Kitchener Eyecare values the doctor-patient relationship and our optometrists take the time to communicate with their patients to improve their quality of life and vision wellness.
Dr Joseph Heslip
Dr. Heslip graduated with honours in 1996 from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry degrees. During his externship at the Eye Institute in New Port Richey, Florida, Dr. Heslip gained invaluable clinical experience in the treatment of ocular disease. He practiced as an associate in both Simcoe and Hamilton before joining Dr. MacKenzie in Kitchener. He is the past resident Optometrist for Trinity Village Care Centre and is past president of the Waterloo-Wellington and District Optometric Association.
A native of Kitchener, Dr. Heslip enjoys many outdoor activities with his family. Skiing and swimming are his favourites although he is happily consumed by life as a hockey parent (Let’s GO Rangers!!). A little known tidbit; Dr. Heslip attended Humber College to study composition, arranging and performance as a bassist!
Dr Mary-Jo Shanahan
Originally from Kitchener, she is thrilled to be back in the KW area working with Dr. Heslip. Dr. Shanahan is truly devoted to providing excellent patient care. She is proficient in Spanish and has travelled to Ecuador with an eyecare team to provide services in an impoverished region. She enjoys spending time with her husband and young children, running, scrapbooking, and skiing.
Dr Andria Tinkham
Dr. Tinkham graduated with distinction from the University of Western Ontario with an Honours Bachelor of Medical Science degree before completing her Doctor of Optometry degree and graduating with honours from the University of Waterloo in 2013. After graduation, she worked in a private practice in Kitchener and completed a Residency in Advanced Primary Care and Gerontology at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Sciences where she also served as a Clinical Supervisor to optometry students.
Dr. Tinkham practices full scope optometry and welcomes patients of all ages. She is passionate about her work and believes that patient education and disease prevention are vital to enhancing and maintaining optimal vision.
Outside the office, Dr. Tinkham likes to spend time with her family and friends and enjoy the outdoors with her husband, Fred, and her dog, Max.
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Whether you are young or old, your vision care is important to us and we are dedicated to provide you with the services and support that will preserve and protect your vision for many years.