Since we opened in 2005, we have had one priority: to provide excellence in eye care for the people of Oakville. We’ve accomplished this by investing in highly advanced technology, pursuing industry-leading training, and filling our eyewear boutique with an exceptional selection of eyewear brands, all with the intention of improving your vision and making your life better.
Today, we offer a comprehensive approach to eye care; gathering all the optometric services you need under one roof. We are proud of where we started and how far we have come since then. And we can’t wait to continue growing with you and your family in the future.
It is our mission to provide the highest quality of eye care and eyewear to help our patients see, look, and feel their best.
Dr. Goodhew graduated from the University of Waterloo with his Optometry degree in 1993 and became therapeutically licensed in 2000. He enjoys being an active part of his profession, having served as the President of the Ontario Association of Optometrists from 2014 through 2016. Dr. Goodhew also served as the co-chair of the National Public Education Committee for the Canadian Association of Optometrists.
Dr. Goodhew enjoys seeing patients of all ages. He has a special interest in fitting advanced contact lens designs and has worked as a consultant for some of the world’s largest contact lens companies, including Johnson & Johnson Vision Care.
Dr. Goodhew is also a partner in Socialpractice.ca; a social media consulting firm designed to help healthcare providers leverage the power of social media. Outside of work, he is passionate about running, cycling, snowboarding and spending time with his wife Dr. Tina Goodhew and their two teenage sons: Camden and Braedon.
Dr. Tina graduated with the highest standing in her class with a B.Sc. Honours degree from Queen’s University, which she attended on a full scholarship. After receiving several offers and awards including an Ontario Graduate Scholarship and NSERC, Dr. Tina chose to attend the University of Waterloo to pursue Optometry.
Dr. Tina is active in service to the profession of Optometry. She served on the Board of Directors for the BC College of Optometrists in the early 2000’s and, from 2010 through 2016, was a director for Eye Recommend; a group responsible for helping chart the course of optometry in Canada. She has given numerous talks to community groups and is a past recipient of the Ontario Association of Optometrists’ Public Education Award.
Dr. Tina Goodhew delights in helping patients see their best. She is especially passionate about children’s vision and won the Eye See Eye Learn award in 2012. She also has special interests in advanced contact lens fitting, dry eye disease, and laser vision correction. Currently, Dr. Tina serves as a key opinion leader for Alcon, a consultant for Allergan, and a co-editor for the Canadian Eye Care Business Review. After hours, she enjoys spending time with her family and playing volleyball, tennis, and softball.
Dr. Tong graduated from the University of Guelph with an Honours B.Sc. in 2005. She received several awards, including an Ontario Graduate Scholarship. This scholarship allowed Dr. Tong to pursue her research interests in retinal physiology at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry where she completed her M.Sc. in Vision Science (2008) while concurrently earning her Doctor of Optometry degree (2011). While at the University of Waterloo, she also served as a lab and clinical instructor. In her final year of training, Dr. Tong completed an ocular disease externship at the Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Centre in Kentucky, where she became skilled in managing eye diseases and the use of ocular therapeutics.
Dr. Tong grew up in Halton and is proud to serve her home community. She welcomes patients of all ages and is committed to educating them on the latest eye care options. She also provides her eye care services in English and Cantonese.
Outside of work, Dr. Tong surrounds herself with friends and family, spending her time dragon boating, practising yoga, social dancing, working on her photography, and planning her next big hiking adventure.
Dr. Hermiz is devoted to helping patients see, look, and feel their best. She began her journey into optometry at the University of Toronto, where she obtained an Honours Bachelor of Science degree. During her undergraduate studies, Dr. Hermiz received the University of Toronto Excellence Award in the Natural Sciences and Engineering pursuing research in insect neurophysiology. She attended the University of Waterloo and obtained her Optometry degree in 2017.
Dr. Hermiz discovered a special interest in specialty contact lenses during her studies, and was awarded the Alcon Award for Excellence in Contact Lenses upon graduation. She has many wonderful optometry-related memories, including her ocular disease and therapeutics externship at the Eye Centers of South Florida and her mission trip to Tela, Honduras.
Dr. Hermiz was born in Leamington, ON, and moved to Burlington in 2009. She is fluent in both English and Neo-Aramaic. You might see her tripping over branches while exploring new hiking paths, creating great GoPro footage while tumbling down a ski hill, or getting too close to the geese and swans before attending musical and theatrical performances in Stratford, ON. She welcomes laughter in all these instances.
Dr. Phyllis Ho graduated from the University of Waterloo with her Honours Bachelor of Science in 2014 and her Doctor of Optometry in 2018. She was highly involved in school, serving as Class President of her optometry class and President of the Lions Club. She also participated in a volunteer eye care mission trip to Moldova in her second year. During her last year of study, she completed an ocular disease and therapeutics externship at the Lexington Veteran Affairs Medical Centre in Kentucky, where she gained practical experience managing different eye diseases and conditions. Upon graduation from the optometry program, she had the honour of being her class valedictorian and was awarded the Margaret Hansen des Groseilliers Award and the CooperVision Contact Lens Award.
Dr. Ho welcomes patients of all ages. She is committed to providing excellent care to all her patients. She is bilingual in English and French and can communicate in Cantonese.
When Dr. Ho is not working, you will find her exploring the city, trying new restaurants, and working on her photography skills. She loves sharing in laughter and good times with her friends and family.
Judy is an exceptional member of our team as she has mastered all areas of the office.Judy has been in the eyecare industry since 2004 and has a wonderful way of connecting with our patients. She completed the Optometric Assistant course in 2013. Judy is our Dispensary Lead and has an incredible eye for picking fashionable eyewear. In her spare time Judy enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys movies, shopping, and fine food.
Jessie came to Abbey Eye Care with extensive experience in the eye care industry. She is well versed in all facets of the office and can help our patients with virtually any aspect of their contact lenses or eyewear. Jessie completed the Certified Optometric Assistant course in 2014 and is now our specialty testing and contact lens training lead. She enjoys going out to dinner and spending time with her family.
When Kasia joined our team in 2014, she was a newcomer to the eye care industry. Since then, she has worked hard to develop her knowledge and expertise, becoming a Certified Optometric Assistant. With a knack for fun, originality, and flair, Kasia enjoys shedding light on alternative eyewear options that can often be overlooked. After work, Kasia loves spending time with family and friends, hiking, swimming, and experiencing the great outdoors.
Athraa graduated from University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in 2014. She started her optical journey as an eyewear stylist while she was in school and she has a passion for it. She decided to continue her career in the optical industry by getting her certification as an optometric assistant (CCOA) in 2016. She is new to our office and she brings many year of customer service and patient care experience. She loves glasses that are funky, colourful but sophisticated, and her goal is to find the perfect pair for every patient. On her free time she enjoys hiking and spending time with family.
Raisa is new to optometry as well as Canada. She moved here from Maryland to join her husband and has enjoyed her transition to this beautiful country. In her spare time, she likes to explore the outdoors, new cuisine, and checking off her reading list. Though, she is new to the field, she is an active wearer of both glasses and contact lenses. As our front desk lead, she excels in organization, professionalism, and friendliness. How can she help you today?
Melissa is new to the optometry field but is currently enrolled in the Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant program and is excited to advance her skills and broaden her knowledge. At this time she participates in most aspects of the office including front desk, pre-testing, adjustments and dispensing. In her spare time she loves to rollerblade, travel and spend time with her husband, friends and family.
Maria is the newest member of our team and she is also new to the field of optometry. She graduated from University of Toronto in 2017, where she was studying Forensic Science. She has had lots of experience volunteering at labs and hospitals, and now she is employing her skills at our office, where you will often see her pre-testing all our patients. In her spare time, Maria enjoys watching scary movies, visiting museums, and hanging out with her friends and family.
Abbey Eye Care looks forward to serving you and your family. Our office is located on the Southeast
corner of Dundas and Third Line.
|Tuesday:||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday:||10:00 AM - 8:00 PM|
|Thursday:||12:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
|Friday:||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Saturday:||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
On advice from a friend, I had my progressive glasses checked by Dr. Jeff Goodhew just to find that the other doctor I had been to before had not even noticed the double vision or “prism” in my eyes. Fortunately, Dr. Jeff did a thorough examination and handed me a prescription which I took to the earlier eye care office and had them replace my glasses. Great experience! Now I can watch TV and work on my computer perfectly and comfortably thanks to the excellent scrutiny of Dr. Jeff! I cannot thank him enough to have brought comfort back to my eyes. I am 67 and a happy patient of Dr. Jeff Goodhew!
I’ve been a patient at Abbey Eye Care for almost 4 years and the service they provide is exceptional. As a long-time keraticonus sufferer, I have seen numerous optometrists over the years and tried many different lenses in an attempt to improve my vision. Dr. Jeff was the first optometrist to provide me with a truly effective solution. My vision is much better and the comfort level is great. Jeff and the rest of the team at Abbey Eye Care are wonderful – very welcoming, caring and professional. I highly recommend them.
My Family and I have been coming to Abbey Eye Care for many years and it has always been a wonderful experience. We have consistently been treated with the utmost care and respect and it’s comforting to know that our eye care is being administered by a really professional team. For example, my son has needed glasses since the age of 10 and experienced a problem wearing them while playing Rep Hockey. The Abbey Eye Team helped him into contact lenses and spent an extraordinary amount of time selected the right contacts, training him in their use and making sure that he was comfortable. Several years later he still receives the same above and beyond care. We have in the past recommended Abbey Eye Care to many of our friends and family and will continue to do so without hesitation. If you really care about your eyes then this is the place!
My Son (7) has been visiting since he was 3. This visit we learned that his vision had changed. Dr. Jeff is great, patient, informative and so much patience with a 7 year old full of questions. We are very happy with the way we are treated here.
I’ve seen all the optometrists, and most recently, Dr Adrienne Tong, twice. I found that she took the time to answer all my questions and was very kind and understanding. She was very thorough and looked into specific concerns that I had. I like the glasses I got, and found them to be reasonably priced. Dr Tong suggested a new coating for people who spend a lot of time looking at screens. It’s supposed to reduce strain on your eyes. I work at a screen several hours a day, and it feels like it was worth the very small additional cost. In fact, the morning before I went for the appointment, I was fiddling with my monitor settings because everything seemed “off,” somehow. I don’t know if it’s the coating or the new lenses, but I was quite surprised at the look of things now. I even tried with my old glasses to compare, and there is a significant difference. I do plan to return to Abbey Eye Care when the time comes.
Drs. Jeff and Tina Goodhew and their team have assisted my family for the last 4 years, most recently within the last month. Each time we have visited their office we have been treated professionally and with personalized attention. My most recent visit was to identify an issue with my prescription that had occurred within the past year. The issue was identified swiftly, a range of options discussed, and a new set of lenses ordered and delivered within 2 weeks. The test of the new lenses in the office suggested confirmation of the diagnosis and recommendation, and once home, I was able to corroborate the benefits of the new lenses immediately.
The correction addressed not just vision concerns, but corresponding neck and back aches due to compensations made because of the changes to my vision. This has been a material improvement to quality of life.
I have no hesitation recommending Abbey Eye Care.
If you want to know what going above and beyond means, then you want Dr. Tina Goodhew as your optometrist!
After spending years being told by other doctors that I couldn’t wear contact lenses, and that they couldn’t figure out what was wrong with my eyesight, Dr. Tina took to the time to work with me on finding out what was going on with my eyes. As it turns out, I have keratoconus, and once diagnosed she worked hard to get me into a study that would allow for me to receive eye surgery to help stall the development of the disease! She supported me every step of the way, and even returned a phone call from me on the Sunday night before my surgery when I was having a mini panic attack 🙂
I am so grateful to Dr. Tina for everything she has done to support me in my mission towards better vision. I can’t recommend Abbey Eye Care enough!