Dr. Maria Unterberger
Dr. Maria Unterberger was raised in Victoria BC, where she attended the University of Victoria, completing a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. During and after finishing her undergraduate degree, Dr. Unterberger spent a couple of years working as an optometric assistant. Having discovered her passion for optometry, she decided to attend Pacific University in Oregon. Dr. Maria Unterberger was awarded her Doctor of Optometry with Distinction in 2014. She was elected as a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society through all four years of study. Her final year of optometry school was spent working at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami Florida and at private practices in Vancouver.
Having always loved the West Coast, Dr. Unterberger decided to return to Vancouver Island and make the move out to the Cowichan Valley. When she’s not in the office, you will likely find Dr. Unterberger outside hiking along one of the Island’s many magnificent trails or enjoying some beach time with her family.
As a member of the Purely Optometry team, Dr Unterberger looks forward to providing unique solutions to meet your specific vocational and recreational needs!
Dr. Maria Unterberger was raised in Victoria BC, where she attended the University of Victoria, completing a Bachelor of Science in Biologic
Dr. John Poon
After completing his Bachelor of Science degree with honors, Dr. Poon pursued his doctorate, graduating from the University Of Waterloo School Of Optometry in 2002.
Dr. Poon has been providing quality eye care to the Victoria area for over fifteen years. He provides full scope optometric care with special interest in dry eye and ocular disease. He also works closely with ophthalmologists to provide care for patients undergoing refractive surgeries and cataract extractions. He also enjoys sharing his expertise with optometry students, and often hosts interns. As well, he is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.
In his free time, Dr. Poon enjoys spending time with his wife and four small children.
After completing his Bachelor of Science degree with honors, Dr. Poon pursued his doctorate, graduating from the University Of Waterloo Scho