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Between Church and Wellington on Queen St.

Between Church and Wellington on Queen St.

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Our Eye Doctors

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrists in St. Marys, ON take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet our St. Marys Eye Doctors:

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Dr. Carol Venn

When Carol isn’t being awesome at work she can be found coaching ringette or walking around town with her dog Scout. Carol is a Doctor of Optometry graduate of the University of Waterloo. Carol wanted to be part of the local scene so she opened St Marys Optometry in 2010. She loves providing eye health exams to the community and as a mom is especially great with kids and babies.  In her free time she likes to spend time with her husband Mike and their kids Meg & Luke, relax with a glass of wine, stay up late and sleep in.  Carol’s favourite frame brands are Vanni, Modo and Maui Jim.  According to Carol the best places to shop locally are Nail Effects, Dunny’s Source for Sports, O’Grady’s Clothing and Accessories, Sensations and The Town and Country Cheese Shoppe.

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Dr. Erica Gagnon

Erica obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Windsor. She then went on to complete her Doctorate of Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. When she wasn't studying she could be found consuming many deep dish pizzas!

Erica has a remarkable passion for serving the families of St. Marys and the surrounding area, going out of her way to meet and help everyone she can. The highlight of Erica's day is getting to meet new people and making eye care fun, informative and approachable.

In her spare time Erica likes to travel the world, go swimming at the beach and participate in sports such as soccer volleyball, and triathlons. But more than anything, Erica loves spending time with friends and family; especially her husband, new baby Ivy and their dog, Maverick.

St. Marys Optometry is currently closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. All routine eye care will be postponed until later in the year. At this time we do not know when the office will be re-opening.

If you are experiencing an eyecare emergency please call Stratford General Hospital at 519.272.8210 and ask to speak to the ophthalmologist on call.

For all other eyecare questions and issues, please leave a detailed message including a callback number at 519.284.4144. Dr. Venn is checking the voicemail regularly and will return your call as soon as she is able to.

We are sorry for any trouble and inconvenience this may cause you. These precautionary steps are being taken in accordance with the College of Optometrists of Ontario’s mandate to protect our patients by providing a safe operating environment.

When we have a probable re-opening date, or if our situation changes in any other way, we will update this message.

We hope that you are able to stay safe, healthy and connected throughout this global healthcare crisis.