Summit Eyecare has six Kamloops eye doctors on staff; all of the doctors have a passion for continuing education, new technology, innovation, and using these to better care for their patients. Please take a minute to learn more about our eye doctors in Kamloops, and give us a call to come in and meet them. Summit Eyecare are the eye doctors that patients in Kamloops can rely on!
Always ready to greet you with a smile, our front desk staff can help you book appointments, order contacts and make sure that your Summit Eyecare experience is a positive one. They also run all of the pre-testing equipment that puts together a patient’s baseline information before seeing one of our optometrists. From friendly staff and qualified eye doctors in Kamloops, Summit Eyecare is your trusted choice for your eyecare needs in Kamloops.
Our friendly and knowledgeable lab technicians will help you find the pair of glasses that is just right for you. From helping you find the frame with the proper fit, to repairing your broken spectacles, our dispensing lab will make sure your glasses are always at their best!
Dr. Demarchi was born and raised in Kamloops, and graduated from the optometry program at the University of Waterloo in 1969. He then opened his first clinic with Dr. Takahashi, and after 19 years of working together, he started his own practice in 1988. A year later, in 1989, Dr. Giovanni Cinel joined him in practice, and in 1998 they moved to their current location and changed the name to Summit Eyecare Centre.
Optometry has always been a passion for Dr. Demarchi and he finds the latest developments in technology to be very stimulating, especially as they have improved the sight of people who formerly had to live with deteriorating vision.
He loves the great outdoors, especially hunting and fishing, as well as spending time with his wife, Terry, their two children and four grandchildren.
Dr. Cinel was born and raised in Kamloops, graduating from Norkam Secondary. He then attended the University of Waterloo, receiving both his Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Optometry degrees before returning home to begin practice in 1989.
A member of the Third World Eyecare Society, Dr. Cinel has participated in five eye-care missions to Grenada, Guatemala, and the Philippines. He is regularly asked to lecture at optometry conferences in British Columbia and Alberta.
Dr. Cinel enjoys singing and performing with the Cantabile Singers and the Kamloops Symphony Chorus. He and his wife, Cynthia, love to kayak, hike and travel.
Dr. Noble was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, the oldest of four siblings. He attended the University of Western Ontario in London before studying optometry at the University of Waterloo. He graduated with honours in 1998 and began practicing optometry that same year.
He met his wife, Julie, shortly thereafter, and they are enjoying raising two active young children, Carter and Sadie. Dr. Noble enjoys all aspects of optometric practice and is happy to assist patients with complete eye examinations, contact lenses, laser or cataract co-management and ocular emergencies.
When not in the office, Dr. Noble enjoys staying fit with hockey, softball, going to the gym, and performs admirably in his second career as his children’s chauffeur!
Dr. Weston grew up in London, Ontario. His parents, a physician and a nurse, had five children, Josh being the fourth.
Dr. Weston studied at the University Of Waterloo, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctorate of Optometry degree. During that time, he had the privilege of having internships in London, Ontario at the Ivey Eye Clinic, the private ophthalmology practice of Dr. Colin Mailer, as well as a private optometry practice in Christchurch, New Zealand. In New Zealand, he gained valuable clinical experience
with binocular vision anomalies and vision therapy, dealing mostly with the pediatric population. While in London, he was involved with cases of glaucoma, retinal disease, strabismus, lid anomalies, cataract, refractive and corneal surgeries.
Dr. Weston and his wife made the move to Kamloops in 2004 and both have lived and worked in the community since that time. They have two young children that light up their lives, as well. Dr. Weston also enjoys downhill skiing, mountain biking and playing soccer in his free time.
Dr. Dan Derksen was born and raised in the St. Catharines area of Ontario and completed his optometric training at the University of Waterloo, graduating in 1991. After graduation he began practicing optometry in Kelowna, BC. He then moved to Williams Lake in 1996 to take over a single doctor practice. During the years in Williams Lake, the practice grew into a large 5 doctor practice and in 2014 Dr. Derksen sold the practice. Shortly after, he moved to Sun Peaks to enjoy the beauty and outdoor fun it has to offer. He enjoys skiing, biking, golfing, and paddle boarding.
Dr. Derksen enjoys spending time with his 3 grown children and one grandchild. He is an associate optometrist at Summit Eyecare Centre and gets great satisfaction from seeing patients in Kamloops and working with the fantastic and professional team at the clinic.
Dr. Lam lived in beautiful British Columbia most of her life and grew up in Richmond. She attended the University of British Columbia where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacology then continued her studies at the University of Waterloo where she received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2009. She decided to pursue extra training after her doctorate degree and was accepted to a hospital-based residency program in ocular disease with the Veterans Affairs Medical Facilities in Ohio, USA. While completing her residency program, Dr. Lam was an adjunct faculty as a clinical instructor at the Ohio State University College of Optometry.
Her passion for ocular disease and management led her to practice rural optometry in Williams Lake, BC for 9 years before moving to Kamloops. While in the Cariboo, she provided optometry service with travelling clinics in communities where there was no access to eye care. These locations included Tatla Lake, Anahim Lake, and Bella Coola. Also, she performed out-of-clinic eye exams on the residents at a local retirement home in Williams Lake.
Dr. Lam wanted to be in a profession where she can serve both her local community and those in need globally. She had joined medical and eye care mission trips to Honduras, Peru, and Thailand.
Dr. Lam was on the Board of Directors with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the pianist for the Cariboo Gold Dance Band, and the president of the Cariboo Festival Society while she lived in Williams Lake. She is looking forward to getting involved with the Kamloops community as well.
Dr. Lam loves to travel and enjoys the outdoors including hiking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding. But you will also find her indoors as she loves to craft, quilt, and play her piano. Dr. Lam moved to Kamloops with her life companion, Dan (who was born and raised in Kamloops), and their darling cats, Jax and Archibald.
To Our Patients and Community:
Following guidance from Federal and Provincial Health Authorities to limit the spread of COVID-19, we are restricting our clinic to EMERGENCY SERVICES ONLY. We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause. To access ANY service, including emergency eye care, contact lens refills, spectacle pick up or repair, or to ask any questions, please call us at 250-828-1554, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Monday to Friday. We are able to fill contact lens orders over the phone and have them shipped at no charge to a home address.
We are taking these steps in order to protect the health of our patients, our staff and our community, and ask everyone to take all possible precautions to protect yourselves and your loved ones.
The Team at Summit Eyecare