Dr. Lasby is a Calgary native and completed her Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo. She then went on to do an ocular disease and specialty contact lens residency at the prestigious Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry. She was recipient of the Canadian Association of Optometrists Award of Merit for leadership, the Dr. Irving Baker Excellence in Clinical Optometry scholarship, and numerous others during her studies. After graduation, she went on to become a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and also holds the designation of fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society.
After starting her career, she served as the Calgary Society of Optometrists’ President from 2015-2017. Currently, she is chair of the Canadian Association of Optometry’s Cornea, Contact Lens, and Refractive Technology Section. She also serves on the committee of the Alberta Health Services Neurosciences, Rehabilitation & Vision Strategic Clinical Network and is the co-founder of the Canadian Contact Lens Academy. If this wasn’t enough, she also currently serves on the council of the Alberta Association of Optometrists.
Dr. Lasby continues to enjoy teaching, and currently is the lead optometric lecturer for first and second year family medicine residents at the University of Calgary academic section on primary eye care. She is also adjunct clinical professor for the University of Waterloo faculty of Optometry & Vision Science and continues to lecture across North America on contact lenses. She is an expert with fitting contact lenses for keratoconus and other corneal diseases, most notably custom scleral contact lenses on complex and hard to fit eyes. She also receives many specialist referrals for her skills in fitting contact lenses for babies who have undergone cataract removal (infant aphakia). She also has a special interest in dry eye management and myopia control.
Her kind demeanor and high level clinical skills inspire confidence with her loyal patients!