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Our Eye Doctors

At Blink Eyewear, our optometrists near you want to offer the very best in eye care. That’s why we provide expert eye care with a smile. With Blink Eyewear, you can be guaranteed of exceptional treatment.

Our mission is to make a visual difference in the quality of life of our patients. By providing expert eye care, superior products and brands, and exceptional service, we build lasting relationships with our patients. Each person receives unique, specialized care with a smile, and we hope to help every patient that needs it see properly while looking better.

Here are the advantages of choosing our optometry practices in Creekside, West Springs & Crowfoot, Calgary:

  • Experienced and caring Optometrists and staff that have been in the business for years, and knows what is best for you and your eyes.
  • Brand name designer eyewear if you’re looking for a vast range of brands to choose from.
  • Superior, high quality lens products that improve your eyesight and give you a crisp clarity with your vision.
  • Advanced eye-care diagnostic technology that allow us to detect eye disease early and when it is most treatable.
  • Three convenient locations and evening & weekend appointments: Creekside (T3P 0A3), Crowfoot (T3G 4J8), and West Springs (T3H 0J5).

Meet Our Eye Doctors in NW Calgary:

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Alisha Adatia O.D.

Dr. Adatia graduated from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry in 2001. As part of the program, she did an ocular disease externship with Houston Eye Associates in Houston, TX. After graduating, Dr. Adatia went on to complete a residency in Low Vision and Geriatric Optometry at the Centre for Sight Enhancement at the University of Waterloo.

Having been born and raised in Calgary, AB, Dr. Adatia moved back in 2002 to work in private practice in various clinics around the city. After gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience she started Blink Eyewear in 2008.

Always greeting you with a smile, Dr. Adatia provides an exceptional eye care experience for her patients.

Dr. Adatia is a member of the Calgary Society of Optometrists, the Alberta Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Association of Optometrists.

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Rose Kombo O.D.

Dr. Rose Kombo completed her Bachelor of Science with a minor is Sociology at the University of Calgary. She then attended The New England College of Optometry in Boston where she interned at various health centers and hospitals. In her final year of training, Dr. Kombo completed multiple honourable externships including a contact lens externship in Miami, an ocular disease externship at the University of Maryland and an externship at the East Boston Health Center. She also obtained valuable experience in an ocular disease externship at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Dr. Kombo is very excited to return to Calgary and to join the Blink Eyewear team where she will use her knowledge and skills to provide exceptional eye care to all members of the community.

Dr. Kombo is a member of the Alberta Association of Optometrists, Canadian Association of Optometrists and Calgary Society of Optometry.

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Samantha Lai O.D.

Dr. Samantha Lai graduated from the University of Waterloo with Honors in 2011. As part of her training, she has worked with Image Optometry in Burnaby and Abbottsford BC, OMNI Eye Specialists in Baltimore, MD, Saton Optiek in the Netherlands, and the University of Waterloo School of Optometry. She has completed additional training in specialty soft contact lenses including high astigmatism, children, monovision, and multifocal contact lenses at the Vision Care Institute in Jacksonville, FL. In 2013, Dr. Lai went on an eyecare mission in Bueng Kan, Thailand.

She is a member of the Calgary Society of Optometrists, the Alberta Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Association of Optometrists.  Dr. Lai is also a faculty member of the Young Guns of Optometry specializing in Dry Eye.

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Sarah MacDonald O.D.

Dr. Sarah MacDonald realized her passion for optometry and the eye while completing her Bachelor of Science with Advanced major in Biology at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. From there, she attended and graduated with honours from the School of Optometry at the University of Waterloo in 2011. As part of her training she completed an externship in Ocular Disease and Therapeutics in Lexington, Kentucky as well as a specialty contact lens seminar in Jacksonville, Florida.

Dr. MacDonald was born and raised on Prince Edward Island and, like many east coasters, has ventured west to Calgary to begin her career. She is excited to join the Blink Eyewear team. She cares very much about her patients and is dedicated to providing the very best eye care for them.

Dr. MacDonald is a member of the Alberta Association of Optometrists, Canadian Association of Optometrists, and Calgary Society of Optometrists.

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Chris De Guzman O.D.

Dr. Chris De Guzman received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Manitoba where he was on the Dean’s Honour List. He completed his Doctor of Optometry Degree at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry in California. He completed his clinical externships in Ocular Disease, Vision Therapy, and Primary Eye Care in Orange County, Greater New York, and Beverly Hills. Following graduation, he was offered a position in Beverly Hills where he saw a wide variety of patients including many A-list celebrities. After his U.S. work permit expired, he decided to come back to Canada to work, and ultimately decided to make Calgary his new home.

During Optometry school, Dr. Chris won the Optometry Student Bowl at his school and was nominated for Clinician of the Year. He represented his school at Optometry’s Meeting against all other Optometry schools in North America where he finished in the Top 8 overall. He won various awards during Optometry school and was a tutor in Optics, Principles and Practice of Optometry, and Patient Care Services.

At the age of 21, Dr. Chris was accepted in Optometry school but was then offered a record deal in the Philippines, so he decided to pursue his dreams of becoming a singer for 4 years before returning to Optometry school. He has won Best New Male and Favorite Male Artist at the Philippine Grammy Awards. His other hobbies include modifying cars with his twin brother, traveling, and trying out new places to eat.

Dr. Chris is excited to join the Blink team and is available for eye examinations in both English and Tagalog (Filipino). He is passionate in providing the highest quality care and an exceptional experience to all patients in the community.

Dr. Chris is a member of the Alberta Association of Optometrists, Canadian Association of Optometrists, California Optometric Association, and LA County Optometric Society.

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Pascal Gagné O.D.

Dr. Pascal Gagné received his Bachelor of Science Degree with Distinction from the University of Calgary. He then went on to study Optometry at the University of Waterloo, where he graduated with Honours. As part of his training he completed an ocular disease externship at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Dr. Gagné enjoys interacting with his patients and answering any questions they have about their vision and eye health. He has clinical interest in dry eye and ocular disease management. He is bilingual, offering eye examinations in both English and French. Dr. Gagné is a member of the Alberta Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Association of Optometrists.

In his spare time Dr. Gagné enjoys reading, playing video games, and spending time outdoors with friends and family.

Dr. Kader Soufi OD