Dr. Gavin Gies graduated from the School of Optometry at the University of Waterloo in 1981. He spent the next year in a Toronto contact lens specialty practice and then several years in a primarily geriatric practice in Glace Bay Nova Scotia before returning to Ontario in 1984 to establish his practice in the Heartlake Medical building on Kennedy Road south of Sandalwood Parkway in Brampton. After 25 years (and several renovations) we relocated in 2009 to the current location at Unit 102 – 433 Wanless Road.
Dr. Gies was a part-time external clinician at the School of Optometry from 1984 until 1994 where his primary duties were to supervise and educate the final year students. After leaving that role he became involved with the newly formed Nation Board of Examiners in Optometry where he was responsible for assessing the clinical skills of the applicants. He was a board assessor from 1995 until 2010 when the second of his two sons was born (and life became noticeably more hectic)
He has a special interest in pediatric and geriatric eye care as well as specialty contact lens fittings.
He lives in Caledon with his wife and two boys and two German Shepherds. He enjoys outdoor actives such as kayaking, cross-country skiing, hiking and biking.
About Dr. Keri Keast
Dr. Keri Keast graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2003 where she received her Honours Bachelor of Science degree and her Doctorate of Optometry degree. During her Optometry studies she completed externships in Salt Lake City, Utah and Shelburne, Ontario. In 2003 she received the low vision pediatric optometry award and in 2002 the pediatric optometry scholarship. After graduation from optometry, she practiced in Bolton as well as at Brampton Eye Doctors. In 2006 Dr. Keast transitioned to full-time practice at the Brampton Eye Doctors. Dr. Keast is licensed to prescribe therapeutic pharmaceutical agents by the Ministry of Health and College of Optometrists. She is an authorized prescriber for the Assistive Device Program (ADP).
Dr. Keast was raised in Brampton and is happily married with two children.
About Dr. Philip Patafio
Dr. Philip Patafio graduated from the University of Waterloo where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree as well as his Doctorate of Optometry degree in 2009. During his Optometry studies he completed an externship in Queens, New York where he worked at St. Albans Veterans Affairs hospital. His primary focus there was on glaucoma and ocular disease treatment for US Military Veterans. His past experiences allowed him to work alongside leading Ophthalmologists exposing him to an array of ocular surgical procedures and techniques. He is certified by the Ministry of Health and the College of Optometrists of Ontario to prescribe ocular therapeutic drugs.
Dr. Patafio has been a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists since 2009 and has brought his array of experiences as well as enthusiasm for eye care to Orangeville Optometrists since 2008.
He lives in Caledon with his wife Christina and spends most of his free time following and playing sports.
About Dr. Stephanie Chiang
Dr. Chiang is dedicated to providing the highest quality of vision care in a warm, caring and relaxing environment. She grew up in Mississauga, then moving to Brampton before earning her Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in Boston. During her professional training, Dr. Chiang completed clinical rotations at Boston Healthcare for the Homeless, New England Eye Institute, Toronto Eye Clinic, Manchester VA Medical Center and Codman Square Community Health Center. Following graduation, Dr. Chiang was accepted for a post-graduate residency position at The Ohio State College of Optometry. She spent a year at Ohio Eye Alliance, specializing in pre- and post-op care, while working closely with multiple ophthalmology subspecialties including cornea, glaucoma, retina, pediatrics and oculoplastics.
Dr. Chiang is involved with VOSH, Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, participating in mission trips to Peru in 2012 and the Dominican Republic in 2014. She has also presented cases at the EastWest Eye Conference and American Academy of Optometry meetings. Currently, she is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists, Canadian Association of Optometrists and American Academy of Optometry.
With a residency in Ocular Disease and continued development, Dr. Chiang offers her patients the expertise in managing a variety of ocular conditions including cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye, conjunctivitis and emergent eyecare. Her strong educational background allows her to provide patients with the optimal and leading-edge care for their condition and overall maintenance of eye health. She is delighted to be a part of the team in her hometown, she also practices at Prism Eye Institute. Dr. Chiang is attentive to her patient’s concerns and strives to partner with them to make eye care an integral part of their health.
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At Brampton Eye Doctors…
Brampton Eye Doctors (previously Heartlake Optometrists) has been serving the north Brampton and Caledon area since 1984.
In 2007 we relocated to Wanless Drive at McLaughlin from our original location in the Heart Lake Medical Centre and in 2014 changed our name to Brampton Eye Doctors to better reflect our area.
We now have a team of four optometrists and three assistants.
We offer latest technologies to ensure that you have an easy access to the best possible and most comprehensive vision care experience.
At Brampton Eye Doctors, we provide comprehensive ocular health assessments aided by the latest technological advances in vision care, and provide non-surgical medical treatments.
We are an Assistive Devices Provider (ADP)
We provide full optometric services including:
- Prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses.
- Glasses frames and lenses – including onsite edging and repairs.
- Contact lens fitting – including specialty fits.
- Binocular vision assessments and basic therapies.
- Low vision assessment and therapies
The real art of optometry is to match the best possible solution to each individual and their unique visual problems and needs.
Technology has provided a large variety of visual aids and solutions that we can utilize to help achieve your best visual performance.
Our arsenal includes:
- A choice of sophisticated lenses for glasses
- A variety of healthy contact lens options
- The use of magnification and lighting
We can consult and co-manage with several surgical choices including:
- Laser vision correction
- Lenses implanted in cornea
- Lenses implanted behind the cornea
- Lens replacement surgery
Very often the best visual results are achieved by relying on a combination of options either used together or alternately.