Dr. Whitney Diakur was born and raised just north of Edmonton. She received her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Alberta with a Major in Biology and Minor in Classics. She then attended InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry where she graduated with Cum Laude standing, multiple academic and clinical excellence awards and an award for best thesis dissertation. Dr. Diakur has spent time working in California and Texas but has decided to make Edmonton her permanent home again.
In the past she has volunteered with the Canadian National Institute of the Blind and numerous senior’s centers around the city. She has also done a volunteer trip to the Dominican Republic with Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH). With her experience abroad she is able to do an eye exam in Spanish. Her passion within the optometry field includes ocular disease with a special interest in retinal diseases such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, pediatric examinations, and dry eye treatments. She is a current member of the Alberta College of Optometrists and the Albert Association of optometrists. Dr. Diakur always ensures that the best level of care is given to all her patients and takes the time to answer any questions they may have.
In her free time she enjoys practicing yoga, travelling, hiking, dancing and spending time with friends and family.