Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
Dr Aisha Cheng was born and raised in Winnipeg and attended the University of Manitoba before receiving her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Waterloo in 2002. She was then accepted into a residency program at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago where she specialised in Primary Eye Care and Ocular Disease.
She moved to beautiful Victoria in 2003 where she began practising at Peninsula Lifetime Eyecare Centre and partnered into the practice in 2008. She prides herself in the quality of care she provides for her patients, her passion for the profession and the rapport she has built with her patients over the last 14 years.
Dr Cheng is a member of the British Columbia Doctors of Optometry, the BC College of Optometrists and the Canadian Association of Optometrists.
She is the proud mother of two young kids who keep her busy, but in her spare time, she enjoys exploring the beauty of Vancouver Island and travelling.
Dr Mark Bourdeau is originally from Windsor, Ontario where he received a Bachelor of Science in 1998. In 2002 he graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry. After graduation, Dr Bourdeau moved to Phoenix, Arizona to complete a one-year residency in primary eye care and ocular disease at Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital. He was awarded Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry in December 2004.
Dr Bourdeau returned to Canada in 2004, working both in private practice and in the Sight Enhancement Clinic at the Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary, Alberta. He has been heavily involved in optometry regulation and advocacy since then and is a board member of Eye Recommend.
His practice interests include ocular disease, primary care optometry and dry eye. When he is not working he spends time with his wife Samantha, a fellow optometrist, and their two daughters Maya and Bridget.
Dr Christopher Hewitt began his post-secondary studies in Calgary graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. He then completed his Doctor of Optometry degree in Oregon at the Pacific University College of Optometry. His optometric interests include ocular disease management, primary care optometry, contact lenses and pediatric eye exams. When not working, Dr Hewitt can be found skiing, lifting weights, and spending time with his wife and dogs.
Dr. Lewis was born in Ontario but spent most of his life living in Victoria. His parents, who were both in the practice of ophthalmology, introduced him to vision health at a very young age. He had the opportunity to work alongside his parents in the ophthalmology clinic, as an ophthalmic assistant.
His University education began at the University of Victoria where he graduated with honours degrees in both psychology and microbiology.
He returned to his studies in Oregon earning his O.D. from the Pacific College of Optometry. He spent time training at a medical centre in rural Alaska, a veteran’s hospital in Pennsylvania, a contact lens clinic in Minnesota and an ophthalmology surgery centre in Idaho. His professional interests include ocular disease management, primary care optometry, contact lenses and surgery co-management.
Dr. Lewis could not be more excited about returning to Vancouver Island, a place he has long considered home. When not working he enjoys playing hockey, soccer and practically anything outdoors. Dr. Lewis is honoured to be joining the impressive team at Peninsula Lifetime Eyecare. He looks forward to meeting you, and providing unique solutions to meet your specific visual needs.
Dr Laurie Brennan graduated from the University of Waterloo with her Doctor of Optometry (with distinction) degree in 2001. Dr Brennan is an optometry natural, with a true passion for the professional and a genuine interest in expanding her knowledge.
She is well educated, holding a Bachelor of Science (with distinction) and a Master of Science in Immunology- both obtained from the University of Toronto.
Dr Brennan has been practising optometry in BC since 2001, eventually joining Peninsula in 2011. Her interests primarily lie in primary care, ocular disease (both diagnosis and management), and geriatrics.
Outside the office, Dr Brennan sings as a soprano in two local choirs. She also enjoys travelling and has visited over a dozen tropical, European, and Asian countries.