Become Part of Our Family
At Royal Vista Eyecare, our goal is to provide your entire family with comprehensive eye exam services and high-quality products. Our team takes pride in personalizing your eye care experience from the moment you walk in to being there for you beyond the walls of our office.
Whether you’re a new patient, or you’ve seen us in the past, we’re excited to welcome you to the Royal Vista Eyecare family.
We are passionate about providing you with the best eye care experience imaginable. Our team delivers this based on our 3 core values:
Highly Personalized Care
We know that every patient is different, which is why no eye care experience at Royal Vista Eyecare is the same. Our team is dedicated to meeting you where you are and offering personalized services and treatments to meet your unique needs.
To promote better results and improve your experience, we strive to include you in every step of your appointment. From explaining procedures in an easy-to-understand way to educating you on your options, it’s important for us to keep you informed and in the loop.
At Royal Vista Eyecare Eye Care, your family is our family. We are invested in the lifelong health of every one of your family members’ eyes. To provide your entire family with the eye care they need and deserve, we offer a range of services and products for every age.
Meet Your Doctor
Dr. Christie Kim
Dr. Christie Kim attended the University of Alberta and studied 3 years of biological sciences. She then completed her Doctor of Optometry with honors in 2006 at the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry. She completed her primary care clinical externships at 2 private optometric practices in Calgary in 2005 and early 2006. Her scope of training included contact lenses, low vision, special needs, pediatric, and geriatric optometry.
Dr. Kim also completed an ocular therapeutic externship in Pinellas Park, Florida where she worked closely with ophthalmologists specializing in the treatment and management of glaucoma, corneal and retinal diseases. She also participated in a mission to Guatemala where she provided primary eye care to areas in need. Dr. Kim’s areas of interest include pediatric and geriatric optometry, contact lens fitting, and ocular disease treatment and management.
Dr. Kim is licensed by the Alberta College of Optometrists. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, the Alberta Association of Optometrists, and the Calgary Society of Optometrists. She is a volunteer member of the Optometry Examining Board of Canada and participates in developing licensing board questions for future graduates and is a member of the Alberta College Competence Committee.
Outside of work, Dr. Kim likes to spend time with her husband, Dr. Michael Sy, and their 3 children.
Dr. Michael Sy
Dr. Michael Sy attended the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry, completing his Doctor of Optometry in 2006. After graduating, Dr. Sy completed an externship in Pinellas Park, Florida. He provided care and treatment for glaucoma, retinal disease, and primary care.
The moment you step into Royal Vista Eyecare, you’ll notice the cheerful presence of Dr. Sy. He knows just how important vision is and enjoys making a difference in the quality of life of each patient. Dr. Sy’s main areas of interest include primary care and dry eye therapy.
When he isn’t at work, you can find Dr. Sy playing the ukulele, spending time with family, or tending to his goldfish and planted aquariums.
Dr. Mira Chen
Dr. Mira Chen was born and raised in Edmonton. She earned both her Bachelor of Science and her Doctor of Optometry degrees at the University of Waterloo. During her training, she did a clinical externship in Mesa, Arizona and accompanied a team to Kingston, Jamaica for an eye mission. She is passionate about helping people and spent 6 years in West Africa doing development work with her husband and 2 kids. She speaks Korean and French fluently. Outside of work, she enjoys running and yoga.
Dr. Leyna Thraya
Dr. Leyna Thraya is a native Calgarian and attended the University of Calgary, majoring in Cell, Molecular and Microbial Biology. She then attended the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, graduating with a Doctor of Optometry. In her final year, she completed her externships at the John D. Dingell Veteran Affairs Hospital and the Kresge Eye institute in Detroit and rotated through several clinics at the Illinois Eye Institute and the Diabetic Eye Clinic/Rosenbloom Center for Vision and Aging in Chicago.
Dr. Thraya is passionate about quality optometric care, educating patients on their eye conditions and aiding them with their visual needs. She is a member of the Calgary Society of Optometrist, Alberta College of Optometrist, Alberta Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Association of Optometrists.
Royal Vista Eyecare is located in Royal Oak Place, which is right on the corner of Country Hills Boulevard NW and Royal Birch Boulevard NW. You can find our office on the 2nd floor in the same building as the Starbucks and TD Canada Trust Bank. If you’re having trouble finding us, please give us a call!
- #240 8730 Country Hills Blvd. NW
- Royal Oak, NW Calgary, AB T3G0E2
- Phone: 403-272-9836
- Fax: 587-287-0466
- Email: [email protected]
Our Office Hours
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM*
- Sunday: Closed
*Closed on statutory holidays.