Dr. Nadia Clark
Dr. Clark obtained her optometric degree from City University London, in England. Before returning home to Edmonton, Dr. Clark held a graduate optometrist position with the prestigious Nottingham University Hospital at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, England. Having worked full-time at this large eye hospital, she has firsthand expertise treating ocular emergencies and managing a diverse range of pediatric and geriatric conditions. In this role, she is particularly known for her skill managing specialty contact lens fittings and low vision dispenses. Prior to her time abroad, she earned a double major in biological sciences and science psychology from the University of Alberta.
It was Dr. Clark's experience working in Nottingham that awoke her passion for providing eye care to those who might have more difficultly attending the regular clinic. In the UK, Optometrists would provide care to these patients in the hospital and homes, which provided accessibility that promotes more regular eye exams and overall eye health.
In 2010 she moved back to Alberta, practicing in Fort McMurray for two years before coming home to Edmonton where she has been practicing.
By delivering outstanding patient care, she builds lasting relationships with patients. Dr. Clark looks forward to meeting you and earning the privilege of being your optometrist.
The examination steps you can expect include:
- You may be asked about your general health, medications, your work environment, hobbies, etc. You will also be asked to describe any vision problems you are be experiencing.
External eye examination
- The external area around the eye will be examined to ensure that there are no abnormalities.
Internal eye examination
- Using the slit lamp microscope and an ophthalmoscope, your doctor of optometry will check your eyes for indications of abnormalities. Some problems detected during an internal eye examination may indicate possible disease, such as diabetes or hypertension. If your optometrist sees any of these warning signs, you will be referred to a physician for further examination.
- This measures the fluid pressure in the eye and is an important test in detecting glaucoma.
- A number of tests are used to assess your vision.
Retinoscopy – your doctor can determine the strength of your eyes using various lenses and the retinoscope. This is done without feedback from the patient and is an invaluable instrument for assessing the vision problems of children and others who may not be able to read an eye chart.
Visual acuity - using the familiar wall chart and a hand-held charts, your doctor will assess your ability to see small detail clearly at both near and far distances. You may sit behind a phoropter, an instrument containing a combination of lenses. Lens choices are systematically changed until clear focus is obtained.
Eye movement – your doctor will use a number of tests to evaluate how well your eyes align or coordinate when working together and individually.
Peripheral vision - your doctor will evaluate how well you see targets that are not directly in front of you.
Located in the North part of the mall
We look forward to meeting you.