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THE TEAM AT Richmond Hill Optometric Clinic

Our exceptional eye care staff in Richmond Hill, Ontario look forward to helping you and your family with all your eye care needs. We will help you select the most appropriate frames or contact lenses and will meticulously fit your new glasses to meet your needs. At Richmond Hill Optometric Clinic, we are dedicated to optimizing your vision care.

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Meet Our Team in Richmond Hill, Ontario



Vision Therapist

Leslie has been a member of the team at Richmond Hill Optometric Clinic since 2017. Being a graduate of University of Waterloo with a degree in Kinesiology, Leslie has always had a keen interest in human function, health and wellness.

Leslie is a certified Practical Vision Therapist and a member of Vision Therapy Canada. Leslie has learned many approaches and techniques in vision therapy through this certification along with completing the Emergent Vision Therapist Training Program. She has completed the Practical Vision Therapy Accreditation Program here in Canada.

Leslie has a particular interest in visual information processing however blends her passion and creativity to help her patients, both adults and children, to provide both effective and life changing vision therapy to her patients. In her spare time , Leslie enjoys jewellery making, swimming and camping.

Janice Vision Therapist & Optical Stylist


Vision Therapist & Optical Stylist

Janice is an optical stylist at the Richmond Hill Optometric Clinic. Janice loves helping patients with their prescription and non-prescription eyewear. Janice blends her knowledge of eyewear technology for her patient’s needs with her amazing sense of fashion and style to each of her patients.

Janice’s passion to help her patients improve the function of their visual system through vision therapy has grown in her time at Richmond Hill Optometric Clinic. She is currently completing the Practical Vision Therapy Accreditation Program here in Canada under the supervision of Dr. Chawla.

Janice achieves a great sense of satisfaction through helping patients with their visual skills, ability to learn and self-image with their eye wear, but she also feels rewarded when she is able to help patients improve aspects of their daily life and visual functioning through vision therapy.

In her spare time, Janice enjoys traveling, indoor bouldering and playing board games with friends and family.



Optometric Assistant

Valentina is an Optometric Assistant at the Richmond Hill Optometric Clinic. Valentina graduated from the University of Western Ontario, where she studied Health Sciences.

She is passionate about the care and well-being of our patients and strives to optimize our patient’s experience at our clinic. Valentina enjoys assisting our patients with advanced medical imaging and measurements which are key eye health indicators.

She especially achieves a great sense of fulfillment when supporting children and individuals with special needs at their appointment. In her spare time,

Valentina enjoys shopping, travelling, and spending time with friends and family.



Optometric Assistant

Melanie is an Optometric Assistant at the Richmond Hill Optometric Clinic. Melanie studied biology/psychology at Brock University and is currently in the process of completing her OTA/PTA certification.

From her own personal experiences, Melanie has developed an interest in vision therapy. Her future goal is to complete the Vision Therapy Accreditation program.

Melanie is passionate about providing exceptional customer service to our patients. She strives to ensure that every patient’s visit to our clinic is a memorable one! Melanie enjoys interacting with patients of all ages and helping our patients with visual information processing issues.

In her spare time, Melanie can be found at the barn spending time with her horse. She also enjoys playing golf, travelling, and reading.