Dr. Michael Greenaway, fourth generation born and raised in Nanaimo, attended North Cedar Elementary and Cedar Junior Secondary before completing high school at John Barsby. After high school, Dr. Greenaway was invited to Francis Marion University in South Carolina on a four year soccer scholarship.
After finishing a degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Psychology, Dr. Greenaway then moved to Philadelphia to attend the Pennsylvaina College of Optometry. During optometry school, Dr. Greenaway became an active member in student council and The Student Optometric Services to Humanity in which he performed examinations in El Salvador on a medical mission trip. Dr. Greenaway completed his Ocular disease training at the Salisbury Veterens Hospital in North Carolina and an advanced retinal studies course headed by renowned retinal specialist Dr.Edward Deglin. Dr. Greenaway graduated with clinical honours from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and after 9 yrs of university training joined Vision Arts in July 2012.
Dr. Greenaway particularly enjoys the problem solving aspect of primary care optometry and has been trained to diagnose and manage many ocular diseases such as glaucoma, dry eye syndrome, macular degeneration, cataracts and kerataconus. Dr. Greenaway also performs comprehensive geriatric and pediatric eye exams.
Dr. Greenaway married his wife Joelle, also an optometrist, in May of 2012. He continues to play and coach soccer in Nanaimo and is/has been regularly involved in many volunteer groups within Nanaimo, such as the Lions club, Canadian Cancer Society and the YPN. In his spare time he enjoys trail running, fishing, backpacking and spending time with his family.