about us

Our Team

Laura Draycott

Founder / Optician

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.

Dr. Tim Degelman Optometrist

Dr. Tim Degelman

Optometrist

Dr. Tim Degelman is an Optometrist that 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 as an optometrist for over 26 years in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and sits on multiple health care consolidation boards. In 2018 he 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

Assistant Manager

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.

More About the Wink i Wear Story

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 eye care and eye exams.

We strive introduce our customers to eye wear 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 Optometry invites you to stop in and experience a transition your eye wear 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 eyeglass frame 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 eye wear they are not going to find anywhere else, and eye glass frames they have never seen before.

Together, Laura and Tim look forward to providing friendly, personalized patient-care and exceptional eye wear to clients — always striving to bring the perfect balance of fashion and function.

Wink i Wear also has an expansive outdoor patio that be available for community causes, fundraisers and special events. "As a local business we both feel it’s important to be authentic interactive members of our community. We love giving back to the place we live and the people that fuel us,” Dr. Tim Degelman and Laura Draycott.  

Wink i Wear in Our Community

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

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.

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

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.

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

On-site optometrist now taking new patients. Book now for an appointment with Dr. Tim Degelman.

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Wink i Wear Optometry are in association with the following organizations: