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 always 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, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.
Our doctor takes 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.
Meet our doctors:
Dr. Michael Chu was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and attended the University of Calgary where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics/Business, a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and also holds an Associate teaching diploma (A.M.R.C) at the Mount Royal College University Conservatory. Dr. Chu then moved to Houston Texas to pursue his doctoral studies where he received his Doctor of Optometry degree (with Honours) from the University of Houston College of Optometry and has attained lifetime membership to the esteemed Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honors Society.
During his studies, Dr. Chu was hand-selected to receive the prestigious Award of Excellence for his work in the Ocular Diagnostics and Medicine clinic. The recipient of this award is nominated and chosen via clinical faculty consensus and the award is presented to the clinician who demonstrates outstanding performance and knowledge in the area of ocular disease. Actively involved in clinical research and continuing education, Dr. Chu has co-authored publications for various medical and optometric journals and has also served on the admissions committee for the University of Houston College of Optometry. He is licensed to practice Optometry in both Canada and the United States, and is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, Alberta Association of Optometrists, Texas Optometric Association and American Optometric Association.
During his spare time, Dr. Chu enjoys spending quality time with his friends and family. Dr. Chu loves the outdoors and participates in various basketball, football, volleyball and hockey teams. His biggest passion is for traveling with his wife to see all that the world has to offer and enjoys taking beautiful photos along the way. Dr. Chu loves to meet new people and learn their stories, and looks forward to meeting you in the near future as well!
Dr. Lauren Sim attended Queen’s University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences with Distinction (academic honours). During her final year at Queen’s University, she co-authored a publication in the Canadian Respiratory Journal. She then earned her Doctorate of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo, having achieved the Dean’s Honour List every semester.
Dr. Sim completed an externship at Vision America, Alabama, where she studied ocular disease and surgery under renowned corneal, retinal and neuro-ophthalmologists. She gained valuable experience in diagnosis, management and treatment of severe and rare ocular diseases including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, strabismus and amblyopia (lazy eye), neurological eye disorders and corneal dystrophies. She provided post-operative care for patients with the latest refractive laser correction (LASIK and PRK), cataract extractions, glaucoma surgeries, and corneal transplants.
Dr. Sim enjoys all aspects of optometry, and she has special interests in orthokeratology and glaucoma. She also completed internal rotations at the University of Waterloo, including pediatrics, contact lenses, special needs patients, geriatrics, binocular vision, and ocular health. Dr. Sim is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, Alberta Association of Optometrists and Calgary Society of Optometrists.
Outside the office, Dr. Sim enjoys all that Calgary has to offer including hiking, playing golf, running outdoors and skiing. She is proud to be part of the Eye Class Optometry team and she is committed to providing exceptional eye care and education to her patients. Dr. Sim is accepting new patients, and looks forward to taking care of you and your family.