MEET OUR OPTOMETRISTS
Dr. Rachel Irwin, OD
Dr. Rachel Irwin graduated from the New England College of Optometry (Boston, MA) in 2009. Growing up in Sydenham, Ontario, Rachel was happy to return close to home to practice. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists and the Ontario Association of Optometrists. Rachel enjoys all aspects of optometry but particularly loves seeing families with children.
At home Rachel and her husband are kept busy chasing after their two young boys. In any free time she may have, you can find Rachel working on her latest craft project.
Dr. Shelly Della Vedova, OD
Dr. Shelly Della Vedova received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2007 from Pacific University in Oregon and graduated with distinction. She completed a Primary Care/Geriatric Optometry residency at the Bedford Veteran's Administration (VA) Hospital outside of Boston, MA in 2008 and afterward worked at a VA clinic outside of her hometown in Oregon.
Shelly has been in private practice since moving to Canada 8 years ago. At home, Shelly enjoys spending time with her husband (who is also an optometrist) and two young children.
Dr. Zoe Briggs, OD, FAAO, FCVOD
OPTOMETRIST/DIRECTOR OF VISION DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
Dr. Zoé (Lacroix) Briggs received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Montreal School of Optometry in 2015. Upon graduation, she completed a residency in Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy at the University of Waterloo. She then obtained advanced training and fellowships in Vision Therapy, Vision Development, and Neuro-Optometry. She is passionate about helping patients of all ages achieve optimal vision and ocular health.
Originally from Kingston, Dr. Briggs is happy to have settled down in the area. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, participating in outdoor sports, and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. Briggs is fluent in both English and French, and is pleased to offer eye exams in both languages.
MEET OUR STAFF
Wendy, Janet, Tanya and Amanda are the voices you hear on the phone and the smiling faces that greet you upon entering our clinic. All of our staff are professionally trained to ensure you are receiving the exceptional eye care you deserve. Just some of the duties you will find these ladies performing include reception, pre-testing, and aiding in contact lens teaches, frame selection and repairs.
Michelle is our Licensed Optician and has been working in the optical industry for over 15 years. She not only brings a wealth of optical knowledge and experience to our practice, she truly enjoys (and is really good at) helping patients select the frame that will best suit their style, visual needs and budget. Michelle's careful attention to detail ensures that the frame you select not only works well but looks great too.