Dr. Mario Di Cosmo OD,
Favourite Quote: “If you only do what you can do, you will never be more than you are right now.” – Master Shifu
Background: After a serious construction accident, my grandfather had countless surgeries to align his two eyes. These surgeries were unsuccessful and I took an interest in how complex the human eye can be. The opportunity to form lasting connections while providing eye wellness services to new, interesting people every day is what brought me to optometry.
Professional: O.D. with Dean’s Honours, University of Waterloo School of Optometry, 2016.
Undergraduate: Honours B.Sc. in Life Sciences with a Minor in Psychology, McMaster University, 2012.
Memberships: College of Optometrists of Ontario; Ontario Association of Optometrists Canadian Association of Optometrists; Optometric Extension Program Clinical Associate. Affiliate member of the Lifesaving Society.
Giving back: I have gone on mission trips with VOSH and Eye Care International to give free eye exams and glasses to people in South America. I have also participated in the Tough Mudder to give back to the Wounded Warrior Project as well as growing a moustache for Movember in support of prostate cancer research.
Professional Interests: To provide a valuable and enjoyable eye care experience that permeates positively into the everyday lives of others.
Personal interests: Swimming, lifesaving sport, soccer, hockey, travelling, salsa dancing, good food, books and music.
Personal notes: I am part of a large and loving Italian family. I have two sisters, a brother and two amazing parents who have all pushed and supported me in achieving my goals and dreams.