Team

Dr. Carolina Navarrete

Optometrist 

Grande Prairie Eye Care

  • Dr. Navarrete, your Grande Prairie, High Prairie, and Slave Lake Optometrist, was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia where she attended University of La Salle to earn her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1992.  She worked in Colombia for 12 years, before moving to Canada.

In the spring of 2007 Dr. Navarrete went to the University of Waterloo, Ontario to earn her license as an Optometrist in Canada through the International Optometric Bridging Program. She completed her studies via clinical rotations which included ocular disease, pediatrics, contact lens fitting, primary care and referral care in a tertiary medical center.

Dr. Navarrete is a member of the Alberta Association of Optometrist, Alberta College of Optometrist and the Canadian Optometric Association. Even with experience of more than 18 years on her side, Dr. Navarrete has not stopped her education.  She continues to research and implement technology available to optometrists throughout Canada in order to provide patients with the eye care they need. Both her practices, Grande Prairie Eye Care and Slave Lake Eye Care, offer to all area residents co-management with Opthalmologist in Edmonton (Alberta Retinal Consultants, Lasik MD Edmonton, Royal Alexandra Hospital-Regional Eye Centre), Westlock (Doctor Climenhaga) and Grande Prairie (Dr. Libby Hackenberg, Peace Lasik Centre, Dr. Steven Roberts) in cases of Diabetes, Glaucoma, Cataracts and all eye diseases as well.

Dr. Navarrete has a big family and loves to share her free time with her husband, kids and the dog.  Her hobbies are travel, salsa dance and latin music.




Dr. Victoria Kennedy

Optometrist 

Grande Prairie Eye Care

Dr. Kennedy is proud to provide primary eye care to the Peace region community. Her passion is providing patients with personalized care. She is particularly interested in working with patients to provide customized dry eye solutions.  When she is not practicing optometry, Dr. Kennedy enjoys meeting new people and exploring everything the area has to offer. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and trying new foods, reading, woodworking with her husband, and playing with their German Shepherd, Ursa.   


Crystal Wilson

Optometric Assistant / Office Manager

Grande Prairie Eye Care

  • Born in Edmonton, Alberta and raised in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Crystal has been living in Grande prairie since 1999.
  • Prior Optical experience from 1986 – 1993.  Took a break to raise a family and tried other ventures in the Insurance Industry and a private home daycare
  • Crystal re-ignited her previous optical experience when she joined the Staff here in May 2010 as an Optometric Assistant and instantly fell back into her optometric career.
  • Main priority is to Assist Patients and Dr. Navarrete.  Whether it be to book an appointment, order glasses or contact lenses, or any other information or assistance.
  • Crystal is knowledgeable in Contact Lenses and Patient Training and is responsible for the overall office operations and looks forward to helping new and returning patients with any of their needs. 

 

Gianfranco Campos

IT Analyst

Grande Prairie Eye Care

  • Gianfranco came with his wife to Grande Prairie in 2014 directly from Peru to study at GPRC; on his first year at GPRC he got two Academic Excellence recognitions. He comes to Grande Prairie Eye Care with four years of experience of working in Peru as Computer Engineer. He speaks English, Spanish, and French.
  • Gianfranco joined the Grande Prairie Eye Care team in November 2015, where his duties include brand development through online tools. Web Page, Blog, and Social Networks. Improvement of internal processes with Information Technologies, and IT Support.
  • He enjoys interaction with the patients, and enhancing the business through Information Technologies.
  • Gianfranco loves playing guitar, acting, working out, biking, snorkelling, reading, researching, and improve his languages skills.


"Each and every one of our employees represent the spirit of our company: driven, committed, and acutely aware of how to serve our patients."