About Nobe Eyecare Associates

We are a teaching institution and have trained doctoral candidates on the 4th year externships from the University of Waterloo. We also train medical office assistants from Reeve’s College and the Academy of Learning.

We practice according to the standards of the Alberta College of Optometrists.

Team

Our Doctors

Dr. Nobe S. Nijjar, B.Sc., B.S., O.D.

DOCTORATE EDUCATION:
NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY-DOCTOR OF OPTOMETRTY (OD)
(FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, USA)
-GRADUATED WITH HONOURS

CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP:

1) MIAMI VA MEDICAL CENTER AND BASCOM PALMER EYE INSTITUTE – RATED #1 EYE HOSPITAL IN THE UNITED STATES BY U.S. NEWS (MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA)

2) AKER KASTEN EYE CENTER (BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, USA)

CLINICAL INTERNSHIP:

1) NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY GLAUCOMA SPECIALTY SERVICE (FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, USA)

2) HONOURS CLINIC IN STRABISMUS AND AMBLYOPIA, OPTOMETRIC PRIMARY CARE CLINIC AND OPTICAL SERVICE (FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, USA)

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:
1) UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA-BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BSc)
(VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA)
-MAJOR: BEHAVIOURAL NEUROSCIENCE

2) NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY-BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS)
(FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA)
-MAJOR: VISION SCIENCE

PUBLICATIONS:
Bitot’s Spots in the African American Female Kenneth Seger OD, MS, Melanie Crandall, OD, MBA, Nobe Nijjar OD 2007, Maryke Neiberg, OD Optometry – Journal of the American Optometric Association, Volume 77, Issue 6, Pages 289-290
-Presented at American Optometric Association: Optometry’s Meeting © 2006 Las Vegas

AWARDS AND HONORS:
-BSK INTERNATIONAL HONORS SOCIETY, SELECTED TO REPRESENT NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY AT THE NATIONAL OPTOMETRY COMPETITION IN LAS VEGAS 2006

OPTOMETRY ADMISSIONS EXAM:
-HIGHEST SCORE IN NORTH AMERICA IN 4 OUT OF 7 MEASURES, RANKED IN THE TOP 1% FOR OPTOMETRY APPLICANTS FOR NORTH AMERICA IN 2002.

DR. NOBE APPEARS IN SEVERAL MEDIA OUTLETS AS AN EXPERT ON EYE HEALTH INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING:

On Television:

Looking at Digital Eye Strain – CTV News Lethbridge
The Importance of Back to School Eye Examinations – Chat TV Evening News Medicine Hat
Doctor Suggests Eye Exam Before Heading Back to School – Chat TV Online – Medicine Hat www.chattelevision.ca

In Print:

Age Related Eye Disease – Lethbridge Senior Times
Age Related Eye Disease – Medicine Hat Senior Services News
Children’s Vision – Medicine Hat News
Back to School Digital Eye Strain – Chat TV Online – Medicine Hat www.chattelevision.ca
Importance of Routine Eye Exams for Kids – Lethbridge Herald
Vision Health Month – Grand Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune

Learn a little more about Nobe

Dr. Nobe was born and raised in Calgary. He loves sports and is nature enthusiast. He is a father of 2 and feels his role as a father is the most important role in his life. Dr. Nobe loves to travel and has lived in 4 different countries. He speaks and writes Punjabi fluently and speaks conversational Spanish. He would be happy to do your eye exam in any of these 3 languages. For fun, Dr. Nobe exercises and plays most sports. He also loves to landscape his garden.

Dr. Nobe feels his strengths are to listen to patients. Over the years he has taken patient feedback to heart and adjusted clinical protocols to truly revolve around patient needs. It is his belief that Nobe Eyecare is a place where the patients are the top priority and it is a privilege to provide such specialized care to the public.

Dr. Aliya Pabani, B.Sc., O.D.

DOCTORATE EDUCATION

PACIFIC UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY-DOCTOR OF OPTOMETRY (OD) (FOREST GROVE, OREGON, USA)

GRADUATED WITH HONOURS

CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP:
1) WALLA WALLA VA MEDICAL CENTER (WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, USA)
2) NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER SAN DIEGO (SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, USA)
3) DR. BISHOP AND ASSOCIATES (CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA)

CLINICAL INTERNSHIP:
1) PACIFIC UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY GLAUCOMA SPECIALTY SERVICE AND PEDIATRIC SPECIALITY SERVICE
2) PACIFIC UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY CONTACT LENS AND SPECIALTY CONTACT LENS CLINIC, LOW VISION CLINIC, PRIMARY CARE CLINIC AND OPTICAL SERVICE

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:
UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
(WATERLOO, ONTARIO, CANADA)
-MAJOR: PRE-OPTOMETRY
-GRADUATED WITH HONOURS

Learn a little more about Aliya
Dr. Aliya Pabani was born and raised in Calgary. She graduated with honours from Pacific University College of Optometry in 2010. Over the years, she’s found out that her strength is providing quality eye care while educating her patients. You won’t leave your exam without learning something new about your eyes!

Patients who see Dr. Pabani describe her as personable, caring and intelligent. They appreciate the time she spends to address their concerns and answer their questions.

In addition to being a hard-working optometrist, Dr. Pabani is also a devoted wife and a proud mother. If not practicing optometry, she’s spending quality time with her family.

In her spare time, she likes to go for walks, watch Bollywood movies, and catch up on her tv shows.

Dr. Karen Dieu, B.Sc., O.D.

DOCTORATE EDUCATION:

PACIFIC UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY-DOCTOR OF OPTOMETRY (OD) (FOREST GROVE, OREGON, USA)

CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP:

1) DR. BARRY LEONARD & ASSOCIATES (PANORAMA CITY, CALIFORNIA, USA)

2) EYE CARE GROUP OF SOUTHERN OREGON (GRANTS PASS, OREGON, USA)

3) HOLLINGSHEAD EYE CENTER (BOISE, IDAHO, USA)

4) MANN-GRANDSTAFF VA MEDICAL CENTER (SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, USA)

CLINICAL INTERNSHIP:

1) PACIFIC UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY GLAUCOMA SPECIALTY SERVICE AND PEDIATRIC SPECIALITY SERVICE

2) PACIFIC UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY CONTACT LENS AND SPECIALTY CONTACT LENS CLINIC, LOW VISION CLINIC, PRIMARY CARE CLINIC AND OPTICAL SERVICE

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY (B.Sc.)

(CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA)

MAJOR: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, MINOR: PSYCHOLOGY

GRADUATED WITH DISTINCTION

MISSION TRIP:

NICARAGUA-THE TEAM PROVIDED BASIC EYE SCREENINGS TO OVER 600 PATIENTS IN THE EASTERN VILLAGES ALONG THE RIVER, WHERE IT IS DIFFICULT FOR PEOPLE TO ACCESS BASIC HEALTHCARE

Learn a little more about Karen
After completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Calgary, she worked as an optometric assistant and it was during that time she had discovered her passion for eye care. From there, she went on to complete her Doctor of Optometry Degree at Pacific University College of Optometry.

In her free time, Dr. Dieu enjoys spending time with her family and friends, driving out to the mountains, traveling, trying out new restaurants, and hiking.

Dr. Dieu has a particular interest in treating and managing ocular disease. She also enjoys properly educating patients about their vision, eye health, and visual demands. Dr. Dieu strives to provide the best possible eye care for all of her patients, who she treats as family. She is excited to be part of Nobe Eyecare Associates and looks forward to meeting you and taking care of your eyes!

Team

Clinical Coordinator

Shania Longmuir, M.O.A.

Shania is from a small town in Saskatchewan but has lived in Calgary for most of her life. She completed her Medical Office Administration Diploma in 2017 after working on her undergraduate studies in Psychology at St. Mary’s University.

Shania is very dedicated in ensuring that patients have the best possible experience at Nobe Eyecare Associates. She loves how much she learns everyday from both patients and optometrists.

In her spare time she enjoys watching sports, hiking, and spending time with her family.

Team

Patient Care Coordinator

Joan Bigcas, B.Ed., M.O.A.

Joan was born and raised in the Philippines where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education at Quezon College of Southern Philippines. She also completed her Medical Office Administration diploma in 2018 in Calgary, AB.

Joan has always had a passion to help others. She is described as motivated, patient and caring.

In her free time Joan enjoys working in her garden, cooking and watching movies.

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