Meet Our Optometrist
Dr. Rina Sahi is an optometrist in Edmonton providing complete eye care services for the surrounding communities for the last 15 years.
She received her degree in optometry from the New England College of Optometry, in Boston, Massachusetts. She trained in various hospitals in Boston, New Hampshire, China and Baltimore. She has had the privilege of volunteering by providing examinations, glasses and treatment for under-served populations in the Dominican Republic, the greater Boston community and small villages in Tanzania. Dr. Sahi believes strongly in giving back to her profession by volunteering for the Optometric Association.
Dr. Sahi works hard to stay current on the latest advances in eye health and vision care and regularly attends continuing education seminars and advanced training courses and as a result patients receive the most modern and progressive vision care available. As a licensed optometrist, Dr. Sahi provides exams, diagnoses, and treatments of all disorders that affect the eye or vision. She has a special interest in family practice, ocular disease, glaucoma co-management, postoperative care, pediatric and diabetic eye care. She is fluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi.
Dr. Sahi enjoys spending time with her husband, and two young children when she’s not at Eye Nine Optometry.
Dr. Hudson Kroeker joined Eye Nine Optometry in June 2023. He studied at MacEwan University before attending the Illinois College of Optometry, where he earned the Trustee Scholarship and was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa. Before graduating in 2019, Dr. Kroeker completed several rewarding externships. He became passionate about optometry and helping others avoid the ocular diseases that affected both of his grandfathers by specializing in glaucoma care and binocular vision. He studied ocular disease at the William V. Chappell, Jr. VA Clinic in Daytona Beach, FL, as well as vision therapy and binocular vision at the San Diego Centre for Vision Care. He also gained experience in primary care at the Illinois Eye Institute and private practice in Vancouver.
Dr. Kroeker enjoys being active and can often be found at the gym or outside playing disc golf, rock climbing, or waterskiing. He is also a refugee sponsor and is involved in the children’s sponsorship program Watoto, as well as his local church.
Meet Our Team Members
Laura R – Certified Optometric Assistant
Laura has been working in optometry for 8 years and is a certified optometric assistant. She loves eyewear and how it can change not only your look but your outlook! Laura is always amazed by the power of a new pair of glasses on people’s confidence and happiness! She looks forward to helping you find exactly the right new glasses for you and your lifestyle!
Laura is also an amateur beekeeper in the spring/summer and enjoys crocheting in the winter. She is back from maternity leave, working part time and taking care of her two little ones!
Natasha B – Optometric Assistant
Natasha has had a long and distinguished career in the field of ophthalmology, both in Russia and in Canada. She has worked in the medical and ophthalmic fields as well as an ophthalmic technician.
She is kind, gentle and efficient with patients and is a very hard worker, always willing to upgrade her skills in order to serve her clients better. She has an innate ability to instill calm in her patients and to help them relax.
Emily B – Certified Optometric Assistant
Emily has over 20 years in the eyeglass and optical field. She and Dr. Sahi started out together, and have kept in touch over the years. She has always been cross-trained in pre-testing, reception, contact lens training, and eyeglass dispensing. So anything you need she’s happy to assist you!
Emily keeps busy at home with three beautiful girls and also creates ocean-inspired jewelry and artwork.
Summer B – Office Manager and Certified Optometric Assistant
Summer has been working in optometry for over 4 years and is a certified optometric assistant. Working in all aspects of the optical field from pre-testing, to frame and lens selection. Striving to bring you the best customer service while providing you with the knowledge you need. She has always been a fan of the fun and quirky fashion with no exceptions to her eyewear.
Summer loves spending time training and playing with her newly adopted dog.
Hazel M – Optometric Assistant
Hazel joined our team in the Summer of 2023. She may be new to the optical industry but her enthusiasm and kind spirit makes her a huge asset to our team. She became passionate about optical once her son stated struggling with myopia. She has dealt with atropine therapy and myopia control lenses. Have questions? Ask hazel about her experience!
Hazel is a busy mom of two active boys and a Mary Kay representative.
Our team is passionate about providing high-quality care to our family of patients. We focus on providing comprehensive eye exams, a large selection of fashionable eyewear, and the best possible vision care. Come in today to meet our staff and make an appointment.