Symbol of Quality & Service Since 1953

ABOUT US

Optometrists with Passion!

Dr. Edward M Takahashi, OD, FAAO, Optometrist and Clinic Founder

Dr. Takahashi received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 1953 and his fellowship from the American Academy of Optometry in 1962. Throughout the years, Dr. Takahashi has worked with suppliers evaluating different contact lenses and has followed other specific patient cases he has encountered. He was the cornerstone of the practice until his passing in late 2010. Dr. Takahashi will be sadly missed.

Dr. Takahashi Optometry Centre's Team

Our Optometrists

Dr. Edward M Takahashi

OD, FAAO, Optometrist and Clinic Founder
Dr. Takahashi received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 1953 and his fellowship from the American Academy of Optometry in 1962. Throughout the years, Dr. Takahashi has worked with suppliers evaluating different contact lenses and has followed other specific patient cases he has encountered. He was the cornerstone of the practice until his passing in late 2010. Dr. Takahashi will be sadly missed.

Dr. Edward T Takahashi

B Sc, OD, Optometrist and Clinic Director
Dr. Takahashi graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Victoria in 1986 and his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University in Oregon in 1989. He is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and is recipient of the Irvin M. Borish award from the AOA Foundation for his comparative study of the Goldmann Applanation Tonometer. He has also been recognized by London Eye Centre for his dedication to laser refractive surgery patient care. Dr. Takahashi’s community involvement includes speaking to the local diabetes foundation on the ocular manifestations of diabetes, volunteer on-call Optometrist for the 2006 World Junior Hockey Championship and Western Canada Games 2011 and ongoing mentoring of Optometry students in the Kamloops area.

He is able to conduct examinations in both English and Spanish.

Dr. Donald Sanford

OD, Optometrist
Dr. Sanford joined our practice in August 2012 since relocating from Washington State. He has been practising optometry since 1981 and holds a degree from Pacific University. Dr. Sanford brings a wealth of knowledge through the various practice settings he has worked in.

He is able to conduct examinations in both English and Spanish.

Mr. Sydney Takahashi

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.

Our Staff

All our staff come from various backgrounds in eyecare and are cross trained to provide a stress free experience. If they cannot answer a question or request they will find someone who can.

Alana

Opthalmic Dispenser
We are pleased to welcome Alana to our team March 2012. Alana relocated to her home town of Kamloops after working as a licensed optician in Victoria. She brings over twenty years experience in all aspects of eyeglass dispensing including frame selection, lens and coating recommendations.

Allissa

Optometric Assisstant
Allissa joined our clinic in 2016 with ten years experience in eye care. She is well versed in patient pre-testing, contact lens training, eyeglass selection and fitting.

Brenda

Optometric Assistant
Brenda joined our clinic in 2016 with close to ten years experience in eye care. She is comfortable with all aspects of patient management and brings with her a background in both optometry and ophthalmology.

Theresa

Optometric Assistant
Theresa joined the clinic in February 2006 and has been a welcome addition to our practice. She assists in many areas including ophthalmic dispensing, 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.

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We provide many optometric services such as children’s eye examinations, management of age-related visual/ocular conditions (macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma). We also manage post-surgery patients related to retinal, corneal, cataract and laser-refractive procedures.
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