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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Legal Notice

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This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the province of British Columbia. Any dispute arising of this Agreement shall be brought before the court in the judicial district of True North Optometry's head office.
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

Acceptance of the Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting (the “Website”), provided to you by True North Optometry (“We”). We respect the privacy of every individual who visits the Website and are sensitive to privacy issues on the Internet. We believe it is important that you know how we deal with information received about you.

This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) explains how we collect, use, disclose, and protect the personal information of our customers and Website users ("you"), describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide to us, and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information. The Website is for general audiences and is not specifically targeted to or intended for use by children.

We will only use your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy unless otherwise required by applicable law. We take steps to ensure that the personal information that we collect about you is adequate, relevant, not excessive, and used for limited purposes. Privacy laws in Canada generally define "Personal Information" as any information about an identifiable individual, which includes information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person.

By accessing or using the Website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy, and you are consenting to our processing of your information as set out in this Privacy Policy. We may modify or update this Privacy Policy from time to time; if we change this Privacy Policy in a manner that materially impacts your privacy rights, we will provide a notice to you. Your continued use of the Website or our services after any modification to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such modification. However, when required by law, we will confirm your consent to the revised Privacy Policy terms. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and considered a part of the Website Terms and Conditions of Use, located here

What information we collect

We collect and use several types of information from and about you, including:

How we collect the information

Information You Provide to Us

The information we collect directly from you may include:

Information We Collect While You Interact With Us Through Cookies and Other Automatic Data Collection Technologies
Information We Collect About You From Third Parties

How we use your information

We use your information, including your Personal Information, to manage our business and to maintain and develop commercial relationships with you. We will collect, use, and disclose such information only to the extent that is necessary for those purposes.

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any Personal Information:

How we share your information

We will not rent or sell your information to third parties without your consent. We only share your data as specifically provided in this Privacy Policy.

Other Disclosures

In addition to any disclosure you may have consented to or permitted under the terms of this Privacy Policy, we may transfer your data, including Personal Information to third parties in the following limited circumstances:

  1. information you expressly consent to be shared;
  2. when relating to anonymized information (individuals cannot be identified by it);
  3. when you decide to make the information indexable by search engines, to share or to distribute the information to people or otherwise to make it available to the public;
  4. to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request within or outside your country of residence when we have a good faith belief that the law requires it;
  5. to enforce this Privacy Policy, the Terms, or an agreement, including investigation of potential violations thereof;
  6. to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or protect the operations or you;
  7. to protect our rights, property or safety as well as yours, the public, or others;
  8. in connection with an acquisition, merger, change in control, debt financing, reorganization, sales of assets, bankruptcy or other change of our corporate structure or status; or
  9. as necessary in connection with the performance of requested services or solutions, or as otherwise appropriate in connection with a legitimate need.

How we store and secure your information

Information Security

We are committed to protecting the confidentiality, integrity, availability and privacy of your Personal Information. We have put appropriate physical, technological and procedural security measures in place designed to help prevent your Personal Information from being lost, used, modified or accessed in an unauthorized way, or improperly disclosed. Examples of such measures include restricted access to offices, training of personnel, using passwords and well-defined internal policies and practices. We also use encryption technology and Secure Socket Layers ("SSL") in all areas of the Website where your personal account information is required.

In addition, we limit access to your Personal Information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need-to-know. They will be required to process your Personal Information only on our instructions and they are subject to an obligation of confidentiality. Our service providers are required to maintain adequate security protections in place designed to help safeguard your Personal Information and are not permitted to use it for any purpose other than fulfilling services to us.

If you have any questions about securing your personal data, please contact us in accordance with the “How to Contact Us” section below.

Information Retention

We will retain your Personal Information for as long as it is needed:

  1. to provide the products and services that you have requested;
  2. to communicate with you about a purchase or a request you have made to us;
  3. to manage your choices and rights you have exercised pursuant to this Privacy Policy;
  4. to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations and to demonstrate compliance,
  5. to resolve disputes and to enforce our rights and agreements.

We may retain non-personal information that has been sufficiently aggregated or anonymized for a longer period.

Once the retention period is over, we will dispose of your Personal Information as provided for in our internal data retention and disposal policy.

Where We Store Information

We use facilities operated by "Amazon Web Services" and located in Canada as our information storage and processing infrastructure. Our service providers can also, from time to time, store your Personal Information in accordance with purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you can contact us at 250 640-6370.