Meet the Optometrist

  • Dr. Shmyla Chaudhery

    Dr. Shmyla Chaudhery was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Manitoba and later completed the doctor of optometry program at Illinois College of Optometry graduating with Magna Cum Laude honors. She is also a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society and the Tomb and Key Honor Fraternity. She has experience with pediatric eye exams, ocular disease, specialty contact lenses, and vision therapy. During her spare time she enjoys playing badminton and spending time with her husband and kids.

  • Dr. Tran Nguyen

    Dr. Tran Nguyen graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in Fort Lauderdale, FL in 2009 where she received her Doctorate of Optometry degree and Bachelor of Science degree in Vision Science. She, also, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Florida. 'Go Gators!' She is an active member of the Alberta Association of Optometrists, Canadian Association of Optometrists, and Calgary Society of Optometrists. She's done her training not only in South Florida but also in Tianjin, China at the Tianjin Eye Hospital. 

    She firmly believes in patient education on eye health. 'Everything in our body is connected and as an eye care practitioner, I am privileged to help make those connections through the eyes. The more we understand about our eye health the better care and decisions we make.' Her passion is in ocular disease and management and she enjoys working with contact lenses, especially multifocal lenses. 

    She is a native Floridian but with her sense of adventure, she moved north to Alberta in 2009 to experience the Canadian winters. She started her career in Cold Lake, AB and was privileged to work with an amazing team and gained valuable experience. She now lives in beautiful Calgary with her husband and two young boys. She's happy to be part of the Southwood Eyecare family. She enjoys going on little adventures with her young family, hiking through the mountains, camping in the summer, and explore outdoor fun in the winter.

  • Dr. Jalyn Johnson

    Dr. Jalyn Johnson has had a passion for eyes since a young age. After moving to Calgary to further her education, she completed her Bachelors of Biological Science from the University of Calgary in 2005. She then headed to Chicago and and received her Doctorate of Optometry with honours from Illinois College of Optometry in 2010.Dr. Johnson has been practicing in southern Calgary since returning in 2010. She enjoys taking the time to get to know her patients, which helps her provide exceptional eyecare based on their personalized needs. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, as well as the Alberta Association of Optometrists.When not at work, she enjoys playing piano, working on her current cross-stitch project, and spending time with her family. She looks forward to meeting you!

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