Hailing from a remote, small town in northern Quebec near the border with Labrador, Dr. Roberts is used to living and working in a rural setting. Having left home at the age of 16 to continue his education past high school, he attended Champlain Regional College in Lennoxville in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, staying for an extra three years thereafter to acquire a Honours Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at Bishop’s University. It was there where he decided to apply his scientific acumen to a more direct and practical end, and was then accepted at McGill University’s undergraduate medicine program. Graduating in 2006, he was then accepted in a competitive residency position at the university in the surgical discipline of Ophthalmology. During the program, he served as both assistant Chief Resident and Chief Resident in the department. In 2011, he was successfully certified as a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Committed to hard work, less than three weeks after officially ending his residency and schooling, he was in his first clinic here in the Peace Country.
Since that time, his practice has grown rapidly and is constantly evolving as new and better therapies become available. He is also a board-certified ophthalmologist with the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of several associated professional societies. He was the treasurer for the executive council for the Eye Physicians and Surgeons Association of Alberta for six years. He has also volunteered with Scouts Canada and assists with medical education of medical students and residents.
In the fall of 2021 Dr. Roberts relocated to Nanaimo, BC and has closed his office in Grande Prairie.
Dr. William (Bill) Johnston was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, and received his medical degree from the University of British Columbia in 1984. He completed his ophthalmology specialty training at McGill University in Montreal in 1990. Following working for two years as a surgical ophthalmologist in Vancouver, B.C, where he held the position of Clinical Instructor with the University of British Columbia and subsequently undertook a further year of sub-specialty training in corneal and refractive surgery at the Jules Steyn Eye Institute at UCLA, Los Angeles, California. Upon completion he returned to mid Vancouver island in 1993 and has since had a busy surgical practice performing tens of thousands of sight restoring procedures.
Recently he has transitioned to an office based practice concentrating on medical and laser based care.
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