EYES ON AVENUE TEAM
-OPTICIAN & OWNER-
After 13 years of working for major Optical and Optometric companies, Neda decided to start her own practice by taking over an established optical shop. Eyes on Avenue has been serving clients for over 21 years. Her goal is to provide optimal, comfortable vision to all of her clients.
Neda has a degree in French Literature, and after migrating to Canada she decided to start a career in the Optical Industry. While solidifying her love in the industry for many years, she pursued a degree in opticianry herself, and successfully passed her board exams admitting her to the College of Opticians in March 2009.
Neda specializes in problem solving, assessing her client’s needs, and addressing any issues with their vison through their glasses and/or contact lenses. As a trained contact lens fitter, she enjoys instilling her knowledge of proper contact lens hygiene, habits and proper wear through education and direct supervision of her patients prior to dispensing any contact lenses. She is also trained in assessing vision for more complicated issues and arranging proper referral for her patients to seek further care if necessary.
She was elected as a Council member of the College of Opticians in Jan 2015 to serve the interest of public in Ontario. Her mandate is in governance, inquiries, complaints, and reporting.
Dr. DIANA ALARCON
Dr. Alarcon grew up in Colombia and graduated from La Salle University. Before moving to Canada she received additional training in Primary Eye Care from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She participated in the University of Waterloo’s International Optometric Bridging Program (IOBP), which helps optometrist educated outside Canada and the United States prepare for the Canadian Standard Assessment in Optometry. Dr. Alarcon has been practicing in the Maple area since 2005; has a passion to work with kids specially in the Binocular Vision field to help them excel on their school performance.
Dr. Alarcon is married and has two boys . She enjoys volunteering at her son’s school and spending time with her kids.
Dr. NICOLE THEISS
Dr. Nicole Theiss was born and raised in the Toronto area and has always had a passion for education and health. After graduating from the University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Science, she pursued her doctorate at the prestigious New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA.
Dr. Theiss is licensed to practice Optometry in both the United States and Canada, and after working in Boston for a year after school, she moved home to Toronto to be close to family. She is now a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, Ontario Association of Optometrists, and the College of Optometrists of Ontario.
Dr. Theiss loves to provide eye care to people of all ages, and is particularly interested in ocular disease, dry eye management and binocular vision. She strives to create an approachable, casual environment for her patients, and as an educator by nature, loves to answer any and all of their questions with time and care.
Outside of the office, Dr Theiss enjoys being involved in the community and frequently provides mobile geriatric care in long term care homes. She also travels yearly to the Dominican Republic to oversee optometry students and provide eye care to underserved populations. Her passion for education also found her involved in teaching and tutoring while at school, and now as a published author of optometry board exam study guides for students.
When she’s not at work or researching the latest in ocular health and technology, Dr. Theiss enjoys practicing yoga, listening to music, antiquing and hiking.
Dr. STEPHANIE WONG
Providing a friendly and professional eye care experience has always been the top priority for Dr. Stephanie Wong. Patients have enjoyed working with Dr.Wong as she spends quality time with patient education on their diagnoses, management and involving patients with providing options of treatment plans along with advice for dispensing needs for glasses and contact lenses.
Dr. Wong performs routine eye examinations, contact lens fittings, diagnoses and treats eye conditions including dry eyes, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration and is TPA certified to prescribe medications for ocular conditions. Dr. Wong is a proud member of the following professional associations:
College of Optometrists of Ontario
Ontario Association of Optometrists
College of Optometrists UK (MCOptom)
Dr. Wong was born and raised in Toronto and received her Honours Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto in Biology and Psychology. She wanted to explore and travel thus has decided to receive her Optometry training at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK. After practicing primary eye care in the UK for a few years, Dr. Wong wanted to be closer to her family and pursued further training from New England College of Optometry (NECO) in Boston. Her training at NECO provided her greater exposure for seeing a diversity of patients with ocular diseases and specialty contact lens fittings in clinical settings such as community eye center, Veteran Affairs Medical Center and private practices.
Outside from Optometry, Dr. Wong has a passion for practicing yoga regularly, enjoys volleyball and traveling and exploring countries to experience different foods and cultures.