Our staff

A passionate staff!

Mr. Sydney Takahashi, BSc, MBA, Opt. A.R., General Manager - Dr Takahashi Optometry CentreMr. Sydney Takahashi, BSc, MBA, Opt. A.R., General Manager

Syd received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia in 1987 and his Master’s of Business Administration also from UBC in 1990. Syd completed his Optometric Assistant designation from the American Optometric Association in 1996. He joined the clinic in 1995 and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the clinic. Syd is past-president (2004-2005) of the Kamloops West Rotary Club.
Yalena, BSc., Office Manager - Dr Takahashi Optometry CentreYalena, BSc., Office Manager

Yalena has been at our practice since 2003 as a summer student and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Thompson Rivers University in June 2008. She relocated from Penticton where she had worked in a similar capacity. She has taken on the role of office manager and is well versed in all front office functions, optical dispensing, contact lens orientations and coordination of laser refractive surgery patient consultations/follow ups.

Theresa, Optometric Assistant - Dr Takahashi Optometry CentreTheresa, Optometric Assistant

Theresa joined the clinic in February 2006 and has been a welcome addition to our practice. She assists in many areas including optical dispensing, appointment scheduling, pre-testing and front office functions. She completed her Advanced Business Management & E Commerce Diploma in 2005 and worked in Optical retail prior to joining the clinic. Theresa also was an English language instructor in Japan for five years. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family.


Alana, Optometric Assistant and Licensed Optician

We are pleased to welcome Alana to our team March 2012. Alana recently relocated to her home town of Kamloops after working as a licensed optician in Victoria. She brings over twenty years experience in the optical field and is one of our specialists in the dispensary.