Dr. Sara Starko
"Dr. Sara Starko is ecstatic that her clinic is part of the Calmar community. Dr. Starko chose to open her practice in Calmar as she is the niece of Dr. Grant Davies and Dr. Nhung Tran-Davies. Dr. Starko grew up on a farm outside of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. She went through the catholic school system in Fort Saskatchewan then moved on to Grant MacEwan University where she and a friend founded the Grant MacEwan Pre-Optometry club.
Because optometry has been her life-long passion, Dr. Starko went on to receive numerous awards and recognition during her training at the Illinois College of Optometry. She was the Vice President of the Gold Key Honor Society and President of the Private Practice Club, wherein she was awarded the Preston Cup as voted on by club leaders from all optometry institutions in America. Recently, Dr. Starko was awarded the Leduc Chamber of Commerce 2019 "Young Business Leader of the Year" which can be seen on display at Countryside Vision Care. Despite her many leadership awards, she feels that her greatest accomplishment as a student was running the Chicago Marathon with her mom, Trish Davies.
Dr. Starko strongly believes in being active and supporting the community in every way she can. She is a member of Leduc Chamber of Commerce, BNI Black Gold, and Rotary International.
When Dr. Starko is not seeing patients, she enjoys water sports, hiking, running, playing the saxophone, and yoga. In the winter months she can be found in the mountains of Sicamous, BC snowmobiling with friends and family."
Office Manager/Frame Stylist
"Taylor was raised on an acreage outside of Edmonton where she attended Ardrossan Junior Senior High School. Growing up in an agriculture based family she has stayed close to her roots. Taylor competes in barrel racing with her 4 horses and dabbles in team roping.
Taylor has since moved to the Thorsby area and in her off time she enjoys spending time with her dog Tuff, doing yoga, and hanging out with friends.
Taylor has been with Countryside Vision Care since day 1 and has developed a love of glasses frames and business management."