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Your Optometrist in Winfield, British Columbia

Welcome to Lake Country Optometry, here we strive to deliver the ultimate customer service experience from the moment you walk in our door. We are devoted to creating high-quality eyewear you will fall in love with and be proud to wear. We take pride in using the latest technology to fully customize your visit. Everything is custom tailored for you; from scheduling your appointment to designing your lenses!

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Our staff will help you find the best fit for your specific needs and explain how different lenses will impact your vision.

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Meet Our Eye Doctor, Dr. Reimer

Meet our eye doctors in Winfield, British Columbia. We offer a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages – all with personalized attention and a smile. In our eye care clinic, every patient is treated warmly and effectively. Individualized attention is the foundation of our care, to ensure that your eyes remain healthy. We’re dedicated to optimizing your vision!

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Our Designer Frames

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.

We’ll ensure that you put your best face forward. Enjoy clear vision and feel fantastic!

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Insurances We Accept At Lake Country Optometry

Because we provide both medical and routine eye care, we accept a number of insurance plans to help cover the cost depending on your individual needs.

If you need help figuring out your coverage, we invite you to call our office for guidance before you come in for your visit. Our staff has extensive experience working with many major insurance companies and will be glad to help you understand what benefits are available for your specific case.

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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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Eye exam to diagnose eye allergies in Winfield, British Columbia eye doctor’s tips on how to recognize and relieve allergies.

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 Winfield, British Columbia eye doctor will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your eyes to identify the cause of the irritation.

Lake Country Optometry Eye Clinic and seasonal allergies in Winfield, British Columbia

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 Winfield 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 Winfield, British Columbia, all year-round! Call Lake Country Optometry on 250-766-4240 to schedule an eye exam with our Winfield optometrist. Alternatively book an appointment online here CLICK FOR AN APPOINTMENT

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Welcome To Lake Country Optometry

Your Local Optometrist in Lake Country

Serving Lake Country Area including: Oyama, Carr’s Landing, Okanagan Centre, Winfield, Vernon, and Kelowna.

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, and even if your vision is sharp.

Great eye doctors, like the ones found here at Lake Country Optometry, know that it’s important to understand “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, 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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Early detection of eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts or macular degeneration can save your vision.

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Learn about eye exams, what’s involved in a comprehensive exam, and special considerations for kids and contacts.

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Our staff will help you find the best fit for your specific needs and explain how different lenses and frames will impact your vision.

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Interesting Eyecare Facts

By Dr. Reimer

Why should I buy another pair of glasses?

When faced with the question of whether to buy a new frame or re-use their old one, people will often think only of the immediate cost savings and use their old frame again. However, being dependent on one pair of glasses can put you in an awkward position if you lose or break them and there are many practical reasons why you should consider owning more than one pair.

1. Task-specific pairs of glasses optimized for activities such as golfing, computer, crafts, or reading make both work and play more enjoyable.

2. All professional drivers should have a spare pair of glasses with them when on the road.

3. Many people enjoy having a choice of frames – for different activities, or just for different “looks”.

4. Anyone who wears reading glasses will tell you an extra pair(s) is worth the cost.

5. Being forced to buy a new pair of glasses in a hurry may mean limited choices while imposing the expense on you when you least expect it.

So next time you consider replacing your glasses, keep these things in mind. And always keep your most recent pair in case of emergency!

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