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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 eye health.

Dr. Allaway hails from Prince George, British Columbia, but moved to the Okanagan with his family after graduating from high school.

Dr. Allaway has a special interest in eyecare projects to foreign countries in need and has been involved in missions to Malawi, Bolivia, Cambodia, Peru, and Tanzania. During one such mission to Peru, a twelve year old boy, Nilson, was very near sighted and had been removed from school because his vision was so poor.  A simple pair of glasses, donated by one of Dr. Allaway’s patients in Salmon Arm, allowed him to go back to school and carry on being a normal kid.

Dr. Allaway is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys cycling, running, Nordic skiing, hockey and, of course, spending lots of time with his wife, Shannon, his daughter, Kieran and his son, Gabriel.

In addition to his practice responsibilities, Dr. Allaway is the current Board President of Eye Recommend, a national group of independent optometry practices.


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