Dr. Brent Hopfauf

Dr. Brent Hopfauf, BSc, OD

Thank you for visiting our clinic's site! I am very excited to be working in the beautiful city of Calgary.

I was born and raised in Calgary and I am a very proud Albertan. I completed my Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Calgary with distinction and then headed to Ontario after being accepted into the Optometry Program in Waterloo. I was proudly named Class Valedictorian upon graduation. Even though my time away from Alberta was fun and very eye opening I was drawn back by our beautiful mountains and clean fresh air.

During my final year of study I had the unique opportunity to do extensive ocular disease training in Houston including glaucoma, cataracts, dry eyes, and uveitis. My experience in diagnosing and managing eye conditions, under the supervision of some amazing specialists, guided me and gave me the drive to continue researching the latest advances in eye care. This has allowed me to provide my patients with some of the most up to date treatment options and is one of the most rewarding parts of my job.

My approach to eye care is to treat every patient as though they are family. I am committed to providing exceptional care for all of my patients and always putting their best interests first. I strongly believe that a well-educated patient is ultimately a healthier patient and I love to teach my patients about the conditions they have been diagnosed with. My goal is to care for my patient's eyes for life, and this includes treating current issues but also preventing future eye concerns. I strongly believe in the value of routine eye exams and this means caring for all age ranges including children staring as young as 6 months to seniors of 100 years. I am also enthusiastic about working with community members who may have difficulties accessing eye care. I have volunteered to serve the homeless and am the founder, along with Dr. Heather Cowie, of a mobile clinic (OnSight Eye Doctors), which serves seniors in extended care facilities, giving access to care to those who are restricted either by reduced physical or cognitive capabilities.

In my spare time, like most Canadians, I enjoy watching and playing hockey. However, you can probably catch me playing any sport.