Dr. William Johnston specializes in cataract, corneal, and refractive surgery. He was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, and received his medical degree from the University of British Columbia in 1984. He completed his ophthalmology specialty training at McGill University in Montreal in 1990. Following working for two years as a surgical ophthalmologist in Vancouver, B.C, where he held the position of Clinical Instructor with the University of British Columbia, he chose to undertake a further year of sub-specialty training in corneal and refractive surgery. This was undertaken at the Jules Steyn Eye Institute at UCLA, Los Angeles, California. Subsequently he relocated to Vancouver Island in 1993, and has created a successful surgical practice employing the latest techniques of his specialty.


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Dr. Sam Broome joined Dr. Johnston as a part-time consultant in Medical Ophthalmology in May 2006. He is also now seeing patients in conjunction with CNIB with �Low Vision� disabilities. He obtained his medical degree in 1974 from The Otago Medical School in NZ- where he lived until moving to Vancouver to complete his residency in Ophthalmology at the University of British Columbia in 1979. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology since 1980 and presently an Associate Clinical Professor in Ophthalmology at the University of British Columbia where he has a weekly sub-specialty clinic in Low Vision Rehabilitation.