Dr. Kevin Chavez 

​Dr. Kevin Chavez received his honour’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa in 2008, which included a year of studies in Lyon, France, at L’Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA). He received his Doctorate degree in Optometry from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science in 2014, where he was awarded the Dr. Margaret Hansen des Groseilliers Award for exceptional leadership skills while maintaininga high standard of academic excellence. During his clinical rotations in Waterloo Dr. Chavez received training at specialty clinics in contact lenses,pediatrics, low vision, primary care and ocular disease. He also interned at the Veterans Affairs Medical Centre in Lebanon, Pennsylvania and trained at various eye clinics in Ottawa including at the Ottawa Eye Clinic under Dr. Joseph Mittelman and Dr. Steven Poleski. During his studies at the University of Waterloo, Dr. Chavez was president of Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) Waterloo, a student organization that coordinates eye care missions to impoverished nations all over the world. In 2011 he went on a mission to Ecuador and in 2012 Dr. Chavez went to great lengths to set up a free eye clinic for the less fortunate in Cusco, Peru where he oversaw the care of almost 2000 patients. In 2014 he headed the eye clinic for a full scope medical mission with Los Amigos Medical Aid (LAMA) to Northern Peru. For his efforts, the University of Waterloo awarded him the Dr. Roland and Margaret Hansen des Groseilliers Humanitarian Award. Heis still actively committed to participating in eye care missions. Dr. Chavez provides primary eye care services in English, French and Spanish and has special interests in ocular surface disease and low vision rehabilitation for the visually impaired.