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THE STAFF AT Spectrum Eyecare and Eyewear


Our exceptional eye care staff in High River, Alberta look forward to helping you and your family with all your eye care needs. We will help you select the most appropriate frames or contact lenses and will meticulously fit your new glasses to meet your needs. At Spectrum Eyecare and Eyewear, we are dedicated to optimizing your vision care.

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Meet Our Team in High River, Alberta

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Treena

Treena is a licensed Optician who joined the Spectrum team in February of 2022. She would love to help you find your perfect pair of specs! ...
Megan

Megan

Megan joined the Spectrum team in February of 2021 with a year and a half of customer service experience and is the friendly voice you will hear on the phone when booking your appointment, during your preliminary testing or in your contact lens training! Megan recently completed the Canadian Certified...
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Karissa

Karissa joined our team in January 2019 with 7 years of experience in the Optical industry. She is a Certified Optometric Assistant, our Social Media Co-Ordinator, and one of the smiling faces you will see at the front desk, pretest or during a contact lens training!...
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Chris

Chris, a Licensed Optician, joined our team in September 2013. She has 19 years of optical experience. Chris is on a mission to make purchasing your glasses as easy as possible and enjoys helping our patients find the perfect pair. She is an important part of our team that will...
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Shelley

Shelley, a Licensed Optician, joined our team in January 2013. She has over 15 years of optical experience and is a great asset to our office. Shelley makes sure our stock is up to date and in style. She enjoys spending time with our patients and enjoys when you leave...

Are you interested in joining our team? Apply today!

Who we’re looking for:

As a Receptionist/Optometric Assistant, you will be the first point of contact for our patients! We are looking for a friendly, warm face to welcome patients and offer administrative support across the practice.

This is a full time Receptionist/Optometric Assistant position. Experience in the optical or eye care industry is not required but would be an asset. Training will be provided to the successful candidate to ensure a smooth and successful start with our practice. Our office is open Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm, closed on weekends and all statutory holidays.

Your day-to-day will include:

  • Greeting and attending patients in person and via the phone
  • Professionally assisting doctors, staff, visitors and patients
  • Answering all phone calls in a professional and courteous manner
  • Scheduling appointments between Optometrist and patients/Opticians and patients
  • Liaison between departments, specialist/ophthalmologist offices, and pharmacies with discretion and professionalism
  • Telephone triage of eyecare emergencies
  • Complete accurate documentation of patient visits, maintaining patient records (electronic and paper), updating patient demographic information
  • Ensuring that stock levels are adequate and orders are timely
  • Communicate medical information and results to patients (under clinical supervision)
  • General accounting, billing to patients, billing to insurance companies
  • Ensuring the reception area is tidy
  • Receiving, sorting and distributing daily e-mails, mail and deliveries
  • Maintaining business inventory such as office supplies, eye drops, and contact lenses
  • Scheduling maintenance and repair of office equipment
  • Updating calendars and scheduling meetings
  • Performing all duties within HIPPA regulations, maintaining confidentiality of all doctor, staff and patient information

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED Required
  • 1 year + reception/customer service experience is ideal
  • Experience in the optical or eye care industry is not required but would be an asset
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced and often-changing work environment
  • Familiarity with computers and an ability to adapt to and learn new technology and software

A little bit about us:

Spectrum Eyecare & Eyewear was founded in 1976 by Dr. Peter McGuigan and we have been helping High River and surrounding area SEE for over 40 years! The practice has had locations in downtown High River before moving to its present home on 3RD Ave in January of 2019.

Dr. Tannis Shakya joined the practice as an associate in January of 2004, and became a partner in February 2006. Dr. Shakya and has recently taken custody of Dr. McGuigan’s patient files following his retirement in April of 2022.

We offer a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages – from comprehensive eye health assessments, ocular disease diagnosis and treatment, post-operative care, contact lens evaluation and more – all with personalized attention and a smile.

Please forward us your resume (office@spectrumeyecare.ca) or drop by in person if you are interested in joining our team!

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Spectrum Eyecare and Eyewear in High River

Spectrum Eyecare and Eyewear provides innovative eye care services to patients from in and around High River. Our eye care experts offer comprehensive eye health assessments, ocular disease diagnosis and treatment, contact lens evaluation and fitting, and prescriptions.

The team at Spectrum Eyecare and Eyewear aims to provide the best possible solution for the patient's eye health and vision needs. By utilizing the latest technologies and evidence-based treatments, we can ensure that each patient maintains optimal eye health.

We welcome new patients and accept most major forms of insurance.

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A letter from Dr. McGuigan

Gone Fishin'

GONE GOLFIN’

April 2022

Dear patients and friends,

I wish to inform you that I will be retiring from Spectrum Eyecare effective April 30, 2022. Since starting practice in 1975, I have had an incredible and rewarding career …

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