Optometrist - Smithers, BC

Smithers BC
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Job Description

FYidoctors - Smithers - and satellite clinic - Burns Lake have an exciting opportunity for a full-time Optometrist to join our team, working 4 days/week. This is an extremely exciting and rewarding opportunity for an Optometrist to work in a collaborative and established clinic with a strong and loyal patient base.

Equipment includes Refractometer, Pachymeter, FDT, OCT, Tonometer, Topographer, Optomap


Our clinics in Smithers and Burns Lake have a strong history in the community over the past two decades, and joined FYidoctors in 2016. One of our optometrists, Dr. Barry Lester, has been with the practice for over 20 years. Our decades serving these communities has allowed us to gain a large and loyal patient customer base. Our patient base has a wide variety in demographics with patients of all ages coming to our clinic. This allows for a variety in our work as we get to see and treat patients in different stages of life! 

Currently, our clinic in Smithers includes 4 functional exam lanes, and Burns Lake 1 functional exam lane. Both clinics are well-equipped with the latest diagnostic technology and have passionate and knowledgeable staff that are able to provide support in each aspect of the clinic.  Our practice also has a strong relationship with First Nations communities in the region, and we are proud to provide an outreach service to patients who are unable to come to our clinic - bringing our equipment and medical expertise to serve the public.


Smithers is located in the Bulkley Valley of BC, and has a surrounding population of approximately 15,000. FYidoctors are the sole optometry clinics in Smithers and Burns Lake (approximately 1.5 hour drive East). Surrounded by majestic forests and beautiful nature, Smithers offers a wide variety of outdoor activities from hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and canoeing. For the winter months, the incredible trails surrounding Smithers offer fantastic snowshoeing opportunities with picturesque scenery. Hudson Bay Mountain is situated just a few minutes from the townsite, offering stunning opportunities to participate along trails on the mountain. 

We started as a group of 30 Optometrists in 2008 and have grown to over 600 Optometrists across Canada.  Today, as Canada’s fastest growing Doctor Owned eye care provider and named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies for 3 consecutive years, the FYidoctors team includes respected leaders from provincial and national associations who are dedicated to the values long associated with Optometry.

Application Instructions

For more information or a confidential discussion, please email Alun Spackman at alun.spackman@fyidoctors.com or visit the posting on our website at https://careers.fyidoctors.com/global/en/job/FYIDGLOBALOPTOM005095EXTERNALENGLOBAL/Optometrist

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