About Our Optometrist
Dr. Marina Roma-March
Dr. Marina Roma-March is a Filipino-Canadian eye doctor, with a solo practice in East Vancouver’s commercial drive. At the age of six Dr. Roma-March immigrated to Canada with her family. She grew up on the eastside of Vancouver and was fourteen before she returned to the Philippines. It was there that she became aware of the differences between the two countries. Vowing never to forget the memories of that visit, and the cousins who didn’t have the opportunities that Canada had to offer, she graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Biology and chose Optometry at Pacific University in Oregon, where she obtained a Doctor of Optometry in 1994. A year after her graduation, Marina and her husband began TWECS Canada/ VOSH BC.
She has led and organized over 18 international eye care missions, most notably the VOSH recovery project to Typhoon Haiyan two months after the devastation. Their international team served 8000 survivors of the Typhoon in twelve days. She helped to develop VOSH International Disaster Recovery Program and its protocol.
Dr. Roma-March can offer bilingual services in Spanish and Tagalog.