The human eye is one of the most 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:

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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. Panchuk
My claim to fame is that I was born in Melfort, Saskatchewan and grew up on a farm in the area. There I learned the values of hard work, long hours, and the concept of goodwill to ones’ fellow man.

After completing my studies in Optometry, I worked in Nipawin for a year under the mentorship of Dr. A. J. Archer from whom I learned what it means to provide caring, compassionate and personalized care to ones’ patients.

Following that year, an opportunity presented itself to work in the Eye Department at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. I eagerly accepted this position where I continued to learn about patient care and to hone my skills in the science and art to fitting contact lenses.

After a few years, the spirit of entrepreneur-ship took over and I decided to go into private practice in Saskatoon in order to provide a more complete and comprehensive service to my patients. Initially working out of a relatively small office, the practice grew and was moved after a few years to a larger, more
convenient location. There I continued in solo practice following the example to my mentors and the precepts of kindness, caring and consideration for all of my patients.

In 2010, solo practice became unmanageable and the office was moved again. I now practice with like-minded individuals at Pinehouse Eyecare where I hope to continue practicing for as long as I am able to provide the kind of comprehensive and personalized care that my many loyal patients expect and deserve.

My hobby is my work and my work is my hobby.