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Dr. Mark Burke

Expert Optometrist Dr. Mark Burke

Dr. Mark Burke was born and raised in Summerside where he grew up playing hockey and golf. Following graduating from Three Oaks Senior High School, he moved to the big city of Charlottetown to complete his Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Biology at the University of Prince Edward Island. During his days at UPEI he began to become very interested in the eye and the human visual system. At this point he realized there would be no better career than one that allowed him to help people on a daily basis with their most precious sense, their eyesight. That desire led him down the road...
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Expert Optometrist Dr. Joseph Hickey

Dr. Joe Hickey grew up in Summerside and, after graduating from Three Oaks High School, took a year off to contemplate his future and decided Optometry would be an interesting Profession to pursue. He graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 1984. After taking the summer off, he relocated to Calgary Alberta where he purchased an existing Practice and began to establish his career. However, PEI kept beckoning and like many Islanders, he met his wife and then transferred back to PEI in the fall of 1987. Dr. Hickey joined Dr. Greg Beer to form Drs. Beer,...
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Dr. Joseph Hickey

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Dr. Claire Shaw

Expert Optometrist Dr. Claire Shaw

Dr. Claire Shaw graduated as an optometrist from the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa in 2004. She has gained valuable experience over the last 11 years working in both South Africa and London, England. While working in London, she enjoyed travelling in her time off and was able to travel to parts of Europe, America and Canada. In her travels to Canada, she fell in love with the people and the country and decided she wanted to make it her home. In her journey to practicing in Canada, she completed her Canadian training at the University of Waterloo...
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Woman's Eye in Ad for Eye Care Emergencies

Please call our office at: 902-892-1673 if you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.

Use your best judgment on urgency – find the nearest emergency room or review our emergency page for tips.

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Coronavirus Update

To all our wonderful patients and others in need,

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, both PEI’s Chief Health Officer and the Prince Edward Island College of Optometrists have recommended that non-urgent eye examinations cease for the time being.

In order to protect our patients, staff and the general public, we of course will follow this recommendation, starting Wednesday March 18, with a further review and decision on April 6th. However, we have no intentions of leaving our patients without eye care and will have one doctor in to see emergency patients each business day, but at our Drs. Hickey, Burke & Associates location at 15 Ellis Rd in Sherwood. We feel that to fail to provide emergency eye care would only add to the congestion at medical clinics and hospitals.

If you are experiencing any eye problems at all, please call us at 902-368-3001. DO NOT CALL ISLAND OPTICAL & EYECARE AS IT WILL BE CLOSED. Examples would include: sudden changes in vision, eye infections, a foreign body in an eye, flashes of lightning in your vision, new floaters in your vision, or broken glasses with no backup to get you by. Those are only to name a few. We will decide whether your situation is urgent in nature and book you in if it is.

We are here for you, even through this difficult time, but expect strict COVID-19 screening questions from our staff when you call.

If you have eyewear ordered with us, you will be receiving a call when it arrives as usual. The staff will make arrangements with you for pick up, however, like all else, we suggest waiting to pick up glasses until we are back to full operations. If you are in need of the glasses, we will arrange for you to pick them up. For contact lenses, any remaining balance will be requested over the phone to limit time and contact in the office and you can then proceed to pick them up. We are also still accepting orders by calling 902-368-3001. Some brands can even deliver directly to you. Others we will meet you at our office door with at Drs. Hickey, Burke & Associates.

After lengthy discussion, we feel that routine adjustments are not essential services and at this time we would ask you refrain from coming in for that service. If you are in a painful situation with your glasses, or they require a major adjustment or repair, please call to discuss a solution.

Please everyone take care and try to carry out the advice being given on limiting the spread of this virus so we can all get back to the Island way of life we all love.