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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 consists of three optometric practices owned by Dr. Shaun Waayenberg and Dr. Victoria Kennedy.  We have locations in Beaverlodge, High Prairie, and Grande Prairie, Alberta. Our goal is to ensure members of these and the rural communities have quality access to comprehensive medical and routine eye care services. 

We believe in local. And so, our optometrists have been practicing in High Prairie since 2017 and in Beaverlodge since 2018. Our Beaverlodge office grew in 2019, adding Dr. Karin Rourke to our skilled team. In 2023, Additionally, Dr. Tiana Yipp joined our team in 2023. Since then, our four optometrists remain dedicated themselves and their practice 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. However, it was renamed in 2021 to better reflect our services.

Shaun Waayenberg Optometrist in front of brick wall
Meet 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.
Our Newest Doctor: 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, we encourage our team to strive for these exact principles. With team members located in both Beaverlodge and High Prairie, we’re proud to represent rural northern Alberta. For that reason, we’d like to introduce you to our team and some of their roles.

Optometrists At Our Clinics

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. All our doctors are well-versed in the examination and assessment of the eyes and visual system. Therefore, they are able to diagnose, treat and manage ocular disease and binocular vision conditions. Additionally, optometrists 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.

Opticians At Our Clinics

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. For your comfort, our opticians work with you to determine what style of glasses and lenses will best suit your lifestyle and vision requirements. Your personal needs are vital to these recommendations. Because every person is unique in his or her interests, job demands, and personal preferences, our opticians strive to find the best lens and coating options to fit your needs and budget.