Nanaimo optometrist joins provicial board

NANAIMO – B.C. Association of Optometrists elected its new executive, including a representative from the Harbour City.

At its annual conference in February, the B.C. Association of Optometrists elected its new executive, including a representative from Nanaimo.

The association elected Dr. Sherman Tung of Vancouver as president, Dr. Lloyd Mah of Coquitlam as vice-president and Dr. Daniel Derksen of Williams Lake as secretary-treasurer.

The election also saw three new directors join the board for two-year terms: Dr. Brenda Horner of New Westminster, Dr. Murray Hurlbert of Maple Ridge and Dr. Michael Kellam, who practises in Nanaimo and Ladymmith.

The association’s board also includes Dr. Surjinder Sahota of Abbotsford, who is past president, Dr. Paul Geneau of Nanaimo who is B.C.’s representative to the Canadian Association of Optometrists, and two other directors who are serving the remainder of their two-year terms: Dr. Michelle Elliott of Surrey and Dr. Trevor Miranda of Chemainus and Cobble Hill.

The Association also honoured three doctors of optometry who have exemplified a commitment to the profession of optometry: Dr. Mary Lou Riederer of Abbotsford, Dr. Brad McDougall of Vancouver and Dr. Pavan Avinashi, who practices in North Vancouver and West Vancouver.

B.C. Doctors of Optometry provide a full range of vision and eye health care, including comprehensive eye exams, vision correction, disease detection, treatment and eyewear.

To book an exam, get treatment, buy eyewear or Ask a Doctor of Optometry, visit www.bcdoctorsofoptometry.com.