Dr. Bruce Johnson, our principal optometrist, moved to Wetaskiwin following graduation from the University of Waterloo with a Doctor of Optometry degree in 1994. Raised in Cold Lake, Alberta he knew he wanted to practice optometry and raise a family in a medium sized community in Alberta. He has found the perfect home here in Wetaskiwin. Dr. Johnson and his wife, Dr. Lorrie Oliver opened their private clinic Drs. Johnson and Oliver – Optometrists in 1998. In 2000 they were pleased to welcome another optometrist to the office, Dr. Don Martin. Dr. Johnson feels very strongly about staying on the cutting edge of eyecare, using the most modern equipment available, and providing current and ongoing education for both doctors and staff.
Dr. Johnson’s dedication to vision care extends into all aspects of his life, both professional and personal. An avid traveler, Dr. Johnson has ventured extensively across North America. In 2004, he combined his profession with his love of travel, and journeyed to Nepal with Remote Area Medical (RAM) Volunteer Corp. He, along with other optometrists, general physicians and nurses, gave essential care to a very isolated population in Nepal. The experiences he had in Nepal, as well as other worthwhile eyecare projects, have been vital to his development as an optometrist. Fortunately, another of Dr. Johnson’s interests is photography. We are very pleased to have a display of his original photographs serving as the artwork in our office. Feel free to stop in anytime to take a look!
Dr. Johnson has strong roots in the community of Wetaskiwin. Dr. Johnson and Dr. Oliver are raising two sons, Ethan born in 2002, and Craig born in 2006. As a family, they love travelling and spending time in the great outdoors skiing, cycling, camping, canoeing and waterskiing. Bruce is a very active volunteer with the Rotary Club of Wetaskiwin and various church committees.
Dr. Johnson welcomes all new patients to the office. His interest in general family optometry, contact lens technology, as well as treatment and management of eye disease keep him busy with patients of all ages.