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Dr. Darren Hatchard

B.Sc., O.D., Director

For eighteen years, Dr. Darren Hatchard has practiced full scope Optometry with treatment and management of ocular disease in the Cayman Islands prior to the legislation to do so in Canada. Dr. Hatchard is a member of the British Columbia Association of Optometry (BCAO).


Dr. Ignacio Salvati

Senior Associate Optometrist, M.D. (Argentina)

After completing his Medical Degree at the University of Buenos Aires, he further continued his education through specializing in Ophthalmology at Churruca Visca Hospital.


Dr. Hayley Valgardson

Senior associate B.Sc., O.D.

After graduating top in her Kinesiology program at Wilfrid Laurier University, she completed her Doctor of Optometry Degree from University of Waterloo, graduating with honours. She was the recipient of the Eschenbach Low Vision Award in recognition for her aptitude and passion towards helping patients with visual impairments.

Dr. Hayley Valgardson

Dr. Brian Sklapsky

Senior Associate, A.B., O.D.

Dr. Brian Sklapsky completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Princeton University with also playing varsity hockey. He played one year of hockey professionally in Europe before completing his Doctor of Optometry from Michigan College of Optometry. He enjoys Primary Care Optometry with an interest in scleral lenses and sports vision.


Dr. Mark Csandl OD, BSc

Junior Associate

I graduated with distinction from Pacific University, College of Optometry (located just outside of Portland, OR) after completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences and a Master of Science degree in therapeutics, drug development, and human toxicology at Queen’s University (Kingston, ON). During my externship year I routinely managed glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, pre- and post-operative cataract/corneal procedures and several other ocular health conditions at the Mann-Grandstaff Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Spokane, WA and a Medical Eye Care center in Mesa, AZ.

I was raised in Kelowna and you can often find me enjoying the complete Okanagan lifestyle skiing, hiking, at the beach or dining at one of our excellent restaurants. Community is important to me and I am grateful to be back home.

As a Therapeutic Qualified registrant with the College of Optometrists of BC, I practice full scope Optometry with an interest in ocular disease and contact lenses. I welcome new patients and their families and look forward to meeting you so that I can best serve your visual and ocular health needs.

Dr. Mark Csandl

I was referred to Dr. Hatchard by a friend of mine after seeing two doctors with an on going eye infection for two weeks with no progress.

Dr Hatchard was in contact with me right away and got me in immediately, I can’t thank him enough for his diligent effort.

After seeing him twice the infection was gone. He is excellent in every way…. Knowledgeable, personable and very thorough. He has a terrific bedside manner. His staff are also very pleasant and professional! I would Recommend dr Hatchard to all My friends and family in the future!

Natasha Shumka


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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.