Meet the team at Oi.

Bio

Sasha grew up living the farm life near the tiny village of Aneroid, SK where days were spent riding the “orange crush car” with her sisters, building forts and helping out wherever she could with farm work. Somehow outside of dancing, fastball, and combining, she knew she always wanted to be an optometrist. She landed a summer job with Optical Image out of high school, then carried on to 7 years of education, travelling and friends, leading to her Doctorate of Optometry from Indiana University in 2002.  After grad, she started working in South Carolina, and in 2003, her then fiancé Rej had a hockey career which led them to spend an incredible year trekking around Europe.  She cherishes her experiences and connections from the prairies to the Midwest USA, Guanajuato, Mexico, Montrose, NY, Europe and back. Their 3 kids now rule their world and they enjoy work, lake time and play time with their families close by.

In 2007, Optical Image was re-created under Dr. Godenir’s ownership.  Her experiences added eye exams, contact lens fittings, red eye and emergency treatments, ocular disease management, pediatric and binocular vision exams to the already wild and wonderful glasses line up.  

Today she continues to bring her best to Optical Image with an incredible circle of support from our families, friends, community and staff.  She continually challenges herself to think outside of the box, and to create and maintain a positive and outstanding culture in her business.  Dr. Godenir is always accepting new patients where you will be listened to and taken care of!

Dr. Godenir's Philosophy

Listening carefully, making recommendations, prescribing treatments and assisting in helping each patients’ eyes live up to their potential has cultivated relationships. I love a challenge, I care, and I truly enjoy what I do!

 

I bet you didn't know that Dr. Block is... 

  • One half of the musical sensation Saress
  • A line dance enthusiast
  • 100% committed to crafting costumes
BIO

Dr. Sarah Block joined Optical Image after graduating on the Dean’s Honours list from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science in 2012. As part of her training at Waterloo, Dr. Block completed her ocular disease and therapeutics externship at Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She primarily saw elderly veterans there and gained clinical experience in managing macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic eye disease.

Her training includes experience in all aspects of optometry, including paediatrics, contact lens, geriatrics, binocular vision, ocular disease, and refractive surgery co-management (SMILE, LASIK & PRK).  She has an interest in myopia management in children. Dr. Block is originally from Jansen, SK and is a graduate of the University of Regina where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with Distinction in 2007. 

When she isn't in the office she enjoys live music and the Lyric theatre, learning new instruments, and travel. Sarah welcomes new patients of all ages to the practice and wants everyone to leave knowing a little more about their eyes.

 

Our Team

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Customer Service Specialist
  • Used to be a Social worker and made the switch 19 years ago to the Optical world #glassesdonttalkback
  • Technology guru of the office (lol) #howdoyouturnthecomputeron
  • Can make a straight line in your bifocals just like in my well manicured lawn #alittleOCD
  • Loves the Saskatchewan Roughriders #pilsnerpartyzone.
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Optical Image Swift Current Opticians

  

Optician 

  • Don't sweat the small stuff.... Troy does it enough for all of us.
  • Really enjoys playing secret games of "scare your coworker", and he says no one really enjoys it but him!
  • Loves to escape reality and let his mind wander into the lives of characters in books or video games (the dishes can do themselves later)
  • Bakes a dang good cheesecake.
  • Won a jelly bean counting contest, but guess who doesn't like jelly beans anymore...
Optician + Design Specialist
  • Story of her life : no messes, just ideas laying around = creativity overload problems!
  • DIY-ologist, gets excited when thinking of making things
  • MommaALT - just a mom that loves to play video games (video gamer at heart)
  • Played on a boys soccer team since she was 14
  • Aspired to be a fashion designer growing up...instead styles people in fab eyewear!
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Optician + "Jane" of all trades

  • Defender of all kinds of underdogs
  • Won gold in grade 4 at National Music Festival with guitar band (famous member Premier Brad Wall) 
  • Loves fishing
  • Tried bull riding at Frontier Days in 1984 on a dare
  • Drove stock car with cousin for a couple seasons
  • Music guilty pleasures: Bee Gees and Queen

Reception + Optometric Assistant 

  • An aspiring grown up & cheese enthusiast
  • Probably the most talented TV binge watcher you’ll find
  • Travelling from Miss to Mrs. 
  • Sitting at a campfire is her happy place
  • Kinda a big deal to her dog!