Dr. Courtney Kennedy, BHSc (hon), O.D.
Dr. Courtney Kennedy was born and raised in Saskatoon and attended the University of Calgary where she completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree (with honours) in Biomedical Sciences. She then finished her Optometry degree (with honours) at the University of Waterloo in 2014 and decided to return home to Saskatoon to practice Optometry. In April 2015, Dr. Kennedy opened Kennedy Eye Clinic’s first location inside Factory Optical in Stonebridge and in April 2018, she was very fortunate to have the opportunity to open a second location inside Lawson Heights Mall. Dr. Kennedy is passionate about supporting local businesses in Saskatoon as well as operating two independent locally owned businesses. Having two clinics has been an honour and privilege for her and allows her to continue serving her patients and their needs all across Saskatoon.
In 2018, Dr. Kennedy was chosen as Johnson & Johnson’s Top 40 Under 40 Optometrists in Canada. In her final year of Optometry School, Dr. Kennedy interned at the St. Albans Veterans Affairs Hospital in NYC where she specialized in Ocular Disease and Therapeutics, and she then went on to intern in different cities in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Ontario. Dr. Kennedy also has a passion for leadership activities, volunteering and travelling. While in Optometry School, Dr. Kennedy was the Executive Vice-President of the University of Waterloo Optometry Student Society, the President of the Lions Club, as well as chairing multiple committees during all 4 years of school. Since 2010, she has always volunteered with local humane societies and is currently volunteering with the Saskatoon SPCA. Dr. Kennedy has also been fortunate enough to go on several mission trips to Peru, Thailand and the Philippines and plans to go on many more in the future! In her spare time, Dr. Kennedy enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the lake and mountains and also loves to travel every chance she gets.
Dr. Kennedy is passionate about doing eye exams on people of all ages, treating dry eye disease, doing contact lens fits, managing and co-managing ocular pathology cases as well as providing exceptional top quality eye care to all her patients. She loves meeting and interacting with people of all ages and is welcoming all new patients to her practice!
Dr. Carly Hall, O.D., MEd. VFL
Dr. Carly Hall’s approach to optometry has always been centered around providing high-quality and compassionate patient care. She believes that optometrists can be vital members of a health care team, and is an advocate for overall health and well-being.
Dr. Hall was born and raised in Saskatoon. She enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family, friends, and pet labradoodle. 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, and earned both her Doctor of Optometry and Master of Education Visual Function in Learning degrees 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 her Master of Education degree to learn more about developmental disabilities in children and adults, and how vision affects the ability to learn and be successful in school. Dr. Hall received the opportunity to intern at a pediatric optometry practice in Bellevue, WA. As part of her training, she gained additional experience providing routine care for children, as well as specialty services. This included vision therapy, nonsurgical management of crossed or lazy eyes, monitoring pediatric ocular disease, providing care for patients with acquired brain injury, and care for patients with special needs. At graduation, Dr. Hall received the Donald A. Bybee award for demonstrating the best performance in the area of vision therapy. She looks forward to helping patients with eye alignment, focusing, and tracking problems, and offering vision therapy services at the Kennedy Eye Clinic.
Dr. Hall is happy to see patients of all ages for routine eye care, contact lenses, and management of disease. Her time spent at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center and at an ophthalmology practice offered hands-on experience treating and managing ocular disease, working with the geriatric population, and providing care for patients after cataract, retina, and LASIK surgery. She is always grateful for the opportunity to welcome new patients!
Dr. Brandon Prete
Dr. Prete completed his Bachelor of Science - Honours Physiology at the U of S and went on to finish his Doctor of Optometry at the University of Waterloo in 2014. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a world-renown professional practice association dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of eye care.
Dr. Prete sees all patients from children to the elderly and has a special interest in diseases of the eye and visual system. This led him to pursue post-graduate residency training the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area in sunny South Florida at the Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. In addition to teaching at Nova Southeastern University’s The Eye Care Institute, he practiced in various services specialized in the management of glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmic disease, ocular oncology, diseases of the retina and vitreous, and corneal and refractive surgery. He has published multiple scientific papers and often presents at optometry conferences across Canada and the USA.
Outside of his professional practice, Dr. Prete stays active through CrossFit, yoga, and 10-pin Bowling. As a former Canada Winter Games medallist in figure skating, Dr. Prete remains connected to the sport. Throughout the winter you’ll find him at the rink officiating at skating competitions all over the province.