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Why Come To Lake Country Optometry?
Getting the right prescription for your eyeglasses or contact lenses is an important part of good eye care. But seeing clearly is just one part of your overall eye health. Be sure to get regular eye exams with an optometrist, whether or not you wear eyeglasses or contacts– even if your vision is sharp.
Caring Optometrists in Winfield
Great eye doctors, like the ones found here at Lake Country Optometry, knows that it’s important to understanding “the big picture” when it comes to your eye health. So we take the time to get to know you, your eye care history and your vision needs. Hence, our Lake Country eye doctors know that getting the right prescription involves balancing several factors, including clear eyesight, visual efficiency, and your ability to process visual information seamlessly. Whether you need a routine eye examination, an eyeglasses fitting, choosing suitable frames, or treatment for eye disease (such as glaucoma or macular degeneration) or eye surgery (such as LASIK or cataract surgery), our optometrists will provide you with the best care, advice, options and follow-up service.
Looking for an Optometrist in Winfield, BC?
Lake Country Optometry has been serving British Columbia’s Lake Country, as well as the Oyama, Vernon and Kelowna areas, for more than 15 years.
If you don’t have time to call us, send us your details and we’ll call you to help you schedule an appointment today.
Interesting Eyecare Facts
By Dr. Reimer
Sun Protection Starts in Childhood
More than just a fashion accessory, sunglasses protect your eyes from the harmful UV rays emitted by the sun. Children’s eyes are actually more susceptible to damage from UV because their eyes are not fully developed and their lenses transmit more UV than an adult’s lens. And because children tend to spend more time outdoors than most adults, it’s estimated nearly half of a person’s lifetime exposure to UV rays can take place before age 18.
Sun damage to the eye accumulates year after year, so unprotected children are at an increased risk of eye-related disorders such as macular degeneration and cataracts later in life. The good news is that sun protection in the form of sunglasses and hats can reduce damage and these conditions. Providing protection and developing that habit at a young age helps maintain healthy eyes over the years. That’s why it’s a good idea for everyone – young and old – to wear UV absorbing sunglasses.