Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
Dr. Ian Barclay is a native of Spruce Grove, Alberta. He earned his undergraduate degree in Laboratory Medicine from the University of Alberta in 1992 and worked in a clinical lab for the Alberta Cancer Board for four years before deciding to pursue a career in optometry. While attending the Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon, he met his wife, Sallie, who is also an optometrist.
During his 19 year career, Dr. Barclay has experienced many diverse practice settings where he has gained many patient’s trust as a full scope eyecare professional. He provides comprehensive optometric care (including the treatment and management of ocular disease and contact lens fittings) for patients of all ages.
Dr. Barclay enjoys hockey, golf, downhill skiing, and mountain biking, which makes Cochrane the perfect place to call home! He enjoys many of these activities with his family and when time allows you’ll see him actively involved in the community.
Dr. Sallie Barclay is originally from Brainerd, Minnesota and earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota in 1996. While attending the Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon, she met her husband, Ian, who is also an optometrist and a native Albertan. She received her doctorate of Optometry in 2000, graduating with distinction.
Her clinical experiences include externships on a Navajo reservation in northern Arizona and an optometry/ophthalmology referral center in Seattle, Washington, as well as an eyecare mission to Costa Rica. Dr. Barclay practiced in Minnesota before moving to Cochrane in 2002. She practiced in Airdrie, Cochrane, and Calgary prior to opening Cochrane Family Vision in 2014.
Dr. Barclay is an active member of the Alberta Association of Optometrists and served on the Alberta College of Optometrists Council from 2008 to 2016, serving as President in 2013-2014. She provides comprehensive optometric care (including the treatment and management of ocular disease and contact lenses) and has a particular interest in pediatric eyecare. Dr. Barclay has two teenage boys, and enjoys many activities including downhill skiing, camping, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Danae Walsh grew up in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, then received her undergraduate degree from the University of Saskatchewan in Psychology in 1998. She attended the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago for her Doctorate in Optometry, graduating in 2002 on the Dean’s List for Clinical Skills.
Dr. Walsh completed a one-year post-doctoral Residency in Family Practice at the University of Houston, College of Optometry. During her residency, she gained advanced clinical competencies in a variety of aspects of optometric care including specialty contact lens, low vision, pediatrics and binocular vision, and treatment and management of ocular disease.
Upon returning to Canada, Dr. Walsh worked in Fort Saskatchewan, where she began dating her husband. They moved to Calgary for a few years and then decided to settle in Cochrane. Cochrane is the perfect balance of small town friendliness and big city amenities. They enjoy traveling and activities with their two young children. Each summer, they return to northern Saskatchewan to golf, fish, boat, and enjoy their family cabins.
Dr. Shaun Medway was born and raised in Brooks, Alberta. He attended both the University of Lethbridge and the University of Alberta, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Honours Biochemistry in 2012. He then went on to attend the University of Waterloo School of Optometry, graduating on the Dean’s Honour List in 2018.
As part of his clinical training in Waterloo, Dr. Medway obtained experience in multiple areas including contact lens, pediatrics, low vision, binocular vision, and ocular health. He completed several externships in Canada and the United States, including an Ocular Disease and Therapeutics Externship at a Veterans Affairs Hospital in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He also had the opportunity to participate in an optometric mission trip to Ecuador. During his final year, Dr. Medway received the Dr. Karen Tompa Nowy Memorial Award for showing exceptional care and commitment to his patients.
In his spare time, you can find Dr. Medway on the golf course or in the mountains, where he enjoys camping and snowboarding. He also enjoys playing hockey and is an avid Calgary Flames fan. Dr. Medway is excited to join the team at Cochrane Family Vision and is looking forward to providing exceptional eye care to the people of Cochrane!