Boardwalk Optometry is a family eye clinic where both parents and all the children are optometrists, dedicated to providing exceptional vision care services.
ln 1989, Drs. Lindsay Kamachi and Daphne Wong-Kamachi took over White Rock’s first optometry practice from Dr. Donald Crawford, who opened it in 1967, technically giving Boardwalk Optometry the distinction of being the oldest optometry clinic in town. In 1992, it was relocated a few blocks away to South Surrey, and a second Boardwalk Optometry clinic was opened in the Guildford area. The Kamachi’s have a large collective interest in many different areas, and provide a wide range of services beyond just primary care.
You can count on our family to take care of your family’s vision needs.
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 disease, 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 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 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. 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. Kamachi has a keen interest in uveitis, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic screening.
Dr. Lauren Kamachi received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Stony Brook University, NY where she earned First-Team All Conference honors playing for the Div. I Women’s Softball team. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University, PA. Dr. Kamachi enjoys all aspects of Optometry, but has a special interest in paediatrics, vision therapy and sports vision. She has experience working with athletes of all levels, including MLB players alongside Sports Vision Pros in Washington DC, and screened athletes during the New Jersey Special Olympics Summer Games. Dr Kamachi is passionate about helping student-athletes through sports vision training, achieve their goals of being recruited to play sports at college or university.
Boardwalk Hearing was established at Boardwalk Optometry at the South Surrey location in 2007 by Michael March, who shared Boardwalk Optometry’s 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.
Dr. Zachary Kamachi earned his Bachelor of Science Honours in Life Sciences at Queen’s University in 2017 and his Doctor of Optometry degree at the Illinois College of Optometry in 2021. Dr. Kamachi gained training and experience at Family vision and Eyecare in Idaho, Commonwealth Eye Surgery in Kentucky, and the Illinois Eye Institute in Illinois. Dr. Kamachi has a keen interest in glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic screening and dry eye disease.
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.