Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.Dr. Zaiffdeen take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Dr. Lauren Zaiffdeen, O.D., completed a four-year Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta, and went on to achieve her Optometry Doctorate at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She did so with distinction, earning entrance into the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society where she also served as President. Upon graduation she was selected to join the Gold Key International Optometric Honors Society, as recognition for her strong leadership skills, and was awarded the Marchon Practice Management Award.
During her externship at the Eye Centers of South Florida she worked alongside prominent Ophthalmologists to diagnose and manage ocular diseases, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. Staying at the forefront of ocular technology and new medical advancements has allowed her to excel as an eye care provider. Dr. Zaiffdeen is currently a member of the Alberta College of Optometrists and Alberta Association of Optometrists. In addition to ocular disease, she has a special interest in the areas of pediatrics and corneal/contact lens technology. Promoting ocular health globally, Dr. Zaiffdeen is involved in VOSH: Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, and has had the opportunity to participate in the Special Olympics in Orlando, Florida and to provide eye care to an underserved population in Ecuador.
Dr. Zaiffdeen diagnoses and treats all patient eye care issues with the highest level of experience and dedication. She places importance on taking time to thoroughly answer all of her patients’ questions, so they can have a fuller understanding of their vision and ocular health needs.
When not working, Dr. Zaiffdeen enjoys traveling, dancing, golfing, and spending time with family and friends.