Tracy Kitz, BSc, OD

Dr. Tracy Kitz was born and raised in Barrhead, AB. She went to the University of Alberta and completed a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. She then went to Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon to complete her Doctorate of Optometry with distinction.

While at school, Dr. Kitz was a part of the Canadian Association of Optometry Students, the Beta Sigma Kappa International Honor Society, and AMIGOS Eye Care Club. As a first-year student, she went to Nicaragua on a mission trip to provide eye exams and free glasses to underserved populations. The most memorable part of this trip was fitting a man with reading glasses while he had a large gun strapped to his back.

In her final year of optometry school, Dr. Kitz completed internships in Bethel, AK; Forest Grove, OR; Edmonton, AB; and Norfolk, VA. She has experience with primary care, fitting contact lenses, pediatrics, vision therapy, ocular disease, and pre and post surgery management.

Dr. Kitz is able to perform comprehensive eye health examinations for patients with diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, thyroid disease, multiple sclerosis, and macular degeneration. She does consultations and post-operative assessments for cataract surgery and laser eye surgery. She is certified to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with glaucoma and eye infections from bacterial, fungal, viral, and allergic causes. She can also remove foreign objects (metal, wood, etc) from the front of the eye, saving you a trip to the emergency room.

Outside of school and work, Dr. Kitz enjoys traveling, hiking, curling, and cooking. She is looking forward to re-learning how to ski.

Sabrina Swartz

Sabrina was born and raised in Edson and enjoys giving back to the community. She joined the In Focus Eye Care team in 2018 and completed her CCOA training in 2019.

Her excitement and willingness to learn is a testament to her dedication to providing exceptional patient care.

She is always there to give you a warm welcome when you walk into the office and she enjoys interacting with patients of all ages. She looks forward to helping you book an appointment, pick out your next pair of glasses, or get you prepared for you eye exam with Dr. Hawkshaw. When not learning more about the eye care industry and helping our patients see their best, Sabrina enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and family.

Ambur Labrecque

Ambur Labrecque is the office manager at our Jasper Location. She joined our team in 2019 and completed the CCOA course in 2020. She enjoys the nonstop learning that the eyewear world offers. She is passionate about eye care and her enthusiasm shows.

Whether helping you choose your next pair of glasses or sunglasses, adjusting or repairing your frames, you can always count on Ambur to be there with her friendly smile and caring attitude.

In her free time, Ambur manages the Jasper Bears Hockey Team and is a loving mother of two. During the summer you may find her and her family out camping or enjoying the lakes surrounding Jasper. Ambur has lived in Jasper for 12 years and is a familiar face to all of our Jasper patients.

Nicole Staves

Nicole Staves is the office manager and head optician at our Edson office. She is a licensed optician who graduated from the Eyeglasses Diploma Program at NAIT in 2009. She takes pride in her work, whether she is assisting you with frame and lens choices, edging your lenses, or adjusting your eyeglasses. When you work with Nicole, you can expect honesty and professional service.

When not at work, Nicole enjoys being outdoors, whether it be on the ball diamond, on the side-by-side, skidoo, or camping with her family.