Dr. Alex Farquhar was born and raised in Midland, Ontario. She received her Honours Bachelor of Biomedical Science from the University of Guelph in 2011 and graduated with a Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 2017. Dr. Farquhar was actively involved during her time as a student and received the Canadian Association of Optometrists Award of Merit for her contributions as a student leader. She also received the Dr. Karen Tompa Nowy Memorial Award for her commitment to patient care. One of the highlights of her time as a student was travelling to the Dominican Republic to provide eye care to those in need. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists and has a special interest in ocular disease and contact lenses.
When she is outside of the clinic, Dr. Farquhar can be found exploring her new home of Waterloo Region with her fiancé, attempting yoga with her cat, or enjoying time on Georgian Bay with her family.