• Suite 105, 805 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary, AB T2E 3J8, (403) 460-4122, info@crescentheightsoptometry.com

  • Staff

  • Meet the experienced family eye doctors and friendly staff who make Crescent Heights Optometry the leading provider of vision care products and services in Calgary. At Crescent Heights Optometry, you will find eye care professionals who genuinely care about your health and are dedicated to providing exceptional personal service to everyone who walks through our door.

  • Dr. Steve Alfaiate OD


    Dr. Steve Alfaiate OD is licensed with the Alberta College of Optometrists, Alberta Association of Optometrists, Canadian Association of Optometrists and the American National Board of Examiners of Optometry. Dr. Alfaiate completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta and graduated from IAUPR Optometry School in 2011.

    In 2011 Dr. Alfaiate also completed a three month externship in Daytona Beach Florida at Vision One.  At this combined Ophthalmology/Optometry practice Dr. Steve Alfaiate provided routine eye care, contact lens fitting assessments, pre and post operative management care of cataract surgeries under the supervision of Dr. Haynes OD and Dr. Seith MD.

    Dr. Alfaiate also completed another three month externship in pre and post operative cataract care, Glaucoma management and Ocular disease treatment in Ft. Lauderdale and North Miami Beach at the private offices of Dr. Hoffman and Dr. Dan both of whom were professors at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Institute in Miami.

    At Crescent Heights Optometry Dr. Alfaiate practices full scope Optometry from complete vision and eye health exams to surgical referrals and Co-Management of ocular conditions.  Dr. Alfaiate especially enjoys fitting contact lenses both hard, soft and the new hybrid contact lenses that use both soft and hard components for patients with high prescriptions, irregular astigmatism, or corneal conditions such as keratoconus.

  • Dr. Rusha Barua

    Dr. Rusha Barua received her Bachelor of Health Sciences with honours from the University of Calgary. She then moved to Memphis, TN to attend the Southern College of Optometry to earn her Doctor of Optometry degree. She has volunteered with Remote Area Medical to provide optometric care to individuals that are underserved and uninsured.

    Dr. Barua completed her clinical rotations at the Woolfson Eye Institute in Atlanta and The Eye Center in Memphis. She practiced optometry in Edmonton at Dr. Sam Dhaliwal & Associates before relocating to Lethbridge to practice at Lethbridge Vision Care.

    After working in Lethbridge for a few years, she is excited to return home to Calgary. She is passionate about continually providing exceptional patient care and education. Dr. Barua offers comprehensive eye exams, annual diabetic eye exams, evaluation and treatment of ocular emergencies, management and treatment of ocular diseases, and co-management of cataract surgery pre-ops and post-ops.

    In her spare time, Dr. Barua enjoys baking, swimming, and spending time with her family and friends.

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