Dr. Erin Kelcher graduated from the University of Alberta in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc.). Her specialization focused in psychology and the neurophysiology of visual processing. Dr. Kelcher spent several years working in Edmonton as a Certified Crisis Worker prior to pursuing a Doctorate of Optometry (O.D.) from the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science in 2015. She went on to complete an ocular disease externship in Miami, Florida, working alongside several ophthalmologists affiliated with the renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Her training emphasized the highest standard of care in the diagnosis and management of various ocular diseases, including glaucoma, diabetes, and macular degeneration as well as the use of therapeutic pharmaceutical agents, pre-and post-operative cataract and laser eye surgery management.
Dr. Kelcher is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists, sits on the executive committee of the Ottawa Society of Optometrists, and is an active member and prior optometric consultant for the Canadian Association of Optometrists.
Dr. Kelcher is pleased to welcome patients for low vision, contact lens, and pediatric care. She is happy to be part of the Eye See Eye Learn program raising awareness about the importance of early childhood eye exams, and visual health assessments before starting school.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Kelcher enjoys cooking, hiking, camping and travel. She is happy to call Ottawa her new home and loves to spend time exploring local attractions and festivals.