About Us

Dr. Gordon Costigan
Dr. Gordon Costigan

My name is Dr. Gordon Costigan and I am committed to providing the most comprehensive eye care to you, your family, and our community. I promise to thoroughly explain your eye health status and vision with emphasis on preventative care, resulting in an enhanced quality of life.

I graduated from the New England College of Optometry (Boston, Massachusetts) in 1995. Originally from Sudbury, Ontario I find myself in Parksville and Tofino after 18 years of private family eye care practice in Barrie, Ontario. I am very excited to be in this incredible naturally inspiring place. I look forward to serving you.

Dr. Amber Henderson
Dr. Amber Henderson

Dr. Amber is a Calgary native who moved to Vancouver Island in 2015. She completed her Doctor of Optometry at Pacific University in Oregon, which is where she fell in love with the west coast. She is passionate about eye care and enjoys the challenge of providing solutions to each patient’s unique visual needs. When she is not taking care of eyes, you will find her out running, hiking, and spending time with her family and beautiful Malamute, Callie.

Dr. Amber Henderson
Dr. Kathy Nguyen

Dr. Kathy Nguyen was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. She completed her Doctor of Optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry. Dr. Nguyen has completed training throughout North America in Alaska, Kentucky, New Jersey and right here on Vancouver Island. She has also completed an optometry residency in primary care and ocular disease at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Tacoma, Washington. She is in the process of sitting for a fellowship with the American Academy of Optometry.

She has previously volunteered to provide eye care to communities in migrant farms in Oregon, Costa Rica and rural China and plans to continue these missions in the future. She is a sitting member of the Continuing Education Committee of the BC Association of Optometrists.

Keep an eye out, you will catch her hiking and trying local eats with her fiancé all over Vancouver Island in her free time.

Dispensary Coordinator

Erika is new to our clinic but not to the industry – she’s worked in optometry for almost a decade! She enjoys picking out the perfect pair of eyewear for patients and is well versed in the latest lens technology. She’s ready to attend to glasses concerns, problem solve, and troubleshoot frame adjustments and lenses. In her free time, you can find her hiking all the trails that Vancouver Island has to offer with her husband and little boy.

Certified Optometric Assistant

Since joining our team in 2021 Erin has become certified as a Canadian Optometric Assistant. She excels at providing outstanding patient care and preliminary testing for our patients. For fun she volunteers with Girl Guides of Canada encouraging youth to explore their interests and build confidence.

Optometric Assistant

Babes’ cheery smile will welcome you in to take you upstairs for your appointment. She’ll glide you through pre-testing and get you ready to see your optometrist. Babes spent her first summer here exploring her new Island home after the move from the mainland with her husband and pets (dog Sammy J and cat Charlie Bear). The humans of her family love playing slow-pitch baseball and golfing.

Optometric Assistant

Isabella joined Oceanside Optometry Clinic in January 2024 and is passionate about exploring all things optical: pre-testing, dry eye treatments, and reception. She comes to us with an English degree from VIU and a variety of work experience in both fashion and office administration. She loves travelling to Italy to see her family but also exploring local wineries and breweries on Vancouver Island. Having lived in Parksville her whole life, she thoroughly enjoys seeing all the familiar faces that walk through our doors. Ci vediamo presto!

Optometric Assistant

Karen, a seasoned medical professional with a wealth of experience, has embraced her role as an Optometric Assistant. She finds profound fulfillment in connecting with clients and aiding them in both looking and feeling their best. Immersed in the outdoor island life, she discovers joy in activities such as biking, hiking, and ocean swimming.

Optometric Assistant

Sandy joined our team in November 2023. In addition to handling reception, she has a passion for dry eye treatments and ocular hygiene. She brings a keen eye for detail from past administration roles as well as some background in health and wellness. Loving Island life, she finds solace in the soothing lapping of waves – you’ll find the dry eye treatment room wrapped in their relaxing sounds when she is choosing the playlist.

Optometric Assistant

Currently on maternity leave with her new baby.

Optometric Assistant

Currently on maternity leave with her new baby.

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Oceanside Optometry Clinic
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Tel: 250 248-8003

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What information we collect

We collect and use several types of information from and about you, including:

How we collect the information

Information You Provide to Us

The information we collect directly from you may include:

Information We Collect While You Interact With Us Through Cookies and Other Automatic Data Collection Technologies
Information We Collect About You From Third Parties

How we use your information

We use your information, including your Personal Information, to manage our business and to maintain and develop commercial relationships with you. We will collect, use, and disclose such information only to the extent that is necessary for those purposes.

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any Personal Information:

How we share your information

We will not rent or sell your information to third parties without your consent. We only share your data as specifically provided in this Privacy Policy.

Other Disclosures

In addition to any disclosure you may have consented to or permitted under the terms of this Privacy Policy, we may transfer your data, including Personal Information to third parties in the following limited circumstances:

  1. information you expressly consent to be shared;
  2. when relating to anonymized information (individuals cannot be identified by it);
  3. when you decide to make the information indexable by search engines, to share or to distribute the information to people or otherwise to make it available to the public;
  4. to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request within or outside your country of residence when we have a good faith belief that the law requires it;
  5. to enforce this Privacy Policy, the Terms, or an agreement, including investigation of potential violations thereof;
  6. to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or protect the operations or you;
  7. to protect our rights, property or safety as well as yours, the public, or others;
  8. in connection with an acquisition, merger, change in control, debt financing, reorganization, sales of assets, bankruptcy or other change of our corporate structure or status; or
  9. as necessary in connection with the performance of requested services or solutions, or as otherwise appropriate in connection with a legitimate need.

How we store and secure your information

Information Security

We are committed to protecting the confidentiality, integrity, availability and privacy of your Personal Information. We have put appropriate physical, technological and procedural security measures in place designed to help prevent your Personal Information from being lost, used, modified or accessed in an unauthorized way, or improperly disclosed. Examples of such measures include restricted access to offices, training of personnel, using passwords and well-defined internal policies and practices. We also use encryption technology and Secure Socket Layers ("SSL") in all areas of the Website where your personal account information is required.

In addition, we limit access to your Personal Information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need-to-know. They will be required to process your Personal Information only on our instructions and they are subject to an obligation of confidentiality. Our service providers are required to maintain adequate security protections in place designed to help safeguard your Personal Information and are not permitted to use it for any purpose other than fulfilling services to us.

If you have any questions about securing your personal data, please contact us in accordance with the “How to Contact Us” section below.

Information Retention

We will retain your Personal Information for as long as it is needed:

  1. to provide the products and services that you have requested;
  2. to communicate with you about a purchase or a request you have made to us;
  3. to manage your choices and rights you have exercised pursuant to this Privacy Policy;
  4. to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations and to demonstrate compliance,
  5. to resolve disputes and to enforce our rights and agreements.

We may retain non-personal information that has been sufficiently aggregated or anonymized for a longer period.

Once the retention period is over, we will dispose of your Personal Information as provided for in our internal data retention and disposal policy.

Where We Store Information

We use facilities operated by "Amazon Web Services" and located in Canada as our information storage and processing infrastructure. Our service providers can also, from time to time, store your Personal Information in accordance with purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you can contact us at 250 248-8003.