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The eye doctors and staff at Salt Spring Eyecare have been providing Salt Spring Island with quality eye care for many years. Our friendly staff is dedicated to providing this care in an atmosphere of compassion and respect. Our goal is to remain at the forefront of eye care through continuing education utilizing the latest state-of-the-art equipment, technology, contact lens, and eyewear products.

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Meet The Eye Doctors At Salt Spring Eyecare

Our eye doctors take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing, and treating potential vision problems.

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Diana Polmear

Diana Polmear

Diana joined the Salt Spring Eyecare team in 2018 and became an Optometric Assistant in 2019. Having worked for a Naturopath previously, she has an interest in anatomy and physiology. She enjoys crafting, making candles and natural body products and hanging out with her pets and family in her spare...
Dr. Andrea Varju

Dr. Andrea Varju

Dr. Andrea Varju knew she would have a career in health care from childhood.  She completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Kinesiology in 1996 at Simon Fraser University.  During these years, she also worked in an optical lab, which became her introduction to focusing her career on taking care...

Gretta Hildebrandt

Gretta Hildebrandt Gretta Hildebrandt has always been interested in the body. She completed the Anatomy and Physiology course at BCIT and has also become an Aromatherapist and Homeopath. In 2010 she had the opportunity to work at Salt Spring Eyecare and became a Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant. She looks forward...

Randene Tolhurst

Randene Tolhurst After stumbling into the optical field as a cashier in 1989, Randi has progressed in what has been a rewarding career. She spent 17 years with a large corporation, and during that time was fortunate to be chosen as the only Canadian on a 2 week Gift of...

Salt Spring Eyecare in Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Eyecare provides innovative eye care services to patients from in and around Salt Spring Island. We offer comprehensive eye health assessments, ocular disease diagnosis and treatment, contact lens evaluation and fitting, and prescriptions.

The team at Salt Spring Eyecare aims to provide the best possible solution for the patient's eye health and vision needs. By utilizing the latest technologies and evidence-based treatments, we can ensure that each patient maintains optimal eye health.

We welcome new patients and accept most major forms of insurance.