Dr. Berndette Osiowy
Message to Patients: “Your eyes are the window to your health. I love to guide my patients towards healthy choices for their vision and general health needs. Because Life is Worth Seeing!”
Born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Dr. Berndette Osiowy first ventured out of province to attend optometry school at the University of Waterloo. She graduated with her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1991. After graduation, Dr. Osiowy gained valuable experience practicing at several optometry locations in Ontario before returning West and settling in Calgary.
In 1992, Dr. Osiowy began working with our group by travelling from Calgary to our satellite location in Three Hills. From 1992 through 2006, she enjoyed providing eye care services for her Three Hills patients, as well as doing elementary school talks and eye care visits at senior care facilities in surrounding communities.
In addition to her weekly travels to Three Hills Optometry Clinic, Dr. Osiowy also began working at Health Plus Optometry in Calgary. 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. Together, these four clinics formed our My Optometrist Calgary group.
In 2018, we merged our two south practices (South Calgary Eyecare and Health Plus Optometry) and moved to a new location in Sunpark area of South Calgary, with our new and expanded combined location, Health First Optometry.
Children’s vision development is a special interest for Dr. Osiowy. She’s provided many years of children’s binocular vision therapy, and thoroughly enjoys treating and educating families about the importance of early vision care intervention.
She enjoys the intricacies and challenges of fitting specialty contact lenses for patients with keratoconus and other complex conditions. Dr. Osiowy also has a special interest in helping patients with chronic dry eye, a condition that affects many Albertans of all ages.
Through Canadian Vision Care (CVC), our eye care charity of choice, Dr. Osiowy has donated 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 that was funded in part by CVC, 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.
Dr. Osiowy and founding partner, Dr. Murphy, are married and have one son. While enjoying introducing their son to an ever-growing list of 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 strives to keep up with the family in biking and skiing, as well as working out at the gym.
In October of 2016, Dr. Osiowy was recognized for serving 25 years in Optometry. 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.