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.
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 and cooking in her spare time. Chris is proud mother of her son Logan and she is looking forward to her fall wedding with her fiance Mark. She loves Golden Rooster in downtown Kingston. Her favourite frame brand we carry is Etnia Barcelona.
Erin is originally from Guelph and completed her BSc in Microbiology/Immunology and History from Dalhousie University in Halifax. She then decided to pursue a career in Optometry where she earned her MOptom (fully qualified optometrist designation) from Aston University in Birmingham, United Kingdom. She previously worked at Boots Opticians in the UK as a optical assistant and a pre-registration optometrist. Erin is happy to have moved back to her homeland; she is a newlywed and recently honeymooned in Switzerland and France. She enjoys running and rowing. Having recently moved to Kingston she has discovered her love for Woodenheads pizza!
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!
Jasmin joined St. Lawrence Optometry in 2018. She was born in Ottawa from a mother from Montréal and a father from Edmonton. Having learned French from her mother's knee and English from her father's, elle saura vous aider à choisir les produits adaptés à votre mode de vie, dans la langue officielle de votre choix. Jasmin loves calling Kingston home, and has been here since 2009. You will find Jasmin in the frame gallery at both of our offices. Jasmin is working towards earning her Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant designation.
Jasmin's favourite businesses have been and always will be locally owned and operated. She feels the impact small businesses make on a community is so important, which is why she's such a proud supporter of events held by Jessup Food and Heritage (and absolutely recommends the thistle chips at The Public House) and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity. As an animal lover, Jasmin has an especially clingy kitty named Ninja.
Jean was born and raised in Belleville and moved to Kingston just over a year ago. She has previous administrative and optical experience while working at a private practice in Belleville. Jean has two children, Lucas and Lydia - as a family they love to go on adventures like camping, fishing, swimming, road trips and skating. She has a love for country music and makes a pretty mean Candied Bacon Caramel Cheesecake! Jean loves date nights with her partner at Improbable Escapes and like enjoying an iced coffee and sweet treats at CRAVE in downtown Kingston.
"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.
Maureen started working at St. Lawrence Optometry in 1992 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 The Battery Bistro and The Brew Pub.
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.
Taylor joins our clinic after gaining experience at Galen Eye Centre working as a technician. You will now find her greeting and pretesting you for your appointment with our Optometrists. She is from Smiths Falls but now lives in Kingston with her boyfriend Erik. 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 (her favourite artist right now is Eric Church) and she loves to sing her little heart out.
Tim started working at St. Lawrence Optometry in 1992 and has been creating glasses for our patients as our lab technician ever since. 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 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.
Victoria grew up on her family farm outside of Bon Accord, Alberta. Her previous work experience included involvement in agricultural adminstration and in the service industry. Victoria's interests include history, travelling, camping, and cooking. She recently moved to Kingston with her husband Christopher and their 2 cats - her favourite local spots so far are Juniper Cafe and Lake Ontario Park.
Shelly is originally from Brantford, Ontario and moved to Napanee almost 3 years ago. She worked as a testing coordinator in the Center for Accessible Learning at Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley before moving to the area. After moving to Napanee she started working as a receptionist at an optometry clinic in Picton where her interest in optometry began; she obtained her Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant (CCOA) certification in 2019. She has been married to her military spouse Ron for 15 years and enjoys reading, cooking and going for walks.