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Visionfirst Optometry


Our friendly staff at Visionfirst Optometry is dedicated to providing care in an atmosphere of compassion and respect. Our goal is to remain at the forefront of eye care through continuing education utilizing the latest state-of-the-art equipment, technology, contact lens, and eyewear products.

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Meet Our Team at Visionfirst Optometry

From toddler to senior and everyone between, Visionfirst Optometry offers the premier services you need to maintain the quality vision you and your family members deserve. Our team of experienced eye care professionals is assisted by our highly trained technicians and our efficient, compassionate front office staff. By choosing Visionfirst Optometry, you’re choosing West Kelowna‘s most reliable full-range eye care provider.

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Nicole Reimer

Nicole Reimer

Nicole was born and raised in Kelowna and has enjoyed spending her life here.  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 Assistant, combining aspects of customer services, sales, and administration, while also including the medical elements of eye health care, and even fashion!  She is looked to for leadership and expertise and serves both our team and our patients with excellence as Visionfirst's Assistant Manager.  She appreciates how each day is unique, which keeps things interesting, and finds that having an excellent team to work with makes each day even better.  

Outside of the office, Nicole loves being outside in the sun, hiking, boating, snowboarding, walking downtown, and just laying at the beach with a good book.  She also enjoys rock climbing, Latin dancing, drawing, playing piano at church, and spending time with her family and friends.  You may see Nicole cruising around town with her husband, Darnell, on their tandem bike!  On top of her many interests, Nicole loves to travel, having visited North America, Central American, Australia, Asia, and Africa ... she hopes that Europe will be her next be adventure!

Christie Petkau

Christie Petkau

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!


Visionfirst Optometry in West Kelowna

Visionfirst Optometry provides innovative eye care services to patients from in and around West Kelowna and Kelowna. Our eye care experts offer comprehensive eye health assessments, ocular disease diagnosis and treatment, contact lens evaluation and fitting, and prescriptions.

The team at Visionfirst Optometry aims to provide the best possible solution for the patient's eye health and vision needs. By utilizing the latest technologies and evidence-based treatments, we can ensure that each patient maintains optimal eye health.

We welcome new patients and accept most major forms of insurance....