Dr. Dennis grew up in beautiful Victoria. In fact, before attending optometry school she was a lifelong patient of Family Eyecare herself. Dr. Dennis earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Victoria in 2008, and worked for several years in Victoria as an oncology research assistant at the BC Cancer Agency in the Royal Jubilee Hospital. Inspired by the health care professionals she worked with and the care she received at Family Eyecare, she decided to become a health care professional herself and moved to Waterloo Ontario in 2013 to complete her Doctor of Optometry degree. During her training Dr. Dennis completed clinical clerkships in Waterloo, Tallahassee Florida, and in Victoria, receiving training in full visual assessments as well as disease diagnosis and treatment. She has also travelled to Peru to provide free eyecare and eyeglasses as part of Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity (VOSH), and has served as an event organizer for Optometry Giving Sight, a global fundraising initiative targeting impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error. Through these experiences Dr. Dennis has grown to appreciate the importance of both clear vision as well as good ocular health. She knows that a pair of well prescribed glasses or a proper contact lens fitting can make a massive difference in quality of life at any age. In addition, she believes in the importance of routine visual assessments to screen for conditions such as binocular vision problems, glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic or hypertensive changes. Dr. Dennis believes a proper eye exam should not only assess all of the above, but it should also educate you to provide a better understanding of your own health.
Dr. Dennis is a Full A registrant of the College of Optometry of BC and practices full-scope optometry, including glasses and contact lens fitting, pediatric assessments, glaucoma management, diabetic assessments, and cataract and refractive surgery co-management. She is very excited have joined the team at Family Eyecare and to serve the community she grew up in.