Dr. Darcy Lukenchuk
My family roots are solidly planted in the agricultural and Ukrainian communities of Myrnam and Vegreville, Alberta.
I was actively Involved in community and in particular sports - hockey, baseball, football, track and field, basketball and volleyball.
My post-secondary education included the Universities of Alberta, British Columbia and Calgary, focusing In the field of cell biology and human physiology.
In 1984, I graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry.
I received further certification in ocular pathology and therapeutics from North Eastern State University -Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
After writing provincial board examinations in British Columbia. Alberta, and Saskatchewan, I decided to make Saskatoon a temporary home. A six-month Iocum has turned out to be home for over 29 years.
In 1985, I joined Dr. Bruce Robinson in private practice.
Dr. Robinson and I share a mutual philosophy. We will treat our patients with unquestionable honesty. We will strive to earn your trust and respect It Is our mandate to offer our patients the utmost quality and comprehensive eye care.
I am truly passionate about my work and have been known to extend appointment times on a fairly frequent basis, ensuring each of my patients receive a personal and superior level of care.
In my professional practice, I am interested in ocular therapeutics, advanced contact lens care and refractive surgery, both corneal and intra-ocular.
I am a founding member of the Horizon Laser Vision Center and have served on the Board of Directors since its inception in 1994.
I have also served on the board of The Partnership whose mandate is to promote the city of Saskatoon Downtown Business improvement.
My private life revolves around my wife Oksana and our five children - Tasha, Jayd. Syriess, Alan and Samuel.
Family time is spent involved in their activities -school, university, dance, gymnastics, soccer, and hockey.
Oksana and I choose to share life’s happiness together. We are involved in Latino dance, music, cultural exchanges and travel.
My extended family is firmly involved in healthcare – medicine, dentistry, nursing and optometry.
Our family gatherings always precipitate a lively, hot stove discussion about the many facets of health care.
I have always appreciated the guidance and support of my father, the late Dr. John Lukenchuk, my brother – Dr. Mark Lukenchuk, my uncle – the late Mike Lukenchuk, and my friend - the late Dr. Jim Underhill.