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We have been serving Edgemont Village and the surrounding communities since 1963 when Dr. Tennant moved his practice from downtown Vancouver to the Professional Center on Edgemont Boulevard. Dr. Thompson took over the practice in 1988 when Dr. Tennant retired and moved it to our current location on Crescentview Drive in 1993.

Dr. Harasym became an associate with Dr. Thompson in 2011 and in 2016 became the new owner and officially changed the name to Edgemont Optometry. She is honoured to carry on the legacy of her predecessors of excellent eye care to our North Shore communities.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Harasym

Dr. Danica HarasymDoctor of Optometry

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. Lee

Dr. Dorice Lee Doctor of Optometry

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. Lee

Dr. Taylor HarrisDoctor of Optometry

Dr. Taylor Harris received a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with a minor in Nanoscience from the University of Calgary, before earing his Doctorate of Optometry from The Illinois College of Optometry; he graduated Summa Cum Laude and as Class Salutatorian. During his final year of training, he completed externships at a private practice in Hollywood Beach Florida, a specialty contact lens clinic in Minneapolis, and an ocular disease rotation at the Brooklyn VA hospital. After graduation, Dr. Harris completed a Cornea and Contact Lens Residency at the New England College of Optometry. After completion of his residency, Dr. Harris returned back to Canada where he practiced Optometry in Toronto, before moving to Vancouver to be closer to family.

Dr. Harris is a full therapeutic member of the British Columbia College of Optometrists, practices general optometry, and takes a special interest in contact lenses. He is also a member of the BC Doctors of Optometry and the Canadian Association of Optometrists.

Outside the office, Dr. Harris enjoys rock climbing, mountain biking, racquet sports, and spending time with friends.

Kate

KateOffice Manager, Vision Therapist and Optometric Assistant

Kate began working at Edgemont Optometry in 2001. She has lived and worked on the North Shore all her life. She has been an Optometric Assistant since 2001 and has been doing vision therapy since 2003. Kate has Optometric Extension Program certification, having finished all of the OEP curriculum. She has completed studies with the College of Vision Development.

Kate is patient and detail-oriented. She has extensive experience with contact lenses and enjoys training new wearers to successfully master the technique of insertion and removal of their lenses. She is always happy to answer questions.

Outside the office, Kate enjoys hiking on the North Shore mountains, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Stacey

StaceyOptometric Technician

Stacey grew up in Vancouver and moved to North Vancouver after her first daughter was born. Her three daughters have attended schools in the Edgemont area and Stacey is an active participant in the school community. She has a background in accounting and property management and brings many of these skills to our office.

Outside the office, Stacey loves watching her daughters play soccer, reading, dreaming of travelling, and enjoying the North Shore wilderness.

Renee

ReneeOptometric Technician

Renee moved to North Vancouver from Abbotsford in 2016. While she is new to the field of optometry, she is a quick study and her friendly personality reassures patients that they’re in good hands. Outside the office, Renee is a proud cat mom, passionate about cooking and baking, and enjoys a good book in the sun.

Regan

ReganStudent Optometrist

Regan is a third-year student currently enrolled in the Doctor of Optometry program at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry. Prior to this, she received a Bachelor of Science degree from McMaster University in the Honours Life Sciences program. During her time at McMaster, Regan was awarded with the University Senate Scholarship for her outstanding academic achievements.

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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 1963.