Donna Mockler, Optometrist
Dr Mockler received her BSc degree (Math/Computer
Science) from Dalhousie University. In 1983, she received
her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo
where she was the recipient of the Award for Clinical Excellence.
Dr Mockler has spent the past 20 years committed to maintaining
the highest standard of clinical care and has teamed up
with other doctors who are committed to the same vision.
Dr Mockler has had a longstanding interest
in visual efficiency, exploring the relationship between
vision and learning. She has established training programs
in visual efficiency for many of Canada’s elite athletes
and has participated in vision assessment clinics at the
Barcelona & Lillehammer Olympic Games as well as organizing
the eye care and sports vision services for the Victoria
Commonwealth Games. Dr. Mockler also served as the Clinical
Director for Canada of the Opening Eyes Program for Special
She has chaired the Sports Vision Committee
of the Canadian Association of Optometrists and has provided
consultation to several other Sports Science committees.
Dr Mockler was the recipient of BC’s “Optometrist
of the Year Award’ in 2002 in recognition of her
outstanding contributions to the profession and the community.
She has a love of nature and the outdoors
and nurtures these passions through her ongoing participation
in photography, adventure travel, and athletics.
Tod McNab, Optometrist
Dr. Tod McNab is a graduate of the University Of Waterloo School Of Optometry (1981) and a recipient of their Academic Achievement Scholarship. Dr. McNab established his practice in Richmond in 1986 and has since worked hard to develop an eye care clinic that meets the general and specialized needs of that community.
He sits on the Canadian Examiners in Optometry and participates in the National Board Exam question writing, review and selection process. As well Tod sits on the Board of Directors of FYi Doctors, Canada’s largest provider of independent eye care services. As well he is a member of Bausch+Lomb’s Global Advisory Committee.
A past chair of the Quality Assurance Committee for the B.C. College of Optometrists, Tod has been a highly active member of the Third World Eye Care Society, a B.C.-based group of eye care professionals who provide vision care and used eyeglasses at no charge to people most in need in developing countries. He has been part of vision care projects in Romania, India, Malawi and Cambodia.
Dr. McNab is also a graduate of the Emily Carr School of Art and Design and majored in sculpture, where he received two scholarship awards. His work has been selected for both national and international shows. He is a fitness enthusiast, marathon runner and cyclist who lives in Vancouver with his wife and daughter.
Conrad Vetsch, Optometrist
Dr. Vetsch was originally raised and educated
in Calgary, Alberta and graduated with his Doctor of Optometry
degree from the University of Waterloo, Ontario in 1983.
Immediately after graduation he moved to the Lower Mainland
and practiced in both Maple Ridge and Richmond until 1988.
At that time he took on the ownership of the City Center
Eye Care Clinic, previously the practice of Dr Roy Scott;
Richmond’s original optometry practice established
in 1950. In 2001 he joined forces with Drs. Mockler and
McNab to form Pacific eyeDoctors® -
Richmond; Richmond’s most progressive eye care facility.
Dr. Vetsch’s clinical interests
involve state of the art contact lens care as well as the
newest technologies in general eye care. He is considered
the office ‘techie’ and enjoys working with
the extensive computer systems which allow Pacific eyeDoctors® to
provide the latest eye care.
Dr Vetsch is an avid athlete who enjoys
skiing, windsurfing, hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking. He has been active in Sports vision
and has participated in vision assessment clinics involving
many of Canada’s elite athletes including the Alpine
Ski and Snowboard teams, the National Shooting team, and
the Canadian Women’s Softball teams. He participated
in the eye care section of the Victoria Commonwealth Games,
designing and implementing a database for compiling and
evaluating the visual skills of many of the world’s
Dr. Nina Gill - Optometrist
Dr. Nina Gill grew up in North Delta and began practising at Pacific
eyeDoctors® after graduating from the Illinois College
of Optometry in 1994. She spent 15 years at the Delta clinic before relocating to Richmond in 2009.
In addition to her optometric practice, she has served on numerous committees and organizations over the years - councilor for the British Columbia Association of Optometrists; BC's advisor for the National Standards for Examiners in Optometry; member of the Quality Assurance Committee of BC; Discipline Chair for the British Columbia Board of Examiners in Optometry; and most recently, as a member of the Inquiry Committee for the College of Optometry.
Dr. Gill is also very involved with the Third World Eyecare
Society, a group of volunteers who travel to developing
countries to provide eye care and eyeglasses to the poor.
Her past projects have included trips to Guatemala, India,
Malawi, Grenada, Cambodia, Peru and Vietnam.
In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, running and hiking.
Dr. Kevin Loopeker, O.D.,F.C.O.V.D.
Dr. Kevin Loopeker brings great enthusiasm to Pacific eyeDoctors® with a developmental approach to vision care and eye health for infants, children and adults. He has special training in providing comprehensive vision evaluations, developmental guidance, and treatment for vision problems that interfere with learning and academic performance. He is very interested in enhancing athletic performance through vision training, treating amblyopia and strabismus non-surgically, rehabilitating the visual system following brain injury, and assisting special populations develop their visual skills.
Dr. Kevin Loopeker graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor's Degree in Honors Physiology. He received his Doctorate Degree (with Distinction) from the Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon, and was recognized with the Donald A. Bybee Memorial Award for Vision Therapy. Dr. Loopeker completed a Residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation at the State University of New York College of Optometry. At SUNY, he was a Clinical Assistant Instructor and earned a Certificate of Advanced Clinical Competency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation. Dr. Loopeker is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and is Board Certified in Vision Therapy and Vision Development.
Dr. Loopeker is a Richmond native. In his spare time, he enjoys sailing, running, volleyball, golf and soccer.
Dr. Laura Langford - Optometrist
Dr. Laura Langford is from Yorkshire, England and graduated from Aston University, Birmingham (UK) with a first class BSc (Hons) Optometry in 2001. After her clinical pre-registration year and qualifying exams she became a member of the General Optical Council and British College of Optometrists, and was awarded for receiving highest marks for dispensing in the country.
With an initial interest in hospital based optometry, Dr. Langford practised for 8 years full time as a senior Optometrist in this setting (Gloucestershire Eye Unit). The challenging nature of hospital optometry has enabled Dr. Langford to develop a wide range of clinical skills including complex refractions (obtaining eyeglass prescriptions, often pre and post-surgery), specialist contact lens fitting, low vision rehabilitation, paediatrics, as well as assessment of eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Langford enjoys teaching and research, and has been involved in treatment trials for macular degeneration. She served on the committee of her regional optometry lecture society, and completed certificates at City University, London in glaucoma and paediatric optometry.
Since starting a new chapter in life by immigrating to Canada in 2009 Dr. Langford feels privileged to join the excellent team of Doctors and friendly staff at Pacific eye Doctors Dunbar and Richmond. She shares their existing passion for providing excellence in eye care, is enthusiastic about using her experience in community practice and will ensure a caring, expert approach. She likes to play as hard as she works, and enjoys running, pilates, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, travel and playing her clarinet.
Dr. Goleta Amirli- Optometrist
Originally from Saskatchewan, Dr. Goleta Amirli graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon in 2009. Now practicing at Pacific eye Doctors in Richmond, her goal is to continue the legacy of delivering excellence in eye care to patients of all ages.
Dr. Amirli completed her internships in ocular disease, pediatrics, contact lenses, and refractive surgery at private practices across the United States. For Dr. Amirli all areas of practice are interesting but she particularly enjoys diagnosis and management of ocular disease and dealing with challenging contact lens care.
Dr. Amirli has been an active member of Amigos, a group of optometric students and eye care professionals who provide vision care and eyeglasses to people in developing countries. Her past project has included a trip to Honduras. In her experience, assisting those who have limited access to basic eye care, Dr. Amirli appreciates the state of the art technology that is utilized at Pacific eye Doctors helping in the prevention, diagnosis and management of ocular conditions.
Dr. Amirli has also organized and participated in numerous vision screenings for the community in and around Portland, Oregon. She has volunteered at the Special Olympics in Washington, providing eye care through the Healthy Athletes program. Currently she is a member of the B.C. Optometric Association and looks forward to becoming more involved and giving back to the Richmond community. In her spare time, Dr. Amirli enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, and traveling.