Dr. Ruhee Kurji, OD

Dr. Jennifer Ash

Optometrist (Eye Doctor)

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Dr. Kurji was born and raised in Calgary, and moved to Edmonton in 2012 with her husband. She completed her undergraduate degree at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Dr. Kurji graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2010. She went on to complete a residency in paediatric optometry at the University of Houston. While she has a passion for seeing children, she enjoys providing comprehensive eye care to the entire family. Dr. Kurji became an optometrist because it enabled her to combine her love for science with the ability to meet and help people on a personal level. She enjoys seeing her patients back every year. Outside of clinic, Dr. Kurji enjoys yoga & fitness, being active with her 2 young kids, and cooking. She also enjoys educating the community about eye health and the importance of regular eye exams.

An optometrist is a primary eye care provider who can conduct eye exams, write prescriptions, and treat eye diseases and disorders. Canadian optometrists require seven to eight years of training at a post-secondary institution before obtaining their professional designation as a Doctor of Optometry (also known as an OD). There are currently two schools of optometry in Canada: The University of Waterloo and the Université de Montréal. There are 20 additional optometry schools in the United States whose graduates are accredited to practice in Canada. Many optometrists also choose to do an extra year of residency (a type of internship) to specialize in a particular type of training or eye care field.

In Canada, optometrists are overseen by provincial/territorial boards that ensure all qualifications are up to date. National tests are also administered by the Canadian Examiners in Optometry to ensure that OD training meets the high level of care expected by Canadian patients.

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