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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. Enjoy substantial savings on all Vision Centre eyewear products and 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 have extensive experience helping customers choose the best lenses and fashion frames to suit their needs. They are also fully qualified contact lens fitters.

Student Health Plan--Benefit for Vision Care: Reimbursed at 100%, to a maximum of $100 every 24 months for one eye exam, $125 every 24 months for eyewear. For more info:

Visit us with your prescription and let us show you the latest in designer frames (Ferragamo, MCM, Silhouette, DKNY, Takumi, Evatik, CK etc.) and lens technology, including ultra-thin lenses and high definition progressives by Essilor, Hoya, Transitions and others.


For more information or to book an eye exam please contact               

        Hanna or Wendy 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: or

 HOURS:  Open 9:00 - 4:30 Monday, Wednesday & Friday and 9:00 - 4:00 Tuesday & Thursday



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.

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 twice a month for eye exams.  Please call us to book an appointment (604-777-6108).

Can you direct my bill to my insurance plan? We can bill direct to Manulife (for DC employee benefit coverage), 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 no fee 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 most prescriptions). For appointment or more information on the program call 604-777-6004 (please leave a message).