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Dr. Meghan Ashton graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2006. She is originally from Kamloops and loves living in the Okanagan! Dr. Ashton practices full scope optometry including challenging contact lens fittings (bifocal/multifocal, toric, rigid, keratoconus), pediatrics, and co-management of various eye diseases (diabetes, macular degeneration, glaucoma, etc.) as well as regular eye examinations. When she isn’t practicing as a full time partner in the practice, she enjoys snowboarding, playing hockey, playing ultimate Frisbee, and hiking around Kalamalka Lake.
Dr. Udenberg is thrilled to be back in his home town of Vernon after graduating from the School of Optometry at the University of Waterloo in 2010 with honours. While in Waterloo, he completed internships in ocular pathology, binocular vision and specialty contact lens design. He has also volunteered on many third world eye care missions and most recently traveled to Nicaragua and Haiti. Prior to studying Optometry, Dr. Udenberg completed a degree in Pharmacology at the University of Alberta where he worked as a researcher in a cardiovascular pharmacology lab publishing multiple studies. In his spare time, Dr. Udenberg is an avid musician and enjoys snowboarding, playing hockey and traveling with his wife Renee. He is a proud member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and Kalamalka Rotary Club.
Dr. Rowe is very happy to offer full scope eye care to patients of all ages in the North Okanagan. He was born in Penticton, BC, completed a degree in Biology at the University of Calgary, and graduated on the Dean's Honour List and as Valedictorian of his class at the School of Optometry in Waterloo, ON. He also studied French in Sherbrooke Quebec and can offer eye exams in French as needed. He enjoys the outdoor lifestyle of the Okanagan with his wife and two daughters. On weekends he can be found hiking, biking, fishing, swimming and skiing in and around Vernon.
Dr Farley graduated with honours from the University of Waterloo in 2010. After graduation she moved to Abbotsford and practiced for three years with one of the largest optometry practices in British Columbia. When her family relocated to Vernon in November of 2013 she joined the team at Vernon Optometry. In February 2014 she was elected by her peers to the board of directors for the BC Association of Optometrists which advocates the importance of eye health examinations for the prevention of vision loss. When she is not in the office Dr Farley enjoys spending time with her young daughter and husband skiing, snowboarding, wakeboarding and hiking. Dr Farley is currently accepting new patients of all ages.
Dr. Jaelyn was raised in Saskatchewan and completed her Doctor of Optometry with Honours at the University of Waterloo. She completed an additional year of residency training with Indiana University School of Optometry in Primary Care. Her passion for international work has sent her across the world to seek new skills in Mexico, Thailand, Alaska and Australia. While in Australia, Dr. Jaelyn enjoyed flying into Indigenous communities to set up temporary eye clinics in the Northern Territory and teaching optometry students at the University of Melbourne. After 5 years of international work, she chose Vernon as her home because she loves mountain biking, skiing and exploring the outdoors with friends.
She is a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Optometry and also serves on the board for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and the Quality Assurance Committee for the BC College of Optometry.
Dr. Jaelyn is accepting new patients of all ages.
Dr. Brittany Rollett hails from small-town Saskatchewan, but is now very happy to call the Okanagan home. She did her undergraduate training at the University of Saskatchewan in Anatomy and Cell Biology, graduating with Great Distinction, and completed her Doctor of Optometry with Honours at the University of Waterloo. She volunteers on sustainable eyecare projects in developing nations and most recently travelled to West Africa. She has a special interest in children's vision and visual development, serves as a Peer Group Facilitator for the College of Optometrists of B.C, and also co-chairs the PR committee for the B.C Association of Optometry.
As BC transplants, Brittany and her husband Paul love the beaches, hiking trails and wineries that the Okanagan has to offer.
Dr. Warner graduated from the University of Montana in 1972 with a B.A. in psychology and the Illinois College of Optometry in 1979. He started his optometry career in Montana then moved to Whitehorse, Yukon with his wife and two children in 1985. After a few years they relocated to Vernon and Dr. Warner joined Dr. Irwin in practice in 1989. Since then Dr. Warner has served on the council of the B.C. Association of Optometrists and participated in several missions trips to third world countries. He enjoys the B.C. outdoors hiking, skiing, camping, fishing and playing tennis.
Dr. Douglas Irwin received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph, Ontario, and then his Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Waterloo, Ontario in 1976. He was raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario, spending most of his time at his father’s business, the Loch Lomond Ski area. He moved to Vernon shortly after graduating, taking over the practice of Dr. J.M. Turner. He was team leader for a vision mission trip to Arizpe, Mexico with TWECS. He spent many years coaching with the Nancy Greene Ski League and the North Okanagan Soccer Association. He attends Grace Bible Church and enjoys spending time skiing, hiking and bicycling with his wife Denise.