Dr. Hinton was raised in Grande Prairie and is proud to call it home. He began his post-secondary education at the University of Alberta where he obtained a BSc in Honours Physiology. Stephan was then accepted into the Optometry program at the University of Waterloo. As a student he worked as a research assistant and was involved in various clinical studies. While in school he joined a team of students on an eye care mission to Mexico. This mission fostered a desire to provide eye care to those less fortunate and he later joined another team on a mission to Jamaica. After graduating with his Doctor of Optometry in 2005, Stephan chose to move back to Grande Prairie to begin to practice.
Currently, Stephan actively shares in a leadership role at FYidoctors. He enjoys creating a relaxed and enjoyable experience for his patients of all ages while providing comprehensive eye examinations. Giving back to his home town he assisted in coaching his former football team, the St. Joe’s Celtics in 2009-2010 and would like to be involved in aiding team sports in the future. Stephan enjoys camping, skiing and golfing but his greatest pleasure comes from sharing time with his wife and two sons. Stephan is proud to be a member of the team at FYidoctors - Victoria - Westshore and looks forward to providing eye care to you and your family.
Originally from Waterloo, Dr Ojanpera was accepted to the Optometry program in 1999. While there she helped out in various clinical studies while working as a research assistant during her summer terms. She took an active role in student life, and co-organized the orientation week for the next optometry class, and was an orientation leader for the science department. Kendra graduated in 2003 with her BSc and Doctor of Optometry degrees, on the Dean’s honours list. She also won the award for highest marks in optics. After graduation, Kendra was accepted to a residency program offered through the Ohio State University. She spent the following year completing her residency in Ocular Disease management.
Dr. Ojanpera moved to Grande Prairie in 2004 to begin practicing at Northern Vision Centre. When NVC became part of FYidoctors in 2008, Kendra took an active role in the leadership of the clinic. Since the fall of 2008 she has been a member of the FYi advisory committee, chairing the Clinical Standards and Technology subcommittee. The focus of which is to research the latest technologies in vision care and make recommendation on implementing technologies in FYi practices. Dr. Ojanpera is proud to be part of the team at FYidoctors Grande Prairie, and provide comprehensive exams to the community and surrounding area. She spends most of her spare time with her husband and two young sons. She enjoys skiing and horseback riding.