I knew I wanted to become an Optometrist from a young age. When I realized I could combine my love for helping people and my interest in the human eye, it was the perfect match for me. I grew up in Calgary, AB and moved to Edmonton when I started University. I graduated four years later with my Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Biological Sciences. I then went on to complete my training in optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL. In 2011, I received my degree of Optometry, graduating with distinction.
During my time in the United States, I was fortunate to work at different externship sites that built my experience in a wide array of clinical settings. These included the Highline Vision Center in Colorado, where I worked with pediatric patients to improve their binocular vision and accommodative disorders through vision therapy. My training at the Veterans Hospital in Tallahassee, FL and at the Barnet-Dulaney-Perkins Eye center in Mesa, AZ gave me the skills to diagnose and treat conditions like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. I also obtained experience in contact lenses and pre and post-operative care for lasik and cataract surgery.
Giving back to the community is important to me. I have had to the opportunity to travel to Honduras for an eyecare mission. I was able to provide eye health exams and glasses to thousands of patients who had never had access to an eye doctor before. It was a truly humbling and joyous experience that I will never forget. I hope to go on another eye care mission soon.
In my spare time, you’ll find me spending time with my husband and our two young children. I also love baking, running and organizing. I would love to help you and your family maintain healthy eyes and healthy vision for life!