Business goes above and beyond

I love living in Qualicum, the small-town community, and supporting local businesses.

One local business recently went far above and beyond normal customer service. That business is IRIS Optometrists in Qualicum Beach.

A few weeks ago on a snowy Friday afternoon I was diagnosed with a torn retina and needed surgery that evening. Unable to drive, I had no way of getting to Nanaimo to see the on-call specialist. Without hesitation, Dr. Phillips and her staff took care of everything in what was a very traumatic and scary situation for me.

Putting her own plans aside, Mallory drove me to the specialist where it was determined I needed to get to Vancouver as soon as possible. She then drove me to the ferry where I went as a foot passenger to be met by my daughter who drove me right to VGH.

Sara, the manager, did not hesitate in driving my dog to the kennels to be taken care of.

And over the next few days they were in contact with my daughter to see how I was.

I am now recovering at home and cannot thank the staff at IRIS enough for their care and help. I am so thankful I live in a community with people such as the staff at IRIS.

Lesley Diotte

Qualicum Beach

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