Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision - many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrist takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctor:
Dr. Garman is thrilled to join Williams Lake Optometry! She aims to provide quality eye care through her enthusiasm and dedication to helping others.
Dr. Garman grew up in Saskatoon, SK and then moved to the United States to pursue post-secondary education before returning home to Western Canada. She attended St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, Oklahoma where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Sciences with Summa Cum Laude Distinction in 2014. She recently received her Doctorate of Optometry Degree from Nova Southeastern University where she graduated with the Highest Distinction and served as the Valedictorian. Dr. Garman also obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Vision Science from Nova Southeastern University and was honoured with many academic accolades, including the Dean’s Award for the Highest Scholastic Achievement in 2018.
Dr. Garman is currently a member of the British Columbia Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Association of Optometrists. She was also inducted into the Beta Sigma Kappa Honour Society in 2015.
Dr. Garman enjoys staying active and spending time with her family and friends. As a homegrown prairie girl, she can’t wait to explore the British Columbia Mountains!
Optometrist and Owner of Williams Lake Optometry
Dr. Kate is passionate about working with her eye care team to provide a great patient experience. She enjoys seeing patients of all ages, helping to improve their quality of life.
Dr. Kate was born and raised in 100 Mile House and is happy to return to the Cariboo after nine years of post secondary education. She graduated from the University of British Columbia – Okanagan with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology in 2009. She received her Doctorate of Optometry degree in 2014 from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon, where she graduated with Distinction. She also received the “Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care” at Graduation.
Dr. Kate is a member of the British Columbia Association of Optometrists, the Canadian Association of Optometrists, and the American Academy of Optometry. Locally, she is a member of the Williams Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Williams Lake Daybreak.
Dr. Kate has done extensive volunteer work in El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica where she provided eye care and glasses to underserved populations.
In her spare time, Dr. Kate enjoys horseback riding, fishing, camping, baking, and playing hockey.