Dr. Diana Monea

Dr. Diana MoneaDr. Diana Monea grew up on a farm near Rockglen, Saskatchewan. She attended the University of Waterloo, graduating with a Doctor of Optometry in 1978. She has since practiced in Regina, Saskatchewan and subsequently opened two clinics in Calgary, Alberta. Over the last 39 years she has developed a close personal relationship with thousands of patients. From her three free-standing optometric clinics she continues to see patients of all ages, many of whom have seen her several times over the span of her busy career.

Dr. Monea is committed to the very best diagnostic procedures, using modern digital imaging equipment in pre-test, which provides a permanent, irrefutable, and highly objective record of eye health and eye conditions commencing with your first exam. Her mission statement is; "to provide the best service and quality care for my patients, always with their best interest in mind; to listen carefully to their concerns and to explain matters concerning eye health to patients in a clear and complete manner."

The Internet has provided a terrific medium for providing patient information as it relates to eye health. Dr. Diana Monea became the first optometrist in Canada to create a website dedicated to the provision of eye health information when she created www.drmonea.com in the summer of 1999. This website has subsequently evolved into www.eyehealthcentres.com.

She became the first optometrist in North America to profile case studies in optometry, beginning in April of 2000. All digital pictures, corneal topography, and field analysis illustrated were drawn from her database of more than 200,000 eye exams she has personally performed.

The coming of age of technology in the field of optometry will never replace the need for the human touch. Not only does Dr. Monea aim to provide the best care for her patients, but she has served as a leader, care giver and volunteer to countless others in many communities. She has given lectures to Univeristy students, seminars to health care workers, and mentored many optometry students. In addition, she has assisted in educating seniors on eye disease prevention, volunteered weekly helping school children to learn to read and practice math, held clinics at the Regina Correctional Centre monthly for 15 years, and assisted at the largest nursing home in Saskatchewan, Pioneer Village.

Dr. Monea is the only optometrist on the E-Team which is the only clinic in Canada that addresses and treats patients diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue. She also spear headed the "Eye See I Learn" program with Dorrie Morrie for Essilor to educate parents about the need for early eye health exams. With additional funding from the Government, this program gives every child who attends kindergarten in Alberta one free pair of spectacles together with an eye-health exam.

In 2010, Dr. Monea received the first-ever “Eyecare Professional (ECP) of the Year” as part of the new Healthy Sight Awards program. Monea was honored for her commitment to the advancement of eye health at a reception during the 14th annual Transitions Academy at Disney’s Beach and Yacht Club Resort in Orlando, Fla. The Healthy Sight Awards program recognizes one independent eyecare professional practice, nominated by a lab, for his or her achievement in four categories throughout the year: sales growth, including share of Transitions® lenses; marketing efforts and promotions; community involvement; and employee education and training. Monea was nominated by Essilor in Calgary and selected as the winner from three finalists representing each of the East, West and Ontario regions.

When not attending to her busy schedule, giving lectures, serving her community, or winning awards, Dr. Monea enjoys modeling on the run way the latest fashion designs from the Alberta designer Holly Allen of Chi-Chi Couture.

Dr. Monea operates full-service optometric practices in Calgary and Regina, specializing in the dispensation of high quality designer eyewear and contact lenses. She features optical boutiques with eclectic and unique selections, with state of the art lenses and contact lenses from the very best manufacturers.

Quality and service are Dr. Monea's priorities.

Please feel free to contact Dr.Monea at: dr.dmonea@gmail.com

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