"When I was 17 my vision was threatened by an ocular emergency. Luckily I had a good network of doctors behind me in ophthalmology and I made a full recovery. I was seen by Dr. Chippior for a routine eye exam afterwards and she kindly took the time to explain to me why this had occurred and how I could maintain my vision. That negative experience is what sparked my interest in the field. I turned my experience into a positive by making a commitment to become healthier and further educate myself on ocular disease and how I can play a role in helping doctors detect eye diseases in its early stages. I landed a job in optometry when I was 20 years old and from then on it became my passion." Jessica joined our team in 2018 and can be found conducting diagnostic testing on our patients and greeting you at the front desk. She is working towards earning her Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant designation. In her spare time Jessica has always had an eye for art, poetry, nature, fashion and beauty.