Teeple Optometry wishes to congratulate Dr. Ralph Teeple on his retirement from practice. Dr. Ralph graduated from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry in 1982. He worked as an associate in a busy Ottawa practice for 6 years. In 1988, he and his wife, Dr. Lori Teeple, relocated to this area, where Dr. Ralph joined the Arkona practice that was established 9 years earlier by his brother Dr. Mark Teeple. Clinical excellence and continued learning were highly valued by Dr. Ralph. He worked part time as a clinical supervisor at the School of Optometry in Waterloo and later earned his Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry. He co-led workshops for medical students and physicians and served as an examiner for the national entry-to practice assessments for many years.
Dr. Ralph was delighted to welcome to Teeple Optometry Dr. Tina Morowat in 2016 and his son, Dr. Liam Teeple, in 2020. Dr. Mark Teeple retired in 2020, and the practice is now owned by Dr. Tina and Dr. Liam. It was important to Dr. Ralph to help transition a progressive practice to the new owners prior to his retirement. Teeple Optometry continues to prioritize the long-held values of excellence in clinical care, continued learning, and care for the people of our local community.
Dr. Ralph will be missed by his fellow doctors, the team, and patients of Teeple Optometry. We wish him the very best going forward!