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Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B0

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Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B0

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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our Practice. The items are displayed by year and month. To view older entries use the links in the box below to select the year and month you would like.


Sense of Smell Why is an eye doctor writing about our sense of smell?? Because it is fascinating! Smell is an under-rated and under-appreciated sense in humans. People can easily imagine how devastating it would be to lose our vision, but we tend to think that losing our sense of...


IRITIS - An inflammation affecting the eye. The iris is the colored portion of the eye. It contains muscles that contract and relax in response to light and other stimuli including emotional states. Muscle activity in the iris changes the size of the pupil, thus regulating the amount of light entering the...

Continuing Education During a Pandemic

I have always enjoyed school and learning – as evidenced by my nine years of university completing my Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and doctorate degree (Optometry), plus a few extra meandering courses along the way! One of the things that I love about practicing optometry is the ongoing opportunity for...

How to Clean Your Glasses

Cleaning your glasses may seem like a straightforward task, but improper cleaning techniques can cause damage to your lenses. We will review the best ways to clean and maintain your glasses. An easy step-by-step guide to clean your glasses: Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water. Rinse your lenses...

Is it safe to wear my contact lenses during the COVID-19 outbreak??

Three of the world's most published researchers in eye health have published their consensus, and the verdict is YES! Contact lens wear is safe. Despite some myths and misinformation currently circulating, these researchers have concluded that contact lens wear remains a safe and highly effective form of vision correction for...


Most of us now spend an appreciable amount of time using a computer, tablet, or smart phone for work or recreation. Computer vision syndrome is a term that was coined to describe eye and vision discomfort resulting from screen time. Symptoms of computer vision syndrome include headaches, blurred vision, sore...

PRESBYOPIA – why we loose our near vision as we age

We all know someone who had perfect vision all their life, but then began to need reading glasses as they entered their mid-40’s.  Why does this happen? First - a short explanation of how the human eye focuses for near vision.  Behind the pupil of the eye is the lens....


Astigmatism sounds bad, but really it is just a type of blurry vision that is caused by the focussing parts of the eye (the cornea and the lens) not being perfectly round. Since the eye is a biological structure, it is common for some imperfection like this to be present....

Cosmetic Coloured Contact Lenses – Warning!

Canadians planning their Halloween costumes should be wary of decorative contact lenses, according to health officials. Health Canada warned in a recent release that while such decorative lenses are popular additions to Halloween attire, they can pose risks such as cuts or scratches on corneas, allergic reactions, impaired vision, infections...

What Are Floaters?

I can still clearly remember becoming aware of floaters in my eyes as a young child. Lying in the sun with closed eyes I was able to visualize clear dots and tubules that would drift from side to side when I moved my eyes. I realized that the viewing conditions...

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses aren’t that scary, we promise! Here is a break down to ease your mind on common questions revolved around our processes with contacts.   At Armstrong Optometry we are always staying up-to-date with new technologies and materials for contacts. If you have tried using them before, we encourage...

Smoking and your eye health

It is well known that smoking is detrimental to your health. Smoking tobacco harms every organ in your body— your eyes included. Smoking tobacco is the single most preventable cause of death and disease in Canada. Most smokers are not aware that their tobacco use is a preventable cause of blindness. Avoiding...

Dry Eye Treatments

There is help for your dry eye woes! Learn how to manage the symptoms of chronic dry eye syndrome. We have drops, cleansing wipes and more that can give you the relief you need. Dr. Tim Styles offers personalized care for Blephex treatments....

Oasys 1 DAY lenses for astigmatism have arrived!

  Daily disposables are the perfect answer for traveling and camping. Even if you have astigmatism correction, these lenses will be able to keep up to your movements in all your summer activities. Contact us today for further information.    ...

Our Congratulations to Dr. MacAulay!

Dr. MacAulay recently received the 2017 President’s Award for excellence in service to the profession of optometry. This award is well-deserved! Congratulations Dr. MacAulay!...

UV Protection

As the summer approaches and days get longer, it is a good time to review your UV protection options for your life outdoors this summer. Most people are well-versed in sunscreen for your skin, but let’s not forget that your eyes need protection from damaging UV rays as well. UV...

Allergy Season

Spring is upon us with its longer days, sunshine, flower blooms, and… allergies. Hayfever or seasonal environmental allergies are common in the springtime, although they can affect different people at different times of year. Many people have go-to remedies for the sneezing and running nose, but may neglect direct treatment...

Dry Eye Syndrome

Living in the North Okanagan means a full four seasons of temperature changes, which can affect the hydration levels of the tear film on the surface of your eyes. The contrast of cold winter temperatures outdoors and dry heat indoors can dry out the tear film. This also happens in...

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