True North Optometry

About the Clinic

True North Optometry

True North Optometry is nestled in the north of beautiful British Columbia. We love having the opportunity to provide eyecare to the people of our northern community including Prince George, Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Mackenzie, and Quesnel.

We are excited to join the growing downtown Prince George business community and are passionate about providing our patients with an impactful, enjoyable and educational experience from the moment you step through our door.

Our Team


Vincent Budac

Optometrist & Owner

Hi, I’m Dr. Vince. I grew up in Prince George and am a proud alumnus of UNBC. I graduated with honours from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science in 2015, and have been practicing Optometry in Prince George ever since. During school, my interest in ocular disease and dry eye was kindled, and since receiving my Doctor of Optometry in 2015, I’ve gone on to study the field of behavioural optometry and vision therapy. I love what I do and I am so grateful for the opportunity to provide vision care to this community. Outside of work, I enjoy strength training, wake surfing, and spending time with my friends and my wonderful wife and kids.

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Emily Budac

Manager, Owner & Vision Therapist

Hi! I’m Emily. I’m originally from Waterloo Ontario where I met and married Vincent. I am obsessed with learning about leadership, improving my skill set and expanding on my knowledge wherever possible. This passion proved to be necessary while opening a business with my husband, in a pandemic, in a field I am unfamiliar with. While I may be new to the field of optometry, my passion for health, patient experience and connection with our community have made the transition into this field very fulfilling. Along the way I've developed a deep love of independent eyewear and I hand selected the brands and frames that we carry. Finding the best pair of glasses for each person that comes through our door brings me so much joy. My ten plus years of experience in the fitness industry have become an instrumental part of my new additional role as a Vision Therapist. Helping children and adults of all ages have a more graceful visual system so they can do the things they love with ease is incredibly rewarding.

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Optometric Assistant

Hi! I’m Kendra. I was born and raised in Prince George and I love the people and community here. I have years of experience in healthcare administration and am passionate about helping others and making sure their patient experience is exceptional. My eagerness to learn and to care for others was what guided me towards expanding my knowledge into Optometry. I love learning new things, meeting new people and spending time with my wonderful husband and family.

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Licensed Optometric Assistant

Hi! I’m Amy. I was born and raised in the UK but am now blessed to call Prince George my home. I am new to the optometry field but instantly fell in love with all aspects of it on day one. Having the opportunity to be a positive part of patients’ experience every day brings me so much joy.

I’m excited to evolve and grow with True North and work with patients on their eye health journey.

When I’m not at work, you can find me creating art or adventuring in the mountains with my husband and 2 beagles

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Licensed Optometric Assistant & Vision Therapist

Hello! I’m Kourtney! I grew up in Kelowna and have recently relocated to northern B.C. My husband and I love nature and wildlife so it felt like the perfect move for our family. I always knew I wanted to work in health care so when I started working in optometry in 2018 I fell in love with it. I graduated the Optometric Assistant program shortly after and love learning everything about Eye care. In the office you will find me smiling and chatting to our patients! Hoping to give everyone who comes in a friendly and welcoming experience. When I’m not at work, I spend my time with my husband raising our two kiddos, exploring the area and tending to our animals!

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Quality Control Specialist

Calvin is a Mini Australian Labradoodle and is Dr. Budac and Emily's dog. He loves treats and will curl up in your lap if you sit on the floor. He gets voted employee of the month every month unanimously for his upbeat attitude, his dedication to his job and his unique skill set of calming even our most nervous patients. When he's not at work he can be found exploring the woods near his house, playing with his human family, and sleeping in a warm patch of sun in a perfect cinnamon bun.

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1272 5th Ave
Prince George, BC
V2L 3L2;
Tel: 250 640-6370.


True North Optometry
1272 5th Ave
Prince George, BC
V2L 3L2
Tel: 250 640-6370