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Penticton Okanagan Valley British Columbia Canada

Your Eye Care Team in Penticton

Meet the experienced eye health care professionals at Dr. Specs Optical, proudly serving our valued Penticton clients.

Dr. Darren Hatchard

Dr. Darren Hatchard B.Sc., O.D.

Dr. Darren Hatchard, B.Sc., O.D., was born in Red Deer, Alberta and raised in Singapore. After completing his undergraduate degree in Vision Science and Forensic Chemistry at the University of Central Oklahoma, he completed his Doctor of Optometry at Pacific University in Oregon. For eighteen years, he practiced full scope Optometry with treatment and management of ocular disease in the Cayman Islands prior to the legislation to do so in Canada.

Dr. Hatchard is a current board member of the British Columbia Association of Optometry ( BCAO ). He also has opened British Columbia’s first exclusive dry eye treatment center in Kelowna. In his time spent away from the office, he enjoys skiing, hiking, sailing and spending time with his family.

Dr. Ignacio Salvati

Dr. Ignacio Salvati, M.D. (Argentina)

Dr. Ignacio Salvati, Optometrist, M.D. ( Argentina ), was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After completing his Medical Degree at the University of Buenos Aires, he further continued his education by specializing in Ophthalmology at Churruca Visca Hospital. He was the recipient of a Literary Award at the Argentine Society of Ophthalmology Congress in 2007. In his time away from the office, Dr. Salvati enjoys playing soccer, skiing, and spending time with his family.

Dr. Brian Sklapsky

Dr. Brian Sklapsky A.B., O.D.

Dr. Brian Sklapsky, A.B., O.D., was born and raised in Martensville, Saskatchewan. He completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Princeton University while also playing varsity hockey. He played one year of hockey professionally in Europe before completing his Doctor of Optometry from Michigan College of Optometry. He enjoys Primary Care Optometry with an interest in scleral lenses and sports vision.

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