FYidoctors - Nanaimo - Waddington

1-1500 Waddington Rd
Nanaimo (British Columbia)
V9S 4V9
Monday:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday:
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Please note: Saturdays we are closed for lunch 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Meet Our Optometrists

Johnathan Lam
Dr. Johnathan Lam, a life-long resident of Nanaimo, has been with our office since September of 2001.
He attended Dufferin Crescent Elementary and Woodlands Senior Secondary before studying Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University. While obtaining his Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo, Dr. Lam completed an Ocular Disease Internship at Omni Eye Services in Denver, Colorado.
After seven years of university training, Dr. Lam decided to begin his optometric career in 100 Mile House and Williams Lake, B.C. These more rural practices gave him the opportunity to gain greater experience diagnosing, treating, and managing ocular diseases, often working closely with family physicians and ophthalmologists.

In addition, Dr. Lam is also particularly skilled at fitting specialty contact lenses which include: bifocals, 30 day continuous wear soft contacts, rigid gas permeable contacts for keratoconus and corneal grafts, and orthokeratology.
Dr. Lam also has a keen interest in volunteer eyecare missions, having participated in six trips to various parts of Mexico and Nicaragua.
Outside of the office, Dr. Lam enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids cycling, swimming, surfing and skiing.
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.
Dan Hurd

Dr. Hurd, or Dan, as most of his patients call him, is originally from Melfort, Saskatchewan where he grew up on his family’s grain farm. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan (Physiology major) before going on to attend the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago where he received his Doctorate in 2000.

During his career, Dr. Hurd has experienced many diverse practice settings where he has gained his patient’s trust as a full scope eyecare professional. He provides comprehensive optometric care, including the treatment and management of ocular disease and contact lens fittings, for patients of all ages. Dr Hurd takes pride in taking the time and getting to know his patients so he can better serve their visual needs.

Outside of the office, Dan's interests include hiking, camping, and almost anything else that happens outdoors. He has a lovely wife Megan, who grew up in Brentwood Bay, and a fun-loving son named Ben. All three would agree that the community of Parksville feels like the perfect place to call home! They also enjoy spending time as a family, travelling and volunteering; just before moving to Parksville, the Hurd family was in South Korea, living at a special needs orphanage.

Dr. Hurd looks forward to meeting you in the office and seeing you around the community!

Sheila Pratt

Dr. Sheila Pratt joins us from the prairies, originally being from Alberta. She obtained her undergraduate education from the University of Alberta, with an honours degree in molecular genetics, prior to attending the University of Waterloo for her optometry education. Dr. Pratt was fortunate to complete an internship in ocular disease management through Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. She then practiced in rural Saskatchewan for three years, and is very excited to have now relocated to Vancouver Island.

Dr. Pratt is passionate about providing comprehensive optometry services, with a focus on eye disease and management of eye emergencies. She is skilled in the removal of corneal foreign bodies (for example, metal shards or plant clippings after yard work), and offers skillful triage and management of sudden vision changes. Do not hesitate to contact our offices for an urgent assessment, should you be experiencing an ocular emergency!

When not seeing patients, Dr. Pratt enjoys keeping active. She is regularly found swimming or out kayaking, and enjoys exploring all the natural wonders and activities that Vancouver Island has to offer. Never one to turn down an adventure, Dr. Pratt has backpacked through Europe, Africa, and South America, and looks forward to her future travels.