The Team

Our Optometrist and Staff at Bridgeland Crossings Optometry ensures that you are pleased with your experience and understand the knowledge given about your vision health. 

Our Optometrist is able to examine children starting from 6 months old, all the way to the age of 65 years and older! As we have only one Optometrist on-site, the doctor's hours varies. As he manages to work between two different Northeast locations in Calgary to provide eye care between the two clinic. 

As we are still a fairly new Optometry Clinic in the Bridgeland area we are working our way to give our patients a consistent time to be open daily along with doctor's hours. 

Yogesh Patel, OD

Dr. Patel was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. He attended the Univeristy of Calgary before beginning optometry school in New York in 2007.  He graduated in 2011 from the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry, where he was trained to perform optometry with a heavy influence in Binocular Vision, Vision Therapy, and ocular disease including ocular surface disease and retina disease 

He currently manages two full scope practices here in Calgary, including Bridgeland Crossings Optometry and Saddletowne Optometry. Both resides in the Northeast quadrant of the city. 

Within his practice, Dr. Patel strives to give back to the optometric community by providing clinical externship rotations for students. He spreads his training and knowledge of how to practice as a full scope optometrist in Alberta.

As Dr. Patel strives to practice full scope optometry, his practices are equipped with several tools to aid in diagnosis and treatment of several eye conditions. This includes, management of dry eyes, irregular corneal disease and diabetic/hypertensive ocular health exams. As well as providing comprehensive eye exams with an emphasis on addressing any binocular vision problems. 

Dr. Patel is a member of both the Canadian Association of Optometrists and the Alberta Association of Optometrists.

Outside of optometry. Dr. Patel is an avid photographer and takes wedding and event photos professionally when his schedule allows. Through his knowledge of photography, he has built his own imaging systems (meibography) in his office to diagnose and manage ocular disorders.  He also maintains an interest in using technology in creating innovative tools for dry eye treatments with 3D modelling and printing.

Emily Krienke, OD

Emily was born in British Columbia, where she lived briefly before moving to Saskatchewan. Her family resided there for several years until they chose to settle in Calgary. She began her path to optometry by graduating summa cum laude with a degree in Biomedical Sciences at Oklahoma City University, where she played softball. She then continued to the University of Waterloo, where she completed her Doctor of Optometry degree with honours and the A.W. Cole Award for Clinical Excellence.

She is passionate about providing care to patients of all ages from all walks of life. While at the University of Waterloo (UW) she was a member of various volunteer groups, including VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity), and participated in a mission trip to Nicaragua, providing medical treatment and prescription glasses to those in need. Her schooling also included an externship at Jack C. Montgomery Veteran Affairs Hospital in Oklahoma, where she was trained extensively in ocular disease management.

Emily is a member of the Alberta College of Optometrists, Alberta Association of Optometrists, Calgary Society of Optometrists, and Canadian Association of Optometrists. She is happy to be able to return home to Calgary and serve the local community.

Aliyah Datul, Clinical Operations Manager

Aliyah was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and then moved and was raised in Calgary. Aliyah graduated in 2016 with a certificate in the Medical Office Assistant/Unit Clerk program with Alberta Business and Educational Services (Abes). During her studies she learned the day to day receptionist skills to operate a medical clinic. Soon after, in 2017 she started working with Dr. Patel.


After 2 years of training with Dr. Patel, Aliyah is now the Clinic Manager of both Dr. Patel's Optometry Offices. She has gained comprehensive knowledge of the latest in frame fashions being trained by various frame manufacturers in addition to comprehensive training on several customized lens designs to provide clients and other staff members with the knowledge to tackle any optical problem. 


In addition to her floor knowledge, she is focuse on ensuring the quality and consistency of every client's experience during their visit to our offices.  With the skills and abilities she has learned, she is able to make sure both clinics have a welcoming and comfortable environment for staff, doctors and patients! 

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