Dr. Christopher Herriot
Growing up in Vernon, B.C. Dr. Christopher Herriot developed an interest in optometry as a teenager after being fit with contact lenses. A 2010 graduate from the University of Waterloo Doctor of Optometry program, Dr. Herriot developed a keen interest in pediatric care, dry eye management, contact lens fitting, and binocular vision. Living in Fort St. John with his wife and children has allowed Dr. Herriot to be near family and build a successful practice. When he’s not at the office, Dr. Herriot enjoys coaching minor hockey, fly fishing, and walking his dog. Read his blog at eyedoctornearme.ca
Dr. You Jin Kim
Dr. Kim was born in South Korea and moved to Canada when she was 13. She attended the University of Calgary and graduated with Honours BSc in Biomedical Sciences. She went on to complete her Doctor of Optometry in 2018 from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. While in Philadelphia, Dr. Kim participated in many vision screenings including Lions Club, Villanova Special Olympics, and National Optometric Student Association.
Dr. Kim is excited to join North Peace Optometry Clinic and she is looking forward to fulfilling her patient’s eye health. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, playing piano, travelling, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Josiah Black
Dr. Black was born and raised in Wyoming, where he received his Bachelors degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion from the University of Wyoming. In 2018 Dr. Black received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University’s College of Optometry in Oregon. He is avidly interested in specialty contact lenses, surgical co-management, pediatric examinations, amblyopia and ocular disease management, as well as general primary care optometry.
Dr. Black moved to Canada with his fiancé to explore the beauty of British Columbia. During his off days you can find him hunting, fly fishing, backpacking, snowboarding, mountain biking, reading, or playing guitar. He is an outdoor enthusiast and is excited to be a part of the Fort St. John community.
Dr. Lidia Bester
After being born in South Africa and immigrating to Canada, Dr. Bester spent most of her life growing up in Merritt, BC. She completed her Doctor of Optometry Degree at Pacific University in 2018 and is now living in Fort St. John. Dr. Bester became interested in Optometry at a young age and has worn glasses or contact lenses most of her life. She enjoys a wide variety of optometry but has a keen interest in ocular disease and contact lenses. A special interest of Dr. Bester’s is providing eye care to third world countries and she has participated in three outreach trips so far. She hopes to incorporate this interest into her career someday by reaching out to remote communities in Northern BC and surrounding areas that are in need of eye care. In her spare time, Dr. Bester enjoys fishing, hiking, snowshoeing, playing piano, and painting.