At Inspired Eyes Optometry, we strive to create a personalized eye care experience to ensure our patients have the best vision possible – both now, and for the rest of their lives. With in-house retinal imaging and our full scope Optometry clinic, we pride ourselves in staying current with the latest technologies and developments in eye care. We offer appointments for adult and children’s examinations, eye emergencies, contact lenses, post-LASIK management, and management of a number of eye diseases.
Eye Exams & Vision Wellness
Located in the heart of downtown Kelowna, Dr. Walker & Dr. Folk are available for daytime and evening appointments. Our patients appreciate that we take the time to listen to their individual concerns, answer their questions and teach them about their eye health. A Vision Wellness Assessment includes a thorough eye health check, retinal imaging, an assessment of the options for eyeglasses or contact lenses if needed and recommendations to promote healthy eyes. Our Optometrists have a special interest in protecting and maintaining optimal visual health through a variety of factors that include lifestyle and nutrition. Our lifestyle recommendations can be particularly helpful in the prevention and management of a number of common eye conditions, such as Dry Eye, Cataracts, and Macular Degeneration. We provide thorough eye examinations and are passionate about educating patients how to keep their eyes healthy for life!
Recommended Eye Exam Frequency
To ensure optimal eye health and development it is important for your child to have their eyes examined. Even before your child can walk or talk, optometrists can evaluate the development of their eye movements (detecting “lazy eye”), eye health, and even their developing eye prescription (farsightedness, astigmatism, etc). Examinations are recommended as young as 6 months, before starting kindergarten, and annually through the school years.
ADULTS AGED 19 TO 64:
Adults should have an eye exam at least every two years or more often if required to monitor other health conditions, such as Diabetes. Some of the more common conditions within this age group are blur or difficulty focusing at near, dry eyes, and digital eye strain, or Computer Vision Syndrome.
SENIORS AGED 65 OR OLDER:
For seniors, the risk of eye conditions increases significantly. We monitor for cataracts, as well as potentially sight-threatening eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and glaucoma. Detecting these conditions in a timely manner and appropriate management is crucial to your long term eye health. We highly recommend seeing us yearly for a thorough eye examination, which includes dilation and retinal imaging.
Dr. Walker and Dr. Folk are accepting new patients and welcoming their returning patients alike. Click “here” https://inspiredeyes.janeapp.com/ to book a Vision Wellness Assessment appointment. We look forward to seeing you!
Dr. Danny Walker hails from Mississauga, Ontario, and has been practicing Optometry in the Okanagan since 2015. Dr. Walker completed both his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry degrees at the University of Waterloo, graduating in 2012. He was voted by his fellow classmates to receive the Dr. Michael Gutwein Memorial Award in his final year of Optometry school, awarded to the most social and involved student in the class. Upon graduation, he moved to Corner Brook, Newfoundland for three years, where he had the opportunity to practice full-scope Optometry in a variety of rural locations. Dr. Walker has completed additional training in the area of Vision Therapy & Neuro-Visual Rehabilitation, as well as Ocular Wellness & Nutrition. He is a member in good standing with COVT&R, and the OWNS. These areas are complementary to his passion for protecting and maintaining optimal visual health throughout life.
Dr. Folk was born and raised in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Regina and her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2014. Dr. Folk practiced optometry in the rural South Okanagan for 5 years and gained experience in family and geriatric care while also managing a wide variety of ocular disease. She anticipates getting to know her Kelowna patients and integrating into the community. Outside of the office her passions are skiing and spending time on the lake. She also enjoys beach volleyball, hiking, cycling and going back to Saskatchewan to visit family and take in a Roughrider game.