At Downtown Eye Care & The Contact Lens Department, we’re dedicated to offering a personalized experience for every patient.
COMPASSIONATE CARE FOR EVERYONE
At Downtown Eye Care & The Contact Lens Department, we’re dedicated to offering a personalized experience for every patient. We hope you enjoy your time here receiving professional, comprehensive care.
Our team cares about your vision, and we’re here to support you in any way we can. Treating your symptoms is not all we do; we’re passionate about helping you understand and maintain your eye health.
Dr. Neil Haney spent his early years in Le Pas and Morden, Manitoba before attending high school in Winnipeg. He received his degrees in Biochemistry and Honours Biology from the University of Winnipeg in 2001. Dr. Haney then studied and worked at CancerCare Manitoba and the Institute of Cell Biology, where his research included the study of genetic malformations of the eye during early development.
Dr. Haney received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 2008. He completed his Ocular Therapeutics externship at the Parkland State Hospital in Dallas, Texas and gained clinical experience working at full-scope private practices in Calgary and Victoria prior to graduation.
Since then, Dr. Haney has worked with both Ophthalmologists and Opticians to expand his clinical experience with the full scope of patient-centred eye care. He is an active member of the Canadian and Ontario Associations of Optometrists, as well as the Ottawa Society of Optometrists. Dr. Haney has a particular interest in specialty contact lenses.
He loves to travel, and spent a year teaching English in Hiroshima, Japan. Dr. Haney plays recreational soccer throughout the year, so if you run into him at a Footy-Sevens game, be sure to say hi!
Originally from Montreal, Dr. Connie Chen grew up in Whitby, Ontario and moved to the beautiful Ottawa area in 2008. She received her degrees in Biomedical Sciences and Optometry from the University of Waterloo in 2008, graduating on the Dean’s Honours List. During her summers, Dr. Chen had the privilege of working in the research labs of Dr. Joan Wither at Toronto Western Hospital and Dr. Sean Egan at The Hospital for Sick Children.
In 2007, she completed her Ocular Therapeutics externship at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma. At graduation, Dr. Chen was awarded an Alcon Continuing Professional Education Award, the A.W. Cole Award for Clinical Excellence, and Second Prize of the Advanced Medical Optics General Proficiency Awards.
She is an active member of the Canadian and Ontario Associations of Optometrists, as well as the Ottawa Society of Optometrists.
Dr. Chen has a musical background in piano and violin, and holds an ARCT Performers diploma. She has one young son, whose song requests have challenged her to recall her once-impressive repertoire of Disney and musical theatre numbers. During her spare time, she is an avid reader with triple-stacked bookshelves. (The book was better.)