Vision in Downtown Vancouver

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Just as two eyes must work together to bring the world into focus, the pair of doctors at EyeMax Eyecare's two locations keeps eyes and styles in top shape with exams, wellness screenings, and new fittings. Together, Dr. Parm Sandhu—the founder of EyeMax and a graduate of the New England College of Optometry in Boston—and Dr. Mandeep Gill—who specializes in the diagnosis of ailments such as acute glaucoma and refractive-surgery care—craft accurate prescriptions to keep the film projectors in our heads running smoothly. At each location, opticians help select new designer frames from brands such as Tom Ford, Michael Kors, and Kate Spade.

595 Howe St
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Blurry vision is not just an annoyance; it?s a health risk. Optiks International makes it easier for customers by decreasing the time between an eye exam and getting new glasses. Independent Optometrists inside Optiks International's stores offer the convenience of one-stop shopping and create custom-fitted single vision, progressive, and googly-eye lenses. The on-site labs constantly seek out the latest technologies to improve vision, such as digital lenses that decrease peripheral distortion, and custom cuttings that alter lenses to accommodate the tilt of certain frames.

Each store stocks a supply of up to 5,000 frames, including options from designer brands such as Oakley, Gucci, Versace, and Ray-Ban. Every store also offers a two-for-one deal for each pair of prescription glasses sold, allowing customers to give a pair of glasses to a family member or pair their purchase with prescription sunglasses to avoid darkening regular specs with a whiteboard marker when leaving the house.

565 Howe Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA

CitaHealth is a total health management clinic that offers a variety of health disciplines in one location in downtown Vancouver. The professional staff here, all licensed and led by an experienced doctor, ensures total wellness in each client by offering everything from occupational therapy and medical lab testing to fitness services, acupuncture, and homeopathy. You can come in for a private yoga session, have a relaxing trigger point therapy massage, or get fitted for custom foot orthotics so you can finally wear a pair of Shaquille O'Neal's giant shoes around town. The office also offers weight loss services, vaccinations, and ergonomics consultations.

890 West Pender Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Established: 2007

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Metered street parking

Most popular service: One-hour service and free sight test

Brands Used: Oliver Peoples, Paul Smith, Tom Ford, Ray-Ban, Persol, Boss, Maui Jim, Prada, Tiffany, Oakley, Versace, Tag Heuer, and Gucci

1177 Robson Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Dr. Alan R. Boyco keeps his eye on the world of sports?both as a fan and as an optometrist. That's because he's examined eyes for pro hockey's Vancouver Canucks and Giants, football's BC Lions, soccer's Vancouver Whitecaps FC, and baseball's Vancouver Canadians?four sports where seeing the opponent is a perfectly legal way to gain an edge. He also worked as the event optometrist during the 2006 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championships. Off the ice, he spent five years as the team optometrist for players on the Vancouver Grizzlies.

Before he made his foray into the world of sports, Dr. Boyco started Image Optometry. His first clinic sprouted into 16 locations over the past decade. In addition to filling designer frames with prescription lenses, he and his team of optometrists diagnose diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma. They also investigate recurring headaches, which are often caused by the fact that it's Groundhog Day, it's always Groundhog Day.

716 West Broadway
Vancouver,
BC
CA

At Tru-Valu Optical, Dr. Nicholas Catchuk and his team employ more than 100 years of combined optical industry experience to correct ocular troubles. Frames from Optika Eyewear and lenses from French lens powerhouse Essilor fuse together under the team's expert hands. Clients may also choose styles crafted by other brands, including Fysh, Rayban, Guess, Evatik, Mizyake, and Soho Tech. New technologies, such as digital lenses and transition lenses, provide more precise visual correction and a more comfortable experience.

833 Broadway W
Vancouver,
BC
CA