Calgary Optometrist - Dr. Patrick Murphy, Calgary Low Vision
Dr Patrick Murphy
Dr. Patrick Murphy is a 1981 graduate of the University of Waterloo School of Optometry. Following graduation, Dr. Murphy worked with the Gimbel Eye Center. At the same time, he started his Calgary practice and the satellite practice in Three Hills.
Dr. Murphy was the first Optometrist to receive hospital privileges as the clinic director for the Southern Alberta Sight Enhancement Clinic, a specialty clinic devoted to helping the low-visioned in conjunction with the CNIB. He provides this Low Vision specialty out of the clinic located at the Rockyview Hospital, and also for high needs patients that are seen at our Health Plus clinic.
Charity work has always been important to Dr. Murphy. He has been involved in many eye care projects in third world countries of Jamaica, Dominica, St. Lucia, and in St. Maarten. He does the Jamaica project every year in November. He also contributes his time throughout the year doing talks to various clubs to educate people about vision loss and the care provided to help visually impaired people maintain independent lives.
Dr. Murphy completed six years on the council of the Alberta Association of Optometry (AAO), holding position of President from September 2002 – 2004.
Dr. Murphy has three children, Kyle who graduated from engineering in May 2005, Braden, who is studying engineering in Halifax, and Mitchell, born in March 2007. Dr. Murphy and Dr. Osiowy were married in 2004.