Doctors of Optometry
DR. CARLA MATZ
Dr. Carla Matz grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan. She became interested in optometry at a very early age. Setting her professional goal as vision care, she attended the University of Regina and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1991. She then attended the University of Missouri-St. Louis and graduated with a Doctorate of Optometry with honours in 1995.
She began her own optometric practice in Saskatoon, and pursued her dream of vision and eye health care. For several years she enjoyed working with excellent optometric colleagues and professional staff at Grosvenor Park Optometry. In December 2013, she proudly announced the relocation and expansion of the practice to The Eye Gallery - Doctors of Optometry on College Drive.
Dr. Matz enjoys spending family time with her husband Trevor and daughter Olivia.
DR. KATHRYN COBEN
Dr. Kathryn Coben was born and raised in Saskatoon, including attending the University of Saskatchewan for her undergraduate years in microbiology. She received her Doctor of Optometry training from the University of Waterloo, graduating from there with an honours degree in 2008. She has done ocular disease training in different areas of Canada, as well as a rotation working alongside ocular surgeons in Alabama.
Practising with the Eye Gallery since her graduation, she is committed to providing full service of care to all her patients, but is passionate about the prevention and treatment of ocular disease. She has worked on special projects for the Canadian Examiners in Optometry, and takes a special interest in attending education around the world to get the widest exposure to advances in the profession.
In her spare time, Dr. Coben likes to travel, liking to say that every country in the world is on her 'bucket list'. She is also an avid sports fan, with undying loyalty to the Roughriders and Toronto Blue Jays.
DR. DEAN WENINGER
Dean Weninger was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan where he attended the University of Regina pursuing an honours in biochemistry. He was then accepted to the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry and Vision Science, where he completed his optometric training.
While attending Waterloo Dr. Weninger helped develop UW-VOSH, a volunteer optometric organization which helps individuals in other countries that do not have access to routine optometric care. He spent three weeks travelling in Morocco, doing eye exams and vision screening on hundreds of school children.
Dr. Weninger enjoys many aspects of family practice including laser vision consultation, contact lens fitting, treatment of ocular emergencies, and takes special interest in paediatrics and working with children.
DR. DENNIS BRAUN
Born in Humboldt, Dr. Dennis Braun graduated with his optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 1985. Including working with private practices in Saskatoon, Tisdale, and Abbotsford, British Columbia, he has a history as the staff optometrist of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Saskatchewan, and the optometric director of the Gimbel Eye Centre formerly in Saskatoon.
He has been with Grosvenor Park Optometry/The Eye Gallery since 2002, and also practises in North Battleford at his clinic there.
Dennis enjoys spending time with his wife Lori and their three daughters. He is also an avid golfer, in the most enthusiastic sense of the word.
DR. CARLY HALL
Dr. Carly Hall was born and raised in Saskatoon. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology & Pharmacology at the University of Saskatchewan before moving to the Portland, Oregon area. Dr. Hall attended Pacific University where she earned her Doctor of Optometry degree with distinction.
Early on in her schooling, Dr. Hall realized her passion for optometry and her love of working with children could be combined. She pursued a Master of Education Visual Function in Learning degree to learn more about developmental disabilities in children and adults, and how vision affects the ability to learn and be successful in school. At graduation, Dr. Hall received the Donald A. Bybee award for vision therapy. She looks forward to helping patients with eye alignment, focusing, and tracking problems, and offering vision therapy services at The Eye Gallery.
Dr. Hall is happy to see individuals of all ages for routine eye care, contact lenses, and management of ocular disease. She is always grateful for the opportunity to welcome new patients!