Dr. Olivia Dam has enjoyed caring for her patients in Victoria, BC since November 10, 2005. She was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario and successfully completed her Bachelors of Science, Medicine and Ophthalmology specialization at the esteemed Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
Dr. Dam is a comprehensive ophthalmologist specialized in managing medical and surgical ocular problems. She enjoys managing patients with all forms of eye disease. Her special surgical interest is cataract surgery.
Dr. Dam is the director of ophthalmology with the Island Medical Program. She enjoys mentoring medical students and aspiring ophthalmologists.
Dr. Dam first became interested in ophthalmology while participating in Cataract Surgery outreach in rural South Africa. She witnessed the impact and miracle of giving vision to a blind elderly woman. In many areas of the world, this is the difference between survival and life-long dependency on others. Since then, Dr. Dam has worked tirelessly on methods to improving eye care in the developing world.
Dr. Dam has participated in Third World medicine and ophthalmological trips to Mozambique, Malawi, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Columbia, South East Asia, India and Bolivia.
Outside medicine, Dr. Dam is an avid outdoors person and traveler and feels lucky to be on the West Coast.
Dr. Dam’s goal is to provide you with the best medical care available.