Dr. Ashley Firby is a native of Windsor, Ontario who now calls Diamond Valley her home. Ashley graduated from the University of Windsor with a knowledge of Biological Sciences, then furthered her education in Chicago where she completed her optometry training at the Illinois College of Optometry in 2008. While in Chicago, Ashley participated in a mission trip in Mexico. Ashley s training included rotations at the Detroit veterans affairs (VA) hospital, the Battle Creek VA hospital, and the North Chicago VA hospital. It was during her last rotation when she was exposed to research on macular degeneration. Subsequently, Ashley received training in complex contact lens fits at the Kresge Eye Institute.
After graduation, Ashley completed her residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease, expanding her knowledge and skills, and assisted in the training of optometry students. In her residency, she worked alongside glaucoma specialists, retina specialists, and cornea specialists. In 2010, Ashley obtained her Fellowship in ocular disease with the American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Firby has worked in a wide variety of practice settings and brings a wealth of knowledge, skill and care to her patients. In her free time, Ashley enjoys playing the piano, running, and spending time with her two young kids and golden retriever.