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Our Team

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
Dr. Larry Carr has been providing Saugeen Shores with exceptional eye care and eyewear services for over 35 years. 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
Dr. 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
Dr. 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
Steph has been the team’s Officer Manager since 2011; 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.

Emilie Berner, RO

Registered Optician
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 suitably. Furthermore, she has a great sense of style and makes shopping for glasses fun, enjoyable and informational!

Heidi Lute, RO

Registered Optician
Heidi 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

Vision Therapist
Katie joined the Saugeen Shores Family Eye Care team in 2014, and things have never been the same. Katie took journalism at Wilfrid Laurier. 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 comes from a large family, so she knows how to work well with other people; you can often find her playing hide and seek with some of our younger patients. Her infectious laughter and desire to make every experience special for our patients only hint at the other great things she is capable of.

Christa Bertin

Optometric Assistant | Front Desk & Pretesting
Christa is one of our newest members to the Saugeen Shores Family Eye Care team as she only joined us in January 2016, however she quickly earned her spot as one of our most invaluable team members. 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 with some pretesting (remember the dreaded air puff?) before you see your optometrist. Many of you may 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! She is currently enrolled in the Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant course that will only enhance her knowledge and skills that she already provides to both our team and our patients.

Kim Lam

Optometric Assistant | Front Desk & Pretesting

Lauren Messer

Optometric Assistant | Front Desk & Pretesting
Lauren joined the Saugeen Shores Family Eye Care team in October 2015 and took an instant liking to pretesting. She's usually who you see when she begins your exam with some pretesting (remember the dreaded air puff?) before you see your optometrist, however she may greet you at the front desk as well. Her attention to detail is an irreplaceable and a great asset to helping the day to day operations run smoothly! Lauren enjoys being involved in her community so you may recognize her from around Paisley or at any Paisley Fire Department fundraisers as she is currently a volunteer firefighter.

Nicole Hudson

Front Desk

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