Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
With an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of the Okanagan, Dr. Guy Gorrell pursued his Doctor of Optometry at Pacific University where he graduated with Distinction. Dr. Gorrell’s educational interests and skills were enhanced through clinical rotations in clinics offering full scope Optometry, with a focus on the medical aspects of Optometry both surgical co-management and ocular pathology.
Upon graduation in 2003, Dr. Gorrell brought his education and experience back to his home in Whitehorse where he was able to work side by side with his father, Dr. Ronald Gorrell. Upon Dr. Ronald Gorrell’s retirement, after 40 years of optometric service to the Yukon, the practice now remains owned and operated locally by Dr. Guy Gorrell. Dr. Gorrell greatly appreciates having the opportunity to continue to offer care for multiple generations of Yukoners.
Dr. Gorrell takes pride in remaining very current in his education and his practice philosophy. This has led him to numerous equipment upgrades allowing him to be proud of maintaining one of the most technologically advanced practices. Dr. Gorrell’s practice has the latest equipment for early detection of conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and various retinopathies such as diabetes. On many occasions, having these tools has allowed Yukoners to avoid travel out of the Yukon for care because often diagnosis and management can be done locally.
Dr. Gorrell feels it is of the utmost importance to create a personal bond between himself and his patients and to educate them with the knowledge they need to understand whatever eye condition they may have. His focus on patient care and patient education will contribute not only to the visual health of his patients, but also to their overall well being.
Away from his clinical responsibilities Guy enjoys mountain biking, snow biking as well as coaching kid’s hockey programs.
Dr. Fraser Gray is a born and raised Yukoner. He completed a Bachelor of Science degree with honors at the University of Alberta. He later earned his Doctor of Optometry with distinction at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. After being away for 9 years, he is thrilled to return and practice in such an amazing part of the world and the place he calls home.
His clinical experience includes rotations at Newington VA hospital and Eye Centers of South Florida. This enhanced his knowledge in several sub-specialties including primary care, pediatrics/binocular vision, ocular disease, cornea/contact lens, surgical co-management, and low vision rehabilitation.
Training on the underserved population of Chicago, Dr. Gray has gained the confidence to treat and manage a vast number of ocular conditions. He understands the importance of building a strong doctor-patient relationship and takes pride in delivering high quality eye care.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Gray enjoys spending time outdoors–fishing, water skiing, hiking, and mountain biking.
Dr. Kisser grew up in rural Alberta and graduated magna cum laude with his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Burman University. He furthered his education and graduated with distinction from Pacific University with his Doctor of Optometry. During Dr. Kisser’s time at Pacific University he was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society and Amigos Eye Care, which provides eye care at no cost to undeserved people throughout the world.
Upon graduation in 2013 Dr. Kisser moved to the Yukon and joined Northern Lights Optometry as an associate. Dr. Kisser’s clinical rotations were full scope Optometry with an emphasis on ocular disease and surgical co-management. Dr. Kisser interest in ocular disease has continued and he enjoys staying current with continuing educations courses on utilizing new technologies that allow for early detection and treatment of ocular conditions.
Dr. Kisser has enjoyed being able to serve Yukoners and meet their individual vision needs. In his off time, Corey enjoys hiking, kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, playing hockey and soft ball.