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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.

Adults

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.

Children

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.

Emergencies

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.

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Optometrists

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.

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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 spending time with her husband and daughter, traveling, enjoying nature, and playing in musical ensembles. She is excited to be practicing full scope optometry in the rural community of Lambton Shores and enjoys all areas of vision care, with particular interest in dry eye and glaucoma management.

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Dr. Liam Teeple   OD. BSc.

Liam Teeple completed both his Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree and Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo, graduating in 2020. He completed practical internships in Alberta and Kitchener, gaining clinical experience in the management of ocular disease and primary eye care.

Liam is the son of Dr. Ralph, and you may recognize him from his several summers spent working in the frame gallery or pretesting area at Teeple Optometry.

In his free time, Liam enjoys creating and listening to music, taking photos, exercising, playing hockey, and hiking with his fiancée Nasim.

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Meet Our Team

As Teeple Optometry’s receptionist since 2009, Tracy is often the voice you hear and face you see when you first contact our office. Among other roles, she coordinates the doctors’ schedules and enjoys interacting with our many wonderful patients. She and her husband are very much a part of the farming community surrounding Arkona. They have two teenage daughters that keep them busy outside of work, particularly with synchronized skating. They enjoy family time - boating in the summer, snowmobiling in the winter and caring for their furry family member Molly.

Tracy Donald
Reception

Lisa has been a part of the Teeple Optometry team since 1988 filling many roles over the years. She was the first staff member trained in our ophthalmic finishing lab in 1994 and has been a certified Optometric Assistant since 2002. When not at work she can be found crafting, reading or spending time with family. She also enjoys exploring her spiritual side through Reiki, leading faith-based book studies and teaching Sunday School.

Lisa Harrower
Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant

Cheryl has been working as an optometric assistant in our practice since 1994 and successfully completed the Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant course in 2002. She has a passion for baking and is famous for her maple butter tarts and gluten free brownies. Cheryl loves a challenge and is often involved in local competitions such as walking 150km in a month. In her down time, she enjoys walking, sewing useful things, watching her boys play basketball and traveling to tropical destinations with her husband Rob.

Cheryl Elder
Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant

Natalie joined the Teeple Optometry Team in 2020 and has worked in the optometric field since 2008, previously in London. Natalie has an upbeat, caring, friendly personality and enjoys patient interaction. She has always had an interest in the medical field and enjoys the diversity of optometry and the opportunity to learn and grow. Outside of work, she looks forward to spending time with family & friends, going for walks with her dog, reading, listening to music, enjoying nature and traveling.

Natalie Schenning
Optometric Assistant

Karen has been part of the Teeple Optometry team since 2018 working as an Optometric Assistant. She received her Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant certification in 2020. Karen brightens the office with her welcoming personality and sense of humor. When not at work, she enjoys being active outdoors doing activities like baseball, gardening and geocaching. Karen also enjoys reading and spending time with family.

Karen Brown
Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant/Lab Technician

James has been employed as an optometric lab technician at Teeple Optometry since 2018. He holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Western Ontario and continues to enjoy reading, listening to, and talking about all things ``philosophical``. He also enjoys being in nature: mountain biking, trail running, and hiking with his dog Raven and fiancé, Jaylyn. He is an avid music listener and sometimes musician.

James Wilton
Lab Technician

Haylee joined the Teeple Optometry Team in 2021 and has previously worked in the health care field. Haylee has an outgoing and caring personality and enjoys patient interaction. Outside of work, she looks forward to spending time with family & friends, going on walks with her kids, playing at the park, soccer games and enjoying nature.

Haylee Nunes
Optometric Assistant

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An important message to all our OHIP-insured patients

As of September 1, we will stop providing OHIP insured eye care services. This will affect seniors, children and some adults with certain medical or eye conditions. Why are optometrists doing this? For over 30 years, successive Ontario governments have ignored optometrists. In 1989 the fee paid for an OHIP insured eye exam was $39.15. … Continue reading An important message to all our OHIP-insured patients

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OHIP and Your Access to Vision Care

Recently, you may have seen news about optometrists in Ontario and wondered how this impacts you and your family. Teeple Optometry along with optometrists across Ontario are deeply concerned about future access to professional vision care services What’s the problem? For more than 30 years, the Ontario government has failed to adequately fund eye care. … Continue reading OHIP and Your Access to Vision Care

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Should I Be Wearing Those Blue-Light Glasses?

It has been about a year since COVID-19 forced a significant change in lifestyle for everyone. Many people started working and learning from home, spending more time indoors and on computers and digital devices. Listening to patients over the past year suggests that this increase in screen time has a noticeable effect on eye comfort … Continue reading Should I Be Wearing Those Blue-Light Glasses?

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Regular Hours

Visits are restricted to by appointment only. Please read our blog for the most current information.

Closed Wednesday Sept. 8 for Team Training

8:30am – 4:30pm   Monday
9:30am – 4:30pm   Tuesday
8:30am – 4:30pm   Wednesday
8:30am – 4:30pm   Thursday
8:30am – 4:30pm   Friday

July / August Hours

Visits are restricted to by appointment only. Please read our blog for the most current information. Please note we will be open July 1 and closed July 2 this year.

8:30am – 4:00pm   Monday
10:30am – 4:00pm   Tuesday
8:30am – 4:00pm   Wednesday
8:30am – 4:00pm   Thursday
8:30am – 4:00pm   Friday

December Hours

8:30am – 4:30pm   Monday
8:30am – 4:30pm   Tuesday
9:30am – 4:30pm   Wednesday
8:30am – 4:30pm   Thursday
8:30am – 4:30pm   Friday

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P.O. Box 177
Arkona, ON   N0M 1B0

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