Dr. Meagan Paradine
Dr. Meagan Paradine was born and raised on a dairy farm near the small town of Binscarth, Manitoba. She attended Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota on athletic scholarships for both volleyball and softball. She then went to Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon, where she received her Doctor of Optometry with Distinction.
During her optometric studies, Dr. Paradine was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa international honor society. She was also a member of the AMIGOS Eye Care Club where she had the chance to travel to Tempoal, Mexico and provide free eye exams to underserved people. She thoroughly enjoyed this experience and will never forget the many smiles, hugs, and handshakes from grateful patients after giving them the gift of sight.
Dr. Paradine has experience working in a number of rural practice settings including Lloydminster, AB, Meadow Lake, SK, and Edson and Jasper, AB. She has seen a wide range of patients from geriatrics to pediatrics and perfectly healthy eyes to eyes with vision and life threatening diseases. Being far away from large cities gave her the experience and confidence to deal with serious and emergent situations on her own. She is very comfortable treating and managing a wide range of eye problems by herself yet knows when to make the proper referral to specialists when necessary. She works closely with local family physicians to make sure that you are taken care of in all aspects of your overall health.
Dr. Paradine is able to perform comprehensive eye health examinations for patients with diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, thyroid disease, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and macular degeneration. She does consultations and post-operative assessments for cataract surgery and laser eye surgery. She is certified to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with glaucoma and eye infections from bacterial, fungal, viral, and allergic causes. She can also remove foreign objects (metal, wood, etc) from the front of the eye, saving you a trip to the emergency room.
Since moving to Horseshoe Valley in 2020, she enjoys keeping active outdoors with her two young boys. In the warmer months, you can find her in the forest, on the pickeball court, on the golf course, or on the water; and when it’s cold she’s either hitting the slopes or cuddled up in front of a fire with a good book, counting down the days until summer.
Dr. Paradine hopes that you will trust her with your eye care needs and looks forward to getting to know you and your family.