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Our History

“We improve the quality of life by providing the finest in vision care for people of all ages in our community”


Established in 1996, the eye care clinic began when Dr. Brett Marchand and Dr. Liana Cooper (Optometrists) moved from Victoria, British Columbia to Lindsay, Ontario. After graduation from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 1993, they spent 3 years practicing in Victoria, BC. After marrying in 1995, they decided to return back home to Ontario to be closer to family. The clinic began when they assumed the practice of Dr. Paul Dowdall of Lindsay. The small clinic resided in a home – converted office space on Cambridge St. North. To begin with, Brett and Liana worked alternating days in the office with 2 staff members to help. The practice grew steadily as did their family over the next several years.


In 2005, Brett and Liana began to plan for expansion. Over the next two years they planned and found opportunity to create the office space in which their Optometry Clinic is housed today. This approximate 4000 sq.ft. facility was completed by all local contractors in the spring of 2007, and the clinic was opened to patients July 2nd, 2007. This new facility provided them with much needed space for their expanding staff, eye care services, and eye wear dispensary. The clinic continued to expand with the addition of their first associate, Dr. Carolyn Kwiat in the fall of 2007 (who moved to the Hamilton area in 2014). Dr. Mark Mucci joined in January 2013, Dr. Nicole Love in the fall of 2016 and Dr. Zach Findlay in August 2018.


We have recently adopted a mission statement.

“We improve the quality of life by providing the finest in vision care for people of all ages in our community”

Going forward, we aim to continue to handle everything from eye exams and treatment of sore red eyes, to computer vision problems, specialty lenses and eye surgery referrals. By staying current with the latest developments in eye care, management of eye diseases, prescription lenses and advances in contact lens technology, our clinic will endeavor to provide you with the best eye care, vision advice and eyewear today—and in the years to come.

Contact us today if there is any way we can help you.


  • It's important to give back to the community in which we live and work, which is why we are involved in a number of local outreach and charity initiatives. 
  • Our Optometrists and Staff are proud of our achievements and associations. Read more about them here.