Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant
I started working with Dr. Teske in 2003. By 2004, I became a Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant (CCOA). This qualification gave me the tools I needed to become a proficient dispenser in the office. I acquired the knowledge to be able to assist patients with choosing eye wear that is not only fashionable, but functional as well. In addition, I am passionate about interacting with patients, understanding their needs, and resolving their concerns.
I have an honors degree from Sheridan College, and obtained a Bachelor's degree from McMaster University. I have 14 years of experience in the Optometric field. Both my education and experience play a major role in ensuring that our patients feel confident with the care they receive in our office.
In 2006, I took some time off to have my first daughter. In 2008, I had my second daughter. My husband and I have been a part of the Georgetown community for over 20 years- and we love it here!
Coming back to the office after having my children, I was eager to interact with patients again, and be a part of the growth and change the office had undergone.
For the last several years, I have also been responsible for promoting our office in the community through being present at Elementary Schools and providing education about the Eye See Eye Learn Program. Participating in the Santa Claus Parade since 2013 has also been a project I have taken on, to take part- and have fun as an office in our community!
My most recent training involves becoming a Vision Therapist. I am truly excited to work closely with both Dr. Teske and Dr. Stashuk to bring Vision Therapy to Georgetown. I look forward to working one on one with patients, and providing them with the training and tools to help them enhance their quality of life.
And so...14 years later, a new adventure begins! I truly believe that the best is yet to come!