Ophthalmology deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. An Ophthalmologist diagnoses and treats diseases of the eyeball and surrounding orbit. Ophthalmologists are allowed to medically treat eye disease, implement laser therapy, and perform incisional surgery when warranted. Ophthalmologists are medical and surgical specialists.
Polycan Health Centre Ophthalmologists are part of your vision care team. Opticians are specially trained professionals who design, fit and dispense eyeglasses, contact lenses, low vision aids and other ophthalmic appliances. Optometrists specialize in the examination, diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of disease and disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures as well as the diagnosis of ocular manifestations of systemic condition. Optometrists refer patients to Ophthalmologists for further medical diagnosis and treatment and, if necessary, surgical intervention.
PolyCan Health Centre will provide walk-in and urgent care services accessible to the community of students, faculty, staff and families living and working on Burnaby Mountain. Up until now there has been no access to general primary healthcare services within the community. The Burnaby Mountain community will also gain access to multidisciplinary services involving family healthcare & walk-in care, women’s health, surgical daycare, plastic surgery, sports medicine, ophthalmology, chiropractic, rehabilitation, acupuncture, pain management, preventative care and medical diagnostic imaging services.
PolyCan Health Centre will offer world class public health care services to individuals and families on Burnaby Mountain and surrounding communities. PolyCan Health Centre seeks to provide comprehensive services of the regulated health professions of BC.