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 16 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.
Originating from Toronto, Dr. Ryan Trottier completed his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Human Nutrition at the University of Waterloo in 2013, and after working as a Kinesiologist for a year, returned to the University of Waterloo to complete his Doctorate of Optometry.
During the course of his studies, Ryan was selected for an internship at LASIK MD in Toronto and attended primary care externships in Kelowna and Northern Ontario. He completed his ocular disease rotation at the Eye Foundation of Utah in Salt Lake City and has volunteered with the iCare International program to provide eye care to locals in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.
After graduating in 2018, Ryan began practicing in Nanaimo and Port Alberni, where he had a particular interest in fitting specialty contact lenses, treating ocular disease, and more recently, vision therapy. He then relocated in 2019 to join the Peninsula Lifetime Eyecare team and begin practicing in Sidney.
Outside of the office, you can find him cycling, hiking, surfing, snowboarding, playing hockey or volleyball, and reading up on astronomy. Ryan is excited to become part of the community, and is eager to see all that British Columbia has to offer.
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. Andrea Yee was born and raised in Victoria, BC. She graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and went on to earn her Doctor of Optometry with honors from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL. After graduation, she moved to Memphis, TN to complete her residency in Primary Eye Care at the Southern College of Optometry.
Dr. Yee is currently a candidate for fellowship with the American Academy of Optometry. Her clinical interests include dry eye, contact lenses, and ocular disease. She has previously volunteered with the student chapter of VOSH International (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) to provide eye care and eye wear to communities in need in Mexico and Belize and plans to continue these missions in the future.
Andrea is excited for the opportunity to return home to be closer to her family and fiancé. She looks forward to starting the next chapter of her career serving the Saanich Peninsula community. In her free time, Andrea enjoys cooking, travelling, rock climbing, hiking, and cycling.
Dr. Logan Phenuff grew up in the Kootenays and studied Biomedical Sciences and First Nations Studies in Prince George at the University of Northern British Columbia. During his time at UNBC he played on the men’s varsity soccer team and was an active member of the outdoor community.
Upon finishing his undergraduate studies, he was accepted into University of Waterloo’s Optometry and Vision Science program. Highlights of his degree include completing an ocular disease rotation at the Eye Foundation of Utah in Salt Lake City, providing volunteer eyecare services to locals in Cap Haitian, Haiti, and serving as lead doctor on a trip to Dakar, Senegal alongside members of the US Peace Corps.
After graduating, Logan relocated to Victoria, BC to begin practicing. He looks forward to establishing himself at Peninsula Lifetime Eyecare Centre. Out of the office he can be found mountain biking the local trails, fishing up island, or surfing at Jordan River.