Dr. Gina Small is a transplant to Winnipeg. Born and raised in California, she graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry in 2000 with a Doctorate of Optometry degree (O.D.). She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Vision Science from U.C. Berkeley. Dr. Small’s training included externships at Denver Optometric Center in Denver, Colorado, Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, and LaserVue Eye Associates in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Gina Small, like her husband Luke, also comes from a family of Optometrists, including her grandfather Dr. Charles Seger who was President of the American Optometric Association from 1965 to 1966.
After graduation from Optometry school in 2000, Dr. Small practiced at Armstrong & Small with her husband Dr. Luke Small and her father-in-law Dr. Rod Small for two years. In 2002 Drs. Gina & Luke Small moved to California where they practiced in a variety of clinical settings. Dr. Gina Small particularly enjoyed working in an Ophthalmology Clinic in Santa Barbara and gaining experience with specialized contact lens fittings for keratoconus and post-corneal graft patients.
Dr. Small is happy to be living in Winnipeg again (believe it or not!) and to be a part of this almost 100 year-old family practice. She works part-time now at the office and keeps busy the rest of the time with her two children Annika & Sebastian.