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OUR Edmonton OPTOMETRIC TEAM


Meet our optometric team in Edmonton, Alberta. We offer a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages - all with personalized attention and a smile. In our eye care office, every patient is treated warmly. Individualized attention is the foundation of our care, to ensure that your eyes remain healthy. We're dedicated to optimizing your vision!

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Prairie Eye Care provides innovative eye care services to patients from in and around Edmonton. We offer comprehensive eye health assessments, ocular disease diagnosis and treatment, contact lens evaluation and fitting, and prescriptions.

We welcome new patients and accept most major forms of insurance.

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Dr. Shaminder Dhaliwal

Dr. Shaminder Dhaliwal

Dr. Shaminder Dhaliwal is a distinguished optometrist known for his commitment to patient care and expertise in the latest optical technologies.

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Dr. Dhaliwal pursued his passion for science and health at the University of Manitoba, where he completed his Bachelor of Science degree. He furthered his education at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, where he graduated Cum Laude and was honoured with several prestigious awards, including the Exceptional Tutor Award and the Wildermuth Foundation Scholarship. His academic excellence also earned him a place in the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometry Honorary Society.

Dr. Dhaliwal is actively involved in the optometric community. He has served on the board of the Multi-Cultural Association, the Canadian Association of Optometry Students, and the Manitoba Association of Optometrists Council. His professional affiliations include the Alberta Association of Optometrists, the Alberta College of Optometrists, and the Canadian Association of Optometrists.

Now residing in Edmonton, Dr. Dhaliwal enjoys exploring the city's hidden gems, engaging in various sports, and staying current with the latest trends in men's fashion. Dr. Dhaliwal is dedicated to making eye care accessible and offers eye exams in English and Punjabi. 

Dr. Nana Owusu

Dr. Nana Owusu

Dr. Nana Owusu, a native of Ontario and Edmonton, has a rich academic and leadership background. He completed his undergraduate degree in Microbiology at the University of Alberta and pursued Health Studies at McMaster University. His journey led him to the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO), where he earned his Doctorate. His academic and leadership prowess was acknowledged with prestigious awards, such as the American Optometric Foundation Carl Zeiss Vision Fellowship and the Cribb Leadership & Service Award. Notably, he was recognized as Colleague of the Year for three consecutive years during his tenure as the President of the student body.

Dr. Owusu's commitment to his profession extends beyond his practice. While in the United States, he served as an adjunct clinical advisor for the ICO Externship Program at a contact lens-based family practice in Florida. His professional affiliations include the esteemed Gold Key International Honor Society, the Alberta College of Optometrists, and the Canadian Association of Optometrists. His dedication to the field was recently recognized with his election to the Illinois College of Optometry Board of Trustees. He also actively participates in the ICO Alumni Council and the student mentorship program, demonstrating his commitment to the growth and development of future optometrists.

Dr. Owusu's clinical interests cover pediatric and adult patients, particularly those with complex systemic and ocular conditions. He is well-regarded for his compassionate approach and ability to manage diverse patient needs.

Outside of his professional life, Dr. Owusu is passionate about sports, both as a coach for high school football and a participant in various athletic activities. 

Dr. Renee Phipps

Dr. Renee Phipps

Dr. Renee Phipps is an optometrist renowned for her academic prowess and commitment to community service. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Dr. Phipps completed her undergraduate degrees in Microbiology and Zoology at the University of Manitoba before earning her Doctorate from the Illinois College of Optometry.

During her studies in Chicago, Dr. Phipps left an indelible mark, earning several prestigious awards, such as the American Optometric Association Contact Lens and Cornea Section Student Research Award, the C. Payton Powell Scholarship, and the National Vision Award. She actively participated in student government and contributed as a writer for the American Optometric Association newsletter, providing invaluable insights on contact lens care and ocular disease.

Dr. Phipps has also dedicated a significant amount of time to volunteer eye care services, including a mission trip to San Carlos, Mexico, with the Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity Organization, alongside the World Health Organization, to provide essential eye care services to residents. Her professional affiliations include the Gold Key Honors Society, the Alberta College of Optometrists, and the American Optometric Association.

Dr. Phipps is a devoted mother of three and remains actively involved in various boards, community associations, and committees. In 2020, she expanded her horizons by adding 'author' to her list of roles, having published her first children's book, a testament to her passion for education and dedication to children’s development.

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Prairie Eye Care in Edmonton

The team at Prairie Eye Care aims to provide the best possible solution for the patient's eye health and vision needs. By utilizing the latest technologies and evidence-based treatments, we can ensure that each patient maintains optimal eye health.