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The Staff

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Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.

Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible.




Sabrina Swartz

Sabrina was born and raised in Edson. She joined the In Focus Eye Care team in March of 2018 and is a fantastic fit!
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.


Leah French

Leah French is the office manager at our Jasper location. She joined our team in 2016 and enjoys the non-stop learning that the eye care 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 Leah to be there with her friendly smile and caring attitude.

Leah enjoys spending her free time with her boyfriend and dog. She looks forward to hearing the amazing stories of the residents and visitors to Jasper as she looks after all of their eyewear needs.


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.


Debbie Burgess

Debbie Burgess is a registered optician and contact lens practitioner. She graduated from the Ophthalmic Dispensing Program from NAIT in 1994. Debbie and her husband, Kelly owned and operated In Focus Optical for 21 years before passing the torch to Dr. Hawkshaw in 2016 who changed the name to In Focus Eye Care. Debbie has been involved in the community through the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary. She is a Past President of the Alberta Opticians Association.

Debbie retired from our office in 2016, but can still be seen helping out when needed. She now works on the Curriculum Development team for the Optician Program at NAIT. She keeps busy with her four grandchildren.

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