Born and raised in Victoria, Dr. Jason Maycock returned to the island shortly after obtaining his Doctor of Optometry with distinction from Pacific University in Oregon. Dr. Maycock is a member of the optometric honour society, Beta Sigma Kappa, and was a past president of the Pacific University chapter.
Proud to become the third generation eye care professional in the Maycock family, he is extremely pleased to be working alongside his wife Carrie.
Dr. Maycock is strongly focused on individualized eye care, attending to all of his patients' visual needs and ensuring they maintain optimal eye health. With an emphasis on taking the time to listen and educate, Dr. Maycock offers the most thorough eye examination possible with a focus on ocular health. His special interests in the field of Optometry include co-management of ocular surgeries, disease management and challenging contact lens fittings.
Outside of the office, Dr. Maycock enjoys spending the majority of his free time with his wife Carrie and their beagle Ralphie.
Dr. Vallance is excited to join the team at Maycock Eyecare. After undergraduate studies at the University of Alberta, Dr. Vallance moved south of the border, to attend the University of California at Berkeley. After graduating in 1997 with honors, Dr. Vallance returned to Alberta where he ran two clinics, Eye Effects in Calgary and For Sight Vision Centre in Didsbury.
An active member of Canadian Vision Care, Dr. Vallance has made several trips to less developed countries over the last 18 years providing free eyecare to over 6000 less fortunate individuals. He has also served as the Alberta director for the Doctors Eyecare Network, and is a current member of the College of Optometrists of BC, and the Victoria Optometric Association.
Since moving to Victoria in 2014, Dr. Vallance has enjoyed exploring the island, and all the outdoor activities it has to offer with his wife, Kathryn, and four children, Jack, Ben, Cole and Liliana. Dr. Vallance is an avid golfer and also plays soccer with Vic West. He also coaches his two older boys in the Bay's United Soccer program. Now Dr. Vallance looks forward to improving and preserving peoples vision here at Maycock Eyecare.
Dr. Mandy Letkemann was born and raised in southern Ontario, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science at the University of Waterloo in 2006 after which she ventured off to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to complete her Optometry degree at Nova Southeastern University in 2010. Upon graduation, Mandy was excited to gain more knowledge and furthered her education in Langley, BC by completing a residency in primary care with emphasis on laser refractive and ocular surgery co-management in 2011. She acquired extensive experience in the management of patients who received various eye surgeries (laser, cataract and eyelid surgery to name a few) and she had the privilege of working side-by-side with Ophthalmologists where she aided in diagnosis and treatment of a variety of ocular diseases. It was an experience that has broadened her scope as a doctor and will allow her to give the best possible care to her patients.
After practicing on the mainland and flying up-island to serve Courtenay, she fell in love with Vancouver Island and settled in Victoria in 2012 where she has been practicing ever since. She is thrilled to join the Maycock Eyecare team and looks forward to serving patients downtown. Mandy is an active member of the Victoria Optometric Association and the British Columbia Association of Optometrists where she keeps current with the latest advancements in the profession.
Mandy is also passionate about traveling and was inspired by her volunteer mission experiences in developing countries including Ecuador (2009) and Panama (2015). During the missions, she had the opportunity to provide free eye care to thousands of underprivileged individuals and assisted in training student doctors of Optometry.
Dr. Nicholas Catchuk was born and raised in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, and began his post-secondary education in North Dakota, completing his undergraduate studies at Minot State University in 1996. He then made his way south to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he obtained his Doctor of Optometry at Nova Southeastern University in 2000.
Having practiced in the States for eleven years, he returned to Canada in 2011, practicing on the mainland but then settling in Vancouver Island in 2015. He has been happy to call Victoria his home ever since and is thrilled to be a part of the Maycock Eyecare team.
Dr. Catchuk has a passion for building long-term relationships with patients in the community, with quality care and education. He focuses on primary eye care, including diagnosing and managing eye diseases such as dry eyes, glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. He has extensive experience in toric, multifocal, and RGP contact lens fittings.
In his personal time, Dr. Catchuk enjoys home improvement projects, working on cars, and spending time with his wife, Susan, and their Boston Terrier, Olive.