In-Store Exclusive Offerings

Eye Examinations - Staff

Laurrine McGowan, ABOC
Dr. Matthew Kent, OD, PA
Dr. Balamurali Ambati, MD
Mariana Springs, ABOC, NCLE
Katrina Boelsma, ABOC
Gigi Groff


Monday - Saturday
10am to 6pm

Sunday (Seasonal)
12pm to 5pm 

A Little Love From Some Armstrong-Root Insiders

"Dear Armstrong-Root Team: I would like to thank you for the terrific ski goggle insert glasses you sold me. I have been skiing the past 4 days and I can now see! They are making a big difference! From the time I walked into your shop in January your team has been most professional. From the greeting upon entry, the care in fitting, the arrangements for pick up AND your very thoughtful 'thank you' for your business note - you were on top of everything. I only wish you were located in Virginia. Please add me to your very satisfied customer list." - Armstrong-Root Customer 


"I just wanted to write and tell you what a nice experience I had at your store when I was there with my daughter last week. She wanted to buy some sunglasses for her boyfriend, and your two lovely sales girls were incredibly helpful, nice, honest, and just a pleasure to be served by. Then, a couple of days ago, we received a lovely, sincere thank you note-- cementing my determination to save any future glasses needs until I am back in Sun Valley." - Armstrong-Root Customer


"The only place to get eyewear in Ketchum/Sun Valley!!! Super chic and totally original. The customer service is awesome and the girls at Armstrong-Root are very nice, knowledgeable and know high fashion. It's the only place I shop for eyewear and I always find awesome frames every time I am in town. I live in New York City and wait to get to Sun Valley to get new frames. I highly recommend Armstrong-Root!!" Armstrong-Root Customer


"Visited them last year and loved their service/selection/ideas - visited them last week and was blown away. I've been on a continual quest (since birth??) to find great sunglasses, and Armstrong-Root finally made 'the perfect pair' happen!  It's quite possible I tried on every pair in the store - they were not only patient, but helpful.  The whole team was interactive, kind, fun, informative, knowledgable, and the perfect mix of trendy/classic. I highly recommend Armstrong-Root for any optic need (they also do eye exams and are trusted by my own friend - a trusted Ketchum resident). Don't let me forget - they also mentioned a type of lens specific to golfers that they carry... check it out!" -Armstrong-Root Customer


"I want to thank you for your professionalism in handling the remake of my beautiful glasses. You didn't hesitate to make the prescription over so that as a customer, I was satisfied. In today's retail environment, this is often not the case. I know it was a cost to you and to Armstrong-Root so I can't thank you enough. Of course I will stay a happy client of yours and will be back to purchase other glasses as necessary. You are a pleasure to do business with for certain." -Armstrong-Root Customer


"This is by far the best optometrist shop I've been to.  I have healthy appetite for sunglasses and glasses and I've realized that this is the spot to go to.  They never let me down.  They have the best selection of high end shades and glasses....not only quantity but the quality of their selections are classy, hip and rare.  They have a great selection of vintage frames that are very cool.  In fact I need to go back and explore them more. I've been here 2 years in a row and purchased 4 pairs of shades.  The level of customer service is unparalleled. They make great recommendations and really make the experience enjoyable.  I'm coming back here every time I'm in town and treating myself...and my wife to some SHADES!!!" -Armstrong-Root Customer


"Armstrong-Root in Sun Valley, ID is not only the best eyewear store, but the best STORE on the planet.  I live in North Carolina, but will only buy my prescription glasses, reading glasses & sunglasses at this store.  It is the most customer-friendly store I have ever had the pleasure to shop in, not to mention the AMAZING selection of absolutely unique eyewear that you won't find anywhere else. Laurrine is the most knowlegeable, kind, friendly & helpful salesperson and everyone who works here are equally helpful and savvy. If you really want quality all the way around (and who doesn't when it comes to being able to see well), this is where you should buy your eyewear.  If there were 100 stars to give, this rating would be 100+." -Armstrong-Root Customer


"Thanks for taking time to touch base. Just another reason why you are the best. So glad you are taking care of my eyes. The Chrome heart sunglasses work great and  are so cool! My niece drooled over them. Glad they had the prescription in the lenses or she would have grabbed them!" - Armstrong-Root Customer


"Thank you ever so much for taking such good eye-care of me and for ensuring my eyeglass satisfaction. I love my new, very cool, very lightweight and easy to wear glasses! Your personal care is greatly appreciated!" - Armstrong-Root Customer 


"It was so nice of you to not only fixed my glasses, but also throw in those nice accessories. On top of everything, to write me such a lovely card! I just got my glasses today, as my neighbor who received them for me has been traveling. Now I am obliged to write a nice review for you on tripadviser:-). Your customer service and sweet personality are unparallelled!!!" - Armstrong-Root Customer


"OMG!! I just got your darling heart filled with yummy chocolates and the GLASSES and the glasses cleaner!! I am so glad I purchased the glasses they are absolutely gorgeous!! Thank you so  much. It is always such a pleasure to see you. You have exquisite taste and style." - Armstrong-Root Customer


"Thank you for the always appreciated and always wonderful guidance with our reading and sunglasses. You make everything about the experience lovely!" -Armstrong-Root Customer


"I just wanted to send a quick thank you for always providing wonderful and professional help to me.  Love the glasses!!  Also wanted to mention that I am so glad I went with your suggestion regarding the tint.  I wear them often times as sunglasses on these gloomy days....perfect!  Always a pleasure to walk through your doors..." Armstrong-Root Customer


"I hope you all are doing well in the aftermath of the fires. We are all pulling for you and think of you often. I hope your business thrives! If anyone can make it work, you can! You are an amazing business person and offer the best customer service around." -Armstrong-Root Customer


"Extremely kind of you.  We absolutely adore your shop... and the service and generosity you show us is a huge part of that feeling. Many, many thanks again! See you next summer!" -Armstrong-Root Customer


"Thank you so much for all the lovely treats. I received my glasses on the weekend and absolutely love them! The hand written note was so sweet. Thank you again for everything. I'll be sure to stop in next time I am in Sun Valley." -Armstrong-Root Customer


"Just wanted to let you know that my glasses arrived in great shape. They fit and work wonderfully. Thanks so much for the taffy too. You have a very fine shop and we are so glad that it is just across the street. We'll see you for some fine adjustments when we get back in January." - Armstrong-Root Customer


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