Dr. Pennifold completed her Bachelor of Science in Immunology and Infection from the University of Alberta and her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo. She was born in Edmonton, raised in Red Deer, and was happy to return to Edmonton after graduation from optometry school.
While in her final year of optometry school, Dr. Pennifold was involved with research on the link between binocular vision problems and learning difficulties of school-aged children, and presented the early results at the COVD’s Annual Meeting in 2012. She continues to have a passion and special interest in this area. Her post-graduation studies have included numerous courses in behavioural and developmental optometry and is pursuing further professional development in the areas of post-concussion rehabilitation and syntonics.