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Acuity Eye Care – Providing Eye Care Services to the Rural Communities of Grande Prairie, High Prairie, and Beaverlodge

Doctors of Optometry. Dr. Waayenberg, Dr. Kennedy, and Dr. Rourke.

Find Quality Eye Services In Northern Alberta

Acuity Eye Care is made up of two optometric practices owned by Dr. Shaun Waayenberg and Dr. Victoria Kennedy.  We have locations in Beaverlodge and High Prairie, Alberta and are dedicated to ensuring members of these and the rural communities have access to comprehensive medical and routine eye care services. 

Our optometrists have been practicing in High Prairie since 2017 and in Beaverlodge since 2018.  Dr. Karin Rourke joined our Beaverlodge office in 2019. In 2023, Dr. Tiana Yipp joined our team, and our four optometrists are dedicated to ensuring that our patients receive the highest quality of care.

Acuity Eye Care’s sole purpose is to improve access to eye care services for the people of the rural communities we serve. Our patients travel from small towns throughout the Peace Country and Big Lakes County in order to use our optometric and optical services.

Acuity Eye Care has previously provided optometric care under the trade names of Beaverlodge Family Eye Care and the Shaun Waayenberg Professional Corporation but was renamed in 2021 to better reflect our services.

Shaun Waayenberg Optometrist in front of brick wall
Dr. Shaun Waayenberg
Headshot of Dr. Victoria Kennedy in front of a white wall.
Dr. Victoria Kennedy
Headshot of Dr. Karin Rourke in front of a brick wall.
Dr. Karin Rourke
Headshot of Dr. Tiana Yipp sitting in an optometry office in front of a monitor with photos of eyes.
Dr. Tiana Yipp

Come See the Difference From Our Professional & Caring Team

At Acuity Eye Care, we believe that having the right team of doctors and staff is incredibly important for patient service. We value compassion, communication and a dedication to learning and encourage our team to strive for these principles. Team members are located in both Beaverlodge and High Prairie. With that in mind, we’d like to introduce you to our team and some of their roles.

Our optometric team consists of Victoria KennedyShaun Waayenberg, Karin Rourke, and Tiana Yip. As optometrists, they completed their three to four-year Bachelor’s Degrees and four-year Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degrees prior to becoming licensed in Alberta. They are well-versed in the examination and assessment of the eyes and visual system and are able to diagnose, treat and manage ocular disease and binocular vision conditions. Additionally, optometrists are able to recognize and detect systemic health conditions as they relate to the eyes. Our doctors work with other local primary care providers to co-manage ocular signs and symptoms of many conditions. Finally, our optometrists prescribe eyeglasses, contact lenses and low-vision devices. Dr. Waayenberg practices in both Beaverlodge and High Prairie. Dr. Kennedy and Dr. Rourke practice in Beaverlodge.

Our practice is pleased to have licensed opticians. Opticians are experts in expert in eyeglasses and lens selection, fitting and adjustments. In order to gain licensure, opticians complete a two-year classroom and in-office training. This training includes courses on eyeglass frame selection and repair, optics, lenses, prescriptions, communication and ethics. Our optician works with you to determine what style of glasses and lenses will best suit your lifestyle and vision requirements. Because every person is unique in his or her interests, job demands and preferences, our opticians strive to find the best lens and coating options to fit your needs and budget.