Dr. Rebecca Counts, Ph.D., O.D., graduated from the University of Waterloo Optometry School 1997 with top honours and awards. She moved with her family to Terrace, and after working as an associate doctor, purchased Dr. Paul Clark’s optometry practice in 2003. She has been active in her profession, serving as regional councilor for the BC Association of Optometrists and also as a member of the Board of the College of Optometrists of BC, which is the professional regulatory body. In recognition of her contributions to the profession, she was named Optometrist of the Year by her BC peers in 2005. In addition, she has worked on question-writing and review panels for the Canadian Standard Assessors in Optometry, which sets the National board examinations for all doctors wishing to practice in Canada, and has participated as a volunteer doctor on Third World Eyecare Society missions to Bolivia and the Philippines, providing free eye examinations and donated eyeglasses to some of the poorest people in the world.
Rebecca and husband Tim have enjoyed raising their 2 children in Terrace, and have been very active in the community, particularly in the arts. Rebecca has been involved in many community organizations, including the Northwest Singers, Pacific Mist Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, Theatre Alive, Terrace Little Theatre, Parents’ Advisory Councils, Kindergarten Round-Up, the Library Board, and the Rotary Club. She loves the small-town lifestyle, and all the outdoor activities this area has to offer. She welcomes new patients of all ages to her practice.