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Your Kelowna Eye Doctors

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our Kelowna optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet Our Kelowna Eye Doctors:

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Dr. John Kemp – Clinic Founder, Optometrist, Partner

Hometown: New Liskeard, Ontario

Family: Wife Lorraine, sons David & Andrew

Education: Doctor of Optometry (University of Waterloo 1979)

Professional Interests: I served on the Board of Directors of the BC Association of Optometrists and acted as Okanagan regional representative for a number of years. One of my greatest joys has been participating in numerous volunteer developing world eye care projects in Morocco (4 times), Ecuador, & Ethiopia

Books: The International Bank of Bob

Movies: Waking Ned Devine

Music: easy listening, folk, classical, easy rock

Personal Interests: I’ve enjoyed coaching minor hockey and track & field for many years. I’ve also built a cedar strap canoe and a kayak in my spare time. Other interests include hockey, skiing, golf, fitness, & travel.

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Dr. Louise Myshak – Optometrist

Dr. Louise Myshack

Hometown: Derwent, Alberta

Family: Husband Scott, Children Alexander & Aaron

Education: Doctor of Optometry (University of Waterloo 1988)

Professional Interests: Children’s Low Vision Project of BC. Canadian Examiners in Optometry

Favourite Quote: “Believing is nothing other than touching the hand of God in the darkness of the world and thus, in silence, to hear the Word, to see the Love”

Books: The Shack by William P. Young, St. John Paul the Great

Movies: Return to Me, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Serenity

Music: Third Day, BoDeans, Howard Shane, Hand Zimmer, Dido

Personal Interests: Gardening, reading

Dr. Bree Anderson

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Hometown:
Winfield, BC

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree in Biological and Earth Sciences from UBC (2009) in Vancouver and Doctor of Optometry Degree from Pacific University in Oregon (2014).

Favorite Quotations:
“Give anything, but don’t give up”

Interests:
I love horseback riding, running, yoga, being outside, traveling to new places, eating, pretending to be a good cook, spending time with my other half and our creatures, and watching terrible reality television with a glass of wine!

Books:
More Than You Know by Beth Gutcheon

Movies:
Pitch Perfect- never gets old! Hotel Transylvania- best kids movie ever; A Beautiful Mind

Music:
Anything country! No cringing people…

Dr. David Sherin

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Hometown: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Family: My girlfriend Danielle and our boxer Boson

Education: Doctor of Optometry (University of Waterloo 2008)

Professional Interests: Contact Lenses of all kinds, ocular emergencies, family practice. I am happy to offer eye exams in French as needed.

Favourite Quote: “The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.” – Robert M. Prisig

Books: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

Movies: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Darjeeling Limited, High Fidelity, Star Wars, Best in Show

Music: The Hold Steady, Against Me, Weezer, Phoenix, The 1975

Personal Interests: Cooking, eating, travel, swimming, snowboarding

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Dr. Greg Wallace – Optometrist, Partner

Dr. Greg Wallace

Hometown: Penticton, BC

Family: Son Brendan, daughter Kelli, and my wonderful wife Judi

Education:

· BSc Zoology (UBC 1985)

· Doctor of Optometry (University of Waterloo 1990)

Professional Interests: Specialty contact lenses for keratoconus & irregular astigmatism (both rigid & hybrid contact lenses). Integration of computerized technology into optometric practice

Favourite Quote: “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions” – Dali Lama

Books: The Harry Potter Series. I’m still in denial over the fact that I’m a muggle.

Movies: The Harry Potter Series (duh!)

Music: Rolling Stones, Bryan Adams, Barenaked Ladies. I’m not too picky as long as it’s not traditional country (Sorry Bree!)

Personal Interests: Skiing, soccer, tennis, and I’m a member of Ogopogo Rotary (Rotarian since 1990)

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Dr. Stacey Grimes – Optometrist, Partner

Dr. Stacey Grimes

Hometown: Penticton, BC

Family: Married to Dave with a son Isaac & daughter Emma

Education:

· Business Diploma (Okanagan College)

· Doctor of Optometry (University of Waterloo)

Professional Interests: I participated in 3rd world eye care project to Peru in 2014. I also enjoy working with seniors and teaching about the eye in various local schools.

Favourite Quote: “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I can never have to live without you.” – Winnie the Pooh

Books: Josephine trilogy by Sandra Gulland. Glass Castles, and Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls. A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews. Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Movies: Crazy Heart, Terms of Endearment

Music: Amos Lee, Mumford & Sons, Stevie Nicks

Personal Interests: Reading, walking, showshoeing, skiing, volunteer for local non-profits, quilting, & travel.

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Dr Dave Grimes – Optometrist, Partner

Dr. Dave Grimes

Hometown: Grand Falls, Newfoundland

Family: Married to Stacey with a son Isaac, & daughter Emma. Related to half of Newfoundland.

Education: Doctor of Optometry (University of Waterloo)

Professional Interests: participated in 3rd world eye care projects in Colombia (2017,2016), Nicaragua (2016), Peru (2014), Morocco (2013) & Myanmar (2003). Member of BC’s Children’s Low Vision Project. Specialty Contacts Lens fittings, including scleral lenses & multifocals.

Favourite Quote: “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive” – Howard Thurman

Books: Midnight’s Children by Salmon Rushdie, Philip Yancey, CS Lewis.

Movies: The Truman Show, Monty Python & the Holy Grail, Bourne Identity, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Braveheart

Music: Willie Nelson, The Boss, Larry Norman, Taj Mahal

Personal Interests: Running, snowboarding, snowshoeing, travel, reading, kayaking

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Dr. Kimberly Bernot – Optometrist

Hometown: Victoria, BC

Education:

· BSc Honours in Life Sciences (Queen’s University)

· Doctor of Optometry summa cum laude (Illinois College of Optometry in 2008)

Professional Interests: Family practice, ocular disease, contacts lenses. I was also part of an optometric mission to Morocco in 2013.

Favourite Quote: “Always live your life with your biography in mind” – Marisha Pessl (Specialty Topics in Calamity Physics)

Books: The Orenda, Into the Wild, Swamplandia

Movies: The Big Lebowski, Evil Dead, The Princess Bride

Music: Fleet foxes, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, the National

Personal Interests: Trail running, reading, knitting, archery, ultimate Frisbee

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Dr. Tricia Rychjohn – Optometrist, Partner

Dr. Tricia Rychjohn

Hometown: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Family: Married with a daughter, son, and Yorkie Poo J

Education:

· Two years of Arts & Science (University of Saskatchewan)

· Doctor of Optometry (University of Waterloo)

· Royal Conservatory ARCT Performer in piano

Professional Interests: Contact lenses, family practice, refractive laser co-management, & treatment of ocular disease including dry eye and glaucoma.

Favourite Quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” – Wayne Gretzky

Books: One Month to Live – Rick Warren

Movies: Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink

Music: John Meyer, Ed Sheeran, 54-40, Sting, Maroon 5

Personal Interests: Downhill Skiing, spending time on Lake Okanagan, Yoga, Travel, Watching my children’s hockey and dance, playing the piano.