Dr. Sara Buckley was born and raised in Victoria and received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Victoria in 2006. From there she attended the University of Waterloo and graduated with honours in 2010 with her Doctor of Optometry degree. In her final year at Waterloo she was awarded The Canadian Contact Lens Society Prize for proficiency in contact lens application.
Dr. Buckley has decades of experience in the eye industry – including dispensing eyeglasses while working at artSEE Eyewear prior to attending optometry school. Dr. Buckley’s optometric training includes an externship in therapeutics and ocular diseases in Muskogee, Oklahoma where she gained valuable experience in diagnosing and managing many eye conditions including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. She is knowledgeable at prescribing medications for treating eye infections and other ocular problems.
Dr. Buckley has not only been growing her optometry practice, but also her family! She’s now the very proud mother of two delightful little boys. In her time outside of work she loves making her kids laugh, cooking with her husband, and relaxing with a good book. She also has a love of travelling and hopes to one day continue exploring the world. Dr. Buckley understands that every person’s eyes are unique and require individual attention. She is happy to answer any questions related to your eye health. Dr. Buckley loves seeing patients from 3 months to 100+! She looks forward to seeing you and your entire family.
After a comprehensive eye exam, the enthusiastic and hard-working staff of ArtSEE Eyewear are prepared to attend to all of your glasses needs. Look for their smiling faces on the company website, or better yet in Broadmead Village!
Originally from Delta BC, Dr. Meghan Hildebrand completed a Bachelor of Science degree at UBC. She then pursued a Doctor of Optometry at the University of Waterloo, where she graduated on the Dean’s Honour List.
Dr. Hildebrand has worked hard since graduation, gaining practical experience in the diagnosis, treatment and management of eye disease. She worked alongside both optometrists and ophthalmologists in her Ocular Disease and Therapeutics externship at Eye Associates of Pinellas in Florida. She also experienced primary eye care internships at multiple Metro Vancouver clinics.
Settling on the island has agreed with Dr. Hildebrand. She conducts every eye exam with a smile, which has led to patients sending her their friends and family.
Rachel is excited to be part of the Optimed / ArtSEE team, working alongside experienced and caring professionals. As a student, who is currently studying Natural Health and pursuing her goal to become an Acupuncturist, Rachel thoroughly enjoys interacting with patients and being involved in the admin/customer care side of the office.
Furthermore, being an art enthusiast and having graduated with a BA honours degree in Art History from the University of Victoria, she also has a keen eye for the aesthetic importance in the optical industry. Outside of ArtSEE Eyewear and school, you will often find Rachel biking, rock climbing and practicing yoga!