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The Staff at Williams Lake Optometry

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Our exceptional, friendly staff  at Williams Lake Optometry is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.

Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible.




Bryan Johns

Laboratory Technician, Eyewear Specialist
Bryan began his career in the optometry industry in February, 2011. Since that time, he has specialized in eyeglass dispensing, troubleshooting, difficult adjustments, and repairs. Bryan also has developed a passion for cutting lenses and crafting beautiful eyewear. Born in the Yukon Territory, Bryan moved to BC at the age...

Jordan Wheeler

Optometric Assistant
Jordan is excited to be a part of the Williams Lake optometry team, joining in October 2017. As one of our optometric assistants, Jordan can book an appointment for you as well as conduct the preliminary testing for our optometrists. Since graduating three years ago, Jordan has enjoyed working with...

Jennifer Teppema

Optometric Assistant, Receptionist, Eyewear Specialist
Jen has over six years experience in the Optometry field.  She will welcome you with a friendly smile when you come into our office.  She has experience in Pre-testing, contact lenses, and in the Eyeglass Dispensary.  She has travelled to Bella Coola, Anahim Lake, Redstone, Alexis Creek, Nemiah, and Tsay Keh...

Leanne Macnair

Eyewear Specialist, Laboratory Technician, Optometric Assistant  
Leanne has over 28 years experience in the Optometry field. She will help you choose the perfect frame and make sure it fits comfortably.  She began working as an Optometric Assistant in 1989 with Dr. Gord Tarangle. In 1996 when Dr. Dan Derksen purchased the practice, her tenure began at Cariboo...

Tanis Freeman

Optometric Assistant, Receptionist
Tanis began her career as an optometric assistant in 2012. She specializes in preliminary testing and visual field testing. She looks forward to assisting you in booking your appointments. Tanis grew up in Grande Cache, Alberta and spent two years in Edmonton training with the Royal Glenora Figure Skating Club....

Sherry Fuller

Eyewear Specialist
Sherry Fuller grew up in Williams Lake and enjoys spending time in the cariboo. She took some time off and has just returned to the field. She specializes in the eyewear department, where she brings almost three years of service.  She loves to greet each and every patient with a warm...

Hanna Favel

Optometric Assistant, Eyewear Specialist
Hanna was excited to join the Williams Lake Optometry team in March of 2017. She has trained in the eyewear department, pretesting, and would be happy to book appointments for you. The three years following graduation Hanna worked in a local healthcare office and enjoyed working with patients of all...

Dylan Passeri

Optometric Assistant
Dylan joined the Williams Lake Optometry team in November 2018. She works part time after school and on weekends and is an ambitious full-time student attending Lake City Secondary School. Dylan is trained to do preliminary testing, answering phone calls, and minor glasses repairs. On Dylan’s free time she enjoys...

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