Dr. Kathryn Alton was raised on a farm near Lucknow and got started at Wingham Optometry Clinic as a high school co-op student. She continued working at the Clinic seasonally while she continued her post-secondary education. She received her Bachelor of Science and subsequently her Doctor of Optometry Degree at the University of Waterloo in 2007. Upon graduating, Kathryn purchased the Palmerston Optometry Clinic and later joined the Wingham Optometry Clinic as an Optometrist in 2009. Kathryn really enjoys rural practice and is fortunate to work alongside her classmate, Dr. Laura McCarthy. When not in the office, Kathryn enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Laura grew up in Fredericton New Brunswick area and graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then attended the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and graduated in 2007. After graduation, Laura practiced in Grand Bend for 4 years before settling in Wingham. Laura is a member of the Canadian and Ontario Association of Optometrists. She enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her two daughters.
Dr. Stephanie Doorn was raised near Georgetown, Ontario. She spent her younger years working the summers at her parent’s family Garden Centre. Stephanie received her Bachelor of Science from McMaster University and subsequently her Doctor of Optometry from the University of Waterloo in 2014. Stephanie joined the Wingham Optometry Clinic in 2015. She also works alongside Dr. Alton at the Palmerston Optometry Clinic. Stephanie is currently a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists and the Ontario Association of Optometrists. She enjoys working with those of all ages and has a keen interest in educating on the importance of eye care at an early age. She resides in Stratford with her husband Michael and their daughters Ally and Evie. When she is not busy caring for her patient’s needs in the office, Stephanie enjoys Yoga, reading, board games, and spending time with her family.