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Our friendly staff to meet your every vision need. They are an integral part of our total Optometry team – focused on serving you.

Brianna Folkman

Office Manager, Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant (CCOA)
Brianna counts herself blessed to have lived in Kelowna her entire life, aside from 3 years spent in Calgary earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Studies.  She began her Optometric career at Visionfirst Optometry in 2011 and quickly fell in love with Visionfirst's patients and the fulfillment that...
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Nicole de Zwaan

Assistant Manager, Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant (CCOA)
Nicole was born and raised in Kelowna and has lived here for 23 wonderful years.  She began her career in the Optometric industry in August 2015 and quickly discovered vision care is something she is passionate about!  She loves the diverse aspects of her role as a Canadian Certified Optometric...
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Roxie Neigum

Optometric Assistant
Roxie was born and raised in Kelowna and has lived here her entire life.  She has been serving in the Optometric industry for 31 years and Visionfirst Optometry has been fortunate to have her on our team for the past 11 of those!  Her years of experience and passion for dealing...
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Chelsea Anderson

Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant (CCOA)
Chelsea is one of the fortunate few to be born and raised in the Okanagan.  She lived in Calgary for a short stint while she did her graduate studies in Counseling Psychology.  Soon after her return, Chelsea began working at Visionfirst Optometry in April 2015, and quickly fell in love...
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Gilda Stearns

Receptionist | Medical Office Assistant (MOA)
Gilda is originally from the lower mainland, and lived in Chilliwack, Agassiz, and Harrison before moving to Kelowna.  She grew up visiting her grandparents in the Okanagan and so, although she moved to the valley in 2003, she has grown up loving being in the Okanagan and sometimes feels as...