Meet our team:
Debbie has worked for over 25 years in the Vernon/Lake Country area as a licensed optician, contact lens fitter and optical business owner. After all this time in optical, Debbie's passion is fitting contact lenses. Keeping up with new advancements in technology allows her to offer our patients both excellent service and innovative products. Over the years, Debbie has developed many long term relationships with patients that make her job so rewarding. When not at LCO, Debbie enjoys running, skiing and all the wonderful things that the Okanagan has to offer.
Jen came to us after completing the Business Technology program at UBCO. She enjoys her position as an Optometric Assistant and looks forward to continuing her studies within the Optometric field. Jen has lived in the Lake Country community for more than 15 years. Jen enjoys the outdoors, her dogs, camping, being in the water, music, biking, photography, and all the adventures of life!
With almost 10 years of experience in the optical industry, most of Sarah’s day is spent in the dispensary, helping patients choose appropriate eyewear for their visual needs and personal sense of style. When she’s not at work she spends time with her husband and her new baby and enjoys crafts, gardening, and her Boston terrier puppy.
Jenessa grew up in Kelowna and has been in the optical industry since 2014. She received her Optician’s License in 2017 and is very excited to further her career as a licensed Optician at Lake Country Optometry. Outside of work you will find Jenessa spending time with her husband, family, and friends. She also enjoys what the Okanagan offers such as being at the lake or skiing at Big White.
A recent arrival to Lake Country, from Toronto, Caryn is a Medical Office Assistant, and has worked in the Optical industry since 2016. Along with her time in reception and pretesting, you will find Caryn in the lab fixing and adjusting your glasses, and in the dispensary helping you find the perfect pair of eyeglass frames. When she is not working, you can find her outside enjoying the Okanagan weather, hiking, camping, going to the beach, and spending time with family. She looks forward to making a home in Lake Country, and continuing her studies in the Optometric Field.
Esther is happy to have moved to Lake Country in 2019 from cold Alberta. Proud mother of four children and owner of three cats, she claims she is not a cat lady, but part of a cat family! She comes to us with over 20 years in Office Administration and had the privilege of working with special needs children for three years. Esther loves to volunteer, enjoy good food, travel, hang out at the beach and keep life fun!
Pam has worked in Healthcare Administration for over 20 years and has lived in Lake Country since 2015. She appreciates the beauty that surrounds us and enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, kayaking, swimming and fishing – a great love of hers. A highlight is spending time at the many local beaches with her husband, two daughters and their dog Kiwi. She is looking forward to many years in Lake Country and is happy to be part of Lake Country Optometry.