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 Dr. Monica Bell

Born and raised in Calgary, Dr. Monica Bell attended the University of Alberta for her Bachelor of Science before graduating with honours from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry, in Ontario. At the Waterloo School of Optometry, Monica was an active participant in student associations, including maintaining the role as
president of the Lion’s Club, Social Affairs Director for the Canadian Association of Optometry Students and a general member in both the Low Vision Interest Group and the Sports Vision Club. She continues to maintain an active role in the optometric community as president of the Calgary Society of Optometrists and council member for the Alberta Association of Optometrists.

During her education, she completed an ocular disease and therapeutics externship in Baltimore, Maryland as well as internships in primary care as well as vision therapy both at the University of Waterloo and at private practices in Calgary. She has also had the opportunity to be involved in vision screenings for athletes in the
Special Olympics in Baltimore and Thunder Bay, for which she continues to volunteer for locally.

Dr. Bell is passionate about helping others and has participated in several volunteer eye care missions in countries such as Romania, Mexico, Thailand, Jamaica, USA, Rwanda and Madagascar. She carries on her passion for philanthropy by continuing to participate in
volunteer optometric missions both locally and globally.
Outside of optometry, Monica loves staying active hiking, running marathons and competing in triathlons, spending time in the mountains, and traveling.

Optometrist Dr. Monica Bell


Dr. Monica Bell
Optometrist Dr. Nikki Umscheid

 Dr. Nikki 


Nikki is originally from High River, Alberta. She attended Pacific University where she obtained her Doctor of Optometry in May of 2012. Nikki is a member of the Alberta Association of Optometrists, Calgary Optometric Society and Canadian Association of Optometrists.

She has clinical experience in a variety of settings, including a surgical / disease centre in Arizona, a primary care clinic at the Luke Air Force Base, and a medical based group practice in Oregon.

Nikki is the proud mom of three young boys who keep her busy, but in her spare time, she enjoys fitness and travelling.


Dr Nikki Umscheid
Dr. Sunaina Sond

 Dr. Tamara 

Tamara is originally from High River, Alberta. She attended Pacific University where she obtained her Doctor of Optometry in May of 2023.

Tamara completed clinical rotations in Oregon and Arizona, before returning to the Calgary area. 

When not in clinic Tamara loves travelling, snowboarding, camping and fishing... really anything outdoors!

Dr. Tamara Weeks Okotoks clinic
Optometrist Dr. Damon Umscheid

 Dr. Damon 


Damon grew up on a farm just east of Milo, Alberta where he spent most of his time playing hockey, including a few years on the surrounding High River teams.

He attended the University of Calgary for his undergrad and then headed to Pacific University in Oregon for his Doctor of Optometry. He has clinical experience in many offices, including a surgical / disease centre in Arizona and the Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego with specialized training in contact lenses, pediatrics, vision therapy, and sports vision.

Damon was a welcome addition to our team in July 2010. Damon is a member of the Alberta Association of Optometrists, Alberta College of Optometrists, and the Canadian Optometrists Association.


 Dr. Ranbir


Ranbir, born and raised in Calgary, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta with a double major in Chemistry and Biology. He then attended optometry school in San Antonio, Texas.

Ranbir’s externships throughout optometry school provided him with an opportunity to serve patients of all ages and demographics. The experience he gained during rotations at Eye Centers of South Florida and Gimbel Eye Centre allowed Ranbir to effectively manage various ocular conditions such as Glaucoma, AMD, and Diabetic Retinopathy.

He now lives near Bragg Creek and in his free time enjoys spending time outdoors and travelling.

Optometrist Dr. Ranbir Sond
Dr. Damon Umscheid
Dr. Ranbir Sond
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