Dr. Riaz Ahmed

Dr. Ahmed has over 20 years of experience in eye disease management and primary clinical eye care. Having graduated from the University of Alberta with a Gold Medal for the highest mark in the faculty of Science, Dr. Ahmed went on to the University of Waterloo to obtain a degree in Optometry. He did an Ocular Disease externship at the Barnet-Dulaney Eye Care Center in Phoenix, Arizona, where he developed a passion for the medical side of the profession. Once again graduating top of the faculty, Dr. Ahmed decided to move back to Alberta and put his skills to work in a medical setting with a local ophthalmologist.

He opened Mission Eye Care in 2005 with the vision to be the one-stop centre for all things eye care. He continues to work closely with ophthalmology specialists throughout Calgary and has a special interest in Dry Eye treatment and Corneal Disease management. He receives many referrals for his skills in the fitting of specialty contact lenses for patients with corneal diseases including keratoconus, corneal transplant, and ectasia from failed laser refractive surgery.

Dr. Ahmed continues to lecture both locally and nationally on eye disease and is also very proud of his volunteer work with Canadian Vision Care, a charity which supplies eye care to developing nations worldwide. He is also former president of the Alberta Association of Optometrists, having served on the board for over a decade.

Dr. Andrea Lasby

Optometrist, F.A.A.O., F.S.L.S.
Dr. Lasby is a Calgary native and completed her Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo. She then went on to do a residency at the prestigious Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry. Only a select few are admitted to this residency that provides intensive training on ocular disease and post-surgical care with an emphasis on corneal disease and specialty contact lens fitting.

She was recipient of the Canadian Association of Optometrists Award of Merit for leadership, the Dr. Irving Baker Excellence in Clinical Optometry scholarship, and numerous others during her studies. She served as the Calgary Society of Optometrists’ President from 2015-2017, and is currently chair of the Canadian Association of Optometry’s Cornea, Contact Lens, and Refractive Technology Section.

Dr.Lasby continues to enjoy teaching, and you may routinely see her with a UofC family medicine resident or final year Optometry intern following along beside her. She also enjoys continuing to lecture across Canada and the USA including the University of Calgary and the University of Waterloo. She is an expert with fitting contact lenses for keratoconus and other corneal diseases including post-surgical transplant patients. She also has a special interest in dry eye management.

Her kind demeanor and clinical skills inspire confidence with her loyal patients!

Dr. Sheila Morrison

Optometrist, MS, F.S.L.S.
Dr. Morrison is a native of Alberta who has recently moved back after serving on faculty at the University of Houston College of Optometry as chief of the Contact Lens and Cornea clinic at the University Eye Institute. We are proud to have such an accomplished and well respected Optometrist here at Mission Eye Care.

She studied at Pacific University College of Optometry, where she earned her Doctor of Optometry, Master of Vision Science, and Residency in Cornea & Contact Lenses. Her academic and clinical accomplishments are well renowned in the eye care world and she enjoys lecturing throughout North America about topics related to vision and quality of life for patients. As clinical instructor and provider for the UHCO Myopia Control Clinic, her teaching and research included specialty contact lens and anterior segment-related topics. She has expertise in contact lens management for patients who have corneal/ocular surface irregularity due to disease, trauma, or high refractive error, with particular interest in contact lenses for pediatrics and for patients with keratoconus.

Dr. Morrison is a fellow and committee member of the Scleral Lens Education Society, editorial reviewer for the Journal of Contact Lens Research & Science, and a board member of the Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the CAO. With all this, her primary focus is providing and preserving vision through excellent comprehensive patient care for all ages. She is welcoming new patients starting in the fall!

Dr. Patrick O’Brien

Dr. O’Brien is an alumnus of the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago where he graduated with honours. After spending 4 years in Chicago, he returned to the Calgary area to put his skills to work in a private practice setting where he could provide the most comprehensive care to his patients. In addition to his experience in Chicago, Dr. O’Brien trained with a variety of sub-specialists at the Veterans Affairs Medical Hospital in Alabama, the Mid Florida Eye Center near Orlando, and the Atlantic Eye Institute in Jacksonville, Florida.

With a strong foundation in both primary eye care and disease management, he continues to provide the highest quality eye health care to our patients. His loyal following of patients is constantly impressed by his professionalism, thoroughness, and approachable style of communication. He believes strongly in preventative eye care and ensures his patients are taken care of with the high level of service that Mission Eye Care is known for.

Dr. O’Brien is currently practicing 2 days per week and is welcoming new patients.