When you come to BoydVision, our friendly and experienced staff will perform thorough tests to determine the best options for your vision correction needs. Then Dr. Boyd will advise you of the advantages and disadvantages of each procedure, such as laser eye surgery or lens exchange, so you will have the information you need to make an informed decision and feel confident in your choice. Dr. Boyd believes in finding the right procedure for each patient.
Meet Dr. Boyd
Dr. Boyd is the chief medical director for BoydVision and a staff surgeon at Burnaby General Hospital. A graduate from University of Alberta, Dr. Boyd completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Ottawa, subsequently obtained his American Board of Ophthalmology qualification in 1986. He has studied and performed ophthalmic procedures under several leading ophthalmologists in England, Saudi Arabia and the United States, and performed 25,000 surgical procedures to date.
The staff of BoydVision Centre are experienced, dedicated, and caring. Our medical technologist has been involved in laser eye surgery since the very first procedure was done in Canada in 1990. Our laser technician assisted in thousands of procedures before joining us in 2002.
Alicia, G. OA
Alicia has been part of the BoydVision team for over 10 years. She assists patients during the pre-operative preparation for Cataract and Laser eye surgery. Alicia is also trained to assist in the operating room as a laser technician and a sterilizing tech, assists with various testing equipment, surgical booking and a friendly face at the front reception desk. Alicia is another valuable member of the BoydVision team.
Bonnie is a Medical Office Assistant that our patients really like. Her personality is well suited to helping our patients. She began working with Dr. Boyd in 2001 and is currently the surgical coordinator, bookkeeper and is also involved with the marketing. She is very knowledgeable about the procedures at BoydVision and will be happy to answer any of your questions.
Candy is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, contact lens fitter, and lens implant consultant for cataract patients. She has been working with BoydVision since 1996, and loves her job and her patients. Patients love her ability to make everyone smile with her happy personality. Candy has had LASIK surgery herself, making her an ideal person to answer your questions about laser eye surgery. She is able to translate both Cantonese and Mandarin and is a valuable member of our staff.
Helen is a licensed contact lens fitter and dispensing optician. She has worked as an optician for 3 years and graduated from Douglas College in 2016 with a Diploma in Dispensing Opticianry. She is a welcome addition to our office with her pleasant personality. She is quietly confident and has become a very important part of our staff. She has quickly, efficiently and competently shown that she is invaluable in all aspects of our office responsibilities and the patients have enjoyed getting to know her as well as all her coworkers. She was born in Venezuela and speaks fluent Spanish, adding to our multicultural and multilingual office.
Jenn started working at BoydVision in May of 2019. She has many years of experience as an MOA and scheduling patients while working at another clinic. She made a decision to make a change in her career and we are happy to have hired her. Jenn is the quiet, confident and kind voice you hear on the phones and when you come to the desk to check in. She has very quickly fit in as part of our team. Jenn is an asset to our office and it is a pleasure to work with her.
Ritchie started working in September 2018 as a technician. She does all the required testing and patient workups prior to patients seeing Dr. Boyd. She previously worked at a family and fertility clinic as an MOA and Medical Device Reprocessing Technician (sterilizing). She has become an important and integral part of our team and is always ready to help in all aspects of responsibility in our clinic. She speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin. We are fortunate to have her join our team.
Sandra started at Boydvision in Sept 2018 as a technician. She started working in the medical field 27 years ago. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience doing the pre and post operative patient counselling, especially with multifocal lens technology and the required testing. Sandra actually worked with Dr. Boyd in the 1980’s at a previous laser centre assisting in the operating room and as also worked for another surgical centre for the majority of her career. The patients love her personality and she makes them feel welcome, comfortable and informed about all aspects of their surgery.
Sara is the newest member of the BoydVision team. She comes from a surgical centre in Alberta and (they expressed their sadness in losing her) but gave us their highest regard for her professionalism and work ethic. She has trained and worked from the front office, to being a technician and testing and then became part of the staff that worked in the laser surgery with the surgeons. We look forward to the knowledge and efficiency that she will bring to our office.
“I am absolutely elated with the comfort and ease my new vision gives me.”
“Thank you for giving me life without glasses or contact lenses.”
“I had PRK done in August 2002 and now have 20/15 in both eyes.”
“My vision is almost at 20/20 three weeks after my surgery and getting better every day.”
“I recently had Lasik eye surgery. It was the best decision I have ever made in my life.”
“We settled on the Blended Lasik procedure and the results have been excellent.”
“I am so happy with the results of my surgery. Thank you.”
“I am extremely happy with the vision results.”
“This was the biggest decision I have ever had to make. I am happy to say I made the right decision.”
Top 8 Reasons To Choose Us
1. Simple price structures for sensible choices.
BoydVision offers competitive and simple price structures for laser vision correction. Without additional fees, each price structure offers a unique package covering individual’s choice and eye care needs, without additional fees.
- No tax
- Simple price structures fit individual’s eye care needs
- Price established after free laser consultation
- Customized Blended Vision Correction available
2. Cataract surgery at BoydVision’s surgical center.
BoydVision’s surgical facility offers a wider range of eye care services ranging from laser vision correction to cataract surgery and lens exchange. Once the initial consultation is completed, cataract surgery and lens exchange can be performed at BoydVision’s surgical facility in a relatively short period of time. Without the delay of public care waiting lists, you can get back to your active and mobile lifestyle whenever you are ready.
3. Your surgeon works with you throughout the eyecare process.
Most clinics use technicians as the primary eyecare professional dealing with the patient, especially with pre- and postoperative care. Laser eye surgery at BoydVision involves eyecare with Dr Boyd throughout the process. Laser vision correction is safe with minimal risk, but Dr Boyd remains actively involved in all steps to ensure the best eyecare possible.
4. Custom treatment to minimize side effects.
Custom Laser Vision correction (wavefront-optimized topography-based treatment) is premium technology – enhancing the quality of your results and minimizing the potential for glare and night vision side effects. However, BoydVision’s price is equal to or lower than most other laser clinics’ conventional price. BoydVision offers custom LASIK and custom PRK – which are superior to their standard counterparts.
5. You can say ‘goodbye’ to your reading glasses.
We offer Laser Blended Vision to help patients over 40 to say goodbye to their reading glasses. BoydVision now offers Laser Blended Vision treatment, a revolutionary laser technology to counter the effects of aging in the eyes, and significantly reduce the need for reading or progressive bifocal glasses.
6. You can choose to include your existing optometrist in post-op care.
The postoperative care can be shared or delegated to your own eyecare professional—sometimes because of location (out-of-town clients) or preference. We are happy to work with your optometrist to ensure your laser treatment is as effective and convenient as possible.
7. You can choose from multiple surgical solutions.
We offer multiple solutions to meet a wide range of vision care needs. BoydVision offers a variety of surgical options including both laser and ophthalmic surgery. Many patients who have been told they are not suitable for laser eye surgery find that BoydVision offers a procedure that is the right solution for improving their vision.