Professional Eye Exams
Dr. Petreman was born in Nanaimo and raised in Nanaimo and Kamloops. Dr. Petreman completed his Doctorate in Optometry from Pacific University - Oregon in 2007. He has provided comprehensive eyecare and served the people of Nanaimo and Vancouver Island since January 2008. Dr. Petreman enjoys being outdoors, spending time with his wife Janelle on the farm with their horses.
Dr. Amber Henderson grew up in Calgary and obtained her undergraduate degrees in Biological Sciences and Psychology from the University of Calgary. She then went on to pursue her Optometry Degree at Pacific University in Oregon, where she fell in love with the west coast and made the decision to move out to Vancouver Island in 2015. She has been practicing in Nanaimo since 2015 and joined the team of Origin Optometry in 2020. Dr. Amber is passionate about dry eye syndrome and glaucoma management and enjoys the challenge of helping patients achieve solutions to their unique vision needs. Her interest in optometry stems from her own childhood experience with a “wandering” eye that was treated with both surgery and vision therapy at a young age.
Outside of work, you’ll find her out running, hiking, cross-country skiing, paddleboarding, and spending time with her family and beautiful Malamute pup. She is also passionate about travel and looks forward to planning her next big adventure.
Dr. Caiger-Watson completed her doctorate degree from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 2012. She has provided comprehensive eye care in her hometown of Ottawa, and in Newfoundland, before relocating to Nanaimo with her husband in 2017. Recently she has broadened her practice with additional training in neuro-optometry and vision therapy.
Outside of the clinic Dr. Alison is an avid runner, kayaker and cross country skier. She enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with her husband and sons.
Outstanding Customer Service
Jodi brings 20 years of optical experience after becoming a licensed Optician in 2001. Jodi enjoys picking out the right pair of eyewear and is skilled in lens selection for all vision needs. Her attention to detail makes her great at trouble shooting and she always sees our patients leave satisfied. Jodi loves spending time with her husband and two boys on Vancouver Island whether it be camping, skiing or just relaxing.
Lauren has recently joined our team and is already an essential team member. She enjoys assisting patients with questions and working behind the scenes to make sure everything runs smoothly and patients are provided with the best experience. Lauren likes to spend her weekends travelling to different parts of the island in search of new adventures.
Brenda joined our practice in the spring of 2017. Although new to our office, she brought with her over 30 years of experience in the optical industry. In her off time she enjoys gardening, hiking, reading and painting.
Chelsea has been a part of our team since 2016. From day one her compassionate personality has shined through. Whether she's scheduling appointments, greeting people at the reception desk or pretesting patients she wants each patient to feel relaxed and welcome. Chelsea enjoys spending her down time crafting, being creative and spending time with family and friends.
Julie is a certified Optometric assistant and has over 18 years experience in patient care. She is excited about what she does and cares personally about assisting our Optometrists and getting the best results for our patients. When not in the office, Julie enjoys her time off with her family, quadding, camping, and traveling to hot, sunny destinations.
Our newest staff member brings with her a passion for the industry. Delanie is a licensed optician and contact lens fitter. With over 16 years experience, Delanie enjoys helping people and has always focused on providing the best customer service. Delanie spends part of her day assisting patients with contact lenses. She loves keeping patients up to date on changes in contact lens technology and choices. When she isn’t at work, Delanie spends her time with her husband and children, camping and enjoying live music.
Meet Hanna, our friendly face at the front desk! Hanna loves trying to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. Hanna has worked in the customer service industry for the past 15 years and delivers a 5 star customer experience over the phone and in store. If you haven’t met Hanna yet, you will love her as much as we do! In her spare time, Hanna spends time with her husband and tending to her unreasonable amount of houseplants.