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Christie Petkau

Christie Petkau
Optometric Assistant

A prairie girl from Regina, Saskatchewan, Christie moved to Kelowna almost 30 years ago and never looked back! (Eventually, her parents and brother followed her out here too!)

Christie considers it a privilege to have been able to raise her family in the Okanagan.  She has enjoyed all of the treasures the area has to offer, and her favourite still has to be an evening stroll downtown on the boardwalk.

With a few years of reception work under her belt, she happily joined the Visionfirst family in October 2020. There is not an aspect of her work day that she doesn’t enjoy!  She loves connecting with patients during the day, helping them meet their vision needs, and giving them that extra bit of confidence from selecting a super cute frame!  She looks forward to completing the Canadian Optometric Assistant certification throughout 2021-2022 and growing in her role at Visionfirst.

On the weekends, you will find her with friends and family, watching a sporting event or cheesy reality show, usually with a brown sugar oat americano in hand!


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