Dr. Nana Boadi
Dr. Nana Boadi was born in Alberta and raised in northwest Calgary. She went on to complete her Bachelor of Science with specialization in neuroscience at the University of Alberta. She then went on to do specialized training in Orthoptics (the study of eye muscle disorders) at the UBC/ Vancouver General Hospital in beautiful Vancouver BC. She enjoyed the work she did working with kids with visual disorders as an Orthopist, which ultimately led her to pursue further education obtaining her Doctor of Optometry from Pacific University graduating with Honours. Her externships sites during her training included a Veteran affairs hospital in Tacoma, WA seeing adult patients with advanced ocular disease, and working and learning along side general and paediatric Ophthlamologists at two busy private practices in Edmonton where she continued to further her skill set.
In recent years she has been fortunate to be the first optometrist to work in a children’s hospital in Alberta, there she continues to diagnose, manage, and treat children who require specialized care. In addition to working at the Children’s hospital she has also been privileged to work alongside Dr.Ellen Anderson-Penno at Western Laser Eye associates seeing both paediatric and adult patients for their eye care needs. She is passionate about adult and paediatric eye care. She has worked for at both Western laser eye associates and the Alberta Children’s hospital as an Optometrist for the past twelve years.
During her optometric studies Dr. Boadi was fortunate to be introduced to eye care missions and community work. She was privileged to go on local eye missions as well an eye mission in Guatemala to provide care for those in need. She organized the first ever Pacific University eye care mission to Ghana, West Africa to provide eye care to those most in need. She continues to volunteer her time her in Calgary mentoring Ophthalmology residents, medical and optometric students and giving talks to children at schools to educated them about vision.
In her spare time she enjoys her busy “soccer mom” life with her husband and four children here in Calgary.