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We make it a policy to ensure that all staff members are up-to-date on the latest technology and techniques to make your visit to Valley Vision Optometry as comfortable and effective as possible.

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Dr. Jasmine Dhesi

Dr. Jasmine Dhesi was born and raised in Surrey, British Columbia. She received her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of British Columbia, graduating with distinction. Wanting to stay in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, she then obtained her Doctor of Optometry with distinction from Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon.

During her studies, Dr. Dhesi served as an executive member of Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honour Society as well as a volunteer for AMIGOS Eye Care, a non-profit organization that allowed her to provide eye care on international mission trips to Senegal and Belize. In her final year of training, she completed externships at a vision therapy practice in Washington, a Veterans Medical Center in Pennsylvania, and private practices in California and our very own Vancouver Island.  These opportunities provided her with clinical experience in binocular vision, ocular disease, geriatrics, and low vision.

Outside of optometry, Dr. Dhesi enjoys traveling (having explored 15 countries across the globe so far), hiking, watching movies and spending time with her family and friends.

Dr. Dhesi is very excited to join the Valley Vision Optometry team. She will be practicing as an Associate Optometrist and is eager to provide comprehensive and personable care to the Port Alberni community. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please call (250) 724-0933.

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Dr. Shaun Golemba

With an undergraduate background in Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Regina, Dr. Golemba pursued his Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo in Ontario.  Educational interests in Pediatrics and Binocular Vision were enhanced through rotations in clinics in Waterloo and Houston, Texas.

While at the Houston Eye Associates in Texas, Dr. Golemba worked under a pediatric sub-specialist and also completed internships in retina and glaucoma.  Since convocation in 2001, Dr. Golemba practiced in Victoria and did locums throughout British Columbia until 2005, when he purchased Valley Vision Optometry from Dr. Stickle, who had been practicing here since 1960.  Since then, the office has been upgraded to include computerized recording, Eyemaginations educational software, Optomap retinal exams, digital photography.

2006 saw the opening of our Vision Training department for those with binocular vision anomalies and learning disorders.  Dr. Golemba completed his core education in this area from the Optometric Extension Program Curriculum in 2008.  In 2010, Valley Vision Optometry had a complete remodel of the interior and exterior office.

Separate from clinical duties, Dr. Golemba has also been a guest speaker at several conferences both in Canada and abroad.  When not at work, Dr. Golemba enjoys hiking and biking with his wife, Shannon, their children, Aiden and Sejal, and their pug dog, Max.  Dr. Golemba is committed to ensuring you have the best eye care experience and thanks you for choosing Valley Vision Optometry.

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