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At Edgemont Optometry, our mission is to enhance our patients’ lifestyle by providing the highest quality of personalized vision care in a friendly, professional environment.
Our doctors and staff take time to discuss, explain, and inform you about your vision and eye health, as well as any products we use. We perform comprehensive eye examinations using state of the art diagnostic techniques to identify and treat eye conditions and diseases, and to ensure your prescriptions match your lifestyle.
Our eye care professionals have an eye for fashion, are knowledgeable about the latest trends in eyewear, and are experts at assisting you in choosing the perfect frame and lenses to match your lifestyle and needs.
Edgemont Optometry is a leading provider of optometric services and vision care products on the North Shore. We have been serving the community surrounding Edgemont Village since 1952.
Dr. Harasym leads a team of professionals dedicated to surpassing your expectations of excellence in eye care.Schedule an appointment today!
Dr. Danica Harasym began her post-secondary studies in Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Saskatchewan before earning her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry. During her final year of training, she completed an externship in Ocular Disease and Therapeutics in Huntsville, Alabama. After graduation, she practiced throughout Vancouver Island and the lower mainland before becoming an associate at Edgemont Optometry in 2011 and ultimately purchasing the practice in 2016. Dr. Harasym is very happy to be a permanent part of the Edgemont Village community.
Dr. Harasym’s professional interests include contact lenses, dry eye therapy, nutrition, co-management of laser vision correction and ocular disease. She is passionate about pediatric vision care and is actively involved in myopia control treatment options for children. She is a member of the British Columbia Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Association of Optometrists. She is a full therapeutic member of the College of Optometrists. She has also received post-graduate training in Behavioural Optometry from the Optometric Extension Program.
Outside the office, Dr. Harasym enjoys photography, volleyball, cooking and spending time with her family and friends. She is very happy to both live and work on the North Shore.
Dr. James Thompson comes from a strong optometry background. He is a fourth-generation optometrist. He graduated with his Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry, practiced in Dawson Creek for ten years, and then moved to North Vancouver in 1985.
Dr. Thompson practices general optometry with special interest in brain injury, stroke rehabilitation and learning disorders. He is a member of the British Columbia Association of Optometrists, the Canadian Association of Optometrists, The College of Syntonic Optometry, the Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association and the College of Vision Development. He is a full therapeutic member of the British Columbia College of Optometrists. He has also taken post-graduate courses in Behavioural Optometry from the Optometric Extension Program and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Thompson and his wife Janice have two grown children and two young grandchildren. Outside the office, he enjoys riding his motorcycle, travelling and camping. He follows news avidly, is a scout leader and active Rotary participant.
Dr. Dorice Lee received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in English at the University of Winnipeg before earning her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry. During her final year of training, she completed an externship in Ocular Disease and Therapeutics in Houston, Texas. Following graduation, she returned to her hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba to take on a locum position before ultimately moving to Vancouver and joining the team at Edgemont Optometry.
Dr. Lee practices general optometry as a full therapeutic member of the British Columbia College of Optometrists. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists.
In her free time, Dr. Lee is an avid boulderer, reader, and restaurant explorer.
Dr. Liseann Head received a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Waterloo, graduating with honours. During that time, she had internships at a private practice in Terrace, British Columbia and a Veterans Affairs Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky where she had extensive exposure to primary care eye diseases. Dr. Head also received an NSERC Research Grant for vision therapy with children; presenting the findings at the 2008 ARVO conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Upon graduation, she was the recipient of a Clinical Excellence Scholarship and the CooperVision Contact Lens Award.
Dr. Head enjoys all areas of optometry including contact lens, geriatrics, ocular disease treatment and co-management, primary and emergency care, laser surgery co-management, and pediatrics. While Dr. Head provides detailed and attentive care to patients of all ages, she has a passion for myopia control treatment in children.
Dr. Head is a member of the British Columbia Association of Optometrists, serving on the Board of Directors from 2015-2018 and volunteers on the Membership Committee. She is a full therapeutic member of the College of Optometrists. An avid learner, she keeps up with the latest research and treatments. In her free time, Dr. Head participates in various community events, travels with her husband, enjoys cross-stitching, and hiking.