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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

Dr. Haley Backus

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.

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Dr. Michelle Coyne

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. 

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Dr. Tony Carbonara

Dr. Tony Carbonara grew up in Hamilton, ON. He completed his undergraduate degree at McMaster University in 2010, receiving a Bachelor of Science with Honours.  He then went on to   Optometry School at the University of Waterloo, graduating with a Doctor of Optometry in 2014.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his two sons and wife. Dr Carbonara is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists, the Canadian Association of Optometrists and the College of Optometry of Ontario. 

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Dr. Eric Roth

Dr. Eric Roth graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in 2016 and received his Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo in 2020. During this time, he completed externships in Burlington, Ontario and Clarenville, Newfoundland and has developed an interest in treating ocular disease, dry eye, and specialty contact lenses. He is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO), registered with College of Optometrists of Ontario (COO) and is Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agent (TPA) certified. 

Dr. Roth was born and raised in Vaughan, Ontario. Outside of the clinic, he is a passionate Raptors fan and enjoys playing sports including basketball, hockey, and tennis. He likes hiking, canoeing, and camping and is particularly fond of Gros Morne National Park. Dr. Roth is excited to care for your eyes!

Kelly

Kelly

Kelly started at Lakeside Vision Centre in September of 2020. She has been in the optical industry since 2012. Kelly completed her optician course through NAIT Optical Science Program out of Alberta ON, and has been registered optician since September 2017. From working in optical labs to working in optical...
Lindsay

Lindsay

Lindsay was born and raised in Port Colborne, ON. She has been with Lakeside Vision Centre since July of 2020. Lindsay has been in the optical industry for 20 years, and brings experience in administration, dispensing, frame selection, pretesting and repairs. Away from the office Lindsay enjoys spending her time...
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Leanne

Leanne graduated from Fanshawe College in 1991 and worked for many years at Family and Children's Services.  In addition, she has experience in a medical office and began working at Lakeside Vision Centre in 2019.  Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Paul, two daughters, and son-in-law. ...
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Jackie

Jackie started her career with Dr. Parr in Dunnville and came to the Port Colborne location in 2012. Jackie enjoys challenging repairs and helping patients with frame selection. She carries out many of the behind the scenes tasks which ensure the office runs smoothly. Away from the office she enjoys...
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Anita

Anita brings years of experience to the office, centering on frame and lens selection. Her focus is to help patients pick out what best suits their likes and needs. She enjoys crafting and spending time with her family....

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