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Upper Richmond Optometry welcomes Dr. Brandea Balcomb!

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Dr. Brandea Balcomb was born and raised in the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia. After attending Acadia University, she was accepted at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science where she graduated with her Doctor of Optometry degree on the Dean’s Honours list.

During her studies, she completed an externship in ocular disease and therapeutics at John-Kenyon American Eye Institute in Kentucky and Indiana. She also completed primary care externships in Kitchener, Ontario and Digby, Nova Scotia. After finishing at Waterloo, Dr. Balcomb spent 6 weeks volunteering at Lions Sight First Eye Hospital, a part of Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, in Blantyre, Malawi.

She helped provide eye care not only in the hospital, but also by travelling to remote areas of Malawi to provide care to those who would not otherwise have access. Since then, she has practiced in Ontario, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. 

Dr Brandea Balcomb is currenty accepting New Patients and has evening and weekend appointments available. 


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    Dr. McCann started his path towards optometry by completing two Bachelor of Science degrees at Western University in London, Ontario. He then went on to earn his Bachelor of Vision Science, accelerated MBA, and Doctor of Optometry from the Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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