Dr. Bernadette Osiowy
Message to Patients: “My continued enthusiasm and energy to care for patients of all ages, to discover and share interesting vision solutions nurture my passion for Optometry, and my enjoyment of caring for you and your families for many years to come.”
Dr. Bernadette Osiowy, born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, first ventured out of the province to attend optometry school at the University of Waterloo. She graduated with her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1991. Soon after graduation, she went on to gain valuable experience practicing at several optometry locations in Ontario before settling in Calgary.
Dr. Osiowy was recognized for serving 25 years in Optometry in 2016, and still loves her profession. Whatever your vision needs may be, Dr. Osiowy is truly devoted to finding and providing the best solutions for you and your family. She enjoys seeing her returning families and sharing life’s rewards and challenges with them. She looks forward to providing many more years of vision and eye health care.
From 1992 through 2006, Dr. Osiowy began working with our group by travelling from Calgary to our satellite location in Three Hills. At the same time, she provided locum coverage within Calgary in several different practices. These early experiences helped her realize that she had the right fit and joined the team at Health Plus Optometry.
Thoroughly enjoying both the eye care and business interests of these offices, Dr. Osiowy became a partner with the group in 1995. Dr. Osiowy helped to open South Calgary Eyecare and to acquire Sunridge Vision Centre in 2007. In 2018 South Calgary Eyecare and Health Plus Optometry locations were merged into our new and expanded combined location, Health First Optometry, where Dr. Osiowy provides her patient care.
Dr. Osiowy has a special interest in Children’s Vision Development and Binocular Vision Therapy. She enjoys researching and providing specialty programs to help with management of myopia control, and to provide solutions to assist with vision demands from increasing digital time. She loves the interactions with infants and toddlers. She thoroughly enjoys treating and educating about the importance of early vision care intervention and sharing tips to ensure best vision development.
Dr. Osiowy keeps interested with many specialty eyecare treatments and services. This includes the intricacies and challenges of fitting specialty contact lenses for patients with keratoconus and other complex conditions. Researching and integrating advanced dry eye therapies with our team allows her to offer customized and successful solutions.
Dr. Osiowy particularly finds reward in guiding her patients through the diagnosis, referral and post care of more complex medical eye conditions. Her compassion and understanding the fears and concerns that her patients may go through helps them to understand the treatment and healing journey.
Each year through Canadian Vision Care (CVC), Dr. Osiowy has allotted her time and talent to both fundraising and participating in projects in Jamaica and Saint Martin. An eye care project in Malawi in 2015 involved working with Optometry students at the Mzuzu University Optometry school, as well as contributing to the construction of a community orphanage that has her keeping in touch with the Malawi project. In 2019, she enjoyed a project in Cambodia in which her family participated.
While balancing daily life of both business and her personal life, Dr. Osiowy enjoys raising her son. While supporting and participating in his interests including skiing, hockey, lacrosse, art, and piano, Dr. Osiowy rekindled her own love of music and started taking piano lessons herself. She has since accomplished Royal Conservatory Grade six and continues to enjoy playing in her spare time. She enjoys biking, skiing, hiking, yoga and working out at the gym.