Where Eye Care & Eyewear Come Together, In Perfect Harmony
Come meet Dr. Lauren Zaiffdeen and Dr. Jada Hong for an experience as good on the exam side as it is on the dispensary side.
Dr. Lauren Zaiffdeen, O.D., completed a four-year Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta, and went on to achieve her Optometry Doctorate at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She did so with distinction, earning entrance into the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society where she also served as President. Upon graduation she was selected to join the Gold Key International Optometric Honors Society, as recognition for her strong leadership skills, and was awarded the Marchon Practice Management Award.
During her externship at the Eye Centers of South Florida she worked alongside prominent Ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage ocular diseases, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. Staying at the forefront of ocular technology and new medical advancements has allowed her to excel as an eye care provider. Dr. Zaiffdeen is currently a member of the Alberta College of Optometrists and Alberta Association of Optometrists. In addition to ocular disease, she has a special interest in the areas of pediatrics and corneal/contact lens technology. Promoting ocular health globally, Dr. Zaiffdeen is involved in VOSH: Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, and has had the opportunity to participate in the Special Olympics in Orlando, Florida and to provide eye care to an underserved population in Ecuador.
Dr. Zaiffdeen diagnoses and treats all patient eye care issues with the highest level of experience and dedication. She places importance on taking time to thoroughly answer all of her patients’ questions, so they can have a fuller understanding of their vision and ocular health needs.
When not working, Dr. Zaiffdeen enjoys traveling, dancing, golfing, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Hong grew up in Spruce Grove and is fluent in English, Cantonese and basic Mandarin. She graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in psychology, then completed her Doctor of Optometry at the University of Waterloo. She gained valuable experience in managing complex ocular pathology from corneal and retinal specialists during her externship in Baltimore, Maryland. Currently, she has a special interest in dry eye disease and teaches the condition to other healthcare practitioners.
Optometry allows Dr. Hong to serve her community by providing exceptional care through the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. Her favorite part of her job is developing genuine, long-term relationships with all her patients.
Outside of work, Dr. Hong volunteers overseas to provide eye care to places such as Romania, Thailand and Malawi. She is an avid yogi and teaches yoga twice a week. You will also find her checking out new coffee shops, baking in her kitchen, and planning her next vacation.
She is a member of the Alberta College of Optometrists; Alberta Association of Optometrists and Edmonton Society of Optometrists.