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.
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.
Ada’s been in the Optometry profession since 2003, having worked in a few Optometry practices outside the country. Though new to Canada and new to the practice, she’s been a great addition to the team. She enjoys providing great service to patients and has expressed a flair for Vision Therapy. In her spare time, she loves cooking and cuddling up with family.
Karolina is a recent graduate from the University of Toronto where she obtained her Bachelor of Science with honours degree. She is new to the field of optometry and has enjoyed developing relationships with our wonderful patients. Karolina brings many years of customer service experience and is bilingual in Polish and English. Outside of work, Karolina loves hiking, mountain biking, traveling and exploring the great outdoors. She is working on her goal of visiting 30 countries before she turns 30.
Lia joined the Abbey Eye Care team early in 2019, and was brand new to the optical industry. She started on front desk, and is now enthusiastically learning other aspects of the office including dispensing and adjustments. Lia is looking forward to enrolling in the Optometric Assistant course and expanding her knowledge. When she is not in the office, she enjoys being an avid cyclist, and spending time with her family.
Suzannah was new to the eyecare industry when she joined Abbey Eye Care, and she is also new to Canada after moving from the UK in 2018. She works at the front desk to keep our appointments running smoothly and greets all patients with a smile. She aims to increase her skills around to office to help support the team further. In her free time, Suzannah enjoys painting her nails and listening to podcasts.
Abbey Eye Care looks forward to serving you and your family. Our office is located on the Southeast corner of Dundas and Third Line.
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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!
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 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.
Everyone at the clinic is extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Dr Hermiz is very professional and caring. She takes the time to explain things clearly and is always willing to answer questions. I have never waited more than a few minutes to be seen and have never felt rushed once I’m in with the Doctor. Would highly recommend both the clinic and Dr. Hermiz.
Dr. Phyllis and the ladies at the front desk are awesome. They took me on an emergency during rush hour on a Saturday. I have no hesitation recommending them.
I was lucky enough to have my first appointment last year with Dr. Tina Goodhew, and was she ever a blessing. I was having troubles with my vision and could not understand why. She took the time to really talk to me, listen and genuinely cared to get to the bottom of it, something I find lack’s with other Doctors. If it wasn’t for Dr Goodhew I would not know about the retinal disease in my eyes I was diagnosed with after her finding what needed to be found and referring me to the proper specialists. Thank you!!! I recently had another appointment and it was again, stellar care! The front desk ladies are always a pleasure as well, always a plus to have great customer service! Thank you Abbey Eye Care!
I’ve been a patient at Abbey Eye Care for almost 4 years and the service they provide is exceptional. As a long-time keratoconus 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.
Judy and the gang at Abbey Eye Care have been helping my family of four with all our eye care needs for years. All aspects of the experience, from the eye examination, to the selection of eyewear, to delivery, and adjustments are easy and relaxed. I have referred friends and family there and will continue to do so in the future.
We found Abbey Eye Care because of EnChroma. The service was excellent. We were able to test my son’s colour deficiency and confirm the glasses work for him. The selection is far better than what can be ordered through the company’s own website. They did their best to be upfront about the cost – much appreciated. It is absolutely worth the drive to Oakville!
THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!!!
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 backaches 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.
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!