Optometry with Compassion
Our mission is to provide quality optometric care that is instrumental to a lifetime of optimal ocular health in the St. Thomas community. At First Optometry, we want to redefine your eye care and eyewear experience every time we see you.
As a locally owned family business, we build relationships based on mutual trust, knowledge, compassion, and kindness. We’d love for you to meet our helpful, friendly staff and get to know our detail-oriented approach to your vision health.
Dr. Stephanie Millar
Dr. Stephanie Millar knew she wanted to be involved in eye care from the age of thirteen when her optometrist fitted her with her very first pair of contact lenses, providing freedom from a pair of heavy, high prescription glasses she had worn since the age of four. This was a life changing moment! Dr. Millar wanted to help others in the same way, and graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 1997.
As co-owner of First Optometry, she is passionate about bringing her patients the latest in eye care knowledge and technology, and keeping up to date with new developments and treatments in ocular disease, with special interest in dry eye and ocular nutrition. Dr. Millar strives to help her patients see their best and feel their best!
Her favourite activities include spending quality time with family and friends, walking and hiking with her goldendoodle Loki, travelling, enjoying live music, and attempting to play golf.
Dr. Ibrahim “Abes” Oozeer
Dr. Oozeer is co-owner of First Optometry. He strives to create a friendly, comfortable environment where patients can freely discuss their symptoms and concerns. Answering any questions and exploring all treatment options is his goal in determining each patient’s individual plan for managing their specific issues.
In his spare time, Dr. O enjoys playing hockey and volleyball.
Tonya Nahmabin, RO
Emma Tucker, CCOA
Laura Ballantine, CCOA
Sue Honsinger, CCOA
Melissa Johnson, CCOA
Student Optometric Assistant