Dr. Roger Gafur has been with the Downtown Vancouver Optometry Clinic since 2002.
Originally from Toronto Ontario, Dr. Gafur graduated with honors and a President’s Scholarship (top 1% of students) from the University of Toronto with a double major in Physics and Human Biology and a double minor in Philosophy and Applied Mathematics (1993) before getting his degree in Optometry from the University of Waterloo (1997). Dr. Gafur spent three years as the manager of the Gimble Eye Centre which provided laser and cataract surgeries. In that capacity he reported on refractive eye surgery and ocular health issues with television, radio and print media.
He has served two terms on council for the BC Association of Optometrists and is a Past Chair of the College of Optometrists of BC where he now sits on a Committee. Dr. Gafur’s greatest clinical strength is his chair-side manner and communication skills. He has a philosophy of “treating patients the way he would want his family to be treated by their doctor.” He practices his belief that if a patient makes the effort to show up on time, they should be seen on time.