Our well –trained staff are experts in finding the best eyewear or contact lenses to meet your visual needs. Combined, we have nearly 50 years of optical experience.
Visual requirements are uniquely individual and we are very aware of the different needs of our patients. We can help you decide between all the newest technologies in frames, lenses or contact lenses to make your vision the best it can be.
Continuing Education is a must for our office. We are always updating our knowledge with yearly Alberta Optometrist Association Conferences and in-house training.
Most of our staff have taken the Canadian Optometric Assistant Certification Course that is a comprehensive optometric course developed by the Canadian Optometric Association and gives them a designation of C.C.O.A for their efforts.
St. John’s first-aid and CPR are also part of our training complement.
Kim joined the Hinton Optometry Clinic team in August 2015 as an Optometric Assistant, and as of April 2018 has settled into the role as our HR manager. Continuing to work closely with the rest of the staff she will be taking on more of a behind the scene roll. Implementing new policies and managing marketing campaigns, Kim is a great addition as a manager for the office. When not working on projects with the doctors, Kim and her family run a Bed & Breakfast just outside of town. She is also involved in the community with groups such as biathlon, theatre, and music performances.
Shelley joined our team in September of 2016 and has taken on the role of Office Financial Manager. Shelley is a long time resident of Brule, AB and is very familiar with the area. You may find her in her office taking care of accounting and bookkeeping needs with a welcoming smile. Working closing with her co-manager Kim, she also assists around the office in areas that she is needed to help things run smoothly.
Crystal’s friendly, familiar voice has welcomed patients over the phone and in person for over 16 years at Hinton Optometry Clinic. She is always ready and willing to serve you in a professional and courteous manner, making sure your next appointment is booked. Her experience over the years is invaluable to both patients and staff.
Jenni joined the Hinton Optometry Clinic family in 2014. A co-receptionist with Crystal, it’s Jenni’s voice you hear answering your calls; making or confirming appointments. Responsible for all things Social Media; when not at her desk you may find her administering Visual Field tests, assisting with pre-testing, Insurance submissions and keeping the office tidy. Our ‘Office Mom’ is always looking to help her work family as much as our patients. A wearer of glasses since the age of seven, she knows how important proper vision care is.
Stephanie has returned to our office after leaving for a few years. Being a graduate from the Douglas College Optician program, she has a fair amount of experience in the optical field under her belt. She will be working as Dr. Langfield’s and Dr. Yee’s assistant and pre-tester. You will find her around the office preforming a variety of tasks from taking photos and pressures to contact lens fittings. We are very happy to have her bright personality back around the office.
Angie joined us this year as Dr. Braun’s Assistant and we are happy to have her cheerful demeanor on our team. Angie previously worked at the Hinton Medical Clinic so you may recognize her when you walk in. You will see Angie giving various optical tests as well as fitting contact lenses for Dr. Braun’s patients. When Angie isn’t at the clinic she’s an aspiring artist, you may see some of her paintings for sale at the Old Grind.
Leah has been at the Hinton Optometry Clinic since January 2008. She performs a variety of duties in the office including adjusting and repairing frames as well as helps the patients choose frames and orders glasses. Leah also works at our other office Rocky Mountain Eyewear. As an avid learner, she attends conferences and seminars with the other staff to be educated about new products and technology that is always evolving in this industry. She grew up in Hinton and loves working with people. With her sparkling personality, she keeps everyone around her smiling.
Chaitra joined our staff November 2014. She pleasantly welcomes patients to the frame room to help with the selection of frames, lens orders, along with adjustments and repairs. You may also see Chaitra around the office as she also does Pretesting and Visual Field testing, or at our other location Rocky Mountain Eyewear. She is a quick learner and has taken her Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant Course. As a born and raised Hintonite, she is familiar with most of the Hinton residents she assists.
Rylee joined us in May 2017 and has fit in wonderfully in her role as an Ophthalmic Assistant. You will find her working at both the Hinton Optometry Clinic and Rocky Mountain Eye Wear dispensaries. From personal experience as a wearer of glasses, she can assist you to make sure your eye wear is fitting comfortably. You may also see Rylee around town when she works privately as a personal trainer and Aqua fitness instructor. Rylee is away on maternity leave at the moment enjoying her precious baby daughter born this past February. We hope to see her in the early New Year.
Brianne joined our clinic this year and is a very fast study. You will see her working in the frame room at Hinton Optometry Clinic and at Rocky Mountain Eye Wear. She has a great sense of style and as part of the younger generation can help keep your look current and fashionable. She is working hard to get all her training and eventually become a Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant.
Leah F. was born and raised in Edson, Alberta. Before moving to Hinton, she has worked in Optometrist offices in Edson and Jasper. Hinton Optometry Clinic was very happy to hire her in 2019 as Certified Optometric Assistant to help patients and customers find that perfect pair of glasses and to make sure they fit and work exactly as they should. You may also see her smiling face at our other dispensary in the mall, Rocky Mountain Eye Wear.
Jacqueline was born in Guatemala and raised in Vancouver, BC since the age of 2. She moved to Hinton in December 2012 and has worked as an assistant in Medical Office’s since 2007. You may have met Jacqueline previously when she temporarily worked at our clinic in 2018 as a Doctor’s Assistant for 6 weeks. We are happy to have her back now permanently as she takes on various duties around the clinic learning all the positions. She will be adding a Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant course to her resume in the near future.