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About Us

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.

Dr. Victoria Kennedy
Dr. Karin Rourke
Dr. Shaun Waayenberg
Tiana Yipp