Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
Dr. Monika Braun grew up in Brampton, Ontario and graduated from the University of Waterloo with her Doctorate of Optometry in 1994. Following graduation, she moved to Hinton, where she continues to serve the eye care needs of Hinton, Jasper, Grande Cache and Edson.
Outside the office you will find Monika managing her daughter’s ringette team, watching her son play hockey, coaching soccer, teaching AWANA, and spending time with her husband Jeff. You may also see her running on the local trails or skiing at the Nordic Center with her dog Rocky. Monika Looks forward to continuing to care for the eyes of Hinton and the surrounding area and welcomes new patients.
Dr. Jennifer Langfield grew up on a farm outside of Kitchener, Ontario. She graduated with a Doctorate of Optometry in 2011 from the University of Waterloo in Kitchener, Ontario. As part of her schooling she completed an ocular disease externship at Eye Associates of Pinellas, in Pinellas Park Florida. There Jennifer gained experience in retina care, cataract surgery, and ocular disease. Throughout her studies she also gained experience in binocular vision, contact lenses, laser eye surgery, geriatric and pediatric eye care, and low vision. After graduation Jennifer moved to Hinton, Alberta where she started work at the Hinton Optometry Clinic in 2011.
Outside of work Jennifer spends time with her husband Nathan and two boys Noah and Jonah. She also enjoys the outdoors, hiking, running, cooking, and keeping in touch with extended family and friends.
Jennifer loves providing eye care for Hinton and the surrounding areas and welcomes new and existing patients.
Dr. Randi Yee grew up in the small town of Indian Head, Saskatchewan. She studied at the University of Regina before pursuing her Optometry Degree at the University of Waterloo. Randi graduated with honors in 2018. Upon graduation, she was awarded the J.C. Thompson Memorial Prize for clinical excellence. Throughout her studies, she gained experience in ocular disease, contact lenses, binocular vision, pediatrics and low vision. As part of her training, Randi completed an ocular disease externship in Salt Lake City, Utah where she focused on the detection and management of glaucoma and also fostered her passion for hiking. She has also provided volunteer eye care in Ecuador and plans on participating in additional mission trips in the future.
Outside of optometry, Randi is an outdoor enthusiast who also enjoys playing a variety of sports, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Randi is excited to serve Hinton and the surrounding communities and is eager to meet new and existing patients.
Dr. Gary Watson graduated from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry in 1979. Gary is one of the former owners of Hinton Optometry Clinic and semi-retired in 2014 selling his practice to Dr. Jennifer Langfield. He enjoys many activities in the area and you may have seen him playing hockey, flying his plane, or skiing on one of the local hills or trails. Gary enjoys coming and working casually for Dr. Langfield and looks forwards to his “chats” with his long time patients and seeing new ones as well.