Our Specialists

Dr. Lawrence Brierley

Surgeon and Medical Director at Vision Rejuvenation™

After graduating from medical school Dr. Brierley first worked as an emergency room physician in Saskatoon. He then trained in Ophthalmology at UBC in Vancouver, followed by a fellowship year in Jerusalem. He has had further educational appointments in Nice (France), Stanford (California) and a Detweiler scholarship to study corneal surgery in Paris.

He has delivered numerous papers on surgical technique and instrumentation at ophthalmic surgical meetings around the world and is a frequent contributor to meetings of societies to which he belongs, The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, The American Academy of Ophthalmology and The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. Over the years he has developed a number of surgical hand instruments and has a patent for the “Brierley Anterior Chamber Maintainer”, a device in use around the world for surgery of the anterior segment of the eye.

Dr. Brierley has practiced eye surgery on Vancouver Island since 1981, performing over 30,000 Cataract /Implant or Refractive Lens Exchange operations over that period. He was one of the first refractive surgeons in the province and has extensive experience in laser vision surgery. In 1999 he relocated his clinic and private surgery to a new building in the Broadmead area of Victoria. At this clinic he was the first surgeon in Canada and one of the first in the world to perform “Micro-incision Cataract Surgery”. With this technique, reduces injury and increases safety.
Dr. Brierley has performed charitable eye surgery and taught cataract surgical technique in developing countries in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and South America. He is married with two children and lives on a small farm with a “Noah’s Ark” of domestic animals. He is a keen road and off-road cyclist and back-country skier.


Dr. Bruce A. Lowden

For 30 years Dr. Lowden practiced independently in Victoria and performed some 20,000 cataract and other surgical procedures before he retired from hospital surgery and joined Vision Rejuvenation Victoria in 2007. Dr. Lowden now works exclusively at Vision Rejuvenation Victoria specializing in non-surgical diseases and conditions of the aging eye. He does laser procedures for glaucoma and after-cataract on a daily basis and looks after the minor lid surgery and other medical eye problems which compliment Dr Brierley's busy surgery practice. Adult patients requiring eye care for glaucoma, continuing medical problems such as diabetes, macular degeneration, inflammations and degenerations are all welcome in Dr. Lowden's clinics and may be referred to Dr Lowden either by another MD or an optometrist.

Dr. Lowden is a graduate of the University of Toronto, University of Western Ontario, University of British Columbia and holds Ophthalmology certificates also from the Lancaster Ophthalmology Programme (Harvard Medical School) and the Stanford Ophthamology Programme (1978 and 2007). He holds other recent certificates in Opthamology from the Wills Hospital (Jefferson University in Philadelphia), the University of Toronto, Stanford University in California and Oxford University UK. He has been a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada since 1978, most recently recertified in 2006. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a retired Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology as well as the Canadian and American Cataract Societies, the European Cataract Society. He is a 40 year member of the BC Medical Association and College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is a past president of the BCMA and College of Physicians Sections of Ophthalmology, a past president of the Vancouver Island Ophthalmological  Society and former Section Head of the Victoria Hospitals. Dr. Lowden is a member of the Active Staff of both Victoria hospitals but works now exclusively in-house at Vision Rejuvenation Victoria.

Dr. Lowden is married with three adult sons and two grandsons. He is a lifelong Anglican chorister who sings regularly at Christ Church Cathedral and with CapriCClo Vocal Ensemble. He supports the Victoria Symphony and Pacific Opera and has performed on stage with Victoria Operatic Society, CappriCClo Vocal Ensemble, Victoria Choral Society, Langham Court Theatre and Stage West Theatre in Sooke. He collects vocal CD and elegant walking sticks. He is the world's worst pianist. He has two papillons.

Dr. Lowden's personal website is located at www.drlowden.ca.