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Personalized Eye Care, Professional Expertise

At Teeple Optometry we understand the importance of having clear, comfortable vision and healthy eyes through all stages of life and make it our goal to provide you and your family with personalized eye care and professional service.

Comprehensive Eye Care

Comprehensive eye care is preventive medicine for the eyes. Periodic eye examinations are recommended for all ages, from infants to the elderly including those with special needs. Primary care visits are tailored to the individual, respecting their need s and concerns. Vision is much more than 20/20 and eye health is more than “my eyes feel fine”. Vision testing includes measuring eye alignment, colour vision, peripheral vision and other parameters. Eye health is examined with the latest technology. Recommendations for your personalized care, based on the findings, are provided and explained in detail.


Your visit will include an eye and health history; measurement of vision and eye coordination including determination of vision correction prescription; a complete eye health assessment to reveal and document any eye disease or condition, including glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and retina problems. Your pupils will be likely be dilated at the first visit and as necessary at following visits. Your needs will be addressed with a detailed explanation of any recommended treatment options including preventive care, eye wear, contact lenses, medical treatment and surgical treatment if required. Bring along any glasses, contact lenses, eye drops that you use as well as a list of your medication. You should be prepared for your visit to take about 1 ½ hours.

Contact Lenses

Ready to ditch your frames? Fitting your new contact lenses to your needs and your eyes is an important step. We can help you choose the contact lenses most suitable for your eyes, and we’ll conduct an accurate fitting to make sure you forget you’re even wearing them. We have an extensive inventory of contact lenses for you to try to ensure the healthiest eyes and best vision possible.

We have an extensive inventory of trial contact lenses to ensure the healthiest eyes and best vision possible for contact lens wearers of all ages.

Laser Vision

Considering Laser Vision Correction? This method is an excellent and safe way to permanently correct your vision problems. We offer all patients the option of a Laser Vision Correction Pre-operative Assessment to determine if they are a good candidate or not. A complete assessment of your eyes and visual needs will enable us to provide you with independent advice. Many of our patients are treated at TLC London, with post-operative follow-up visits at our office.

Eye Disease

Healthy eyes are essential for good vision. Some eye diseases can develop and progress quietly without any initial symptoms. We are extensively trained and equipped to diagnose and treat eyes disease. If the treatment required is beyond our scope of practice, we will refer you to the appropriate health professional. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have concerns about your eyes.


So much of how our children learn is with their eyes. They often don’t realize when their vision is blurred or uncomfortable until discovered with an eye examination.

Babies, toddlers and young children can easily have an eye exam that is fun and informative. A first examination for babies is recommended between 6 and 9 months of age. For older children, an eye exam is recommended each year as they grow and advance through school.

Fashion Eyewear

We want you to love your frames! Eyewear should give clear vision and be comfortable to wear, and just as importantly, be attractive. We carry high quality frames from great designers, with only the best quality lenses. Our eyewear is fully guaranteed one year. We also carry durable children’s glasses, comfortable safety eyewear, functional fashion sunglasses and many accessories.

Optical Lab

Our in-house lab uses the latest equipment to produce stunning lens fits, same-day service on many lenses, and custom shaping and edging. We can give you the look and fit you’re looking for without your frames leaving our office. Tell us what you’re dreaming of and we can tell you whether we can accommodate your eyewear needs.


In the case of an eye emergency, please call our office immediately. Our team is trained to understand your symptoms and provide you with appropriate advice about immediate care or emergency appointments. Our doctors can effectively treat or manage all eye emergencies including injuries and foreign particles in the eye, red or infected eyes, sudden loss of vision, or the sudden onset of blurred or double vision. If an emergency occurs after hours, please proceed to the closest emergency room.


Brands With Style



Dr. Mark Teeple   OD. FAAO

Dr. Mark Teeple graduated from the University of Waterloo School with a Doctor of Optometry degree in 1979. He successfully wrote the Treatment and Management of Ocular diseases exam after studying ocular therapeutics from Northeastern University in 1993. He became a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in 1990.

Following graduation, Dr. Mark created the Arkona office in 1979 and relocated to the current location in 1985. He has worked as a supervisor and taught at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry. He has served on the Boards of the College of Optometrists and the Canadian Examiners in Optometry.

Life-long learning is an integral part of both Dr. Mark and Dr. Ralph’s careers. The latest research, skills and technology are continually being incorporated into their practice. Both Doctors are authorized to treat eye conditions with prescription drugs.

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Dr. Ralph Teeple   OD. FAAO

Dr. Ralph Teeple earned his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Waterloo in 1982. He completed an extensive ocular therapeutics course from Northeastern University in 1995 and successfully wrote the Treatment and Management of Ocular diseases exam that same year. He qualified to become a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in 2001.

Dr. Ralph began as an associate in an Ottawa group practice in 1982. He moved to Arkona in 1988 to join practice with his brother, Dr. Mark Teeple. He worked as a part-time clinical supervisor at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry from 1988 to 1991. He acted as an examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and the Canadian Standards Assessment in Optometry for several years. He has provided clinical training for medical students and physicians in ocular diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Ralph is married to Dr. Lori Teeple and they have 2 sons. He enjoys gardening, cycling, skiing, photography and fitness. The Arkona area was his home in childhood and he is quite happy now to be living and working in this area.

Life-long learning is an integral part of both Dr. Mark and Dr. Ralph’s careers. The latest research, skills and technology are continually being incorporated into their practice.  Both Doctors are authorized to treat eye conditions with prescription drugs.

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Dr. Tina Morowat   OD. BSc. FAAO

Dr. Tina Morowat completed her Bachelor of Science degree with distinction at the University of Western Ontario before pursing her Doctor of Optometry at the University of Waterloo, where she graduated on the Dean’s Honour List.

Dr. Morowat gained clinical experience in the treatment and management of ocular disease, including the use of ocular therapeutics, on internships in Oklahoma, Ingersoll and London.  She has also volunteered on an eye care mission to southern Mexico and in 2019 earned her Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry.

Outside of the office, Dr. Morowat enjoys traveling, running, hiking and playing in musical ensembles. She is excited to be practicing full scope optometry and enjoys all areas of vision care.

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Meet Our Team

Tracy Donald

Lisa Harrower
Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant

Cheryl Elder
Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant

Julie Harries
Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant

Alex Fraser
Optometric Assistant

Karen Brown
Optometric Assistant/Lab Technician

James Wilton
Lab Technician

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What it means to be a Fellow

At Teeple Optometry we are all really excited to have a new “Fellow” in the office.  Dr. Tina Morowat recently received the credential, Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.  Since 1922, the American Academy of Optometry has been committed to promoting the art and science of vision care through lifelong learning. The letters “FAAO” … Continue reading What it means to be a Fellow


Can I protect my child from becoming so nearsighted?

My previous “Why am I Nearsighted?” blog explains what myopia (nearsightedness) is and discusses what we know and don’t know about the causes of myopia and the reasons for its progression through childhood and adult life. Although we still don’t know the answer to the question: “Is it preventable?”, some recent research gets us a … Continue reading Can I protect my child from becoming so nearsighted?


Introducing the newest members of our team!

We would like to introduce you to the three newest members of the Teeple Optometry team! Karen has taken on the role of managing our onsite finishing lab as an optometric lab technician. She will ensure that your custom eyewear is edged and assembled accurately, efficiently and with aesthetic precision. You may also see her … Continue reading Introducing the newest members of our team!


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Regular Hours

8:30am – 4:30pm   Monday
8:30am – 7:30pm   Tuesday
8:30am – 4:30pm   Wednesday
8:30am – 4:30pm   Thursday
8:30am – 4:30pm   Friday

July / August Hours

8:30am – 4:00pm   Monday
8:30am – 6:30pm   Tuesday
8:30am – 4:00pm   Wednesday
8:30am – 4:00pm   Thursday
8:30am – 4:00pm   Friday

December Hours

The office will be closed Dec 24 afternoon, Dec 25, 26, 27, Dec 31 afternoon and Jan 1.

8:30am – 4:30pm   Monday
8:30am – 4:30pm   Tuesday
8:30am – 4:30pm   Wednesday
8:30am – 4:30pm   Thursday
8:30am – 4:30pm   Friday


8462 Townsend Line
P.O. Box 177
Arkona, ON   N0M 1B0

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