Opticians and Eye Care Professionals

Opticians & Eye Care Professionals

Opticians & Eye Care Professionals

Our team of Licensed Opticians and Eye Care professionals is readily available to personally assist our patients with their custom prescription and non-prescription eyewear. Our opticians regularly attend continuing education seminars, conferences and trade shows to ensure our patients are receiving the latest in lens and frame products and dispensing techniques.

All of our opticians are members in good standing with the College of Opticians of Ontario.

Valerie Haslam, R.O. – Licensed Optician and Office Manager – Valerie graduated from the Ophthalmic Dispensing Program at Seneca College in Toronto in 1985, and has been dispensing in the Hamilton and Burlington areas since. Following many years of dispensing at Skinner Opticians in Hamilton, she joined Dr. Germain’s practice in 2004. As the eyewear buyer for Burlington Eyecare, Valerie ensures there is a complete and diverse frame inventory, from fashion forward designer eyewear to casual and sport related lines, suitable for all ages and lifestyles. Maintaining a close working relationship as Black Level Alliance partners with  Nikon Optical Canada, and attending International Eyewear Shows are an integral part of her portfolio.

Roger Sales – Lab Manager – After many years of exemplary service as a Licensed Optician, Roger Sales has re-dedicated his focus to Lab Management and Quality Control. In this capacity, Roger trains and oversees lab staff in the manufacturing and inspection of your eyewear, passing on his over 40 years of experience to the next generation of Lab Technicians and Licensed Opticians.

We are very fortunate to have Roger managing our lab here at Burlington Eyecare, and are forever grateful for the knowledge and expertise he continues to share with our staff.

Angelia Brown, R.O. – Licensed Optican– Angelia has been part of our reception team with Burlington Eyecare since 2007, and we are pleased to announce that after completing her studies at Seneca College and the National Opticianry Exams she will continue to work with us in her new capacity as a Licensed Optician!
Mark Kostiner, R.O. – Licensed Optican– Mark has been working in the optical industry since 2010. After graduating from the Opticianry program at Georgian College in Barrie, Mark spent the previous seven years in the industry working at optical boutiques throughout the GTA. His experience working with various frame designers and lens manufactures has given him an extensive knowledge of the industry. Having recently settled down with his family in Burlington, we are excited to have Mark join us at Burlington Eyecare as a full-time licensed optician and share his knowledge and expertise!
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