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Your Optometrist in Lake Country, British Columbia

Serving Winfield for over 20 years! Our eye care center, Lake Country Optometry, offers a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages, from children to older adults: routine eye exams and vision tests, eye disease diagnosis and management, immediate attention for eye emergencies, and complete eye health management. 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 our optometrist in Lake Country, British Columbia whether or not you wear eyeglasses or contacts, and even if your vision is sharp.

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Lake Country Optometry is a full-service optical center with the knowledge, skills, and expertise needed to help our patients in Winfield look and feel their best. We understand how much first impressions matter. After all, your face is the first thing people see when they look at you. Eyeglasses are more than just tools to give you clear vision; they’re fashion accessories that give you a whole new look. Let us help you find the right frames and sunglasses that show off your personal style.

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Whether you need a routine eye examination, an eyeglasses fitting, help to choose suitable frames, treatment for eye disease (such as glaucoma or macular degeneration), or eye surgery (such as LASIK or cataract surgery), our optometrist will provide you with the best care, advice, options and follow-up service.

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Eye Exams

Our eye care center, Lake Country Optometry, offers a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages, from children to older adults: routine eye exams and vision tests, eye disease diagnosis and management, immediate attention for eye emergencies, and complete eye health management.

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Eyeglass Lenses to Fit Your Lifestyle

We provide the finest quality lenses from our portfolio of Nikon, Zeiss and Hoya lenses. The best lens is chosen to cater for a variety of vision problems.

Whether you require special distance lenses, light lenses, thin lenses, lenses for your specific lifestyle (like outdoor scratch-resistant or digital lenses) Lake Country Optometry will source the perfect lens for you.

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Myopia Control

Myopia (or near-sightedness) is related to how an eyeball grows, can be related to heredity, and is influenced to some degree by environmental factors. High myopia increases a person’s lifetime risk of eye health problems (such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, and cataracts), makes a person more dependent on glasses and contact lenses, and can limit the ability to participate in sports or other activities. Therefore, reducing the risk of myopia progression is an attempt to improve the quality of life, and future ocular health of your child.

At Lake Country Optometry, we offer the following treatment options for slowing myopia progression in children and teens: spectacle lenses and daily disposable contact lenses (both designed specifically for this purpose), and eyedrops used daily. To discuss whether your child is a good candidate for this treatment, please book an appointment for them with one of our doctors.

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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 your neighbors are dragging their lawnmowers out for an annual spring tune-up. And suddenly you find a need to rub your itchy, red, and sore eyes constantly. Yep, it’s that time of year again – the time that seasonal allergies blossom with the trees.

Nasal symptoms of seasonal allergies, like a runny nose and sneezing, usually get all the attention, but actually, eye allergies (your eye doctor may call it “allergic conjunctivitis”) are pretty common – affecting millions of people in the US. Grass allergy and pollen in the eyes are the primary cause of eye irritation. What’s the best treatment? And how can you get rid of your eye allergies?

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The ocular symptoms of your seasonal allergies are caused when your body’s immune system becomes sensitized and overreacts to an environmental trigger that’s really harmless. That trigger, called an allergen, makes contact with antibodies in your eyes – and these cells respond by releasing histamine. Histamine and other natural chemicals cause tiny blood vessels in your eyes to leak, which can lead to redness, itchiness, burning, inflammation, and watery eyes. The symptoms can range from mild to severe enough to interfere with your clear vision. Rest assured – eye allergies are not dangerous, as annoying as they can be.

However, these symptoms alone are not enough to blame seasonal allergies. All of these signs are not unique to eye allergies and could point to several different eye diseases. That’s why a precise diagnosis is imperative! Our Lake Country, British Columbia eye doctor will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your eyes to identify the cause of the irritation.

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Many eye diseases can be quickly and easily diagnosed during a comprehensive eye exam. If you were diagnosed with an eye disease, such as Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular degeneration, Diabetic retinopathy, or Dry eye, you may be overwhelmed by the diagnosis and confused about what happens next. Will you need medications or surgery – now or in the future? Our Lake Country eye doctor has prepared the following answers to your questions about eye disease.

Avoid your trigger to get rid of eye allergies

Grass allergy and pollen in your eyes are the most typical triggers for seasonal eye allergies, often called hay fever. Since that’s the case, you’re probably wondering how you can possibly avoid these widespread allergens. Before you lock yourself in your room and wait for the seasons to change, our eye doctor recommends:

  • Keep windows closed when the pollen count is high. Use a/c in your home, office, and the car in order to clean the air around you.
  • Do not rub your eyes! This spreads the pollen (and irritation!) all over.
  • When you are outdoors, always wear glasses and sunglasses to keep pollen out of your eyes. Don’t wear your contacts! Contact lenses can exacerbate eye allergies because they are a great surface for pollen to cling to and pile up.
  • When you return indoors after being exposed to seasonal allergens, rinse your eyes with saline drops.
  • Clean your floors with a damp rag, instead of sweeping with a dry broom that pushes any pollen that’s settled back into the air.

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What’s the best treatment for eye allergies?

Some of the symptoms can be managed with nonprescription drugs, especially if your eye allergies are mild. Try using artificial tears to keep your ocular surface clean. Decongestant eye drops may also help, however, it’s not a good idea to use these for more than a few days since they can worsen your condition with prolonged use.

What about antihistamines for red eyes and seasonal allergies? Antihistamine eye drops, mast cell stabilizer eye drops, corticosteroid eye drops, and NSAID eye drops are accepted short-term treatment for eye allergies. Because these are all prescription drugs, you will need to visit your eye doctor (and possibly an allergist too) to determine which medication is most suitable for you. Some non-sedating oral histamines may also be effective at relieving your symptoms, but they can dry out eyes – thereby making the irritation worse. If your seasonal allergies are extreme and get in the way of functional living, immunotherapy allergy shots or tablets may offer long-term relief.

Are seasonal allergies disrupting your life?

Visit Lake Country Optometry for more tips on how to enjoy clear and comfortable vision in Lake Country, British Columbia, all year-round! Call Lake Country Optometry on 250-766-4240 to schedule an eye exam with our Lake Country optometrist. Alternatively book an appointment online here CLICK FOR AN APPOINTMENT

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Sunglasses provide protection for sensitive eyes in environments where sunlight, and UV radiation, are strong.

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They can be non-prescription clip-ons for your regular prescription eyeglasses, non-prescription glasses to be worn while you wear your contacts or, if you are in the sun or other bright environments regularly, you can have prescription sunglasses made for full-time wear.

To protect your eyes from harmful UV rays with style we carry the most popular European, American and Asian designers. Today an extensive array of materials are available. Choose from colorful plastics, stainless steel, titanium and other premium metals.

Modern details and embellishments include wood temples or inlays, gemstone decorations, split temples and vintage features. Whether you want to express elegance, sophistication, casualness or a bold and creative statement, you’ll find the ideal sunglasses to flatter your appearance in our Lake Country office.

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Prescription Sunglasses

These days, sunglasses are not only highly fashionable but remarkably functional for a wide variety of activities. Sport and athletic sunglasses for example provide eye protection, reduced glare and better contrast to improve performance in a range of outdoor conditions. Individuals with prescription eyewear can also benefit from the advantages of these specialty eyewear by purchasing prescription lenses.

Prescription sunglasses are available for virtually all vision prescriptions including those for farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism, as well as bifocal and progressive lenses. Almost any pair of sunglasses can be fit with prescription lenses as long as the shape of the lens doesn’t distort vision (which happens for example with extremely wide wraparound lenses). Therefore if the latest pair of designer sunglasses catches your eye, there should be no problem in fitting a prescription lens to the frame.

You can also get prescription lenses in most lens materials and with most lens coatings, including polarized lenses (for glare protection), tinted lenses, anti-scratch coatings, polycarbonate or Trivex lenses (for extra durability) and more.

Even for those individuals who do wear contact lenses, prescription sunglasses are a fantastic solution when you prefer not to wear your contacts, such as when your eyes feel dry or irritated (during allergy season or in dusty or sandy locations for example), when you are going swimming (it’s advised not to wear contact lenses swimming in any body of water due to risk of infection) or when you just don’t want to deal with the hassle of contacts. Prescription sunglasses give you yet another option for comfort, safety and great vision.

Photochromic Lenses

Photochromic lenses are another alternative for the prescription eyeglass wearer. These lenses darken in response to sunlight turning your regular prescription eyewear into prescription sunglasses. Photochromic lenses are a convenient solution for glasses wearers who find it a hassle to carry around two pairs of glasses. No matter what shape or style, you can protect your eyes and spruce up your outdoor look or your sports performance with a pair of prescription sunglasses.

Polarized sunglasses

For reduced glare and increased clarity in your vision, a pair of polarized sunglasses can’t be beat. An invisible filter is built into your lenses—making images appear sharper and clearer while reducing the intensity of the sun’s glare. Make sure your polarized sunglasses block 100% UV, and remember that polarized sunglasses are available with or without a prescription.

It’s always handy to have a second pair of eyeglasses—why not choose a second pair that makes a real difference in the comfort and clarity of vision while doing the things you love most!

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