The human eye is one of the complex organs in the human body and the conditions and diseases that affect it are numerous. Often these issues are without obvious symptoms. A comprehensive eye exam by your optometrist is often the first step in detecting these conditions.

Our doctors continually strive to foster an open dialogue with patients. From taking time to explain the results of the eye exam to listening attentively to the client’s questions and concerns – it’s all part of our holistic approach to eye care.

We are proud to introduce our doctors:

 

Dr. Walters

 

Dr. Walters grew up in Regina where he attended the University of Regina for his undergraduate studies in biology. In 1989 he was accepted into the Optometry program at the University of Waterloo where he graduated with honours in 1993.

He furthered his training in the management and treatment of ocular disease at Northeast State University in Oklahoma in 1993. Since graduating, he has enjoyed practicing Optometry in Saskatoon at Pinehouse Eyecare, Stonebridge Eyecare and most recently Warman Eyecare.

Dr. Walters and his wife have three children and enjoy traveling and having family time together.

 

 

Dr. Toews

 

Dr. Toews was born and raised on a family farm in Watrous, Saskatchewan. He attended the University of Saskatchewan for his undergraduate studies and received his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Waterloo in 2006.

He moved back to Saskatoon where he joined the practices of Pinehouse Eyecare, Stonebridge Eyecare and most recently Warman Eyecare. He and his wife now have two wonderful young children.

Dr. Toews enjoys all aspects of the practice of optometry and has a special interest in children’s vision and the management of ocular disease.

 

 

Dr. Feltis

 

Dr. Feltis grew up on a grain farm outside of Hawarden, Saskatchewan. He played most of his minor sports and graduated from high school in Kenaston, Saskatchewan.

After graduating from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology, he went on to study optometry at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. He now lives in Saskatoon and practices at Pinehouse Eyecare, Stonebridge Eyecare and Warman Eyecare.

Dr. Feltis takes pleasure in practicing full scope optometry, with special interests in contact lenses, children’s vision and ocular disease prevention.

 

 

Dr. Prestupa

 

Dr. Prestupa (nee Holinaty) was born and raised in Saskatoon. She graduated from Marion M. Graham Collegiate Institute in 2004 and went on to complete her undergraduate studies in microbiology at the University of Saskatchewan.

She was accepted to the University of Waterloo in 2007, where she graduated with honours from the Doctor of Optometry program in 2011. She was also awarded the L. M. Newell Clinical Optometry Prize and the A. W. Cole Award for Clinical Excellence. She then moved back to Saskatoon and began practicing optometry at Stonebridge Eyecare, Pinehouse Eyecare and Warman Eyecare. Outside of work, she and her husband are kept busy with their young son.

Dr. Prestupa enjoys all aspects of full scope optometry, with a special interest in children’s vision, contact lenses and laser refractive surgery co-management. She is also excited to be able to provide her patients with the newest technology in diagnostic equipment, such as the Optomap and OCT.

 

 

Dr. Kirkpatrick

 

Dr. Kirkpatrick was born and raised in Saskatoon. She attended the University of Saskatchewan where she studied Anatomy & Cell Biology, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in 2007, and a Master of Science in 2009.

She was accepted into Optometry at the University of Waterloo and graduated with honours in 2013. While studying optometry, Dr. Kirkpatrick had the opportunity to travel to Ecuador in 2011 to provide eye exams and donated glasses for people who would not otherwise have access to eye care.

Dr. Kirkpatrick moved back to Saskatoon in 2013 and is practicing at Stonebridge Eyecare, Warman Eyecare, and Pinehouse Eyecare. Dr. Kirkpatrick enjoys practicing full scope optometry, with special interest in children’s vision.

 

 

Dr. Poole

 

Dr. Poole grew up on a farm outside of Naicam, Saskatchewan. She completed her undergraduate studies in Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan before being enrolled in the Doctor of Optometry program at the University of Waterloo.

Dr. Poole has a passion for international volunteer work and exploring other cultures. Her first volunteer project was in Nepal working at an orphanage. She has also worked in Romania with Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, an organization that provides free eye health exams and glasses to those in need.

After completing externships in Ontario, Texas, and Saskatchewan, Dr. Poole graduated with honours from the University of Waterloo and was awarded The College of
Optometrists of Ontario General Proficiency Medal, The Abbot Medical Optics General Proficiency Award First Prize, as well as The Alcon Case Study Award. Dr. Poole and her husband are happy to make Saskatoon their new home together where she enjoys practicing at both Pinehouse Eyecare and Warman Eyecare.

Dr. Poole takes pride in practicing full scope optometry with special interests in ocular disease management and prevention.

 

 

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Dr. Laforge was born and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He attended the University of Saskatchewan and received a bachelor’s degree in Physiology in 2009 before moving on to the University of Waterloo School of Optometry where he received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2013.

After practicing in North Battleford for 3 years, Dr. Laforge is excited to be back in Saskatoon at Stonebridge Eyecare and Warman Eyecare. He enjoys practicing full scope optometry and continuing his lifelong learning as vision science advances. He is also very interested in promoting optometry worldwide and ensuring that the most under-privileged receive the care that they need. He has experience providing eye care in several developing countries including Ghana and Nicaragua in 2017.

He enjoys travel, spending time at the lake, canoeing and skiing and being active in many sports around the city.

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