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Dr. Darren Hatchard

B.Sc., O.D., Director


Dr. Darren Hatchard


Dr. Darren Hatchard B.Sc., O.D. was born in Red Deer, Alberta and raised in Singapore.

After completing his undergraduate degree in Vision Science and Forensic Chemistry at University of Central Oklahoma, he completed his Doctor of Optometry at Pacific University in Oregon.

For eighteen years, he 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 current board member of the British Columbia Association of Optometry (BCAO).

He also has opened British Columbia’s first exclusive dry eye treatment centre in Kelowna. In his time spent away from the office, he enjoys skiing, hiking, sailing and spending time with his family.

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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.