FYidoctors - Ladysmith

2-225 High Street, Box 1101
Ladysmith (British Columbia)
V9G 1A8
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Meet Our Optometrists

Michael Kellam
Dr. Kellam has been with Vision Arts since January 1988. He graduated with honours from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 1986 and worked in Creston and Osoyoos prior to moving to Nanaimo. He completed his internship in pediatrics and vision therapy at the State University of New York, and the therapeutics program through Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. He was granted the honour of being named a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in 1994.
Dr. Kellam has been active in the B.C. Optometric Association, working as a councillor, ethics chair, chair of the vision therapy committee, AGM chair, PR chair, past treasurer, and chair of the continuing education committee which successfully put together the first 100 hour TPA course for Canadian optometrists.
When asked which areas of practice appeal to him the most, Dr. Kellam shrugs and replies, "All areas are interesting! But I particularly enjoy working with children, especially those with reading and learning problems. Many children with problems in school have an undiagnosed vision problem. The right glasses or eye exercises can often make a big difference."
Dr. Kellam is married and has two sons. He says he enjoys mountain biking, skiing and having fun with his family.
Michael Greenaway
Dr. Michael Greenaway, fourth generation born and raised in Nanaimo, attended North Cedar Elementary and Cedar Junior Secondary before completing high school at John Barsby. After high school, Dr. Greenaway was invited to Francis Marion University in South Carolina on a four year soccer scholarship.
After finishing a degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Psychology, Dr. Greenaway then moved to Philadelphia to attend the Pennsylvaina College of Optometry. During optometry school, Dr. Greenaway became an active member in student council and The Student Optometric Services to Humanity in which he performed examinations in El Salvador on a medical mission trip. Dr. Greenaway completed his Ocular disease training at the Salisbury Veterens Hospital in North Carolina and an advanced retinal studies course headed by renowned retinal specialist Dr.Edward Deglin. Dr. Greenaway graduated with clinical honours from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and after 9 yrs of university training joined Vision Arts in July 2012.
Dr. Greenaway particularly enjoys the problem solving aspect of primary care optometry and has been trained to diagnose and manage many ocular diseases such as glaucoma, dry eye syndrome, macular degeneration, cataracts and kerataconus. Dr. Greenaway also performs comprehensive geriatric and pediatric eye exams.
Dr. Greenaway married his wife Joelle, also an optometrist, in May of 2012. He continues to play and coach soccer in Nanaimo and is/has been regularly involved in many volunteer groups within Nanaimo, such as the Lions club, Canadian Cancer Society and the YPN. In his spare time he enjoys trail running, fishing, backpacking and spending time with his family.
Joelle Greenaway
Originally from New Jersey, Joelle completed her BSc in biochemistry at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2008. After completing clinical rotations in various hospitals and clinics in North Carolina, she received her Doctorate of Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Salus University with a concentration in Binocular Vision and Vision Therapy in May of 2012. Less than a month later she and Michael married, moved to Nanaimo, and joined Vision Arts Eye Care Centre.
Joelle is currently an active member of the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra (violin), Young Professionals of Nanaimo, and the Nanaimo Lions Club. She enjoys the beauty around her new home by kayaking, running, biking and hiking various areas of the island.