ln 1989, Drs. Lindsay Kamachi and Daphne Wong-Kamachi acquired White Rock's oldest Optometry practice upon the retirement of Dr. Donald Crawford, who had been in practice since 1967. Subsequently Boardwalk Optometry was created in South Surrey and the second Boardwalk Optometry clinic was opened at the Guildford location in 1992. The doctors strive to be proactive in their mission to protect health and eyesight in the community, which is why both clinics are well-equipped with specialty diagnostic instruments to provide extremely thorough comprehensive eye exams.
When the Kamachi family crest was chosen to be Boardwalk Optometry's logo, not even the doctors themselves had the foresight to predict that any, let alone all three of their children, would pursue the profession of Optometry as well. Dr. Kyle Kamachi joined Boardwalk Optometry in 2019 , Dr. Lauren Kamachi in 2020 and Dr. Zachary Kamachi in 2021.
If you are an existing patient, we thank you for placing your trust in Boardwalk Optometry. If you are thinking of becoming a patient, we thank you for your consideration and look forward to seeing you soon.
Dr. Lindsay Kamachi was born and raised in New Westminster. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology at the University of British Columbia in 1984, and his Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo in 1988. Dr. Kamachi's areas of interest include myopia control, dry eye treatment and management, ocular nutrition, and specialty contact lenses. Dr. Kamachi can conduct eye examinations in Japanese.
Dr. Daphne Wong-Kamachi was born and raised in Ottawa and graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Sciences and a Doctor of Optometry degree in 1989. Her areas of interest include glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and treatment and management of dry eye disease. Dr. Wong-Kamachi has a fundamental knowledge of French and Cantonese, and is able to conduct eye examinations in both these languages.
Dr. Kyle Kamachi, the eldest of the Kamachi children, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology at McGill University in 2015, and his Doctor of Optometry degree at the Illinois College of Optometry in 2019. Prior to joining the family's practice, Dr. Kamachi received training at Family Vision and Eyecare in Idaho, Central Arkansas Veterans Affairs Hospital, and the Swagel Wootton Eye Institute in Arizona.
Dr. Lauren Kamachi was born in Vancouver and raised in Surrey. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Stony Brook University in New York, where she was also a First-Team All-Conference selection while representing SBU on the Division I Women’s Softball team. She then earned her Doctorate degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University.
Dr. Kamachi’s optometric experience includes an internship at the The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, where she gained extensive knowledge in the pediatric department and fostered a special interest in binocular vision issues, eye-teaming difficulties, post-concussion vision syndrome and vision therapy. Dr. Kamachi also worked closely with specialized ocular disease ophthalmologists in Maryland, as well as vision therapy and specialty contact lens practices in West Chester and the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania. Dr. Kamachi has experience working with athletes of all levels, providing optometric care at the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy with MLB players and the Sports Vision Pros. Dr. Kamachi has also participated in screening athletes with mental and physical disabilities with Opening Eyes during the New Jersey Special Olympics Summer Games. Dr. Kamachi has always had a special interest in sports vision since it blends her two life passions of sports and ocular health.
After 8 years of living south of the border, Dr. Kamachi is excited to be back home, here she enjoys playing softball, dodgeball, hiking, cooking, and spending time with loved ones.
In 2007, Boardwalk Optometry in South Surrey introduced Boardwalk Hearing, founded by Michael, who shared the same drive for and dedication to great patient care. Michael helped develop a Hearing Instrument Practitioner program at Douglas College that launched in fall 2017 and is currently a regular faculty member shaping future Hearing Instrument Practitioners.
Michael is also a Licensed Optician and Contact Lens Fitter.
We have assembled a great team of conscientious individuals, who are committed to making sure our patients are well cared for, starting from the moment an appointment is booked, throughout the office visit, and beyond; reports need to be generated, and timely appointments with specialists need to be made. You can depend on all the staff at Boardwalk Optometry to make protecting your eyesight and welfare our number one priority.
Boardwalk Optometry continues to implement Covid-19 safety protocols to ensure the well-being of everyone who enters our clinics while maintaining our high standard of delivering comprehensive eye health care and hearing assessments.
Our staff have implemented well thought-out clinic protocols assimilated from recommendations and guidelines put forth by the CDC, WHO, the province of BC, and the BC College of Optometry to ensure the health and safety of everyone at the clinic during your visit, while maintaining our high standard of delivering comprehensive eye health care and hearing assessments.
We kindly request that anyone entering the clinic to wear a mask, covering their nose and mouth, and one that does not have a valve. Everyone including staff will be screened for the risk of illness before entering the clinic. Please be aware that the main entrance will remain locked during business hours and visits are by appointments, however we will do our best to accommodate walk-in patients. To schedule an appointment, please call us at (604) 531-4274 (South Surrey) and (604) 589-7311 (Guildford).
If you have an appointment, please take a moment to carefully read these instructions before your visit. Unless you need physical assistance, we request that all companions wait outside the office. Essential companions must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth if they enter the office.
Please reschedule if you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath or if you have been in contact with a person with suspected or confirmed Covid-19.
Please do not wear your contact lenses unless you are coming for a contact lens appointment.
CHECKLIST OF WHAT TO BRING TO YOUR APPOINTMENT:
UPON YOUR ARRIVAL:
Conversations need to be kept to a minimum to limit droplet spread and time spent inside the clinic.
Please note that washrooms will be closed, we apologize for the inconvenience.
We thank you for your continued support and patience during this COVID-19 Pandemic.
May you and your loved ones stay healthy.