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. Brittany Rollett hails from small-town Saskatchewan but is now very happy to call the Okanagan home. She did her undergraduate training at the University of Saskatchewan in Anatomy and Cell Biology, graduating with Great Distinction, and completed her Doctor of Optometry with Honours at the University of Waterloo.
She volunteers on sustainable eye care projects in developing nations and most recently traveled to West Africa. She has a special interest in children’s vision and visual development, as well as refractive surgery management.
Dr. Rollett serves as a Peer Group Facilitator for the College of Optometrists of BC, co-chairs the PR committee for the BC Association of Optometry, and is on the Board of Directors for the BC Association of Optometry.
As BC transplants, Brittany and her husband Paul love the beaches, hiking trails and wineries that the Okanagan has to offer and feel so fortunate to be raising their family right here in Lake Country.
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 a 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, and Regina. He also volunteered his time by providing eye care to those in need in Mexico.
Outside of the office, Chris is very excited to live in the Okanagan where he can enjoy the great outdoors with his amazing wife, Marta and dog Dexter. He enjoys hiking, mountain biking, surfing, snowboarding, travelling the world, fitness, and living a plant-based lifestyle. He is also an avid sports fan and enjoys a good conversations with people from all walks of life.