Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
Dr. Tepperman has been practicing optometry in Toronto since his graduation from University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 1985. He has dedicated his professional career to providing the very best in primary eye care to his patients. His location has always been at the corner of Bay and Bloor where he has established an exceptional reputation for his clinical excellence.
He has been an industry leader in the fitting and dispensing of contact lenses. In addition to patient care, he has served in an advisory capacity as a key opinion leader for many of the major contact lens manufacturers. As well he has taken part in numerous contact lens studies as a clinical investigator. Dr. Tepperman has taught graduating optometry students in the contact lens clinic at the University of Waterloo. He continues to mentor and share ideas with younger practitioners by lecturing in the areas of contact lenses and practice building.
Dr. Laurie Permack received his doctorate in optometry at the prestigious Illinois College of Optometry, prior to this he earned his BSc with a major in biology from the University of Winnipeg.
While studying in the United States, Dr. Permack completed his studies by working across the U.S. in private and public teaching clinics. His experience includes rotations at a private practice in Colorado, where he focused on pediatric exams, and at a practice in North Carolina where the concentration was on contact lenses, which included the use of innovative and revolutionary techniques. An additional rotation at the Newington Veteran Affairs Hospital in Connecticut has made him proficient at diagnosing and treating ocular disease and has given him experience in hospital based optometry.
Dr. Permack also worked in the advanced care clinic at the Illinois Eye Institute, where he worked in the urgent care clinic, glaucoma clinic and co-management of cataract patients with the staff ophthalmologist.
Dr. Permack has completed both the Canadian Assessment of Competency in Optometry as well as the American National board of Optometry and is certified to work in Canada and the United States. He is certified to use medications in the treatment of ocular diseases including glaucoma, dry eye and eye infections.