Douglas Gibbs is the son of a local optometrist and grew up on the north side of Delta, attending North Delta High School. Doug trained in optics in Vancouver by working in a lab that made prescription glasses for a wholesale company. He opened his first optical in Kennedy Heights in 1984, doing only wholesale work for optometrists and opticals located all over the Lower Mainland. Doug trained in vision testing at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and graduated from the course in 2010, becoming a licensed refracting optician.
As time passed, the optical became so busy that he had to cut back on the wholesale side to concentrate on retail, serving the general public. To this day, the prices at Doug’s Eyecare reflect the wholesale aspect of optics, extending from its roots to 30+ years later.
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