Dr. Erin Benstead grew up on Vancouver Island, where she graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology. She attended Pacific University’s College of Optometry in Oregon, where she completed her Doctor of Optometry degree, graduating with distinction.

Dr. Benstead became passionate about Dry Eye care when she worked in Arizona and Utah, two of the top 3 driest US states. She enjoys many facets within the wide scope of practice Optometry offers. Her experience working in collaborative care environments created her foundation and passion to provide the highest level of eye care and best patient experience.

Dr. Benstead is passionate about outreach and has participated in eye care missions to underserved communities in along the Guatemala boarder in Belize and in Nicaragua.

In her spare time Dr. Benstead enjoys playing sports such as tennis and volleyball and spending time with her niece and nephew.