Kelowna Now Article - Faces of Kelowna: Vision

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Faces of Kelowna: Vision

Faces of Kelowna was created to provide a connection between business owners and consumers, offering a deeper look into what makes them unique and recognized in their sectors. Over the next few months, expect to see 20 different entrepreneurs and community business leaders sharing their stories of business in Kelowna. We hope after reading about all of this year's Faces of Kelowna, you feel more connected to our community and the businesses that help it thrive.

In 2019, a remarkable marriage of art and science took place and Wink i Wear Optometry was born. Dr. Laura Draycott, owner of Wink i Wear Optical Boutique, and Dr. Tim Degelman, Optometrist and a founder of FYI Doctors, committed to taking eye-care in Kelowna to new heights of service, fashion and creativity.

Six years ago, Laura opened Wink i Wear Optical Boutique in the Pandosy Village. After scouring the globe for independent frame designers, she curated unique, fashion-forward eyewear not previously available to Kelowna. Today, clients come from all around to check out the new arrivals whenever they get a chance — a spec-tacular frame could be just around the corner!

Laura, a retired chiropractor and licensed Optician, has worked in the optical field for more than a decade.

After moving to Kelowna in 2011, Laura and her husband Stephen embraced the Kelowna lifestyle and community by supporting worthy causes such as COHA, Rotary International, the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Opera Kelowna.

Their untiring commitment to these organizations has made a significant difference in our community. Dr. Degelman is a second-generation Optometrist with over 25 years of experience. He’s a founding member of FYI Doctors and continues his role on their Board of Directors.

In 2018, along with his wife Paula and their two sons Brock and Dane, they made Kelowna their home.

“My passion for optometry comes from my dad, who was my mentor and an Optometrist for 51 years,” said Dr. Degelman. “My summer job while I was growing up was working in his office and learning everything I could.”


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