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Our Team

Dr. John Dvorak Optometrist

Dr. John Dvorack


Dr. John Dvorack is an independent, therapeutic qualified optometrist. He graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1988 and has been providing eye examination services to Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley since 1993.

John is married with 3 children and 2 grandchildren.  He enjoys sports and spending time with Gracie his 2-year-old rescue dog.  John takes pride in offering a relaxed, compassionate, and educational environment for you to comfortably discuss and explore your visual needs and concerns.  

Valerie Gallo Wink i Wear Kelowna

Nilam Gill

Customer Service

Nilam was born and raised in UK and moved to Kelowna in 2022. 

She brings 30+ years of customer service experience and is excited to make Wink-I-wear customers feel beautiful and offer excellent customer service. 

More About the Wink i Wear Story

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 Timothy Degelman, and together they created Wink i Wear Optometry.  In May 2019 the new glamourous warehouse-style Optometric boutique was opened, offering customers a larger space and full service eye care and eye exams.

Introducing 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 modern optometric equipment.  

Wink-i-Wear Optometry invites you to stop in and experience the pleasure of finding your perfect eyewear and lenses you love to look through.  Marry a fabulous frame with exceptional lenses & you have our motto…Look Beautiful, See Beautifully.

Our knowledgeable staff 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 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/

New patients are always welcome. Please call 250-862-9465 to book an eye exam with our expert optometrist.

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