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Our Chase Team


Meet the doctors and staff at Chase Optometric. Pictured from left to right meet: Dr. Alan Ewanyshyn, Dr. Tracy Thompson, Dr. Samantha Laudinsky, Dr. Robert Allaway, Dr. Lauren Koch, Dr. Kaitlin Frison  & staff.


Dr. Kaitlin Frison

Dr. Kaitlin Frison graduated from the Arizona College of Optometry at Midwestern University in sunny Phoenix Arizona in 2016. She is originally from a small community in Saskatchewan, and enjoys being outdoors hiking, camping, fishing and snowboarding. Dr. Frison treats people of all ages and especially likes fitting contact lenses,...

Dr. Robert Allaway

Dr. Robert Allaway of Shuswap Optometric is a licensed optometrist graduating with a Doctor of Optometry from the University of Waterloo in 1996. Having been in practice for over a decade, Dr. Allaway enjoys counseling and educating his patients about how they can best maximize their vision and maintain their...

Dr. Alan Ewanyshyn

Dr. Alan Ewanyshyn began his career as a University of Alberta graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree followed by a Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo. He has practiced in beautiful Salmon Arm for well over a decade as a licensed Doctor of Optometry. He is...

Dr. Tracy Thompson

Dr. Tracy Thompson graduated with honors from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 2010 and has been practicing 0ptometry in our Salmon Arm office ever since. Dr. Thompson enjoys full scope family optometry but has a special interest in pediatrics and dry eye interventions. She enjoys working with...

Dr. Lauren Koch

Dr. Lauren Koch is a University of Calgary graduate (Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology) who then pursued optometry at University of Waterloo, School of Optometry, where she is a recent graduate with distinction. Dr. Koch grew up in Nelson, BC known as "The Queen City", and acknowledged for its impressive...

Dr. Samantha Laudinsky



Please be advised that all office visits including exams, frame selections, repairs, pick-ups, and drop-offs are by appointment only. We are required to wear a face mask in our office and ask that you bring yours to your appointment.

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Thank you.

The Shuswap Optometric Team