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Lake Country LASIK, Who is the Ideal LASIK Candidate?

Lake Country Optometry Eye Clinic in Lake Country, British Columbia LASIK may fulfill your dream of seeing clearly without glasses or contacts! Many people are...

Lake Country contact lenses, Are contact lenses better than glasses?

Lake Country Optometry Eye Clinic in Lake Country, British Columbia Do contacts make your vision worse? You have just visited our eye care clinic for...

Lake Country eye exam – Why the Cheapest Eye Exam is Not the Best

See the Benefits of Our Eye Exam in Lake Country, British Columbia No matter how you look at it, eye care is an expense. Yet...

Lake Country LASIK – Does LASIK eye surgery hurt?

Your eyes are extremely sensitive – the smallest particle of sand or thinnest eyelash stuck in your eye can lead to intense pain. With this...

Do I have Eye Allergies?

Know the symptoms of seasonal eye allergies and how to get rid of this pesky problem As the weather warms, flower buds are opening, and...

All About Management & Treatment of Eye Disease in Winfield, British Columbia.

Many eye diseases are associated with aging, and even before you notice any problems, it is common for one of these conditions to be detected...

I Was Diagnosed with Eye Disease. Now What?

All About Management & Treatment for Eye Disease Many eye diseases are associated with aging, and even before you notice any problems, it is common...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

What can I do about Dry Eyes in Winter ? Dry eyes is one of the most common complaints eye doctors get from patients during...

Family Eye Care Services in Winfield, BC

At Lake Country Optometry, we excel in providing a complete range of professional Eye Care Services! From fitting you with a new pair of designer...

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the...

Exercise and Your Eye Health

Regular exercise is an essential component of overall health and wellness. It is proven that exercise reduces sickness and disease; it increases strength, immunity, and...

Healthy Aging for the Eyes

How can I keep my Eyes healthy as I get old Getting old doesn’t have to be synonymous with vision loss. There is a lot...

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that...

Sjogren’s Awareness – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In an effort to spread the word to increase awareness about Sjogren’s Disease, eye care providers are speaking out about this hard-to-diagnose condition. Sjogren’s is...

Eye Health For Women

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of...

Understanding Eye Colour

Eye colour is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The colour of...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the...

Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors and the effects it has on your body, your daily life and the lives of your loved ones.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

World Sight Day

Newsletter November 2016 At our office, we care about protecting our patients’ vision. As optometrists, we also care about people around the world who lack...

This Halloween, Be Seen To Be Safe

As Halloween approaches and the sun sets earlier, we invite parents to pick up free “Be Seen. Be Safe.” reflective stickers for their children’s Halloween costumes. “We...

When 20/20 Vision isn’t Enough For Your Child

Since studies show that learning is 80% visual, children with untreated vision problems can really suffer when it comes to school. Most people think that...

Poolside Eye Safety

Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of...

Why Do We Need Glasses?

Refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.

Eye Safe Toys and Gifts for This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for giving, and parents, grandparents, family and friends need to know how to choose toys and games that protect children’s health and eyesight.

Skiing Eyewear

Skiing Eyewear   Proper eyewear is an absolute essential when equipping yourself for a fun and safe time on the ski slopes. A number of...

How Pregnancy Affects Vision

The hormonal fluctuations experienced during pregnancy can cause many unexpected changes in your body, including your eyes and vision. Most of these changes are temporary...

Is Your Baby’s EyeSight Developing Normally?

A baby’s visual system develops gradually over the first few months of life. They have to learn to focus and move their eyes, and use...

Guidelines For Picking the Right Pair of Shades

There is a lot more that goes into finding the right pair of sunglasses than just fit and fashion.  While it’s important to look and...

6 Things You Need To Know About Cataracts

Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in the United States and Canada. Here are 6 things you need to know. 1. Chances are...

Can you Really Go Blind from Looking at a Solar Eclipse?

Last week, people in South America, Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia and the Middle East saw a solar eclipse. As you may have...

10 Steps to Prevent Vision Loss

March is Save Your Vision Month, a time to raise public awareness about how to protect your eyes and your vision. Most people aren’t aware...

Living With Low Vision

Low vision describes a set of conditions in which there is significant visual impairment which can not be corrected with traditional means such as glasses,...

Under Pressure: Are you at Risk for Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a serious, vision threatening disease. You can save your eyesight, by knowing the facts. Are you at risk of developing glaucoma? The short...

Know How and When to Treat an Eye Infection

It’s that time of year again…coughs, sneezing, running noses and itchy, red eyes.  How do you know when an eye irritation is something that needs...

8 Tips to Beat Winter Dry Eyes

One of the most common patient complaints during the winter months is dry eyes. In the cooler climates, cold winds and dry air, coupled with...

“Eye” Am Home for the Holidays – 7 Eye Tips for College Students

Winter break is in a few weeks and, with college students finding their way home for the holidays, it is a good time for parents to...

7 Things You Should Know About Eyelid Twitches

You may have experienced this before. Out of nowhere, your eyelid starts twitching uncontrollably. While this can be a cause of aggravation, eyelid twitches, spasms...

October is…

October is 'Eye Injury Prevention Month' in the USA and 'Eye Health Month' in Canada. There are about 285 million people living with blindness and...

World Sight Day Challenge – No More Avoidable Blindness

The World Sight Day Challenge, slated to take place on October 9, 2014 is an annual awareness day that aims to focus global attention on...

Protect Children’s Eyes During Sports

The new school year has kicked off and you can tick off purchasing all that back to school equipment. Now, it's time to think about...

Cutting Edge Glaucoma Technology

A futuristic, yet simplistic, eye implant paired with a smartphone app may change the way eye doctors treat glaucoma.

Comfortable Vision for Back-to-school Reading

School is starting: Do you know how to set up your child’s homework and reading spot? Reading and writing are some of the most fundamental...

Be on the Lookout for Vision Problems this Summer Break

Summer vacation is well under way, but did you know that even when your child is out of the classroom, vision problems can have an...

Should You Be Worried About Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are actually more common that you may think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at...

Keeping an Eye on Cataracts

Cataracts affect millions of people nationwide and as the population continues to age, the numbers keep increasing. The good news is, cataracts are often manageable...

A Look Behind Sleeping Eyes

Have you ever wondered what your eyes do when you finally close them after a long day of visual processing and stimulation? Let's take a...

6 Things You Should Know about UV Radiation and Your Eyes

The heat of long summer days is nearly upon us. As the sun's rays intensify and people spend more time outdoors in the sunshine it...

How Your Eyes Convey Emotion

Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way...

Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job

There are so many people who spend hours a day, if not most of the day working on a computer or mobile device. They usually...

New Study Shows How Your Eyes Shed Light on Your Health

It's been said that your eyes are the window to your soul. Well, research is showing that your eyes are a window to a lot...

Hope in Sight for Low Vision

Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery....

How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses

Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However,...

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the...

New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014

The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision...

Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children’s Vision

The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an...

What You Should Know about Diabetes and Your Vision

  Diabetes affects people of all ages, races and genders.  An estimated 9 million Canadians suffer from diabetes according to the Canadian Diabetes Association. In...

Keeping Your Contact Lenses Clean

If you wear contact lenses, you probably know the hygiene routine you should follow when removing your lenses: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and...

10 Tips to Protect Your Vision

Did you forget to put on your sunglasses today? Are you constantly sitting in front of a computer screen without taking breaks to look away?...

This Halloween Be Wary of Costume Contact Lenses

As Halloween approaches and costume planning gets more serious, many consider the use of novelty or costume contact lenses as a way to add that...

How to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel

Many travelers experience dry eyes after extended travel by air. The dry environment of a temperature- and pressure-controlled air plane cabin can take its toll...

Does Chlorine Hurt your Eyes?

Just because the summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that we have to say goodbye to the swimming pool. Whether it means a...

Technology in the Classroom and the Eyes

The use of technology has become commonplace in the classroom. So much so that today’s generation of students, from kindergarten to university, navigates computers, smartphones...

Treating Vision Problems Lowers Risk of Falling in Seniors

For adults over the age of 65, the right pair of vision correcting glasses can literally be a life saver. Seniors aged 65 and up...

First Aid for Eye Injuries

To ensure that your eyes remain healthy, it is essential to protect them from injury and to take proper care measures if an injury has...

Understanding the Eye Chart

Eye charts of different variations have become a standard in vision screenings and eye exams. One of the most familiar charts associated with vision is...

Cataract Awareness

Cataracts, one of the most common causes of blindness, develop when the lens of the eye, located behind the iris and pupil, becomes opaque or...

Age Related Macular Degeneration and Your Central Vision

Did you know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness among adults aged 50 and above?...

How to Choose the Right Sunglasses

Do your sunglasses have what it takes to protect your eyes? As the summer heats up and people spend more time outdoors, it is very...

Women’s Eye Health Month: An Eye on Cosmetics

Women's eyes are regularly exposed to potential irritants through the use of cosmetics. As eye shadow, mascara and eye liner can breed unseen dirt and...

A Recipe for Eye Health

Did you know that your dietary choices have an impact on your eye health and vision? Opting for appetizing food that at the same time...

Spring Eye Allergies

Spring is right around the corner, as the winter begins to wind down and the fresh, warmer air begins to rear its head. Unfortunately for...

Dry Eye Syndrome: When Dry Eyes are Chronic

Dry eyes are a common problem for many individuals particularly during the winter months when exposure to dry air and whipping wind is increased. However,...

UV Protective Sunglasses: Winter Sports and UV Rays

Sunglasses are an essential part of your wardrobe, even in the winter. While many people associate the need for 100% UV protective sunglasses with warm...

How Diabetes Impacts Your Eyes

Far too many people are unaware of the fact that diabetes increases the chances of vision loss. In reality, diabetes is the leading cause of...

Toric Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

Have you considered contact lenses as a way to correct astigmatism? The cornea of a normally sighted person is spherical, but when you have astigmatism,...

What is Retinoscopy?

During an eye examination, you may have had a doctor instruct you to peer straight in front of you while directing a light into your...

Eye Safety and Mobile Devices

Technologically, we've really progressed in the past few years and now, it would be challenging to find someone not on some sort of smartphone. Tablets...

Getting Eyeglasses to help With Computer Strain

Did you know that a pair of prescription glasses that are fitted specifically for you can help with computer related eye strain? Even if you...

Bettering the Bifocal: Multifocal Lenses

Are you having trouble reading small print? If you're close to middle-age, you might have presbyopia. If you already wear glasses for distance vision, and...

Come Prepared

How can you make your next eye exam even more productive? In order for us to guarantee that your exam is effective and worthwhile, there...

Eye Patches: A Simple Solution to a Common Problem

Are you concerned that your son or daughter has a lazy eye? It forms when vision is suppressed, but only in one eye. This may...

Night Vision

You're settled down for bed, so you turn out the lights, but you can't fall asleep. You open your eyes and it's all dark. You...

What is Presbyopia?

Alas, experiencing trouble with reading is a common occurrence in middle aged people. Seeing clearly things that are up close is an age related function...

Let’s Play Safe: Eye Safety and Children

It's important for parents to know how to choose toys that are the safest and the most beneficial for kids. Children are born with an...

See Your Child Off To School with Good Vision

  A huge percentage of school-based learning is achieved with children's eyes. Yet interestingly, in spite of this obvious connection between sight and learning, a...

Struggling with Convergence Insufficiency

Too often, kids are incorrectly diagnosed with all kinds of behavioral problems, when the problem is something else completely. You may be relieved to know...

Understanding 20/20 Vision and Visual Acuity

It's safe to assume that you've come across the terms 20/20 vision and visual acuity. As frequently used as these terms may be, do you...

Coloured Contacts

Have you thought about trying coloured contacts? Well, there are plenty of colour contact lenses available to subtly boost or distinctly transform your natural eye...

Focusing on Eyelid Hygiene

Are you suffering from inflamed eyelids, also known as blepharitis? Blepharitis is a commonly occurring eyelid inflammation, sometimes linked to a bacterial eye infection, some...

The Importance of Changing Your Contact Lenses

Do you ever leave your soft contact lenses in for an extra few days? We don't need to tell you that a lot of things...

Treating Cataracts

Do you know that cataracts are the leading source of deteriorating vision among those 55 and older? In fact, more than 50% of all people...

Protecting Yourself from UV Rays

It's a fact that basically everybody is exposed to UV rays. Even though this is the case, the potential risks related to years of exposure...

Don’t Miss Our Second Annual Frame Show!

Lake Country Optometry Second Annual Frame Show Saturday June 2, 2012 9-4pm Come join us for fantastic deals on eyewear at our second annual frame...

Is it Time for Your Annual Comprehensive Eye Exam?

May is healthy vision month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested annually is one of the...

New From Transitions® Optical: The Transitions® Vantage™ Lens

Great news for anyone in the market for dependable variable tint lenses: Transitions® Optical has announced an exciting product as part of their comprehensive range....

Recognizing When to Get Your Vision Checked

Often, when either children an adults experience poor vision, it can be the result of several possible factors including anatomical changes or irregularities in the...

A Look Inside Women’s Eye Health and Safety

It's no surprise that the various stages of a woman's life often have a strong impact on her eye health and vision. Eye disease among...

LCO Joins Eye Recommend

Lake Country Optometry joined Eye Recommend, a non-profit, co-operative network consisting of independent, progressive-thinking optometrists who provide full optometric services to their patients.  Each Doctors Eyecare practice is independent but as a group we share a common vision.  Each doctor maintains the highest standards of education, technical skills, and professional ethics, keeping patient welfare as their top priority. Members of Doctors Eyecare deliver comprehensive patient-centered eyecare integrated with high quality, high value vision products. 

Eyeglasses – Plenty of Great Choices

New options to help you look good and see better!

Online Patient Registration Forms

Fill in your patient history online, before your next appointment. Find out how...