Inspired Eyes Creative Eyewear is an optical boutique located in the heart of downtown Kelowna. We specialize in rare, innovative, and beautiful eyewear from exclusive leading brands and custom lenses in a comfortable and charming boutique setting.
Lana Belvis, Licensed Optician / Owner:
Licensed Optician, Lana Belvis has over 30 years experience in eye care and can expertly guide you in selecting the best visual solutions to meet your individual needs. She loves that being an optician is the perfect combination of science and art – its physics, healthcare and fashion all rolled into one! With an eye for style and an expert understanding of optics, Lana is passionate about helping you see life more clearly and inspiring you to express yourself through creative and unique eyeglasses. Originally from Ardrossan, AB, a small town near Edmonton, she graduated from the Optical Sciences program at N.A.I.T. in 1990. Lana moved to Kelowna in1993 and has been working locally in visioncare since then. In 2010 she founded Inspired Eyes Creative Eyewear with a vision to provide Kelowna with a unique take on eyewear. At Inspired Eyes, Lana brings together premium brands and years of optical experience to provide a truly unique eyewear experience – one that is personalized, relaxed, and enjoyable!
Dr. Daniel Walker, OD, FOWNS, FCOVD
Originally from Mississauga, Ontario, Dr. Walker has been practicing Optometry in the Okanagan since 2015. He completed both his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry degrees at the University of Waterloo, graduating in 2012. Dr. Walker has completed additional post-graduate training in the areas of Vision Therapy & Neuro-Visual Rehabilitation as well as Ocular Wellness & Nutrition. He has completed fellowships with the Ocular Wellness & Nutrition Society (2021) and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (2023). These two areas are complementary to his passion for protecting and maintaining optimal visual health throughout life. Outside the office, he enjoys music, hiking, cooking and appreciating all the Okanagan has to offer with his wife and two young children
Teal Goyeche, Lab Manager:
Born and raised in the Okanagan Valley, Teal found her way into optics unexpectedly- and more than 20 years in, she’s still going strong! Her lab is her castle, and in it, Teal is busy crafting eyeglasses with care, precision, and an eye for the beautiful. She has finally hit the big leagues at Inspired Eyes, and she wants nothing more than to get her experienced hands on your newest set of glasses. When she isn’t working, you might find Teal gardening, socializing, or out and about on a patio enjoying all the Okanagan has to offer.
Alana Schatz, Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant (CCOA)
Alana started her career in optics in 2010 and became certified in 2013, helping clients with choosing frames and lenses to suit their visual needs ever since. Alana has a knack for connecting with clients and her compassion and listening skills make her an asset as a dispenser. She loves making sure that choosing your eyeglasses is a fun and enjoyable experience. Let her help you find the perfect frame to suit your personal style. Alana lives in Summerland B.C. She enjoys travelling with her fiancé, exploring the beauty of our province on the back of a motorcycle, spending time with her adult children and sampling at the many wineries and restaurants in the region.
Sandy Gaudet Shaw, Licensed Optician (LO)
Some of you may already know Sandy. She joined us in the summer of 2022, and is great addition to our “dream team”!
Sandy has a passion for creating an engaging customer experience! With her 25+ years in the industry, she aims to provide you with the very best in optics, complimented by the look you wish to extend to the world.
When not at work, she and her husband will be savouring a good coffee followed up by a long walk (where she will interact with every passing dog!).