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Nearly 40 Years of Exceptional Eye Care for Saugeen Shores & Port Elgin

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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 in Saugeen Shores 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 Saugeen Shores optometrists 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.

Larry Carr, OD

Doctor of Optometry
Doctor photoDr. Larry Carr has been providing Saugeen Shores with exceptional eye care and eyewear services since 1980. He graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 1979 and opened his practice here in Port Elgin in 1980. He has recently begun to semi-retire due to the addition of both of his children, Dr. Greg Carr and Dr. Kristen Robinson, to the practice a few years ago. He still works a couple of days a week and is looking forward to a more relaxed pace for himself over the coming years. He still thoroughly enjoys practising optometry and is looking forward to quite a few more years in the profession.

Greg Carr, BSc, OD

Doctor of Optometry
Doctor photoDr. Greg Carr grew up in Port Elgin and now lives in town with his wife, Steph, and their dog, Charlee. He graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry with an Honours Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry degrees in 2011. He received numerous honours and awards during his academic career, including the University of Waterloo President’s Scholarship, the Biomedical Sciences Upper Year Scholarship, Don E. Brodie Scholarship in Sciences, and the Centennial Optical Scholarship.

Kristen Robinson, BSc, OD

Doctor of Optometry
Doctor photoDr. Kristen Robinson was born and raised in Saugeen Shores and has enjoyed settling back into her home town these past few years.  She graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry with her Honours Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry degrees in 2011, and has been practising alongside her father and brother in their newly renovated and expanded office ever since. She was the vice-president of her Optometry class and received the Good-Lite Pediatric Optometry Award upon graduation. Dr. Robinson enjoys seeing patients of all ages, but has a particular interest in pediatric care and binocular vision.

Steph Carr, CCOA

Office Manager & Optometric Assistant
IMG 5279Steph has been with the team since 2011 when she started as Receptionist. Quickly she became the team's Office Manager and her dedication and devotion to ensuring the office runs smoothly and efficiently is felt and appreciated by both the team and patients alike. Her hard work is undeniable which is evident through her vast credentials as not only Office Manager, but as a Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant (CCOA).

Christa Bertin, CCOA

Optometric Assistant | Pretesting & Frame Gallery
IMG 5256 Christa joined our team in 2016 and has quickly become an invaluable team member. Since becoming a Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant (CCOA), she has taken on many different roles in the clinic. She is one of the first faces you may see as you enter the office or you will see her when she begins your exam in the pretest room. You may also see her ever-smiling face in the frame gallery or in the lab assisting the Opticians.  Many of you may also recognize Christa from her previous venture as owner and cake artist with Caketopia. Since joining us she has definitely spoiled us with many delicious treats!

Christena Tremblay

Optometric Assistant | Technician
IMG 5253Christena joined the SSFEC family in 2017.  You will see her bright smiling face on the front desk, in the pretest room or administering your visual field tests as part of your routine eye exam. Her attention to detail and passion for helping people have made her a terrific asset to the team.

Jessica Niemi

Optometric Assistant | Front Desk & Technician

Emilie Berner, RO

Registered Optician
image1 1 Emilie is one of our valued licensed Opticians and has delivered her knowledge and services with a smile as part of the team since 2012.  Her approachable demeanor and obvious expertise allows patients to have all of their optical questions answered efficiently and honestly. Furthermore, she has a great sense of style and makes shopping for glasses fun, enjoyable and informational!

Heidi Lute, RO

Registered Optician
image2Heidi is one of our esteemed licensed Opticians, having graduated in 2000. Her passion, extensive knowledge and experience has made her a highly respected team member since 2013, as well as a great asset to our patients.  Heidi has a true passion for her line of work which is evident in her attention to details and her ability to communicate complex optical information in a coherent and receptive manner.

Katie MacLeod

Certified Vision Therapist
image4 Katie joined the Saugeen Shores Family Eye Care team in 2014, and things have never been the same. Katie took journalism at Wilfrid Laurier and is now our full time Vision Therapist. Half of you will recognize Katie from her participation in community activities, like Breakers swimming and Relay for Life. The other half will recognize her because she’s probably a relative. Katie's passion and enthusiasm for Vision Therapy can be heard from everywhere in the office as she encourages and celebrates her patient's goals and accomplishments. Her kind and attentive nature provide a supportive, safe and happy environment for patients of all ages. Katie's infectious laughter and desire to make every experience special for our patients only hint at the other great things she is capable of.

Kim Lam, CCOA

Optometric Assistant | Prestesting & Frame Gallery
image1Kim has been a valued team member since 2015. She is currently working towards becoming a Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant (CCOA). She is often the person who will begin your exam with the initial pretesting before you go in to see the optometrist. Kim also assists in the lab, frame gallery and on the front desk. Her enthusiasm for eye care, paired with her experience, makes Kim a fantastic source of information for all of your eye care needs.  

Nicole Hudson, CCOA

Optometric Assistant | Front Desk & Technician
image3Nicole has been an integral part of our team since 2016. She is currently working towards becoming a Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant (CCOA). She is usually the welcoming, friendly face you see at the front desk but she also works in the other areas of the office, including pretesting, visual field testing and the frame gallery. Nicole exudes warmth and kindness in all the work she does in our office. Among many other things, her attention to detail and passion for patient care make her an invaluable part of our team!  

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