Dr. David Rach
Born in Winnipeg and raised in rural Manitoba, he received his BSc (Biology) from the University of Winnipeg in 1999 and his Doctor of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee in 2003. As part of his education, he completed clinical internships in Bethel, Alaska, and Fernandina Beach, Florida.
Upon graduation, he worked for three years in Devils Lake, North Dakota. In 2006, Dr. Rach and his family moved to the Yukon. After working as an associate, he purchased the practice and re-branded it as Polar Eyes Optometry in February 2007 and expanded into a new location just three years later. In 2021, the clinic again expanded and moved to its current location.
Dr. Rach holds hospital privileges at the Whitehorse General Hospital. Dr. Rach has been a proponent of expanding optometry’s role in providing medical eye care to all Yukoners.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time in the Yukon outdoors fishing and hunting as well as capturing outdoor photography. He has been fortunate to represent the Yukon on two occasions curling in the Brier.
Dr. Robin Vigneau
Dr. Robin Vigneau was born and raised in Sydney, Nova Scotia. She obtained her honours B.Sc. in Chemistry from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, N.S. Before continuing her education, Dr. Vigneau spent two years with her family in Whitehorse. She completed her Doctor of Optometry Degree at Nova South Eastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2014.
Her optometric training included externships at South Florida Vision in Fort Lauderdale and Bay Pines Veteran Hospital in Saint Petersburg. Upon graduation, she worked in Antigonish, Nova Scotia and joined Polar Eyes Optometry in 2015. Her clinical interests include contact lens fittings, ocular disease, and traumatic brain injuries. She holds hospital privileges at Whitehorse General Hospital.
In her spare time, Dr. Vigneau enjoys hiking, yoga, and scuba diving. She is excited to be back in Whitehorse with her extended family and friends and working with the team at Polar Eyes Optometry.