Excellent Patient Care Will Always Be Our Focus

Patient education is the best way to preserve eye health. It is our goal to ensure that you are given a thorough and informative examination so that we can work together to maintain optimal eyesight for years to come.


Strawn & Co. Optometry was originally founded as Stickle & Strawn Optometry in 2014 by Dr. Marc Stickle and Dr. Stephanie Strawn. After Dr. Stickle’s retirement from practice in 2018, the name was changed to Strawn & Co. Optometry.

Today Dr. Stephanie Strawn, and her associate Dr. Karli Kilkus, continue to provide the highest quality of ocular health and vision care to the community.

Meet The Team


Stephanie was born and raised in the small town of Canmore, Alberta. She completed undergraduate work at the University of Lethbridge prior to graduating with honors from the University of Waterloo in 2007 as a Doctor of Optometry. Since then she has worked with multiple practices in the Okanagan, including Vivid Laser Center where she spent many years providing surgical consultations and post operative management with the interior’s only corneal specialist, Dr. Ron Baldassare. Today she is proud to the be the sole owner of her own practice in West Kelowna. Educating patients, and the community, about eye health is her passion.

Outside work, Stephanie loves to spend time with her family enjoying the outdoors, traveling and enjoying all that the Okanagan has to offer.


Karli grew up in Kelowna and chose to stay close to home to complete her undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia. She graduated with an honours degree in Environmental Chemistry and worked at the University as an analytical chemist. Karli then returned to school and received her Doctor of Optometry from the University of Waterloo in 2017, graduating on the Dean’s Honour List. Karli has a special interest in ocular disease and is committed to ongoing professional education to provide the most current and effective care to her patients. She is especially passionate about educating patients on eye diseases and ocular function.

Outside of optometry, Karli enjoys spending time with her husband Andrew and their son James. They like to swim and cycle in the summer and snowboard in the winter. They also love to explore B.C. on their motorcycles, always in search of good food and company.

We Enjoy What We Do

Certainly we take our work seriously, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t still have a little fun sometimes! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see what we’re up to. 🙂

★★★★★ Highly recommended! Great staff and caring doctors.
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★★★★★ 5 stars in every way!!
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★★★★★ Friendly staff and great service! Highly recommend.
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A Unique (and fun!) Eye Care Experience

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