Dr. van Dijk graduated the University of Waterloo with his Doctor of Optometry degree on the Dean's Honours List, and was voted Valedictorian by his peers. Prior to that, he completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Manitoba and received the Governor General's Silver Medal upon graduation.
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Dr. van Dijk looks forward to meeting new patients and catching up with old ones. He enjoys incorporating the latest vision care technologies into a personalized care and treatment plan. He particularly values the importance of patient education; taking the time to thoroughly explain diagnoses and ensure patients are enabled to make informed decisions regarding their ocular health.
Further to this interest, Dr. van Dijk is the Co-Chair of the Manitoba Association of Optometrists Public Relations Committee. He enjoys the opportunity to educate Manitobans about the importance of ocular health, and its close relationship to overall health and well-being.
In his spare time, Dr. van Dijk enjoys running, reading, and spending time at the lake with his wife, Haley.