Team

Dr. Carla Matz

Dr. Carla Matz grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan.  She became interested in optometry at a very early age.  Setting her professional goal as vision care, she attended the University of Regina and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1991.  She then attended the University of Missouri-St. Louis and graduated with a Doctorate of Optometry with honours in 1995.

She began her own optometric practice in Saskatoon, and pursued her dream of vision and eye health care.  For several years she enjoyed working with excellent optometric colleagues and professional staff at Grosvenor Park Optometry.  In December 2013, she proudly announced the relocation and expansion of the practice to The Eye Gallery - Doctors of Optometry on College Drive.

Dr. Matz enjoys spending family time with her husband Trevor and daughter Olivia.

Dr. Kathryn Coben

Dr. Kathryn Coben was born and raised in Saskatoon, including attending the University of Saskatchewan for her undergraduate years in microbiology. She received her Doctor of Optometry training from the University of Waterloo, graduating from there with an honours degree in 2008. She has done ocular disease training in different areas of Canada, as well as a rotation working alongside ocular surgeons in Alabama.

Practising with the Eye Gallery since her graduation, she is committed to providing full service of care to all her patients, but is passionate about the prevention and treatment of ocular disease. She has worked on special projects for the Canadian Examiners in Optometry, and takes a special interest in attending education around the world to get the widest exposure to advances in the profession.

In her spare time, Dr. Coben likes to travel, liking to say that every country in the world is on her 'bucket list'. She is also an avid sports fan, with undying loyalty to the Roughriders and Toronto Blue Jays.

Dr. Dean Weninger

Dean Weninger was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan where he attended the University of Regina pursuing an honours in biochemistry. He was then accepted to the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry and Vision Science, where he completed his optometric training.

While attending Waterloo Dr. Weninger helped develop UW-VOSH, a volunteer optometric organization which helps individuals in other countries that do not have access to routine optometric care. He spent three weeks travelling in Morocco, doing eye exams and vision screening on hundreds of school children.

Dr. Weninger enjoys many aspects of family practice including laser vision consultation, contact lens fitting, treatment of ocular emergencies, and takes special interest in paediatrics and working with children.

Dr. Jess Witzel

Dr. Jess Witzel was born and raised in Saskatoon, SK and is very excited to be practicing in her hometown. She completed an honours degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Saskatchewan in 2009. Dr. Witzel then moved to Waterloo, Ontario and completed her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2013. She was appointed the Ambassador for Interprofessional Relations for the School of Optometry during her time at the school and has special interest in communication between healthcare professionals and the general patient health.

Dr. Witzel is currently accepting new patients and is able to provide care for all ages as well as advice regarding laser eye surgery and cataract surgery. From contact lenses to glasses to eye health, she is passionate about providing eye care!

In her spare time, Dr. Witzel enjoys visiting with family and friends and travelling around Canada. Her favourite thing to do is research new technological developments in eye care and she is especially excited about Optical Coherence Tomography and its use in monitoring eye disease.

Dr. Dennis Braun

Born in Humboldt, Dr. Dennis Braun graduated with his optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 1985. Including working with private practices in Saskatoon, Tisdale, and Abbotsford, British Columbia, he has a history as the staff optometrist of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Saskatchewan, and the optometric director of the Gimbel Eye Centre formerly in Saskatoon.

He has been with Grosvenor Park Optometry/The Eye Gallery since 2002, and also practises in North Battleford at his clinic there.

Dennis enjoys spending time with his wife Lori and their three daughters. He is also an avid golfer, in the most enthusiastic sense of the word.

Cindy

Cindy

Contact Lens Technician

Sarah

Sarah

Certified Optometric Assistant


Mike

Ophthalmic Dispenser


Jodie

Reception and Pretesting

Tracey

Tracey

Certified Optometric Assistant

Amber

Amber

Reception and Pretesting

Virginia

Virginia

Certified Optometric Assistant


Jacqueline

Reception and Pretesting

 

Anna

Reception and Pretesting


Saskatoon Optometrist