Meet Our Doctors
Our optometrists at Sherwood Park Eye Centre are committed to providing excellent eye care for every patient. We listen to your concerns, discuss your vision and eye-health issues, and thoroughly detail treatment options while offering advice on the best course of action.
We view our relationship with you as a partnership, and we want you to ask us questions and share your health information so we can do a better job detecting your vision problems and treating your eyes. We are the optometrists Sherwood Park can trust.
Dr. N. Randhawa
Dr. Natasha Randhawa joined Sherwood Park Eye Centre in 2012 and has a special interest in children’s vision. Born and raised in Edmonton, she earned her undergraduate degree (BSc) in Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. She then headed south of the border to complete a Doctor of Optometry degree at one of the top optometry schools in America, Salus University.
Through her rotations in the optometry program, Dr. N. Randhawa had the opportunity to develop unique areas of expertise. She completed a Specialty pediatric rotation at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, PA, where she received honours for her work. Dr. N. Randhawa co-authored a published paper while at a rotation working on cornea/specialty contact lens candidates. In Fairfax, Virginia, Dr. N. Randhawa completed a rotation that focused on glaucoma and cataract patients.
Due to Dr. N. Randhawa’s educational and working background, she has developed a special interest in working with children, as well as those with challenging contact lens fits. However, she is eager to help new patients with any sort of eye and vision challenges. Dr. N. Randhawa is currently accepting referrals for scleral contact lens fittings, a specialty contact lens used to treat a variety of eye conditions.
Fluent in English, French, Punjabi and Hindi, she can communicate with a great variety of patients.
Her non-optometric joys include reading, travelling and spending time with her three kids.
Dr. S. Khroad
Dr. Khroad was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree at Concordia University of Edmonton. She continued her education at Salus University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she obtained her Doctorate of Optometry.
She has completed her Doctorate clinical rotations in Primary Care (Edmonton, AB), Contact Lenses (Boston,MA), Pediatrics (Philadelphia, PA), and Ocular Disease (Miami, FL).
Dr. Khroad attended the renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, where she completed clinical rotations respecting Glaucoma, Uveitis, Neuro-Opthalmology, Cornea, Pediatrics, Primary Care and Retinal Care. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is regarded as the top eye hospital in the United States of America.
During Dr. Khroad’s spare time she enjoys traveling, keeping active, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Adrienne Chan
Dr. Adrienne Chan was born and raised in Toronto, ON. In 2018, she completed her Doctor of Optometry with Dean’s Honours at the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry and Vision Science. During her studies, Dr. Chan completed an ocular disease externship in Salt Lake City UT, where she worked alongside ophthalmologists and received extensive training in managing conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and dry eye disease.
In her free time, Dr. Chan loves spending time with family and friends, especially if it's outdoors. She enjoys hiking in the mountains, camping and is currently learning/attempting to golf.
Dr. Chan moved to Sherwood Park in 2018 and joined the SPEC family in 2021! She is excited to practice full-scope optometry, with a special interest in ocular disease and myopia management.
Dr. Yip was born in Vancouver, BC and raised in Hong Kong. She recently moved to Edmonton, AB and joined the SPEC team in 2021. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from University of British Columbia and went on to study at Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon, where she completed her Doctorate of Optometry degree and graduated with distinction. Her optometric experience includes serving the veterans at Puget Sound Health Care system in Tacoma, WA. She was also trained extensively at an ophthalmology practice in Honolulu, HI, where she managed ocular diseases from dry eyes syndrome to advanced retinal and neurological diseases.
Dr. Yip has a special interest in ocular disease management and is passionate in educating her patients about their eye health beyond glasses needs. Dr. Yip is able to serve her patients in English, Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese. In her spare time, she enjoys trying new recipes at home, spending time with her puppy and planning for her next travel adventure.
Dr. Shuayb Akhtar
Dr. Shuayb Akhtar grew up in Edmonton, Alberta and completed his Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta. He then continued on to obtain a Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He completed his clerkship in Singapore and his externships at the renowned Wills Eye Hospital and Einstein Medical Center. His rotations in Neuro-Eye and Paediatrics awarded him Honours in Patient Care.
Prior to his Associate position in Edmonton, he was serving the populations of Washington D.C and Maryland. Dr. Akhtar is excited to return home to Edmonton and provide quality care to the community he grew up in.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Akhtar enjoys playing tennis, spending time with his family, including an adorable black cat named Patches, and recently began his new endeavour: flight school!
Dr. Akhtar is fluent in Urdu and English and can offer eye exams in both languages.
Dr. S.B. Joe
Dr. Joe graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 1980. Upon graduation, Dr. Joe moved to Alberta, where she practiced in clinics in St. Albert and Edmonton before returning to Ontario for two years. In 1990, she returned to Alberta to join Dr. Morrow in partnership in the St. Albert and Sherwood Park offices. In 1995, both doctors decided to focus their energies on the Sherwood Park office and sold the St. Albert office.
Dr. Joe enjoys practicing in a family optometric clinic where she is often able to provide optometric services to several generations of the same family. It is also a pleasure to be able to provide the latest technology in eye care, as well as superior service in contact lens and spectacle frames and lens therapy.
Dr. Noreen Shivji
Dr. Shivji was born and raised in Mwanza, Tanzania before moving to Edmonton to complete her high school diploma. She later received her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Alberta, majoring in Biological Sciences. In 2012, Dr. Shivji graduated from Salus University, Pennsylvania with a Doctorate in Optometry. She received clinical training in contact lenses and pediatric eye care during her rotation at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia. This was followed by a six-month internship studying ocular disease management at Salisbury Veterans Hospital in North Carolina.
Dr. Shivji is an active member in the Alberta and Canadian Association of Optometrists as well as the Edmonton society of Optometrists. She believes learning is a life long process and is passionate about continuing education to keep up with the latest advancements and technology in Optometry. She practices full scope optometry with a passion for the management of ocular diseases such as Macular degeneration and Glaucoma, autoimmune diseases that impact the ocular health, as well as pediatric eyecare.
Dr. Shivji aims for a healthy work-life balance which allows her to take care of her patients but gives her time to spend with her two beautiful children. She enjoys spending time with her family as much as she does at a spin session or a resistance training class.
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