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Due to Covid-19 the offices are now closed. If you have questions or urgent eyecare needs call the Fernie or Blairmore offices and leave a message.

Welcome to Rocky Mountain Optometry in Fernie, Elkford and Blairmore, British Columbia

We welcome patients of all ages to our comfortable optometry office. Our warm and trusted eye doctors provide personalized optical and medical eye care services to satisfy your family’s needs at any age, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Depending upon your age, lifestyle and overall health, vision care requirements change.

In our friendly clinic, we become familiar with each individual patient in order to customize eye exams and treatment options. Our family eye care services include eye exams for kids and adults, vision therapy, vision correction and management of age-related eye disease. Located conveniently to serve Fernie, Elkford and Blairmore residents, we offer hours to suit every family’s schedule.

Meet Our Doctors


Dr. Donald Vinge


Dr. Jeff Mann


Dr. Shane Groeneweg

Ask Our Doctors a Question...

Why does allergy season affect my eyes?

It’s that time of the year for allergies, and for those who suffer, it’s more than just sneezing. It can mean months of itchy, watery, and puffy eyes. Because many of the allergens are in the air, they easily get into the eyes and cause problems. For many people, a sudden case of red and watery eyes can feel like an infection when really it’s just allergies. Eye allergies, known as “allergic conjunctivitis”, can often be treated with over the counter medication, but for some, it is not enough. Let us help you manage your allergies this season.

What is blue light and why is it dangerous?

Blue light is part of visible light and close to UV on the light spectrum. It is naturally produced by the sun, used in fluorescent light bulbs and emitted by LED screens on computer monitors, tablets, and smartphones. The eyes’ natural filters do not block blue light and chronic exposure can cause age – related macular degeneration. Evidence also shows that blue light exposure can lead to sleep problems.

Why do I have to have my eyes dilated?

A thorough, dilated exam allows your optometrist to do a complete exam of the retina, and that is important to do throughout your life, as several eye diseases and conditions are detected at their earliest stages during a thorough eye exam: Diabetes, Eye tumors,High blood pressure,Infectious diseases, Macular degeneration, Retinal detachment, Glaucoma

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Regardless of your age or physical health, it’s important for your entire family to have regular eye exams.

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We carry the latest European and American designer eyewear collections in a variety of styles, colors and materials.

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Whether you wear daily, weekly or monthly disposables, or conventional (vial) lenses, check out our selection of lenses that fit your needs.




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About Us

At Rocky Mountain Optometry, each member of our vision care team is selected based upon his or her experience, professional demeanor, and dedication to providing personalized care to our optometry patients.

Our entire optometry staff is committed to ensuring the comfort and satisfaction of each and every patient. We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointment times that meet your needs. Our knowledgeable staff at Rocky Mountain Optometry will work with you to help you understand your vision insurance coverage and provide financial alternatives to ensure you get the best vision care possible.

When you make a decision about your eyewear, you are making a statement about who you are. Your decision affects your vision. Glasses, if picked appropriately, can improve your best facial features.

642-2nd Avenue
Fernie, BC V0B 1M0

  • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Closed
  • Closed

212 Alpine Way
Elkford, BC V0B 1H0

  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (Closed for lunch 1:00 PM-2:00 PM)
  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (Closed for lunch 1:00 PM-2:00 PM)

13119 - 20 Ave
Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0

  • 9:00 am-5:00 pm (Closed for lunch 12:30-1:30)
  • Closed