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.