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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

Eyewear Specialist, Laboratory Technician
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 four years...

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

Office Manager, Optometric Assistant
Jen loves being a part of Williams Lake Optometry. She started her career in the Optometry field in 2012. 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,...

Leanne Macnair

Eyewear Specialist, Laboratory Technician, Optometric Assistant  
Leanne has 30 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 Eye Care...

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 specializes in the eyewear department, where she brings over six years of service. She loves to greet each and every patient with a warm and friendly smile and is eager to find the perfect pair of glasses...

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...

Shelby Cayen

Optometric Assistant
Shelby is excited to be a part of the Williams Lake Optometry team. She joined us in June 2019. As one of our optometric assistants, Shelby can schedule an appointment for you as well as conduct preliminary and specialized testing for our optometrists.  Shelby moved from Northern Ontario to the Okanagan in...

Krista Mitchell

Eyewear Dispensary Manager
Krista joined the Williams Lake Optometry team in June of 2019. She is excited to be working in our eyewear department. She looks forward to helping you pick out a frame and go over the different lens options available to suite your lifestyle. Krista was born and raised in Williams Lake where...

Faith Frost

Preliminary Tester
Faith is happy to be apart of the Williams Lake Optometry team. She joined our work family in April 2019. Faith looks forward to greeting you when you come into the clinic and running preliminary testing before you see the optometrist. She will also help you schedule an appointment at the front desk....

Shandi Tunstall

Receptionist, Eyewear Specialist
Shandi moved to Williams Lake in fall 2019. She grew up in Kamloops and graduated from Norkam Secondary. Shandi is new to the optometry world. She is enjoying working with the community of Williams Lake and is excited to continue learning as she has a passion for helping others. Stop by the clinic and...

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