Dr. Monea Receives Calgary Leadership Award

As one of Calgary’s Leaders, Dr. Monea was profiled in Business in Calgary Magazine…

The following was written about Dr. Monea in the 2016 Calgary Leaders edition of Business in Calgary Magazine, July 2016.


Eye Health Centres provides comprehensive visual health services in the original Regina practice which opened in 1982, and in its two Calgary locations. The Kensington practice opened in 2000, and a third location is now open in southwest Calgary. With eclectic and luxury spectacles, Eye Health Centres keeps growing and now has fourth-generation patients.

“Be yourself, everyone else is taken!” I was 10, poor, on a farm, near Killdeer, Saskatchewan. I wanted new shoes, not my older sister’s hand-me-downs (or my three younger brothers’ recycles). It struck me… the gift of poverty… ‘if it was to be, it would be up to me!’ My Dad, Nick Monea believed in me, convinced me to follow my dreams, to remember my roots, to make a difference, to give back. He died at my current age; this memory, I dedicate to him.”

- Dr. Diana Mae Monea

Optometrist & Owner, Eye Health Centres

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