At Optical Gallery, we provide a full range of eye care services to suit your needs. Locally owned and operated, we are committed to going the extra mile for our patients. Our certified and fully licensed opticians and technicians from the College of Opticians can assist you with your optical concerns. For more information about our services or to book an appointment, contact us today.
About Our Opticians
Optical Gallery's licensed health professionals skillfully interpret your prescription and give their recommendation on lenses and coatings to provide optimum visual performance, as well as frames to ensure a comfortable fit. We provide honest advice during frame selection, and take into account your personal lifestyle, and your visual and vocational needs. We also offer contact lens fitting.
Optical Gallery's Opticians are regulated by the College of Opticians of Ontario.
Carol Ann Stevenson
After completing her education at Ryerson University, Carol began her career by working for a few large optical companies. However, after a while she became dissatisfied with the level of customer service offered, and the restrictions that come with working with a large company. So, in Carol's true entrepreneurial spirit, she decided to take a risk and start her own optical business. In 1985, Carol opened the Optical Gallery, and after many years of successful business, her daughter Anna joined her. Due to Carol's hard work and dedication to her patients, along with her exceptional customer service, she has enjoyed three decades of providing quality eyewear.
Anna is the second-generation owner of the Optical Gallery. A graduate from Georgian College Barrie. Anna has been a licensed Ontario Optician for over 25 years. She prides herself on her locally owned and operated business. Anna truly appreciates returning patients. Patients making their first visit are equally appreciated as she understands the challenges -change can present. Anna with her staff create a positive, professional, friendly no pressure environment. Anna grew up and attended public and high school in Hanover. She also raced horses with her family and began her study and love for Karate here. As a Community oriented person, Anna with her husband opened The Karate Dojo in downtown Hanover. She enjoys teaching students at all age levels the importance of self protection through the study and applications of traditional Gojuryu Karate. When free time presents itself Anna will be found cheering on her son who competes in box and field lacross.
Jessica attended Georgian College at the Barrie campus in 2010, and enrolled in the Opticianry course. During that time, she completed her co-op placement with the Optical Gallery. Upon her successful completion of the course with Honours and the provincial licensing examinations, she joined our team full time as a licensed Optician. Jessica has lived in this area her whole life, and has now settled in Paisley with her husband Evan. She enjoys being able to provide clients with quality eyewear that's stylish, and meets their individual needs.
Kelly is our newest licensed Optician at the Optical Gallery. Kelly has been dispensing eye wear and contact lens for over 25 years. Graduating from Georgian College Barrie one year after Anna, Kelly recalls as a first year student receiving assistance from Anna in contact lens lab. Full circle to current date, Kelly and Anna are once again maintaining the teamwork spirit. Kelly had been dedicated to commuting to the city from Mildmay to serve and provide her expertise to the public in that region for a number of years. As an opportunity to join the Optical Gallery team presented itself, being closer to home, Kelly was excited to join the team. Kelly is very passionate with regards to being a licensed Ontario Optician, so much so that she is also an examiner with the College of Opticians of Ontario. As an examiner, Kelly is responsible for testing student Opticians at the provincial level. In her free time Kelly enjoys going to the gym, gardening and spending time at the lake with her family.
Doreen is our Mildmay girl whom everyone knows and loves. She has been frame fashion consulting at the Optical Gallery since it first opened. She was given the opportunity by her good friend Carol Ann, who knew that Doreen would be a great fit. Doreen plays an important role in keeping the store operating smoothly as she assists with many of the administrative duties. Thanks to Doreen's community involvement, she has helped the Optical Gallery welcome many wonderful and loyal customers. When Doreen is not at the Optical Gallery, she is busy with her cheerleading position at her grandchildren's hockey, baseball and soccer games.
Carla has an unique ability as our fashion frame consultant. Carla's charismatic sincere nature often has clients trying on eye wear that at first they many not have considered. As a result of her talent, customers often praise her assistance and consultation resulting with more happy customers. Anna often consults with Carla for her opinion to new and current frame designs.Is the colour, the shape, the size right? Is it fun, conservative, business or sporty enough? The Optical Gallery prides itself on it's unique and stylish frame choices much in part from Carla. Her passion when not at the Optical Gallery is to practice and study The Traditional Art of Karate here in Hanover. Born and raised in the local community she enjoys kayaking in the Saugeen and camping with her family.