Our Doctors

Excellent health care - that is the one, simple, guiding principle of West Halifax Optometry.

Our doctors of Optometry, Dr. Jeff Buchanan-Dorrance and Dr. Michael Duffey, lead the charge in this regard.  They demand of themselves the same attention to detail, expansive knowledge, and concern for patient well-being that they expect of all health care professionals – and they’d like to play a role in continuing to raise that bar.  While these doctors are best revealed through their art, their biographies are pretty helpful too.

Dr. Jeff Buchanan-Dorrance

Jeff Buchanan-Dorrance was born and raised in Halifax and earned an Honours BSc in Biology from The University of Western Ontario.  He was commissioned first as an infantry officer, serving as a platoon commander in The Royal Canadian Regiment, then cross-trained in Logistics.  He studied towards his…

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Dr. Michael Duffey

Dr. Michael Duffey is a native of Fredericton.  He began his post-secondary career at the University of New Brunswick before completing his Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo.  Upon graduation, he moved to Nova Scotia and joined a busy practice in the Annapolis Valley.  He also provided vision…

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Dr. Laura McMullin

Dr. Laura McMullin is a native of Sydney, Nova Scotia and is very pleased to be the newest member of the West Halifax Optometry team, beginning practice in January 2014.

Laura graduated with an honours Doctor of Optometry from the University of Waterloo in 2010 after completing a four month ocular disease externship…

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