Founded by Dr. Erlandson in 1986, and passed on to Dr. Ferguson and Dr. Nielson in 2008, Visual Effects is a full-service family-focused Optometry clinic.
Located in the Melcor Centre & in Raymond, we offer our patients a bright and modern atmosphere, comprehensive eye exams and eye care services that utilize the latest technology, and the largest selection of eyewear in Lethbridge.
Being involved in the community around us is a core part of our beliefs. We are proud to work with many charities, local organizations, and sports teams. Some initiatives we support:
We also support and sponsor the LCI Rams and Visual Effects women’s soccer.
Dr. Ferguson grew up in southern Alberta and is an alumnus of both the University of Lethbridge and the University of Calgary. He practices full scope optometry and has a special interest in fitting specialty contact lenses. He is married to his beautiful wife, Tricia, and they have 4 children who keep their lives active and forever on the go. Dr. Ferguson invites both existing and new patients to book an appointment to see him and is happy to see the whole family.
Born and raised in Southern Alberta, Dr. Nielson became an owner and key member of Visual Effects in 2008. Alongside Dr. Ferguson, Dr. Nielson works hard to ensure that Visual Effects provides leading eye care to families all over Lethbridge.
His professional and academic accomplishments include:
A family man himself, Dr. Nielson has three children (Tyler, 19, Erik, 18, and Rachael, 16) with his wife Sandy.
Dr. Erlandson has been practicing optometry since 1979. He is an active member of many charitable organizations. He is the Surgical Coordinator for Canadian Vision Care (CVC), which provides free eye care in third world countries.
He volunteers to help the Heart and Stroke Foundation™ of Canada, The Kidney Foundation of Canada, and the Canadian Diabetes Association.
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Dr. Choudhry joined Visual Effects in January, 2018. He was previously the owner/optometrist of Lethbridge Eye Care. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Lethbridge, and continued his education at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico College of Optometry, receiving his doctor of optometry.
Dr. Choudhry prides himself on being able to provide a high standard of care for his patients’ overall health. One unique thing about him is, even though he was born and raised right here in Lethbridge, aside from English, he is fluent in Urdu and Hindi. He can even perform an eye exam in Spanish!