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Alpine Optometry
Salmon Arm Optometrists
Our Story
Salmon Arm Optometrist, Eye Doctor

Our Clinic

Our clinic has been owned and operated by Salmon Arm Optometrists for over seventy years
with Albert Bedford being Salmon Arm’s first druggist/optometrist.

Salmon Arm Optometrist, George Bedford, Eye Doctor


Albert Bedford's son George Victor Bedford took over his father’s practice.

Dr. G. V. Bedford was our very own George Ujimoto’s optometrist from grade 6 to grade 12 and inquired what George’s future plans were when he was in grade 12. The way George saw it, he had two options...

Doctor Lindsay Mushaluk, Alpine Optometry, Salmon Arm Optometrists

Dr. Lindsay Mushaluk*

Lindsay earned her Bachelor of Science at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in 2010.
During the summers of her undergrad, she worked in the practice at the front desk and pretesting patients. Lindsay attended Pacific University in Oregon where she graduated with Distinction in 2014. Her time at Pacific took her to El Salvador on a mission eye care trip as well as to Vancouver, Wyoming, California and Hawaii for her training in primary care and ocular disease.

Lindsay is passionate about helping others and pleased to be able to provide eye care in her hometown.
She enjoys skiing in the winter and playing soccer in the summer.

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Doctor George Ujimoto, Alpine Optometry, Salmon Arm Optometrists

Dr. George Ujimoto (Retired)*

George is a Salmon Arm native who studied at the Okanagan College before making his way to Waterloo, Ontario for optometry school. He graduated in 1977 and has been providing quality eye care in the Salmon Arm community ever since taking over Dr. G. V. Bedford’s practice. Throughout his career,  he has always had a passion for technology and staying up to date on the ever-changing equipment and innovations available. 

George’s primary passion is being able to provide the best eye carepossible right in his own stomping ground. In his spare time, he also enjoys gardening and cooking.

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Our Doctors
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Our Services

Eye Exams

Comprehensive eye examinations
for all ages.

First eye examination recommended at 6 months of age with annual exams until age 19. We do not charge for children.


Adults between 19 and 65 years
Recommended routine eye examinations every 2 years.


Seniors 65 and over

Annual examinations are recommended due to increased risk of ocular pathology.


From metallic foreign bodies and flashes/floaters to sudden vision changes, we are here to assist.

We are available for emergencies during office hours. Please visit the emergency room if we are not open during your time of emergency.

Eye Care

Medical care, treatment and
surgery co-managment

Red/Pink/Sore eye appointments


Management of ocular diseases such as Glaucoma, Age Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Dry Eye Disease.


Co-management of Cataract and LASIK/PRK surgeries


Direct billing to your extended medical plan


Protective eyewear, sunglass clips and cover-overs


Low vision aids for the visually impaired


We are a scent free office. Please do not wear scented products to your appointment.

Eye Wear
Eye wear
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Eye Glasses

We carry a wide selection of over 700 frames for men, women and children. Whether you desire the latest trend, the most durable, or lightest weight possible, our staff will be able to help you find the best fit.

A few of the brands that we carry: Alfred Sung, Ann Taylor, ArmouRx, Art Life, Aspire, BCBG, Bolle, Bourgeois, Champion, Dana Buchman, Danny Gokey. Easy Clip, Easy Twist, Hackett, Helium, Ice Cream, iChill, Jones New York, Kensie, Nano Vista, Nicole Miller, Ovvo, Paradox, Pentax, Ray Ban, Roots, Savannah, Steve Madden, Superflex, TLG, TMX, Vera Bradley, Vera Wang, Vue, Zac Posen


We can also provide Occupational Vision Plan safety frames for those needing protective eyewear.

Occupational Vision Plan

We offer a wide selection of contact lenses. Whether you are new to contacts or have been wearing them for many years, ask us whether you would benefit from the latest in contact lens technology.

Soft lenses, coloured lenses, and rigid gas permeable lenses

Alpine Optometry, Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses


We accept many insurance plans in order to assist you better. If you do not see your plan in the lists below or have any questions, feel free to call and ask.

Extended Medical Plans

Chambers of Commerce


Claim Secure


Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)


Empire Life

First Canadian

First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)

Great West Life / Canada Life

Green Shield Canada

Group Health

Group Source

Industrial Alliance Financial Group

Johnson Inc.

Johnston Group Inc.



Maximum Benefit

Pacific Blue Cross

Persons with Disabilities (PWD)


Sunlife Financial

Contact Us
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We are located at

304-371 Hudson Ave NE,
Andover Place,
Salmon Arm, BC


We are directly across from the post office in Andover Place on the third floor.


There is an elevator and street parking or 2 hour free parking in Ross Street Parking Lot for your convenience.

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday:

8:30am - 4:30pm


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