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City of Victoria, B.C. Canada Optometrists, John Poon, O.D. & Opticians for Prescription Eye Glasses, Contacts, Eye Surgery Consultation and Eye-wear Repairs at ; Family EyeCare Centre on Yates St.  · Discovery Optical on Yates St.  · 

Victoria BC - Optometry Clinics - Family Eye & Vision Care & Eyewear Glasses / Contacts

 Janury 2015 photo Dr. John Poon, O.D. Optometrist in Victoria, new clinic in 2015 is Purely Optometry by Jubilee Hospital on Fort Street

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Clinic Hours

  • Monday  11:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday  9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Thursday  10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Friday   10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Saturday  9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Sunday   closed

Dr. John Poon, O.D., B.Sc. (Hons)

精 通 國 ` 粵 ` 英 語 潘 振 富 眼 科 醫 生
Fluent in English & Cantonese Chinese

Purely Optometry Clinic

  Unit #105,
  1964 Fort Street
  Victoria, BC
  V8R 6R3

  Appointments Phone:  250-590-7499

  New Patients & Walk-Ins Welcome!

  Web site:

  see also: Google+ map and info

Note: clinic is across the street from Oak Bay, Save-On-Foods supermarket  and 2 blocks from Jubilee Hospital, next door to Diamond Optical Eyecare

Photo collage of digitized image of eyeball, with modern immaging diagnostic equipment as well as traditional lens testing / fitting equipment in Dr. John Poons, optometrist office in Victoria BC - John is the founder of original Inner Harbour opitcal both in the Bay Centre then in The Hudson, now in 2015 has his own clinic by Jubilee Hospital on Fort Street, Victoria photo of outside of Dr. John Poon, optometry clinic, at 1964 Fort St., Victoria, BC next door to the Diamond Eye Ware opticians services - across the Street from Save On Foods supermarket and Star bucks

Dr. John Poon, professional background

He received his Doctor of Optometry Degree (O.D.) from the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada. (see  The School of Optometry at U.W. is the only English school in Canada.  His internship experiencies included:  the Eye Foundation of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA, where he studied under the guidance of Dr. Katzman (glaucoma / cataract ophthamologist) and Dr. M. Teske (retinal specialist).  (see  He later interned at the Ocular Health Clinic and Low Vision Clinic at the University of Waterloo.   He received training in the management of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, peripheral retinal disorders and pre- and post-operative cataract and refractive eye surgery care.

He has also was involved with the Mitchell Eye Centre in Calgary, Alberta working with LASIK/PRK patients.

Dr. John Poon co-authored a paper in the Journal of Comparative Neurology, March 1998, while working at the Lion's Sight Center at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine.

See also Diamond Eye Care , with clinics in downtown Victoria, on Douglas Street; Oak Bay, on Fort Street and in Duncan, BC - visit our web site for more information

"Total eye health care starts with your optometrist / doctors of optometry:  Primary vision & eye health care · Eye examinations · Sunglasses · Children's vision · Contact lenses · Vision training · Corrective lenses & frames · Low vision treatment · Laser surgery consultation & follow up · Safety eye wear"

Optometrist Centre  dispensing staff at work on computer at Victorias downtown FAMILY EYECARE CENTRE ON YATES  ST.

FAMILY EYE CARE CENTRE above Optometrists:  Dr. F. Guy Stewart, D.O. & Dr. Judith LeRoy, D.O.
"The Latest Technology With Old Fashioned Caring"
749 Yates Street,
Victoria, BC   V8W 1L6

[Handicapped / Wheelchair Accessible:  eye examination rooms and display area & washroom-toilet are wheelchair accessible ]
Phone: (250) 383-2411

see customer appreciation photo of optical-glasses-eyewear dispenser Joni at work a customer service award for professional, kind and friendly service to older boomer clients and their families.

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Prescription Optical Eye glasses, sun glasses and eye-wear repair services - in downtown Victoria at Discovery Optical in air-conditioned comfort!

In 2008 we moved to 843A Yates Street location

We believe in customer satisfaction, some of our people have been providing eye-wear-care for over 48 years.

  • Eye examinations arranged
  • 100% locally owned
  • Great selection of designer and fashion frames including:
    • Easy Clip Patented Technology ®
    • Donna Karen New York
    • P e r r y  E l l i s ®
    • GUESS

843A Yates Street,

new location in 2008,
between Blanshard and Quadra Streets close to BC Auto Association Offices (above photo was taken in 2002 at the previous location)

Victoria, BC,  V8W 1M1
Telephone:  250-361-2020

Canadian Schools of Optometry

Where do some of the optometrists in Victoria get their initial professional eye care training?  Below are some of the universities and programs in Canada that offer programs in optometry, including:

"Our School [University of Waterloo, Doctor of Optometry Program] provides the only english optometric training in Canada."

" The School delivers an accredited, four year degree program leading to a professional Doctor of Optometry (OD). An extensive clinic program provides practical experience for students and health services for the public."

" Also at the School is an impressive program supporting research in Vision Science & Optometry."

Want to become an optometrist?

..... "New Requirement: applicants to the School of Optometry [Waterloo] in 2008 will be required to have 3 years of biomedical/pre-optometry courses. Please visit ..." "

[quote from U. of W. School of Optometry website 2006.04.26]

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See also

B.C. Association of Optometrists

Victoria Ophthalmologists - Opthalmology:  Cornea. Cataract & Retroactive (Eye) Surgery

B.C. Government's Ministry of Health Services