Samantha Laudinsky began her career as a University of Manitoba graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree, where she then continued on to complete her Doctor of optometry degree from the University of Waterloo. Her two passions in life are traveling and optometry. She has had many opportunities to combine those passions with being the vice president of VOSH, which is a volunteer program that organizes optometric trips around the world. She recently went on a month-long trip to Nicaragua where she worked alongside a local surgeon to provide glaucoma treatment, prescription glasses and cataract surgery to many patients in need. Her passion for international volunteer work has sent her across the world to help many others - including trips to Ecuador, Switzerland, and Thailand. Samantha has a special interest in ocular disease after doing specialized rotations with both a retinal and glaucoma specialist in Atlanta, Georgia. She loves working with patients of all ages and is really excited to enjoy all that the Okanagan has to offer. When not in the clinic, Samantha and her husband, Danny, can be found enjoying the many outdoor activities that B.C. has to offer - specifically snowboarding and hiking.