Dr. Martin Lee

Dr. Martin Lee

Dr. Martin Lee

Dr. Lee is a 2007 graduate of the New England College of Optometry. Prior to that he obtained a Bachelor degree in Biophysics from the University of California Berkeley. He also pursued a PhD degree from the University of Calgary in Respiratory Science. Subsequently, he spent his first Medical Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alberta followed by another stint at Stanford University in trying to understand the role of bacteria play in the pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis, a form of lung disease.

He was later invited to do research an Instructor of Medicine at the Brigham and Women Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He performed experiments in microbiology and also taught immunology. It is there that he landed upon a collaborative research project in learning how the bacteria pseudomonas aeruginosa infects the eye. This was the turning point at which he decided to change career from research to an exciting career in optometry.

Dr. Lee has done clinical rotations at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Providence Rhode Island specializing in ocular disease and Low Vision.

He furthered his clinical skills at the New England Eye Institute specializing in contact lens fitting. Dr. Lee is keen in co-managing eye diseases involving in diabetes, glaucoma and macular degeneration that are prevalent in the geriatric population.

His interest in the physiology and immunology of the whole body help him in the management of a plethora of eye diseases. Furthermore, his research background in bacteria is helping him provide the best care for his contact lens patients. Dr. Lee consistently give eye exams at local nursing homes and hospices during his days off.

Dr. Lee loves to spend time with his family by attending musical concerts and traveling the globe. In his spare time, he also enjoys playing hockey, long distance running, tennis, table tennis, badminton and salsa dancing. Dr. Lee is interested in learning languages such as French, German, Spanish and computer programming languages. He is fluent in English and Chinese (both Mandarin and Cantonese).

Dr. Lee joined our clinic in February 2008, and works out of the Health Plus Family Vision Care, South Calgary Eyecare, Sunridge Vision Centre and Three Hills Optometry Clinic locations.


Message to patients: Eye doctors often are the first health care professionals to detect chronic systemic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes as well as eye issues ranging from cataract to macula degeneration in adults. A regular exam for children plays a key role in normal vision learning and academic achievement. Have your eye checkup regularly.

Doctor Questions and Answers

Relating Ocular Disease to the general health of Patients

I enjoy listening to Podcasts of mystery novels or current USA Political events

I hope to live life to the fullest with my Grandkids

A Beautiful Mind starring Russell Crowe.

My favourite dish is paella.

My hope is to maintain my health to watch my grandkids make and complete their own bucket lists

Through my own jou rney and knowledge I am able to relate to my patients hardships

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