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Location Spotlight: Family Eyecare Centre

Posted on June 19th, 2015


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Founded more than 50 years ago in the heart of New Westminster B.C., Family Eyecare Centre is a partner practice of FYidoctors that has won numerous awards over the years, including Best Optometry Office in the New West and the New Westminster Platinum Business Award for Customer Service Excellence. In 2015, Family Eyecare Centre will be changing its name to FYidoctors and moving to a new location within the Royal City Centre Mall.

Available Eye Health Services
The location currently offers a variety of technology to assist in carrying out comprehensive eye exams, including the Optomap® Retinal Scanner, which provides ultra-wide field peripheral retinal photography and can potentially detect eye diseases before they become more serious. The clinic also carries out comprehensive pretests to help provide further information that can help optometrists detect potential vision issues.

Available Eye Care Products
Family Eyecare Centre offers a number of premium and exclusive label frames, including Calvin Klein, DKNY, Ray-Ban, Versace, Roots and more. In addition, the location carries a variety of sunglasses, lens coating options and contact lenses. Family Eyecare Centre also offers Internal Freeform Lenses, which are customized for each patient’s unique eye needs using 3D computer technology and manufactured at a processing laboratory in nearby Burnaby. B.C.

The People of Family Eyecare Centre
The location is currently run by Dr. Brenda Horner, who is also the Vice President of the B.C. Association of Optometrists, Chair of the BCAO Membership Committee and the Optometry Representative for the B.C. Vision Health Coalition. In addition to Dr. Horner, the location boasts 7 associate optometrists and 12 opticians/assistants.

Community Involvement
As an active member of the community, Family Eyecare Centre has spearheaded a variety of charitable initiatives. As part of the Better Sight. Better Grades program, the location provides free glasses to students in New Westminster who don’t have the means to obtain them and are referred by an education professional or community worker. 

Family Eyecare Centre also holds an annual Community Appreciation Sale with part of the proceeds donated to Monarch Place, a transitional home for women and children. Since 2009, the location has participated in the Homeless Connect in Burnaby, where they provide the homeless with free basic eye exams, reading glasses and frame repairs. The clinic’s doctors and staff also host dozens of Eye Health presentations to local pre-schools, daycares, new immigrants to Canada and parent groups.

Why Visit Family Eyecare Centre
As one of New Westminster’s oldest and most trusted vision care providers, Family Eyecare Centre is dedicated to delivering an experience that puts patients first. This means educating patients on their eye health, providing comprehensive eye exams and offering a wide selection of affordable vision care products.

In 2015, Family Eyecare Centre will be changing its name to FYidoctors and moving to a new space within the same mall, Royal City Centre. We invite you to visit the new location to take advantage of even more current technology, a larger selection of eyewear frames and an expanded team of doctors and staff to continue providing you with the same professional patient care.  

To book your appointment with Family Eyecare Centre, visit their location page.

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