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 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 including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrist, Dr. Patterson, 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 doctor:

Chad Patterson, O.D.


Dr. Chad Patterson grew up just north of Regina and attended the University of Regina before heading off to the University of Waterloo where he graduated from the School of Optometry on the Dean’s Honour list. During his studies, he gained knowledge and experience in ocular pathology working with retina, glaucoma, and cornea specialists in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Patterson also had the opportunity to work with National athletes at the Winsport medical clinic in Calgary performing baseline concussion testing. Upon graduation, he moved to Manitoba where he practised in a Vision Therapy clinic. Dr. Patterson has taken additional courses in Vision Therapy and takes a special interest in brain injury rehabilitation and learning related vision disorders. When he’s not practising optometry, Dr. Patterson loves to be outdoors, enjoying activities like hiking, skiing, and team sports. He also holds an ARCT diploma in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. In 2018, Dr. Patterson opened up Nexus Vision Centre to serve the community that he grew up in!

Karlee Hedin

Vision Therapist

Karlee was born and raised in Saskatoon and is one of our Vision Therapists here at Nexus. She graduated from Medicine Hat College with a Physical/ Occupational Therapy Assistant Diploma and joined our team in June 2022. She has continued her education with Vision Therapy Canada (PVTAP) and is always eager to learn new techniques. Karlee’s favorite thing about her job is seeing the vast improvement in the people she works with, from a troubled reader who now reads for fun to brain injury survivors who experience less symptoms!

In her spare time, Karlee enjoys roaming bookstore shelves for her next read, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Justine Burback

Vision Therapist

Meet Justine, her confidence and passion to help anyone creates an environment that you want to be a part of. Justine is one of our Vision Therapists; her passion to help patients goes above and beyond. Since completing the Vision Therapy Program in 2020 she has had the pleasure of working with patients diagnosed with various conditions. Her upbeat personality keeps her patients excited for their next Vision Therapy Session. When Justine isn’t at work her two young children keep her active and on her toes. Justine enjoys being active outdoors and being with her family that she loves dearly. Justine is your go to girl for any questions about Vision Therapy she would be happy to answer them for you.

May Anne

Frame Stylist

Meet May Anne, she is the ray of sunshine in our clinic and you will know when you meet her. Her wonderful smile brightens the room and her patient care is outstanding. She is loving and caring and wants to help you find the perfect pair of specs. In her free time she enjoys her quality phone calls with her family in the Philippines, reading and painting.