Sally Donaldson grew up in Kamloops, British Columbia. She studied at the University of Redlands, in California, and received her BSc. in Biology in 1991. Sally then moved to the East coast to study Optometry at the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts, where she received her Doctor of Optometry in 1995. The following year she completed a residency in Primary Care Optometry at the New England Eye Institute.
Dr. Donaldson returned to British Columbia in 1996 and joined the White Rock Optometry Clinic in 2002 where she currently enjoys seeing her patients in private practice. Dr. Donaldson is Chair of the board, for the College of Optometrists of British Columbia. Sally is married to Dr. Brad Seely, a research associate in Forest Sciences at the University of British Columbia. They have three children, Harry (1998), Liv (2000) and Will (2002).