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About family eye care

Our Optometrists

Dr. Karine A. Briand

Dr. Briand completed her academic journey with distinction, earning a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry from the University of Waterloo in 2010. Following her graduation, she became a part of Family Eye Care and subsequently took ownership of the practice in January 2016. Dr. Briand has a special interest in children’s eye health and pediatric eye examinations, though she extends her services to individuals of all ages, offering care in both French and English. Furthermore, she has acquired more in-depth knowledge in addressing dry eye disease and has introduced specialized equipment for its in-office treatment.

Beyond her practice management responsibilities, Dr. Briand serves as a board member for Centre Communautaire de Sante Timmins since 2020, assuming the role of board chair in 2022. She is also an active board member of OSI (Optometric Services Inc) since 2021. From 2012 to 2016, Dr. Briand was deeply involved in the local community as the President of the United Way Cochrane-Temiskaming. In her personal life, she finds joy in spending quality time with her husband and three children. Additionally, she engages in beekeeping as a hobby and contributes to farm-related activities.

Dr. Valérie L. Boileau

Dr. Boileau graduated with a Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Montreal in 2016. Having completed a placement in a reference ocular pathology centre, she is up to date with many new technologies and treatments in the eye care profession. Dr. Boileau is a caring and attentive person who enjoys working with the public. Her caring approach allows her to work well with children as well as patients of all ages. She provides services both in French and English allowing for better communication and a comfortable atmosphere for all her patients. In her spare time, she enjoys jogging, reading, baking, and many outdoor activities. Born and raised in Timmins, she is happy to be providing eye care services to the residents of her hometown and surrounding areas.

Dr. Carmen Tse

Dr. Carmen Tse graduated with a Bachelors in Science (Honors) from the University of Toronto in 2010. She went on to complete her Bachelors of Science of Optometry (Honors) in Hong Kong and graduated in 2015. She worked in Hong Kong where she gained valuable experience diagnosing and managing patients with various ocular conditions such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration.  In 2020, Dr. Tse became a fully licensed optometrist from University of Waterloo, School of Optometry. She looks forward to working to the full scope of what optometry has to offer all while enjoying the beauty of Northern Ontario. 

Dr. Tse has a special interest in utilizing spectacles and specialty contact lenses to help control the progression of myopia (near-sightedness). She also has a special interest in the treatment of Dry Eye Disease which is an ocular condition that has increased due to prolonged use of computers or other digital devices. 

Dr. Guindon​

Dr. Guindon completed his Bachelor of Science (Honors) and Doctor of Optometry degrees at the University of Waterloo in 1998. In 2000, he returned to his hometown of Hearst and became part of his father’s optometry practices in Hearst and Longlac. By 2010, he had acquired both practices and continued providing patient care in both French and English.

With a deep appreciation for the arts, Dr. Guindon served as the President of the Conseil des Arts de Hearst for a five-year period. He maintains his passion for concerts and various art exhibitions. During his leisure time, he engages in woodworking projects, cooking, and playing the saxophone and piano. Dr. Guindon looks forward to resuming cross-country skiing and golf activities with family and friends.

In order to be closer to his wife’s family, Dr. Guindon is relocating to Timmins. He joined
Family Eye care a practice to be able to extend the same high-quality care he provided
in Hearst and the surrounding areas.

Our Support Team

Ashley Campbell – Optometric Assistant

Ashley is an invaluable member of our team, with a wealth of experience and a diverse skill set. Her dedication to customer service, problem-solving abilities, and positive attitude makes her a standout professional. Her commitment to providing excellent patient care and her ability to handle various tasks with grace and professionalism is admirable. Having been with the office for over 10 years, she has a deep understanding of the business and its operations.  She has successfully completed her Optometric Assistant course, providing her with all the essential tools needed to provide exceptional care, and she looks forward to continuing to ensure our patients have an amazing experience and leave our office looking confident and fantastic in
their new eyewear!

You can email Ashley directly at: ashley@familyeyecareif.com

Mallory Parent – Optometric Assistant

Mallory has been a valuable member of our team at Family Eye Care since joining us in
September 2015. She is the loving mother of two handsome sons and a devoted wife. Mallory is a dedicated professional who is excited to provide our patients with outstanding service. Mallory has excelled in frame adjustments and repairs, frame and lens selection as well as being knowledgeable in all other facets of the office. She can handle any duty that is thrown to her with ease and familiarity. Mallory expanded her knowledge and comprehension of the optometric field by completing the Canadian Association of Optometrist Optometric Assistant program in 2017. She looks forward to providing great service each and every time you visit the office.

You can email Mallory directly at: mallory@familyeyecareif.com

Jennifer Blais – Front Desk Executive

Jennifer has been an asset to our team since January 2022, she is skilled in providing our patients with excellent customer service from phone communication, registration, pre-testing, all the way through to the patients’ departure. She has well versed knowledge in optometry, appropriately booking appointments and assessing patient needs. She is always eager to assist in any way that she can. Jennifer brings a positive attitude and a welcoming face to our patients and workplace and strives to provide the best patient care.

You can email Jennifer directly at: info@familyeyecareif.com

Contact us today to schedule an appointment

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Telephone

705-232-5311

Address

260 Main St, Iroquois Falls, ON P0K 1E0

Email

info@familyeyecaretimmins.com