Vision Care Centre

Douglas College Optical is open to the public, and located in the Dispensing Optician Program Vision Centre in the beautiful David Lam Campus in Coquitlam. We offer learning and retail facilities that are unique in Western Canada.

The Vision Centre offers brand name eyeglasses, sunglasses and contact lenses to the public and the Douglas College community. College students, employees, alumni and their families enjoy substantial savings on all Vision Centre services.

The Vision Centre's lab features state-of-the-art equipment for finishing eyewear as well as instruments for measuring and fitting contact lenses. Our licensed opticians offer personal attention and quality work. Opticians Hanna Pham and Wendy Russo each have over 25 years experience helping customers choose the best lenses and fashion frames to suit their needs.

Student Health Plan--Benefit for Vision Care: Reimbursed at 100%, to a maximum of $60 every 24 months for one eye exam, $100 every 24 months for eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Visit us with your prescription and let us show you the latest in designer frames and lens technology, including ultra-thin lenses and "high definition" progressives by Essilor, Hoya, Transitions and others.

Wendy and Hanna

For more information contact Hanna or Wendy (licensed opticians)
at the Douglas College Vision Centre:

2nd Floor #A2040
1250 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC V3B 7X3
Ph: 604-777-6108 Fax: 604-777-6118

Email: phamh@douglascollege.ca or russow@douglascollege.ca

HOURS: Open 9:00am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday

FAQ's

Do I need to make an appointment? We are open for retail business Monday to Friday. You can come by any time to purchase eyeglasses however, we do require you make an appointment for a contact lens fitting and for the Optometrist.

Do you offer a good selection of frames and lenses? Contact Lenses? Yes! We carry an up-to-date selection of popular name brand frames, and top quality lenses, contact lenses, sunglasses and sports eyewear. Douglas College employees, students, alumni and their families are offered preferred pricing. We also direct bill Manulife for DC employee benefit coverage.

How long does it take to make my glasses? It takes from 1 hour to 1 week depending on the prescription. At DC Vision Centre you will receive prompt service and quality work by our licensed Opticians.

Do you do frame repairs? We do all types of frame repairs at very reasonable rates and as quickly as possible. Customers who purchase their eyeglasses at DC Vision Centre are entitled to free cleaning and adjustments as well as minor repairs for the lifetime of their glasses.

Do you do vision testing? Yes, we have an Optometrist on site one day a week for eye exams ($70 for students, $85 for others).  Please call us to set up an appointment (604-777-6108).

Can you direct my bill to my insurance plan? We can bill direct to Manulife (Douglas College employees only), Social Services, NIHB, RCMP and DVA.

About our Contact Lens Study Group: Once a year we accept contact lens patients for our study group program and offer free contact lens fittings by our 2nd year students. Disposable contact lenses (within certain perimeters), fitting measurements, handling & wearing instructions, cleaning kit and case included no charge. For appointment or more information on the program call 604-777-6004 (please leave a message).