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Dr. Fleming was born and grew up in Regina where he attended W.H. Ford Elementary School then Michael A. Riffel High School. Before turning to optometry, the doctor dedicated his passion to hockey. He moved away from Regina as a teenager to play goal for a number of clubs such as the Swift Current Legionnaires Midget AAA and the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League. He then came back to Regina to play on the Regina Pats and finished his junior hockey career with the Kindersley Klippers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. After getting a foundation at the other clinic in Northwest Regina, Dr. Fleming felt it was time to strike out on his own. He weighed the options and decided to open a nondispensing clinic, meaning one in which he will not be selling any eyewear. “I felt, with all the numerous options and good quality eyewear optical locations provide these days, I could open a nondispensing clinic and focus solely on eye health examinations,” he says. “That way my patients have the freedom to take their prescription and purchase their eyewear at the location of their choice.”

Going his own way After 2 years of practicing in Regina, Dr. Shawn Fleming opens Healthy Eyes Optometry One of Regina’s own is venturing out in the Queen City with his own brand-new eye clinic, Healthy Eyes Optometry.

three years of pre-Optometry classes at the University of Regina making the Dean’s Honour List every year.

“I am very excited to serve the community that has done so much for me and look forward to providing my previous and new patients with comprehensive eye health care,” says Dr. Shaun Fleming.

The doctor also completed three externships, one in Guelph, Ontario; another with Eye Health Centre here in Regina, where Dr. Fleming has practiced for the last two years; and one with the Eye Foundation of Utah in Salt Lake City.

If his academic record is any indication that eye care will be one of dedication, commitment and thoroughness. Dr. Fleming graduated in June 2008 with Honours from the University of Waterloo where he received the Alcon Continuing Professional Education Award and the Prize for Academic Excellence in Ocular Pharmacology. Before that, he completed


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“In Utah, I gained valuable knowledge about the diagnosis, management and treatment of eye disease,” Dr. Fleming says. But even while he was studying, Dr. Fleming would return home to support his growing family by working at the COOP refinery during the summers.

Nevertheless, Healthy Eyes is conveniently located next to Factory Optical on Rochdale Blvd, so patients can still enjoy the benefits of a traditional dispensing Optometric practice if they choose. The close proximity to Factory Optical is not a happy coincidence, though. “My association with Factory Optical represents a conscious decision to align my practice with an optical dispenser that shares my patientfirst values,” Dr. Fleming says. “In addition, it allows me to remain in northwest Regina, where I grew up, currently reside and previously practiced.’’ In his spare time, Dr. Fleming enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children. He also enjoys working out, running, hockey, all sports and playing with his dog in his backyard. Dr. Fleming loves anything to do with the Calgary Flames or Saskatchewan Roughriders. Dr. Fleming looks forward to seeing previous and new patients. Walk-in appointments are available and appreciated. Healthy Eyes Optometry is conveniently open evenings, Saturdays and throughout the week to serve its patients. Healthy Eyes Optometry’s address is 5556 Rochdale Boulevard and the phone number is 757-4010.