Dr. Karen Blackie



Dr. Karen Blackie graduated with Honors from the School of Optometry at the University of Waterloo in 2011. Prior to that she completed a BSc and MSc in Molecular Biology. She chose to pursue a career in Optometry because of a love for teaching & caring for people. In August of 2011, Dr. Karen Blackie joined Transcona Optical’s team of esteemed optometrists. She has spent time in Jamaica providing charity eye care to people who cannot otherwise afford proper eye care. She has worked in a Veteran’s hospital in Oklahoma for 4 months where she focused on the treatment and diagnosis of eye diseases. Dr. Blackie prides herself in providing a fun & relaxing environment, especially for young nervous patients. She is there to answer any questions you may have and offer detailed explanations. Dr. Blackie is the proud mom of two young daughters. In her spare moments she enjoys reading & loves to cook. Dr. Karen Blackie is passionate & kind and loves what she does. She looks forward to caring for you and your family’s eye care needs.