Dr. Amanda M. Olsen attended Pacific University College of Optometry near Portland, Oregon after completing her Biology degree at the University of Regina. During her fourth year optometry school externships, she had many training opportunities including three months at Spivack Vision Centre in Denver, Colorado (emphasis on corneal, cataract and refractive surgery), three months at Eyecare Associates in Fargo, North Dakota (emphasis on primary care, contact lenses and the management of dry eye) as well as three months at the Veteran Affairs Visually Impaired Program in Aurora, Colorado (low vision rehabilitation). Dr. Olsen was honoured to receive the William Feinbloom Low Vision Award at graduation, awarded to a student who demonstrates an aptitude in the clinical care of patients with low vision. During her time at Pacific, Dr. Olsen served as a liaison between students and faculty by serving as her class president as well as chapter president of the Canadian Association of Optometry Students. She also volunteered for numerous Special Olympics Vision Screenings and participated in a weekly elementary school reading program, encouraging literacy and fostering a love for reading at a young age.
Born and raised in Estevan, Saskatchewan, and having worked three summers as an optometric technician at South East Eyecare, Dr. Olsen is happy to finally come home. Dr. Olsen is looking forward to providing comprehensive eye care including primary care, contact lenses, refractive surgery co-management and ocular disease. She has a special interest in the diagnosis and care of patients with low vision.
Growing up in Estevan, Dr. Olsen played the clarinet and trumpet throughout high school and was able to continue in university, playing for the University of Regina Wind Ensemble. Dr. Olsen enjoys lane swimming, knitting, puzzles and spending time with her family and her new husband, Travis Frank. She looks forward to being a part of the community once again!
Dr. Sarah Sliva graduated from the University of Waterloo on the Dean's Honours List in 2009 and was awarded the RACH Memorial Award at the School of Optometry's graduation awards. In 2011, Dr. Sliva opened South East Eyecare and received the Ida Petterson Memorial Award for Outstanding Entrepreneur at the Estevan Women of Today Awards.
Dr. Sliva provides comprehensive eyecare to her patients and believes it is important that patients understand their diagnosis and their options to best preserve and enhance their vision. Dr. Sliva welcomes new and existing patients to South East Eyecare.
Originally from Glenavon, Saskatchewan, Dr. Sliva is happy to be able to practice optometry close to her home town. In her spare time Dr. Sliva enjoys gardening, crocheting, camping and activities with her five children and her husband. Dr. Sliva is also an active member of the Estevan Lions Club.