FYidoctors - Strathmore

321 3rd Street
Strathmore (Alberta)
T1P 1M4
Monday:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday: Closed

Meet Our Optometrists

Garth Anderson

 

Dr. Garth Anderson received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 1990. Born and raised in Calgary, Dr. Anderson returned to Alberta to practice. He established Strathmore Vision Clinic in 1991. He has served on the Council of the Alberta Association of Optometrists (AAO). His development of the AAO Optometric Assistant’s Course was subsequently adopted and administered into the successful nationwide Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) Optometric Assistant’s Course. He has served as a Board of Director for the FYidoctors Board of Directors. He has had extensive participation in Canadian Vision Care charitable services/duties.
Dr. Anderson is passionate about delivering empathetic and quality care to every patient in the clinic. Be it the youngest of children, the changes of middle age, or the most senior of life, Dr. Anderson is keenly interested in the visual challenges that all ages present. He particularly takes satisfaction in surrounding himself with clinic personnel that can deliver a superior clinic visit. He is committed to employing leading edge technology for all diagnostic tools and treatment options.
Outside of his time in the clinic, Dr. Anderson enjoys a busy life with his wife and two daughters. Much of this time is invested and dedicated to his daughter’s equestrian show jumping pursuits. Other interests are focused primarily around family vacations.

 

Michelle Duke
Dr. Michelle Duke received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 2010 and joined the team at FYidoctors immediately after graduating. She has a special interest in fitting custom contact lenses for a variety of conditions, such as keratoconus, post-surgical corneas and high prescriptions, including astigmatism. She has given lectures on fitting different specialty contact lenses and loves a challenge.
Michelle also emphasizes the importance of early detection of ocular conditions, and has a keen interest in pediatric eye exams starting as young as 6 months old.
In her spare time, Michelle enjoys cooking and recreational sports, such as soccer, volleyball, slow-pitch and golf. 
Russell W. Doig
Dr. Russell W. Doig is a native of Calgary, Alberta. He attended the University of Calgary and then studied optometry at the University of Waterloo, graduating in 1996. Dr. Doig has practiced optometry in Burlington and Hamilton, Ontario, in Brooks, Drumheller, Didsbury and in Calgary, Alberta. He joined the Strathmore Vision Clinic in April 1997.
Dr. Doig is a father of five children and one step-child.  "You're right, that is kind of crazy! But it's also a lot of fun," says Dr. Doig. One of Dr. Doig's favorite parts of his job is a child's eye exam. "I love child's eye exams because I get to play games with them! Pencil puppets, pictures, and the 'donut game'... and I love that moment when the eye exam becomes interesting to them instead of scary."
Dr. Doig enjoys being an eye doctor because he enjoys meeting and helping people. He says, "I'm really lucky I made the career choice I did. I was in my early twenties at the time and really, at that age how do you know what job you'II like for the rest of your life? I've discovered that I'm a 'people person' and being an optometrist allows me to meet very interesting people and use my love of sciences to solve interesting problems." He is genuinely excited when he can find the best possible eyeglass prescription for a patient. Finding a way to resolve a complex contact lens problem, or any other eye related problem is still thrilling for Dr. Doig. "I have a moderately high prescription and I love being able to empathize with patients who are anxious about the thickness of their lenses, for instance. I love the fact that we now have fantastic technologies that make it possible for me to offer them lenses that are thin and lightweight without compromising sharpness."
Dr. Doig believes in being involved in the community. He has been a missionary and remains active in his faith. He has been an assistant football coach and a boy scout leader. He served as a member of the Council of the Alberta College of Optometrists from 2000 to 2002. He enjoys ballroom dancing, learning to play the banjo, sketching and of course, photography. "Photography is optics, and optometrists ought to be experts in optics, so it's a work-related hobby."
Dr. Doig values your time, and he does his best to stay on schedule throughout the day. For your convenience, he has appointments available as early as 7:00 am some mornings and until 8:00 pm some evenings.
Aaron Hesla
Dr. Aaron Hesla graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2006. He started practicing optometry at Southcentre Optometry in September of 2006, and has become a strong member of the optometric team. He then joined their sister location, Strathmore Vision Centre.
Dr. Hesla is passionate about pediatric eye exams and brings a great level of empathy to his patients’ care. Dry eye conditions and therapy employ his excellent problem solving skills to find the best solution for each individual patient, and he prides himself on being very thorough in both his examinations and explanations of eye conditions.
When Dr. Hesla is not practicing optometry, he is an avid hockey and ball player and enjoys golfing in the summer. That is, when he’s not busy chasing around his highly active two year old son!
Chelsea Kayed

Dr. Chelsea Kayed completed her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Waterloo and graduated with Honours.  She then decided to pursue her passion for eye care at the New England College of Optometry in Boston, graduating with Distinction through BSK Honors Optometric Society. 

Dr. Kayed practiced in Ontario for two years at an ophthalmology clinic specializing in glaucoma before relocating to northern Alberta in 2016 to join FYidoctors. She has now settled in the Calgary area and continues to work with FYidoctors at various locations.  

Dr. Kayed is gladly accepting new patients.  She offers comprehensive eye care, emergency eye care, laser and surgical post-operative care, glaucoma managementpediatric eye care, dry eye management, ocular disease management, contact lens fittings, and more.  

Dr. Kayed and her family enjoy spending their free time travelling, camping, trying new restaurants, and exploring southern Alberta.  

Yen Dang

Dr. Yen Dang obtained her Bachelor’s of Biological Science from the University of Calgary and her Doctor of Optometry from Pacific University in 2014. She is a member of the Canadian and Alberta Optometric Associations and is Optometry Board Certified in both the United States and Canada. Her externships training included cataract and vitreo-retinal disease treatment and management with optometrists and ophthalmologist at OMNI Eye Services in Atlanta. She further diversified her clinical experience in specialty contact lens fitting and pediatrics. Dr. Dang enjoys a diverse scope of practice for optometry but has a special interest in specialty contact lens fitting and ocular disease management.

 Away from the office, she is committed to giving back and has participated in various eye care projects over seas. She often volunteers at CUPS Optometry clinic and hope to be able to do more for the community. For leisure, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, jogging, and drinking a great cup of coffee.

She believes the best part of her profession is being able to meet new people and having the privilege to use her skills to help you keep good vision and healthy eyes.  Dr. Dang believes in taking time with patients and will take special interest in addressing your particular eye care needs. She welcomes all patients and looks forward to caring for you and your family! 

Dr. Dang is now offering eye exams in Vietnamese.