Optometrist Near You in Port Colborne, ON
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 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 Port Colborne 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.
Meet Our Eye Doctors:
Dr. Haley Backus grew up in Port Dover, ON. She completed her undergraduate studies at Brock University in 2004, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Degree with Honours. She then moved to Boston, Massachusetts where she received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the renowned New England College of Optometry. She completed this four year program in 2009 as a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Honours Society and graduated with the Salutatorian Award.
Fourth year clinical rotations included training in many aspects of optometry care. This included caring for an underserved population at Codman Square Community Health Center in Boston; focusing on pediatrics and binocular vision at The Vision Institute of Canada in Toronto; primary eye care and contact lens training at Newport Naval Base in Newport, Rhode Island; and managing complicated ocular diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and macular degeneration at Togus Veterans Affair Hospital in Augusta, Maine.
Dr. Backus is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists, the Canadian Association of Optometrists, and the College of Optometry of Ontario. Drs. Backus and Coyne are also members of Eye Recommend.
Dr. Michelle Coyne grew up in Fenwick, ON. She completed her undergraduate degree at Brock University in 2010, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with Honours. She then started Optometry School at the University of Waterloo, graduating with a Doctor of Optometry in 2014. In 2012 she took part in a VOSH international eye mission trip to Ecuador, where she performed eye exams in underserviced areas of the country. Her final year included rotations in ocular health, binocular vision, contact lens and low vision.
Dr. Michelle Coyne is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists, the Canadian Association of Optometrists and the College of Optometry of Ontario.