Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
Dr. Kadziolka earned his doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 1977.
Dr Smart earned a B.Sc. from the University of Guelph in 1980 and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 1984. He has lived and practiced in Dawson Creek since 1985.
He has travelled with the Third World Eyecare Society to Peru, Zanzibar and the Phillipines to help provide eyecare and free glasses.
Dr. Angelo Spataro has returned to the office of Drs. Kadziolka and Smart, his original mentors in Optometry. He previously worked here from 1999-2004 as well as summer locums after that. He returns with additional work experience from California and Ontario. Angelo was raised in Dawson Creek and still has many ties to the community. His two daughters were born here and his parents still live here. After high school graduation from South Peace Senior Secondary he went on to do his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Alberta. His optometry program was done at the University of California at Berkeley. Some of his internships include Travis Air Force base, Sacramento VA hospital and Lovelace Medical Center, Albuquerque New Mexico. These internships provided him with valuable experience in ocular disease and patient management. When not in the clinic Angelo enjoys spending time playing basketball or skiing with his daughters .
Dr. Wen grew up in Calgary, Alberta and received her Bachelor of Science with a minor in sociology from McGill University. During her time in Montreal, Dr. Wen started exploring the art of stand-up comedy, which she still performs to this day. She attended Pacific University in beautiful Oregon for optometry school. During her last year of optometry school, Dr. Wen received six months of intensive training in ocular disease from experts at Bascom Palmer of Florida, the #1 eye hospital in the United States. There, she learned from the best in treating diseases of the retina, neuro-ophthalmology, and cornea. Dr. Wen also trained at the Optometric Vision Development Center in California, where she completed vision therapy activities and bonded with people of all ability levels, including special needs populations. Finally, Dr. Wen’s last externship was at the distinguished Hoopes Vision in Utah, where she worked closely with optometrists and ophthalmologists who specialize in laser eye surgery and other corneal and lens-related surgeries. She enjoys the peacefulness and small-town charm of Dawson Creek and is excited to settle down after all her travels in her educational career. Outside of work, Dr. Wen likes to watch Seinfeld and explore the great outdoors.