About Us - Vivid Laser | Dr. Ron Baldassare
Dr. Ron Baldassare has devoted his career to the study and treatment of the cornea starting with some of the pioneering LASIK research in 1994.
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Meet Dr. Ron Baldassare

Expertise and experience you can trust

We have patients coming from as far away as Thunder Bay Ontario to be treated, because we are a boutique clinic with a very specialized skills set and knowledge.

Meet the Surgeon

Dr. Ron Baldassare, MD, CM, FRCSC, ABO

dr-ron-baldassare_bio1Dr. Ron Baldassare has devoted his career to the study and treatment of the cornea starting with some of the pioneering LASIK research in 1994. He is the only cornea specialist in the Okanagan, and the only surgeon with a fellowship in Refractive Surgery in the Okanagan.

 

He is involved in clinical research, is a reviewer for the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, has presented his research at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, and is a sought after speaker and educator about new ophthalmic surgical technology.

 

Membership in several professional associations…
Executive board member for both the British Columbia Eye Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and the Canadian Cataract Institute.
Athletics: Hockey, triathlons, and skiing including competing for Team Canada In the World Age Group Triathlon Championships In 2010 [Budapest, Hungary] and 2012 [Auckland, New Zealand]. Selected for Team Canada, 2011 World Age Group Triathlon Championships [Beijing, China].

Meet the Team

Stephanie provides surgery consultations and post-operative care at Vivid Laser, and she's also co-owner of Stickle & Strawn Optometry in West Kelowna. Stephanie and her husband Mike have a daughter named Finley and a Shorkie named Aubie, and they enjoy all that the Okanagan has to offer.

Dr. Stephanie Strawn, OD
Optometrist

Stephanie practices as an optometrist at Vivid Laser Centre providing laser surgery consultations and post-operative care. Stephanie is also an associate at iSight Optometry. She and her husband Dave have two beautiful children, Alex and Anna.

Dr. Stephanie Gautier, OD
Optometrist
The Interior’s Only Corneal Specialist

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