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Our Shuswap Team

We are your eye doctors in Salmon Arm and Chase, BC. Our eye doctors make it their dedication to provide you with exceptional eye care in the most technologically advanced conditions. Our optometry clinics only carry the latest eye exam equipment which aids our doctors to diagnose and treat any eye disease with the best possible accuracy.

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Meet the doctors who represent the Shuswap Optometric Group (SOG) Dr. Kaitlin Frison, Dr. Robert Allaway, Dr. Alan Ewanyshyn, Dr. Tracy Thompson, Dr. Lauren Koch and Dr. Samantha Laudinsky.

The commitment from your Salmon Arm eye doctors

As your eye doctors in Salmon Arm, BC, our promise to you is to provide you with extraordinary eye care in a friendly and caring atmosphere. Our eye doctors are committed to learning from each of our patient's vision problems. Understanding our patients allows us to treat them better and with greater results.

Our Salmon Arm, BC eye doctors also serve the areas of Blind Bay, Sicamous and Armstrong.


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


SOCMeet the team at Shuswap Optometric Centre - we are here to help you see better!


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.

We are happy to serve our patients and community and are committed to keeping you as safe as possible.

Thank you.

The Shuswap Optometric Team