Dr. Tom Wilk
Dr. Tom Wilk sees patients at his Cochrane location primarily. He developed the “Patient First” approach now adopted by all Doctors and staff at Mountain View Optometry. He obtained his Doctor of Optometry (OD) from the Michigan College of Optometry in 1994, and his B.Sc. from the University of Waterloo. A native of Toronto, Ontario, he came to Alberta in 1998, attracted by the opportunity to start an optometry practice in the only province that allowed ODs to practice within the full scope of their training.
Dr. Wilk’s internships gave him experience in many areas of optometry, including ocular disease training in Jackson, Michigan, primary eye care in Grand Forks Air Force Base (N. Dakota), and Special Needs Vision Clinic in Saginaw, Michigan.
Tom Wilk, OD was a recipient of the Corning Medical Optics award for Excellence in Low Vision. He and his wife Michele started two optometry locations in North Calgary, followed by the opening of Mountain View Optometry in Cochrane in September of 2000. They opened Mountain View’s second location in Northwest Calgary in March 2008. Dr. Wilk has a special interest in Dry Eye Management, glaucoma and Myopia Management. He has a keen interest in business and practice management, and his articles and commentaries have been published in print and online media such as Optometric Management and Vision Monday. He currently serves as a Director on the Board of the Alberta College of Optometrists, helping to lead the direction of the profession in its mandate to protect the public. He served on the College’s Practice Review Board for several years, helping to ensure standards of the profession are upheld among Alberta practitioners, and is now overseeing the development of the program at the Council level. He is a speaker for the Alberta Association of Optometrist’s EyeSafe safety eyewear program, conducting seminars for companies to ensure best practices for their employees. He leads a business-development group of 20-30 optometrists which work together to ensure the highest level of patient quality care.
A practice philosophy based on exceeding customer expectations, innovation, technology and service quality has resulted in tremendous practice growth over the almost-20 years that MVO has been in existence. Dr. Wilk is actively involved in his community and has been a member of the Cochrane Rotary Club since the year 2000. He was president of the Club in 2013/2014. His charitable work also includes significant involvement in the provision of eye care services in developing nations. He has traveled to Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Malawi, Africa with charities such as CVC (Canadian Vision Care) and SVOSH (Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) and is currently working with CVC, Rotary and Operation Eyesight on a mega-project designed to improve eye care infrastructure in Northern Malawi.
Cochrane and Calgary optometrist Dr Tom Wilk sees patients primarily at his Cochrane location. Please call 403 851 2020 or email at [email protected] for an appointment.