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Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision - many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrists in Kamloops, British Columbia take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet Our Caring Eye Doctors in Kamloops, British Columbia:

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Lindsay Williston, O.D.

Dr. Williston was born in Quesnel, but has lived in Kamloops for most of her life. She started her post secondary education at UCC (now TRU), where she obtained her Bachelor of Science before heading off to the University of Waterloo School of Optometry. She graduated in 2007 and has been with KFVC since 2008. Dr. Williston loves to spend time outdoors, hiking all year round with her husband and young son, playing soccer and rock climbing when she gets a chance and boating on the Shuswap with her family and friends!

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Mark Rowsell, O.D.

Dr. Rowsell graduated in 2014 from the University of Waterloo with a Doctor of Optometry, receiving the AOF Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care and GPLI Clinical Excellence Award. Dr. Rowsell is originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree (Honors) in Chemistry from Memorial University in St. John’s. Away from the office Dr. Rowsell will most likely be found golfing, downhill skiing or on the basketball court.

Tyler Lowey, O.D.

Tyler Lowey, O.D.

Dr. Lowey was born and raised in Kamloops, BC. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Cellular, Molecular and Microbiology at Thompson Rivers University in 2006 and his Doctor of Optometry (Deans’ Honors List) in 2011. An educational interest in glaucoma was enhanced at clinics in Waterloo, ON and in New York City, NY. While in New York, Dr. Lowey worked under a glaucoma specialist at the St. Albans VA Medical Center.

Other optometric areas of interest for Dr. Lowey include myopia (nearsightedness) management, specialty contact lenses, ocular disease management and the co-management of refractive surgery. 

Dr. Lowey has a special connection to Kamloops Family Vision Clinic as he was a patient of the now retired Dr. Mario Pozza all his life. It was Drs. Pozza and Shamenski who employed him at office in the summers, and then recruited him to join the practice after his graduation.

He is a proud father to his son, Oscar, and husband to his wife, Tammy. When he is not looking at eyes, he enjoys watching movies, reading and spending time outdoors and exploring with his family. In the wintertime you can find him getting his heart broken by the Kamloops Blazers.

Yin Li, O.D.

Yin Li, O.D.

Dr. Li grew up in Ontario, completing her Bachelor’s degree in Medical Sciences at the University of Western Ontario in 2008 and her optometry degree at the University of Waterloo in 2012. She then spent several years working and teaching at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, as well as in Vancouver. Dr. Li completed a residency and has a special interest in the area of specialty contact lens fittings for the management of conditions including keratoconus, corneal scarring and transplants, dry eye, myopia control and high prescriptions.

Outside of the office, Dr. Li enjoys exploring the beautiful surroundings with her husband and their furry labradoodle.  She continues to enjoy her childhood sport of swimming, while attempting to learn new sports - most recently cross-country skiing and pickleball. She is looking forward to getting to know many more friendly Kamloopsians, both in and out of the office.

Brittany Lo O.D.

Brittany Lo, O.D.

Dr. Brittany Lo grew up in the Greater Toronto Area and is happy to call Kamloops her home now. She received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry degree both at the University of Waterloo, graduating on the Dean’s Honours List. She completed her advanced clinical training in Grande Prairie, Alberta where she gained extensive exposure to ocular diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye and uveitis. Dr. Lo also completed her primary care externship in Surrey, B.C. where she saw a diverse range of patients and practiced full scope optometry under great mentors. She prioritizes patient-centered care and values taking time to listen to her patients to ensure their main concerns are fully addressed.

When she’s not looking at eyeballs, Dr. Lo enjoys trying new foods, keeping active and travelling the world with her partner, Michael. She would love to improve her golf game and skiing! Dr. Lo is accepting new patients and looks forward to providing high quality eye care and education to patients of all ages.

Chris Tainsh O.D.

Chris Tainsh O.D.

Dr. Tainsh grew up on a farm northeast of Calgary, Alberta where he completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Mount Royal University. He continued his studies south of the border in Chicago, Illinois, receiving his Doctor of Optometry at Midwestern University in 2021. Dr. Tainsh has a special interest in Ocular Disease, Dry Eye, and Myopia Control. Outside the clinic, Dr. Tainsh is an avid sports enthusiast, especially when it comes to hockey. He loves spending time with his wife, Erica, and their Labrador Newt, either outdoors exploring or bundled up on the couch binge watching the latest series.