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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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Your Benefits Can Be Used For Dry Eye Treatments

Are your eyes red, watery, itchy and burning? There's a chance you may have Dry Eye Disease (DES). Check whether you have unused eyecare benefits left in your HSA (health savings account) or FSA (flexible spending account), as these may expire on December 31st. If so, skip the trip to...

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.

Our Medical Eye Care Services

Technology

Patient Services

Supporting Pracitioners

Low Vision

LipiFlow

Co-Management Services

Meet Our Great Kelowna BC Eye Doctors!

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Dr. Darren Hatchard

Dr.-Ignacio-Salvati

Dr. Ignacio Salvati

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Dr. Hayley Valgardson

Dr.-Brian-Sklapsky

Dr. Brian Sklapsky

Dr.-Katelyn-Simair

Dr. Katelyn Simair OD

Dr.-Mark-Csandl

Dr. Mark Csandl OD, BSc

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.

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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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We will be closed from December 21 through January 6. Please leave us a message at 855-559-2020, and we will get back to you as soon as we return.