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Your Eyes, Our Care

A comprehensive and technologically advanced eyecare facility in Kelowna.

At Vision Support & Dry Eye Centre exceptional patient care is our priority.

We take great pride in utilizing new technology and equipment for comprehensive testing, diagnosis, and management of dry eye and ocular disease. Our progressive and experienced eye care team are dedicated to providing optimal visual health and performance for the whole family. In addition to providing thorough care to our patients, our focus is to support our community of Optometrists, Ophthalmologists and General Practitioners who have patients requiring advanced techniques to treat Dry Eye, early stages of Glaucoma, or alternate diagnostic services.

Collectively, we will work together to ensure a positive co-management experience for all our patients.

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When All Other Contacts Have Failed, Scleral Lenses May Be the Answer

Many people with severe dry eye or irregularly shaped corneas find standard contact lenses uncomfortable or impossible to wear. Scleral lenses don’t touch the cornea, making them an excellent choice for people with these conditions.

At Vision Support & Dry Eye Centre exceptional patient care is our priority.

We take great pride in utilizing the latest technology and equipment for comprehensive testing, diagnosis, and management of dry eye and ocular disease. We also focus on supporting our community of Optometrists, Ophthalmologists and General Practitioners who have patients requiring advanced techniques to treat Dry Eye, early stages of Glaucoma, or alternate diagnostic services.

Collectively, we work together to ensure a positive co-management experience for all our patients.

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Meet Our Great Kelowna BC Eye Doctors!

Hatchard

Dr. Darren Hatchard

Salvati

Dr. Ignacio Salvati

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Dr. Hayley Valgardson

Sklapsky

Dr. Brian Sklapsky

Dr.-Mark-Csandl

Dr. Mark Csandl OD, BSc

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Dr. Nadine Odermatt

Our team of optometrists and staff are committed to providing high quality eye care for the whole family from comprehensive eye exams to diagnosing and treating eye conditions. Our practice is a leader in its field as we continually invest in our staff and patients by using advanced diagnostic technology available.

Q&A with Your Doctors | Dry Eye Syndrome

How do I know if I have Dry Eye?

Dry eye can cause quite a few symptoms, anything from the eyes actually feeling dry to the eyes watering often, or having a burning, itchy, or irritated feeling. One of the most common symptoms is the eyes feeling gritty or like something is in your eye. Most people will often experience blurred vision since the tears, which comprise the outermost surface of the eye, are unstable.

Is there anything I can do to prevent DES?

Dry eye is multifactorial, and each person’s dry eye is unique to them. To help prevent dry eye, make sure to consume 8 to 10 glasses of water per day to avoid dehydration. Some nutritional supplements, such as fish oil and flaxseed oil, can contribute to a more stable tear layer.

Remember to blink regularly and take breaks often when on a computer, cell phone or when watching television. During times of the year when there is less humidity, a humidifier might be helpful to provide more moisture in the air.

Dry eye is a condition affecting the front surface of the eye that is caused by either a low volume of tears or because the quality of your tears is poor. Your natural tears provide moisture & nourishment to the front surface of the eye. Any change in the normal chemistry of your tears can start contributing to dry eye issues.

More about Dry Eye Treatment >

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Eye Emergencies

If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.

Please call our office at: 855-559-2020 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel your need to find the nearest emergency room.

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Announcement

We are pleased to announce that we have relocated and merged our practice into our affiliated practice, Glenmore Optometry at 5-538 Yates Road, Kelowna, BC, V1V 2V8 (Sandalwood Plaza, Glenmore, next to Tripke Bakery). We will continue to provide care for our existing and new patients under the name “Glenmore Optometry” effective immediately. At this time, due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are limited to in person essential and urgent care and tele-optometry consultations.

For existing patients: Your patient files have been transferred to our new location and going forward, your regular Optometrist will be continuing your care under the name Glenmore Optometry.