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Dr. Brandon Stephens


Dr. Brandon Stephens graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry on the Dean’s Honours List after also completing an Honours Bachelor of Science degree. During his final year of training, Dr. Stephens completed an externship focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease at an ophthalmic surgical centre in Mobile, Alabama alongside cataract, glaucoma, oculoplastic and vitreo-retinal specialists. Dr. Stephens also received advanced contact lens training in Jacksonville, Florida and was one of twelve members of his graduating class selected to attend an ophthalmic therapeutics course in Fort Worth, Texas. Upon graduation, Dr. Stephens was the recipient of the Alcon Case Study Award for a research article he authored during his final term of training.

Dr. Stephens began his career in private practice in his hometown of Simcoe, ON before joining the St. Lawrence Optometry team in 2010 where he happily practices full-scope optometry and welcomes new and returning patients of all ages. In his free time, Dr. Stephens enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and dog as well as golfing, reading, traveling and training in Brazilian jiu jitsu. You might see Dr. Stephens around town training on the mats at Hayabusa Academy or out to dinner with his family at Windmills. His favourite frame brands are Oakley and Ray-Ban.

Please be aware that if you normally have OHIP coverage, ODSP coverage or OW coverage for your eye exams, we are unable to schedule an appointment for you at this time due to the current Ontario Association of Optometrists job action. You can help by visiting which will let the Government of Ontario know that eye care is important to you and your family.

Our hours of operation have changed as we are currently seeing patients by appointment only for ALL visits (including glasses adjustments, etc). Please contact our office to book an appointment as needed.

We are continuing to follow health and safety guidelines as set out by the College of Optometrists of Ontario and the Government of Ontario.


Our office protocols have changed considerably due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please refer to our COVID-19 Building Entry Policy