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158 Athabasca Avenue
Hinton, AB T7V 2A5
Park West Mall 900 Carmichael Lane
Hinton, AB T7V 1Y6

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Our Team

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.

Alana, CCOA

Optometric Assistant - Pretesting

Alana joined our team in October 2013, full of experience in every aspect of our clinic, and very capable of assisting our Doctor, Monika Braun. When she isn’t pre-testing you can find her training patients with their new contact lenses teaching them proper wear and care, along with doing Visual Field testing.

Crystal, CCOA

Optometric Assistant - Reception

Crystal’s friendly, familiar voice has welcomed patients over the phone and in person for over 10 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.

Leah, CCOA

Optometric Assistant - Frame Room

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.

Jenni G., CCOA

Optometric Assistant- Receptionist

Jenni joined the clinic in August 2014. A co- receptionist with Crystal, she also administers Visual Field testing, assists with pre-testing, as well as a friendly face when you enter our clinic or give the office a call. A wearer of glasses since the age of seven, Jenni knows how important proper vision care is.


Office Financial Manager

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. She also assists around the office in areas that she is needed.

Chaitra, CCOA

Optometric Assistant - Frame Room

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 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.


Office HR & Marketing Manager

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 new 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.


Ophthalmic Assistant- Frame Room

Rylee joined us in May 2017 to cover a temporary position and has fit in wonderfully to her role as an Ophthalmic Assistant. You will find her both at the Hinton Optometry Clinic and Rocky Mountain Eyeware. From personal experience as a wearer of glasses, she can assist you to make sure your eyewear is fitting comfortably.


Ophthalmic Assistant

Mary joined our team in October 2017 and you will find her assisting Dr. Monika Braun with pre-testing. She is a new resident to Hinton and when you don’t see her around the office you may find her on the local trails walking her dog. She is very eager to learn new skills around the office and other aspects of the optical field.


Frame Room

Taylor joined the team in October 2017 and will be primarily found in the frame room helping patients with all of their lens and frame choices. Taylor moved here from Kamloops BC around 7 years ago, and thoroughly enjoys the hiking and photo opportunities Hinton has to offer. She looks forward to learning more about the optical industry.


Frame Room

As a new member to the Hinton Optometry Clinic, Carrie will be working in the frame room and at Rocky Mountain Eyewear. She so far has enjoyed working with the great staff, helping patients choose new frames, and assisting them in anyway that suit their needs. Carrie and her husband recently moved here from Mallaig, AB and are loving the friendly people and outdoor activities that Hinton has to offer.


Optician - Pretesting

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.