Welcome to Admirals Walk Optometry!
We are a local clinic that has been proudly serving our Van Island community since 2001. Over the years, it has been our sincere pleasure to reconnect with our familiar faces and to also meet new ones when they visit us for their visual needs. Our team has earned a reputation for providing sophisticated and trusted service in eye care, and that’s because we are passionate about all things related to EYES!!!
From how well we can see to the changes in eye health as we age, we are committed to knowing the latest in optometric research, current technologies for diagnostic & treatment purposes and updates in the production of lenses in order to design your new eyewear. More than anything we want your experience to feel comfortable, as though we were offering advice to our own family and friends. Our greatest satisfaction comes from improving your vision and enhancing your quality of life.
Let us put our experience to work for you!
Dr. Rachel Rushforth has been the owner and operator of Admirals Walk Optometry since we opened in 2001. Rachel grew up in Victoria, and completed her Bachelors in Biology at the University of Victoria. Rachel graduated with honors from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1996. As part of her mentorship in optometry, Rachel gained clinical experience at Oak Harbor’s naval air station on Whidbey Island in Washington. After practicing in Idaho for a year, Dr. Rushforth returned to Victoria, where she has practiced since. Amongst the optometric specialties, Dr. Rushforth finds it particularly rewarding to manage the visual development of children. When she’s not working, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs, baking delicious treats, and staying active in the beautiful outdoors of the West Coast.
Dr. Nicole Sehn received her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Calgary, majoring in Biomedical Sciences at the Cumming School of Medicine. In 2013, she completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences degree with honors along with submission of a capstone research thesis. Nicole pursued a Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo, graduating with honors and a proud sense of achievement with her fellow classmates in 2017. Dr. Sehn strongly believes healthy seeing eyes allow individuals’ to connect with their surroundings and succeed in their endeavors. Dr. Nicole Sehn is pleased to meet new and returning patients of all ages!
Dr. Darcy Dennis was born and raised in Victoria. Dr. Dennis earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Victoria, graduating with honours in 2008. For several years she worked as an oncology research assistant for the BC Cancer Agency at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. In 2013, Darcy moved to Waterloo, Ontario and completed her Doctor of Optometry degree with honours. After graduating, Darcy happily returned to Victoria to practice in her hometown. She is passionate about educating her patients on their ocular health and has a special interest in glaucoma. Outside of work, Darcy loves to travel and is often found planning her next adventure.
Please meet the wonderful ladies who make our team a success day in and day out!! Each of our staff members contribute an integral part to the vibrant service we want to offer you at your visit. Their primary goal is to extend the care you receive before and after meeting our optometrists. They are trained to assist you with your appointment needs, inquiries and guiding you through the customization of your glasses and contact lens orders. We appreciate your kindness and patients towards our team as our service would not be possible without their efforts.
Zoë is our assistant manager and a licensed optician. Zoë has worked in the eyecare industry since 2017. In 2020 she earned her diploma in Optical Sciences from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, graduating with honours as one of the top students in the country. In 2021 she successfully completed the NACOR eyeglasses board exam. When she’s not at the office, Zoë spends her time being bossed around by her grumpy cat, Heidi.
Angela is our administrative assistant, who keeps the office organized and on schedule. As well as working full time, Angela is currently earning her certification as an Optometric Assistant. In her down time, Angela likes cooking and watching movies with her basset hound, Blue.
Katelyn assists with diagnostic imaging, scheduling, and helps patients choose their new glasses. Katelyn is originally from Abbotsford, but made her way to Victoria to study history at UVic. When she’s not at the office, she is kept busy with her studies, and FaceTime calls from her little sister.
Rachel is a Certified Optometric Assistant (COA) and has been working in eyecare since 2019. She’s available to help patients with their glasses and contact lenses, and is a wealth of information on dry eye treatments! Rachel is originally from Parksville, and loves spending time outdoors with her husband and her dog, Nova.
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Admirals Walk Optometry Clinic
106-1505 Admirals Road
Victoria, BC V9A 2P8