about us

Laura Draycott

Laura is the founder of Wink i Wear Optical Boutique. In 2013 Laura opened a funky little optical shop called Wink i Wear in Kelowna's Pandosy Village.  In 2019 she partnered with Dr. Tim Degelman and Wink i Wear Optometry was born.  Laura is a a licensed Optician and former Chiropractor. She calls Kelowna home and lives with her husband Stephen and their 2 yorkies, Foxx and Leela. She enjoys smooth coffee, collects and enjoys good wine and considers chocolate a food group.

Degelman

Dr. Degelman obtained a B.Sc in Anatomy at the University of Saskatchewan and later  a Doctorate of Optometry with honours from the University of Waterloo in 1992. He practiced for over 26 years in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and in 2018 moved to the beautiful Okanagan with his wife Paula (a Chiropractor), his 2 boys Brock and Dane, and their fur baby Fudge. Dr. Degelman enjoys many sports, coaching soccer, traveling, chocolate and dancing by himself.  He very much looks forward to meeting new patients and friends in Kelowna.

Sharlene

This is Sharlene, our Assistant Manager. She has over 20 years of Optical experience. When she’s not relaxing at work she’s at home taking care of her 4 children and 4 fur babies.

Wink-i-Wear is a local Kelowna company, located in the Pandosy Village and motivated by the diversity humanity.  Wink-i-Wear was founded in 2013 by Laura Draycott, a former Chiropractor and licensed Optician, who believes eyewear is our greatest fashion accessory.

In 2019, Laura partnered with Optometrist Dr. Timothy Degelman and together they formed Wink i Wear Optometry.  In May 2019 the new “glam-warehouse” style Optometric boutique was opened, offering our customers a larger space and full service eyecare and eye exams.

We strive introduce our customers to eyewear they are not going to find anywhere else, and frames they have never seen before. The store showcases an inviting, comfortable, non-clinical atmosphere with the most modern optometric equipment available.  Dr. Degelman offers experienced, comprehensive eye exams and eye care.
Wink i Wear invites you to stop in and experience a transition your eyewear along with your wardrobe or activity & play with frame shape, color and texture.  Marry a fabulous frame with exceptional lenses & you have our motto…Look Beautiful, See Beautifully.

Handmade by independent eyewear designers, our frames are not always the most recognized brands, but are always very original, exclusive and high quality.  We try to introduce our customers to eyewear they are not going to find anywhere else, and frames they have never seen before.

Wink i Wear was honored to be the runner up of the Rising star of the year award at the Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence awards.

Wink i Wear is proud to support the annual Heart Truth Red Dress Event for the BC Heart & Stroke foundation

To make a donation or to find out how you can help, please click on the image below

2018 Swinging with the Stars annual fundraiser for Central Okanagan Hospice Association - Audience choice award.

Photo by Voth Photography

To donate to COHA please click on this link  http://hospicecoha.org/

In 2018 Wink i Wear teamed up with other local businesses for the annual Swinging with the Stars Gala and raised over $272,000 for Central Okanagan Hospice Association. Laura and her husband Stephen (from Aura Wealth Management) were coached by local dancer Tina Joslin from Oranj Fitness and danced a disco medley in front of over 300 people. With the help of the beautiful Femme Fatale back-up dancers, they won the Audience Choice award at the end of the evening.

We are in association with the following organizations: