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5/4”x5” pressure treated, radius edge decking
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the Edson Royal Canadian Legion #51. photo Mikaela Kuefler

Optometry: more than prescribing glasses

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"Edson has been in need of a local full time Stony Plain, AB
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longer have to travel out of town to get their eye
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In Focus Optical is family owned and operated at Independent Foods, Sobeys
and has been in business for over 20 years. Debbie
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licensed opticians with 30+ years of training and 780-723-1350
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Services include prescription glasses, prescription Food Bank located at 4511 5th Ave., Edson
and non-prescription sunglasses, soft and hard
contact lenses, bifocal contact lenses, and other
accessories. "We are also the only place in town
that has an in-house lab for cutting lenses," IN FOCUS OPTICAL
stated Hawkshaw. is pleased to welcome
"I have been married for four years and we have
one son. My husband is a member of the RCMP. Dr. Meagan Hawkshaw
Recently, when his transfer notice came up this
spring, we requested to be moved to Alberta." said to the office!
"Edson seemed to be the perfect fit for us as it is Complete eye health exams
close to a big city, close to the mountains, and is a
fair size but still has the small town feel," said Meagan Hawkshaw is the new full time Emergency eye exams*
Hawkshaw. "I grew up in a town of 500, so I am optometrist in Edson, at In Focus Optical. Children’s (0-18) eye exams*
used to stopping and talking to everyone I meet on Senior (65+) eye exams*.
the street or in the grocery store. I want to raise my photo Deanna Mitchener
son in a town where people know who he is and he's Other services include dilated diabetic
not just another face in the crowd." glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, multiple health exams*, contact lens fittings,
"I try to keep active with curling in the winter sclerosis, strokes, hypertension, cancer, and laser eye surgery referrals
months and golf in the summer. I would like to play diabetes"
and cataract referrals
some slow pitch and get on a team here in Edson. I Diabetes is the number one cause of blindness in *free with Valid Alberta Health Card
have experience with coaching high school sports Canada. It is often undiagnosed in patients and it can
and I look forward to getting involved with the be spotted with a routine eye examination.
Edson schools to help out with some of their athletic When asked what she likes most about her job, CALL TO BOOK TODAY!
teams. Working with young student-athletes is a very Hawkshaw replied, "Helping people. The smile on
rewarding experience," said Hawkshaw. the face of a young person when they try glasses on 780-723-2700
When asked what she finds to be the most for the first time and can finally see mom's face from
challenging about her career, Hawkshaw replied, across the room. The immediate relief on the face of
"Patient awareness -not everyone understands what a welder when I remove a piece of metal from his
optometrists actually do. We can do a lot more than eye, and the list goes on and on. In this profession, 5015 4 Avenue
just prescribe glasses or contact lenses. We can there is something good about every day on the job.” 780-723-2700
diagnose, manage, and treat a wide range of eye and Open Monday to Friday
overall health conditions such as pink eye, dry eyes, 9 am to 5 pm
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