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Associate Optometrist

The Offer

We are looking for an Associate Optometrist interested in a work hard, play hard lifestyle. We require someone to work in our busy primary care office 2-4 days a week.

The rest of the week is yours to discover our lovely Island or take a short trip to Vancouver to get your taste of the city whenever you need time away from the tranquility. Are you a new Optometrist looking for an exciting opportunity to learn from a progressive doctor with a large variety of cases while enjoying the Coast, or are you a mature Optometrist seeking the opportunity for family/work balance in one of the most beautiful and affordable places in the country? Either scenario might be the mutual fit we have been seeking.

We are a very busy office, known for our comprehensive medical care. We offer a well-established database of loyal, repeat patients that trust us for all their medical eye care and contact lens needs.

Interested applicants can apply by forwarding your curriculum vitae and cover letter to

A Little About Us

Our mission is to provide customized solutions to everyday visual challenges to enhance each and every patient's life. We strive to achieve this by developing a working relationship with each patient in a caring, comfortable environment. Our eye doctors and staff are committed to learn and to teach so that our patients can be better informed about all aspects of their vision and preventative care.

About Port Alberni

Port Alberni is a desirable location in the mid-Vancouver Island Region. We are a 2-hour drive from surfing on the West Coast, 1.5 hours from beachcombing on the East Coast, 1.5 hours from snowboarding north at MountWashington, and 45 minutes away from the float plane terminal in Nanaimo to hop over to Vancouver or Seattle.

We often think of ourselves as a “best-kept secret”. Housing is affordable and we have access to all the amenities that nature enthusiasts are looking for. Whatever your outdoor passion is, you can fulfill it here: surfing, kiteboarding, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, etc... Our weather is pretty fantastic too. Although like Vancouver, we are known for our gray and wet winters, we can also boast our lack of snow in winter and our gloriously hot summer in July and August. Overall, our climate can’t be beaten and was often the envy of our neighboring provinces.

The Team

We currently have 10 support staff and in our practice, we run the “scribe model”. This involves our optometric assistants pretesting patients. The doctor is paged to the exam room once all the diagnostic testing is done. The optometric assistant stays in the room and then scribes for the doctor. An eyewear consultant has then paged to the room where the doctor “hands-off” to the patient by reviewing spectacle and contact lens prescriptions, nutraceuticals, and any other recommendations.

Valley Vision Optometry
4009 Redford Street
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 3R9