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.
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.
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!
Dr. Black graduated with a Bachelor of Life Science from Nova Southeastern University in 1999 and received his Doctorate in Optometry from Nova Southeastern University in 2009. He earned a Bachelor degree in Vision Science during graduate school and was awarded an athletic scholarship for cross country running at Nova. He was also voted Student Life Student of the Year in 1997 at the same school. Dr. Black enjoys seeing patients of all ages. He loves providing optometric care involving all aspects of the field, but is most interested in Glaucoma Care, Ocular Pathology, AMD, and Diabetic Retinopathy. He has a 10 year old daughter and a 20 year old son in University. Born and raised in Cambridge, Dr. Black spends his free time playing golf, hockey, and softball. He is a big supporter of the local professional sports teams and his community.