Dr. Neil Paterson – Victoria Optometrist

Dr. Paterson was born in St. Catharines, Ontario. He graduated from Optometry in 1989 and made a beeline for the West Coast. He founded Oak Bay Optometry with Dr. Paul Neumann and Dr. Kathy Pratt in 1995.

He loves everything about Victoria, even the rain, but mostly he loves his patients young and old, and helping them see better. Dr. Paterson is dedicated to helping his community both locally and globally in maintaining healthy vision. He has participated in trips to Africa and South America to offer optometry care to those who have limited access to such things. He also participates in yearly clinics in Haida Gwaii.

Dr. Paterson is also actively involved within his community in other aspects. An advocate for mental health he leads a team each year in the Ride Don’t Hide event, educating others along the way, while raising money for this important cause.

Dr. Paterson lives in Oak Bay, where he may be spotted riding his bicycle to work or spending time with his two lovely, irreverent daughters.