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Welcome to Urban Eyecare

At Urban Eyecare, we take a personalized approach to eyecare. From the exam room to frame and lens selection, we ensure to keep your individual needs in mind. We believe that vision is beyond just seeing 20/20, and we strive to excel in all realms of vision care. Our optometrist takes the time at the end of your eye exam to educate you about all health findings and ensures to give her recommendations for the best lens choice that would cater to your needs. Our opticians help you select the frame styles that are recommended for your prescription while keeping your personal style in mind!

Our Doctors

Dr. Palki Arora, BHSc, OD, FCOVD, FAAO

Dr. Arora’s primary interest lies in complete family care, with a special interest in pediatric optometry. Dr. Arora graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree with Honours from the University of Calgary and a Doctor of Optometry Degree on the Dean's Honours List from the University of Waterloo. She subsequently completed post-doctorate studies including two Fellowships in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD) and the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO). She is one of few optometrists across Canada to have completed these fellowships and her goal is to stay up-to-date on all optometric research to provide the best and most thorough care for her patients of all ages.

Dr. Arora is a Board-Certified Development Optometrist and is actively involved in providing Vision Therapy for children and adults, which consists of eye exercises employed to treat conditions such as lazy eye, eye movement dysfunctions, eye focussing dysfunctions and eye teaming dysfunctions. She also has a special interest in Dry Eye Disease, and stays updated on the latest technologies and treatment options for this common and chronic condition. Dr. Arora is president of the Calgary Society of Optometrists and is an active member of the Alberta College of Optometrists and the Alberta Association of Optometrists. In her free time, she enjoys staying fit, swimming, trying different cuisines and spending time with her family and friends. Dr. Arora welcomes the opportunity to meet new patients and their families. She provides eye exams in English, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu.

Dr. Huong Huynh, BSc, OD

 

Dr. Huong Huynh’s educational background includes: a Bachelor of Science from the University of Calgary, and a Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo. She completed her disease and ocular therapeutics training in Florida, where she had the opportunity to work with optometrists and opthalmologists, including: vitreo-retinal, cataract and oculo-plastic specialists.

Dr. Huynh has volunteered on eye care missions in Romania and hopes to continue to help communities locally and internationally. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists and the Alberta Association of Optometrists. Outside of optometry, she enjoys live music, reading, photography and spending time with her family.

Dr Huynh has a special interest in pediatric optometry, myopia control, speciality contact lens fittings, and dry eye management. Dr. Huynh is passionate about thorough patient care and believes that there is no single approach that is right for every individual. She is excited to meet and care for you and your family.

Dr. Kiera Garner, OD

 

Dr. Garner has been an optometrist for over 30 years. She has a special interest in neuro-optometry including post concussion care and vision therapy. She worked at the Gimbel Eye Centre for many years in pre and post surgical care for both laser and cataract surgeries. Latin culture is an area of interest for her and she is fluent in Spanish. Dr Garner is passionate about providing attention to detail with your vision correction.

She is thrilled to be at Urban Eyecare and is committed to providing comprehensive eye care to the Calgary community.

 

Dr. Lauren Drewry, BSc, OD

 

Dr. Lauren Drewry earned a BSc in Biology and a BSc in Psychology at the University of Calgary before going on to earn her Doctor of Optometry at Pacific University in Oregon. Her clinical rotations took her to sites around the US and Canada with specialties in pediatrics/vision therapy, contact lens, ocular disease and primary care. Dr. Drewry has a passion for working with children and families, but enjoys caring for patients of all ages. Dr. Drewry is a member of the Alberta Association of Optometrists (AAO) and the Calgary Society of Optometrists (CSO).

Our Team

We have a team of friendly and knowledgeable opticians and optometric assistants who work closely with our optometrists to provide the most customized approach for our patients’ specific visual needs. They also have a great eye for fashion to help you find your perfect eyewear that fits, feels and looks great!

Reviews & Ratings
Rod Robideau
23:38 20 Jul 18
What a great experience. My first eye exam in years and the staff were all very helpful, polite, professional and super friendly. All options were explained and answered as well as all the questions I had. They have a great selection of frames at reasonable prices. I’d recommend Urban Eyecare to any and all!!!read more
Chinazor Okafor
17:38 23 Jun 18
It was an awesome experience. Never knew what I was getting myself into until I came to the clinic, Dr Arora and her team of staff were very kind, patient and well grounded in the eye business. They made me felt at home, gave a thorogh examination of my eyes and now I can see better. The cost is also awesome, well affordable in comparison with others and the quality of care rendered.read more
Shama Gagnon
23:01 16 Jun 18
The doctor was very knowledgable and kind. I felt that my exam was very thorough and she explained why I was experiencing issues with my sight. The staff at the front were so nice and helped me pick out my first pair of glasses. They looked up my coverage for me and took care of the direct billing.My glasses seemed pricey but I have no idea what is normal. I would recommend this place for the service!!read more
ANNE BERGER
22:13 08 Nov 17
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! I work close to Urban Eyewear so decided to check them out. Eye exam was VERY comparably priced to Costco and others. Eye dilation is covered under Alberta health care (Which I know my mom was just charged extra at her optometrist for the dilation) Roxana and Dr Marsh are awesome. Roxana was very helpful in helping me find the right pair and such a sweet heart she is!!!!!! I will keep my business at URBAN EYEWEAR FOR SURE!read more
Tyler Flaro
15:26 15 Oct 17
I will definitely be coming back Roxana was very informative and help me pick out the perfect pair glasses for work an home. This store has the best quality but what out shines the stores unique designer brands is the sales persons who helped me and had the knowledge an understanding of the product. 10/10 told all my work buddys to stop in :)read more
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Jordan Grimard
13:11 21 Nov 18
I brought back a pair of very expensive Maui Jim’s because I had scratched them and then the scratch had turned into a crack. They recommended that I send them back to the factory to see if it was a manufacturer defect. A few weeks later, I got the call and picked up what I think was a brand new pair. Although it cost me 15 dollars for shipping, it was definitely worth it! The service was great, and I would definitely go here again for all my eye care needs.read more
Jenn Mckenna
21:27 20 Aug 18
Hands down the best eyecare specialist I have been to. The staff is beyond helpful and very friendly. Huge thanks to Nicole for going above and beyond with helping me out. The staff and optometrists are knowledgable and go far beyond to make sure every customer is taken care of. Thanks gals for everything you do it's very much always appreciated .read more
Krista Finlayson
18:50 22 Jun 18
So this is a local shop for me and I love it! They are so friendly, helpful and kind. I went in to look for Maui Jim Sunglasses. They didn't have the color I liked so they sat me down and went on the computer and customized sunglasses for me! This was on a Tuesday and by Thursday they had called and they were in! Went and picked them up in a pretty bag with a full size glass cleaner! I'm definately going to be using them for my kids and my eye checkups! Great service and Great people!!read more
MexicanBatmanGAMES
20:06 07 Jun 18
I came in to look for a new pair of sunglasses at an affordable price. The ladies at the front were very helpful and gave me honest opinions on the glasses I was trying on. They made the experience very enjoyable and I ended up leaving with a pair of Gucci sunglasses that were at an extremely affordable price!read more
Michelle Dufoe
00:09 29 May 18
Very inviting atmosphere, the ladies that work there are awesome, very friendly and nice to work with. Great selection of glasses and contact lenses. They helped me get fitted with a new set of contacts that will better fit my lifestyle. I’ll definitely be going back for glasses and will be referring family and friends. Highly recommend Urban Eyecare!read more
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