Dr. Priscilla Yap, O.D.
Dr. Priscilla Yap was born and raised in California, where she studied English Literature with an emphasis in Creative Writing at the University of California, Los Angeles. After attending a two-year Bible program in Anaheim, she then switched gears and went on to complete her Doctor of Optometry degree at the State University of New York.
In her time in New York, Dr. Yap received a well-rounded clinical education in paediatrics, contact lenses, and vision therapy working under leading optometrists in hospitals, eye care centres, and private practices. This included a rotation through the VA Hospital in Philadelphia where she underwent extensive training managing ocular diseases such as dry eye, glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic and hypertensive retinopathies. In that time, Dr. Yap was also an active member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honour Society.
Dr. Yap began practicing optometry in Vancouver when she married her Canadian husband and moved here from the States. In her free time, she enjoys reading with a cup of coffee as well as being outdoors admiring beautiful British Columbia. She is also conversational in Mandarin and Spanish.