Dr. Kirk Ewen (OD UW 2008, MBA UofS 2023 candidate) is the founder and owner of Doctors Vision Care optometry clinics. Kirk has a professional mission to bring eye care services to rural, remote and underserved communities in Saskatchewan. Under Kirk’s leadership, DVC embodies the Core Values of Innovation, Service and Personal Relationship.
Aside from the launching of five independent full service optometry clinics in Saskatchewan, Kirk has experience in providing remote eye care to fly-in communities in Northern Saskatchewan and in the outback of Australia. Prior to opening Doctors Vision Care, Kirk practiced as a locum optometrist in almost forty different optometry practices across Australia and Canada and has brought many lessons learned to DVC to help deliver on excellence in service and innovation.
Kirk is currently an MBA student at the UofS Edwards School of Business. Kirk’s experience on the Eye Recommend Board of Directors (2015-2018), as Treasurer and Director, reinforced Kirk’s passion for independent optometry, creating value for patients, excellence in service delivery and bringing eye care to the underserved. Being raised on a family farm near Kelvington, Saskatchewan, has helped Kirk develop a passion for servicing rural and remote communities.
Kirk married his high school sweetheart, Karen, and together they have five wonderful children: Claire, Pax, Gabriel, Samuel and Lucy. The Ewen family can often be found in the parks around Saskatoon and Martensville, in the lakeland of Northern Saskatchewan or at a church function somewhere in the province.