Dr. Melanie Hennenfent was raised in West Vancouver. She completed her undergraduate degree at Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Science (honours) and received her Doctorate degree from the New England College of Optometry. Dr. Hennenfent scored the national top score for her performance on Part II of the National Board Examination, and won the NECO Clinic Award for superior knowledge and competence in patient care.
Dr. Hennenfent’s optometric experience includes: an internship at the VA Hospital in Vancouver, Washington, working with general and specialized ophthalmologists in Miami, Florida, as well as time spent at the Tufts Medical Center and Perkin’s School for the Blind, where she focused on pediatric care as well as patients with mental and physical disabilities. Dr. Hennenfent participated in the New England Eye On-Sight program, a mobile vision clinic that provides eye care accessibility to pre-school children throughout the state of Massachusetts. She has a special interest in binocular vision, and is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of children with conditions such as strabismus (crossed eyes), amblyopia (lazy eye) and eye teaming difficulties, as well as patients with post-trauma vision syndrome (ie. following concussion).
Dr. Hennenfent is very excited to be back on the West Coast, where she can enjoy outdoor activities with her friends and family. In particular, she loves hiking and yoga, and has recently been exploring her passion for photography.