
In the office, I am known as the organizational pro but on my off days you can find me exploring the beaches and trails with my two four legged friends: Mars and Macey!
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