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About Us

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About Us 2018-06-08T20:45:28+00:00

Dr. Alison Laidlaw

Optometrist

Doctor Laidlaw received her Bachelor of Science Honours degree from the University of Regina, before moving to Ontario where she completed her Doctorate of Optometry at the University of Waterloo in 2005. Over the years Dr. Laidlaw has practiced optometry in several communities across Southern Ontario including Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Brantford, and Brampton. She also currently travels to Newfoundland where she does mobile clinics in smaller remote communities.

She is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, the Ontario Association of Optometrists, and the College of Optometrists of Ontario, the College of Optometrists of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Association of Optometrists of Newfoundland and Labrador, and an affiliate of The Laser Centers (TLC).

One of Dr. Laidlaw’s passions is working with children. Her special interest in children’s vision is what led to the opening of the Myopia Control Centre where techniques are used to slow down the progression of myopia in children.
Outside the office, Dr. Laidlaw enjoys martial arts and other fitness activities. After years of competing nationally and internationally, she now practices at the local gym. She also enjoys the outdoors and travelling.

Dr. Liana Chinn

Optometrist

Dr. Chinn was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. She completed her Doctorate of Optometry at the University of Waterloo in 2009, where she was also recognized for Excellence in Contact Lens care upon graduation. She now calls Kitchener home, after having worked in the surrounding cities and volunteering on a missions trip to Mexico.

Dr. Chinn takes special interest in contact lenses and children’s vision. She also enjoys teaching students as a part time clinical supervisor at the School of Optometry at the University of Waterloo.

Outside of the office, Dr. Chinn loves playing soccer and volleyball, but most of all, she loves to spend time with her husband and two young daughters.

Dr. Tiffany Tang

Optometrist

Doctor Tang completed her Bachelor of Science Honours degree and her Doctorate of Optometry at the University of Waterloo, graduating in 2005. Since then, she has practiced optometry in Guelph, Kitchener and Brantford.

She is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, the Ontario Association of Optometrists, and the College of Optometrists of Ontario, and is an affiliate of The Laser Centers (TLC).

Dr. Tang is also currently a Quality Assurance Assessor with the College of Optometrists of Ontario.

Vicky Mah

Certified Optometric Assistant

Vicky has been with the Kitchener office since its opening in 2009. After a brief move to Alberta, she is happy to be back, and is looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and meeting new ones!

She completed her Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant program in 2011 and enjoys attending the yearly conferences to keep up with the current trends and latest technology concerning your eye care needs.

In her spare time, Vicky enjoys spending time with her family and her ‘furbabies’.

Vicky will be happy to help you with your eyeglass or contact lens selection and provide you with information regarding the best choices available. Her favourite frame brands are Glacee and Guess.

Joanne Admans

Certified Optometric Assistant

Joanne received her diploma in Medical Office Administration from Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology and recently completed the Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant course.

Joanne shares her time between the Guelph and Kitchener locations. Joanne would be pleased to assist you with your frame selection and contact lens needs. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and camping.

Erin Otto

Certified Optometric Assistant

Erin graduated from the Medical Office Assistant program in 2011 and completed the Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant course.

She prides herself on keeping on top of the latest fashion trends and in keeping the selection of sunglasses and ophthalmic frames current and fresh. Her favourite brands are Coach and Kate Spade.

Out of the office, Erin enjoys spending time with her family, especially her two gorgeous nieces.

Erin is excited to be a member of Dr. Laidlaw’s team and enjoys being involved in the community festivals and events. You may even catch her in our mascot costume from time to time!

Angela Wise

Certified Optometric Assistant

Angela has been working in the Optometry field for over 5 years and became a Certified Optometric Assistant in 2013. Currently she is excited to be working towards becoming an Optician.

Some of Angela’s favourite things to do at work are helping with frame selection, educating patients on lens choices, and edging prescription lenses into frames.

When Angela isn’t working she enjoys home improvement projects and family time. Her favourite frame brands are Rayban and Nike.

Kristen Lupton