Born and raised in Winnipeg, Dr. Renee Phipps holds a degree in Microbiology and Zoology from University of Manitoba and a Doctorate degree from Illinois College of Optometry. While studying in Chicago, Dr. Phipps received several excellence and achievement awards, including American Optometric Association Contact Lens and Cornea Section Student Research Award, the C. Payton Powell Scholarship, and National Vision Award, all while maintaining an active role in the student government at the College.
Dr. Phipps was a contributing writer for the Contact Lens & Cornea section of the American Optometric Association newsletter; her articles served as instructional tools for her colleagues and peers in the areas of contact lens care and anterior segment ocular disease. In 2007 Dr. Phipps went to San Carlos, Mexico with the Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity Organization and the World Health Organization to provide free eye care to the San Carlos area residents. Dr. Phipps’ current professional affiliations include the Gold Key Honors Society, the Manitoba Association of Optometrists, Canadian Association of Optometry, the Florida Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Association.
After practicing in Florida, Dr. Phipps now enjoys living in her home town of Winnipeg, and serving her community. Dr. Phipps is also a wife and busy mother of three.
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