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Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B0

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Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B0

Evening Appointments Available

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What’s New

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.

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...

Welcome to our New Website

Visit our new optometry website for information about our Practice.

Pink, Stinging Eyes?

It Could Be Pink Eye.

Good vision is about making good choices.

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Your best choice is to see your doctor of optometry for a routine eye exam to ensure good vision and eye health. Some eye diseases only show symptoms when the condition is advanced and difficult, or even impossible, to treat. Early diagnosis and treatment are keys to preventing vision loss.

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