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Dr. Andrew Chan

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Dr. Andrew Chan is a residency-trained optometrist who graduated with honours from the New England College of Optometry in 2009. Prior to this, he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Calgary and obtained his BSc. in Biological Sciences.

During his clinical training, he practiced in a wide range of clinical settings among diverse patient demographics, giving him greater understanding of epidemiologic trends in eyecare. His experiences included working with community health centres in Boston, the New England Eye Institute, and the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Manchester, NH. He also trained at the University of Maryland’s Department of Ophthalmology in Baltimore, MD, where he gained insight on medical and surgical disease management and obtained an in-depth understanding of the full spectrum of eyecare. Following graduation, he pursued residency training with the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, working with a group ophthalmology practice in Maryland to gain further experience in ocular disease. There, he had the opportunity to work in conjunction with pediatric, refractive surgery, retinal and glaucoma specialists. During this time, he was also a sub-investigator for a number of clinical trials, researching next-generation pharmaceuticals for eyecare — many of which have now successfully reached the market.

He has presented at the American Academy of Optometry and lectured at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and at continuing education courses as well. He has also been a provider of hospital inpatient and nursing home eyecare.

Born and raised in Calgary, Dr. Chan eventually decided to return to his hometown. As an avid skier, he enjoys Calgary’s proximity to the mountains. In his spare time, he is passionate about fitness and nutrition; but has interest and experience in a broad number of athletic activities, which have helped him understand patients’ visual needs from a performance perspective.

He is an active member of the Alberta College of Optometrists, Alberta Association of Optometrists, Calgary Society of Optometrists, and Canadian Association of Optometrists as well as being dual certified by the American National Board of Examiners in Optometry and the Canadian Examiners in Optometry.

 

Thank you for trusting your eyecare with us over the years.  The Foresight Eyecare team follows the government mandate to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.  After December 2020 announcements made by the Alberta Government, our clinic is following the revised Infection Prevention and Control policy by the Alberta College of Optometrists.

Patients interested in obtaining eye exam services or eye care products can be seen by appointment only.  Please call ahead, and staff will arrange an appointment time and ask COVID-19 screening questions.  If you have any symptoms of cough, fever, runny nose or shortness of breath, we ask that you call or e-mail us and do not attend the clinic for your scheduled visit.   Within the clinic, please wear a mask and use the hand sanitizer at reception.  Our clinic complies with the City of Calgary bylaw requiring mask covering over the age of two years old.  For patients who are unable to wear a face covering due to medical reasons, the patient can be scheduled for an appointment at a time when minimal number of other patients are in the clinic such as at the beginning or end of the day to ensure appropriate physical distancing requirements.

We are using disposable disinfectant wipes on all surfaces and devices such as front desk counters, chairs, handles in exam rooms and waiting room.  All eyewear that have been touched by patients are continually being sanitized.   Any toys and magazines are stored at this time.  Examination areas are being sanitized with hospital grade disinfectant.  Debit and credit cards but NO CASH payments will be accepted.

COVID-19 symptoms are not always obvious.  We want to fend off this pandemic and minimize risk to our patients and the Foresight staff as front line health workers.   Contact that is closer than 2 m (6 feet) is to be avoided, with barriers in place when this cannot be avoided. We choose to continue to do our work and cautiously take care of our patients with compassion, humility, gentleness, and patience.   It is a challenging and new experience for many of us, so let‘s support each other and prevent virus spread!  Beyond 2020, our focus is on take care of you and keeping Clean Hands, Clear Heads and Open Hearts.   For more information, please refer to the following web pages or phone Health Link 811.

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.collegeofoptometrists.ab.ca

Drs. Dianna Leong, Anh Bui, Andrew Chan

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Please note our upcoming holiday schedule:

Starting tomorrow December 22nd will be closed through December 26th. Additionally, we will be closing early on New Year’s eve at 3:00 pm and we will reopen Saturday, January 2nd.

We wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.