At Lake Country Optometry our 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 Lake Country eye doctor, Dr. Karla Reimer takes 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:
Karla Reimer grew up in southern Manitoba, except for a few years in Jamaica and Lesotho with her missionary parents. After high school she taught English in Egypt for a year. She returned to Winnipeg for her Science Degree, and graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1995 with her Doctor of Optometry degree. Since that time, caring for the vision and ocular health needs of her patients has become her passion. Spending quality time with each patient allows her to identify and address individual areas of concern, and to develop relationships on a more personal level. She has a long-term mandate to provide the community with the highest quality eye care through a professional team, dedicated to outstanding service.
Dr. Nancy Friessen, BSc, BEd, OD
Nancy grew up in the small town of Leamington, Ontario. After completing a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Windsor, Nancy went on to graduate with honours from the University of Waterloo Doctor of Optometry program where she was awarded the CooperVision Contact Lens Award. Nancy’s first clinical externship brought her to Kelowna and the Okanagan lifestyle convinced her to make a permanent move to the Valley after finishing an ocular disease externship in Florida.
In 2015 Nancy went on her first eye care mission trip through Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH International) where the team was able to help thousands of local residents with glasses and referrals to ophthalmologists as needed. Nancy plans on continuing to seek out mission trip opportunities and is always looking for local opportunities to help out.
Outside of the office, Nancy enjoys volunteering at local events, exploring the beautiful Okanagan hiking trails or finding a bit of sunshine on the ski hills.
Dr. Friessen is happy to see new and existing patients at Lake Country Optometry.