About Us

Previously known as Dr RP Daniels Optometrist, Mountain View Optometry is a team of optometrists who have been servicing the eye care needs of families in Nelson and Nakusp, British Columbia for over 50 years. The team at Mountain View Optometry has been dedicated to providing excellence in vision care, ocular health, and vision education.

Mountain View Optometry

Our Mission

At Mountain View Optometry we hope you will come in to experience a high level of complete optometric care in Nelson or Nakusp, British Columbia. Our optometrists use the latest in technology to provide a thorough and comprehensive examination; the difference you will find is in our good old-fashioned caring and service.

As a patient of Mountain View Optometry, we will get to know you and your visual demands. Our office has been designed around the idea of complete and comprehensive care in optometry for the entire family. We are located in downtown Nelson (across from Canada Post) and are welcoming new patients. We look forward to meeting you and your family!

Meet our Team

Dr. Chris Bakouris

Dr. Chris Bakouris


Dr. Chris Bakouris was born and raised in Regina and graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago in 2010 where he received his Doctorate of Optometry degree. He enjoys all aspects of optometry with special interest in contact lenses, dry eye disease, and LASIK co-management. Dr. Bakouris had the opportunity to do his internships in Florida, North Carolina, Chicago, and Denver where he gained valuable experience in all fields of optometry. Upon graduation, he practiced optometry in Minneapolis, Denver, Regina, and Lake Country. He also volunteered his time by providing eye care to those in need in Mexico.

Outside of the office, Chris enjoys spending time in the great outdoors of the Kootenays with his amazing wife, daughter and dog. He enjoys hiking, mountain biking, surfing, snowboarding, and travelling. He is also an avid sports fan and enjoys a good conversations with people from all walks of life.

Dr. Katie Markin

Dr. Katie Markin


Originally from Peachland, Dr Katie Markin is excited to move to her husband’s hometown to be closer to family, friends, and the beautiful West Kootenays. She is currently practicing in Castlegar, Nelson, and most recently Nakusp. She recognizes the barrier to primary eye care that the people of Nakusp and surrounding area have and is ready to fill that need by travelling to Nakusp one day per week and provide full scope primary eye care and disease management within the Nakusp Integrated Health Clinic.

Katie obtained her BSc. in medical biochemistry at UBC Okanagan and then her Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo in 2018. She completed her Ocular Disease Internship at the Deteroit Veterans Hospital. Since graduation, she has worked at several clinics in Vancouver, Prince Rupert, and Kelowna. She is the proud new owner of Mountain View Optometry and is excited to bring her experience to the West Kootenays and settle down here. Embracing the active Nelson lifestyle, you can often find her running and biking around the area.



Tina was born and raised in Nelson. Tina has been part of our office team since 2015, working reception, eyewear consultant or pre-tester. She speaks fluent Italian, and has worked in the public sector for over 30 years. She looks forward to assisting you.



Barb has been with our office since 2006. She is our main pretest technician and always greets you with a smile!



Bryan is in his 50th year in the optical industry. He has 5 children and 11 grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoys camping and fishing.



Donna recently moved to the Kootenays from the Okanagan with her husband and two kids. She has over 10 years experience in office administration. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, movies, beaches, concerts, camping, and travel.



Lucy is a recent resident of Nelson and is enjoying the process of getting to know her new community. Lucy has worked in the customer service industry since 2015 and loves her position here at Mountain View Optometry. You will see her behind the reception desk or helping patients pick and fit their eyewear. She also travels up to Nakusp once per week with Dr. Markin. She is excited to get to know and assist you!

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Mountain View Optometry
511 Vernon St Nelson, BC V1L4E9
Tel: (250) 352-7239