Dr. Cristy Franco

Dr. Cristy Franco, BSc, OD

Welcome to Calgary Family Eye Doctors! I am so thrilled to be back in Alberta and part of this amazing team.

Born and raised in Calgary, I completed my Bachelor of Science in Zoology at the University of Calgary. After taking some time off to work and travel I moved to Waterloo, Ontario to fulfill my dream of becoming an Optometrist, graduating with Honours.

During my years as an optometry student I was privileged to be a part of three volunteer eye care trips around the world, travelling to Romania, Mexico, and Moldova to provide eye care to those who are unable to access or afford it. I was also involved in several local volunteer eye care projects including eye exams for men and women participating in the Special Olympics. I am very passionate about bringing eye care to those in need and will continue to participate in initiatives such as these throughout my career.

In my final year of study I had the opportunity to train with an incredible team of ocular disease optometrists and specialists in Florida. This remarkable experience sparked my passion for diagnosing and managing ocular emergencies and diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, dry eye, and cataracts. I strive to provide the best, most up-to-date treatment for all my patients.

In addition to international eye care and ocular disease I have an interest in specialty contact lenses and pediatrics.

My passion is enhancing people's quality of life through eye care. It is important to me to provide personalized eye care focussed on prevention and education so you can leave our clinic feeling comfortable and confident.