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The Staff

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.

Our staff will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs.

Trena

Trena is originally from Kingston and has worked in Optometry (administration and dispensing) for the last 20 years. She has four children and seven grandchildren, including 3 granddaughters and 4 grandsons). She is also a dog mom to Harley and Lexi (who also happen to be mother and daughter). Trena's hobbies include baking, booking, camping, needlework, playing cards and spending time with family & friends. Her favourite frame brands are Etnia Barcelona and Easyclip.

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Annetta

Annetta is originally from Kingston. She trained as an Orthotic Technician at George Brown College and worked in the field for 10 years. Her hands-on abilities make her a great addition to our lab staff. She is in the process of becoming a Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant, a training program that takes 9 months to complete. Annetta's hobbies include woodcarving, art, and playing board games. Her favourite local business is Improbable Escapes.

Chris

Chris

Chris started working at St. Lawrence Optometry over 10 years ago. She is a local, having grown up in Elginburg. She wears many "hats" but you will see her mainly working at our front desk or conducting diagnostic testing for our patients. She enjoys reading, cooking and crafting in her spare time. Chris is the proud mother of her son Logan and is married to Mark. She loves Golden Rooster in downtown Kingston. Her favourite frame brand we carry is Etnia Barcelona.

Heather

Heather CCOA

Office Manager

Heather is originally from Nova Scotia but lived in Calgary for almost a decade before moving to Kingston in spring 2018. She has previous eye care experience with roles in pretesting, reception, sales and surgical assisting with Lasik MD. More recently she worked in the food industry where she gained managment experience. Heather earned her Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant designation in summer 2019. Heather is married to Mike and has 2 small boys. Her hobbies are reading and cooking - she loved to try new recipes and is a self-proclaimed food nerd!

Krystyna

Krystyna was born in London, ON but grew up in Kingston. She has worked in the tourism & hospitality industry and more recently in retail. She is in the process of becoming a Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant, a training program that takes 9 months to complete. She loves photography and is a homebody - she doesn't mind spending a night watching Netflix with her cats Maylor and Bellatrix! She loves horses and worked four summers on a horse ranch in Picton & still visits them when she can. Krystyna's favourite local businesses are Harper's Burger Bar and Copper Penny.

Maureen

Maureen

Maureen has been working at St. Lawrence Optometry for 30 years and has been seen greeting patients at our front desk ever since. She was born and raised on Wolfe Island. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors including swimming in her pool. She also loves spending time with her family; she is happily married to Bill and has a beautiful daughter, great son-in-law and two fantastic grandchildren. You'll see her wearing her favourite frame brands Etnia Barcelona and Nicole Miller. Her favourite local establishments are Battery Bistro and The Kingston Brewing Company.

Morgan

Morgan is originally from Picton and moved to Kingston a few years ago. Morgan previously worked as an optometric assistant at an Optometry clinic in Picton just prior to attending the optician program at Georgian College. She is in the process of becoming a Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant, a training program that takes 9 months to complete. Morgan loves the great outdoors - camping, kayaking and hiking are some of her favourite activities. Fun fact: Morgan loves sharks! A bucket list goal of hers is to go to Mexico and dive with great white sharks. Pam is originally from Mallorytown but has called Kingston home for the last year. Her prior work history involved customer service and management in retail. You will find her at our Innovation Drive location working with patients in all capacities, from administration to dispensing eyewear. She earned her designation as a Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant in summer 2019. In her spare time Pam enjoys baking and outdoor activities like rollerblading, kayaking, and hiking with her dog Lager. She also has two rescue cats: Layla who is from Kingston’s “The Forgotten Ferals” and Will Feral who was found as a stray. One of Pam's favourite local establishments is Fardella’s Classic Bakery.

Pam

Pam CCOA

Pam is originally from Mallorytown but has called Kingston home for the last year. She joins our team with a customer service and management background in retail. Her experience is extremely valuable in helping patients choose their next pair of glasses. She earned her designation as a Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant in summer 2019.  In her spare time Pam enjoys baking and outdoor activities like rollerblading, kayaking, and hiking with her dog Ben. She also has two rescue cats: Layla who is from Kingston’s “The Forgotten Ferals” and Will Feral who was found as a stray. One of Pam's favourite local establishments is Fardella’s Classic Bakery.

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Taylor

Taylor joined our clinic after gaining experience at Galen Eye Centre working as a technician. You will now find her greeting and pre-testing you for your appointment with our optometrists. She is originally from Smiths Falls and also works as a bylaw officer. As she is a country girl she loves hunting, fishing, four-wheeling and spending time with her family and friends at her parents lake house. Her hobbies include playing baseball and watching hockey (Go Leafs Go!). She also takes every opportunity to go to concerts and she loves to sing her little heart out.

Tim

Tim

Tim has been working at St. Lawrence Optometry as our lab technician for 30 years. Between manufacturing, repairing and dispensing eyewear - he has seen it all!. Tim is a local lad having grown up in Battersea. In his spare time Tim enjoys riding his motorcycle, golfing and is interested in old cars. He is also an avid blood donor and has done so over 50 times! Tim is married to Nancy and has a son named Kurtis.

Tracy

Tracy CCOA

Tracy has always loved working with patients and had previous experience working in health care as a nurses’ aid. She started working at St. Lawrence Optometry in 2006 and is a Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant. She loves helping patients look and feel their best when selecting their new eyewear. Tracy was born and raised in the Kingston area and enjoys many outdoor activities like gardening, boating and fishing. She also enjoys family time with her children Lynnette and Braden and her husband Duane.

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.

Due to the current state of the pandemic, we are conducting enhanced screening to minimize the risk to our patients and staff. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

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

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