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Our practice is owned and run by Dr. Neil VanderHorst who works alongside local physicians and ophthalmologists to provide routine check ups, eye disease management and early detection of eye diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration.

We believe in building long-term relationships with all of our patients and we’re always ready to answer any of your questions. Learn more about us by reading below or better yet, stop by our office for a chat!


Dr. Neil VanderHorst

Neil VanderHorst graduated from Pacific University in 2006. After four years of living in Forest Grove, Oregon, he and his family were excited not only to return to Canada, but to move to 100 Mile House and enjoy the many advantages of small town life.   The VanderHorst family has...

Our Staff

Our team is made up of dedicated individuals who are passionate about protecting the strength of your vision and health of your eyes.



Optical Lab Manager
Ellen has been with our clinic since 1996. Before moving to Canada, she lived in Germany where she worked in the optical industry as an Augenoptikerin for 15 years. With over 35 years of optical experience, she is our resident expert and has passed down much of her extensive knowledge to the other...


Office Manager & Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
Tracey got her start at Chase Optometric Centre before becoming a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant in Salmon Arm. She joined our practice in 2010 where she quickly proved herself to be an invaluable asset. More recently, she stepped into the role of Office Manager. With over 24 years of experience in the medical...

Tracy D.

Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant (CCOA)
Originally from a small town in Ontario, Tracy D. joined us in 2015. You'd never know that she only moved to 100 Mile House in 2012 —she has an uncanny ability to remember names that would rival lifelong residents and you'll often find her around town waving to everyone she sees. Her...


Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant (CCOA)
Born and raised in 100 Mile House, Melodie came to our office in 2016 after 13 years of working at a general practitioner clinic in town. The combination of her years of experience in the medical industry and her love of accessories makes her the ideal person to help you find your perfect...


Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant (CCOA)
Chelsea joined our office in 2017 shortly after she moved to town from Vancouver. She's often excitedly trying on new glasses before we even have a chance to put them in inventory and she says her dream is to find a loving home for each one of them. We also consider...


Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant (CCOA)
Robyn is the newest addition to our team (and our town!) Before moving to 100 Mile House in 2017, she lived in Fort St. John where she worked as a Optometric Assistant for 12 years. We knew that her experience would be a great addition to our office but it was...


Community Outreach Manager
Kimberly works in the background of the clinic helping amazing things happen in the community. She can often be found attending the meetings of charitable organizations, serving as admin for local Facebook groups and websites, and she recently became the administrator of a new-to-the-South-Cariboo website that allows organizations to post...