About Us

About Us

We built our practice around the care of your eyes and your vision. The Ottawa Optometric Clinics (including Ottawa Optometric, Westboro Optometric, Kanata Optometric, Riverside South Optometric and Preston Optometric) are the premier full-service eye care clinics in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. We provide you with the highest quality eye care using the latest state of the art technologies.

Our team of optometrists has experience in a number of specialized fields such as sports vision, pediatric eye care, senior eye care, night vision testing, neo-natal cataract removal follow-up, contact lenses, etc. Our knowledgeable opticians and optometric assistants will ensure that your vision needs are professionally met and that you also look fantastic!

The Ottawa Optometric Clinic traces its roots from the practice of Dr. Earl Whan in the late nineteen-fifties. In 1967, Drs. Roland des Groseilliers and Margaret Hansen-des Groseilliers purchased the Billings Bridge Plaza location. To accommodate the growing practice, the Billings Bridge clinic saw two expansions in 1972 and 1978. In 1990, we built a new office that is still the home of the Ottawa Optometric Clinic at 1285 Kilborn Avenue. In 1997 the Westboro Optometric Clinic was established on Richmond Road in Westboro. To keep up with ever-increasing patient volumes the Kilborn clinic was renovated in 2008 to provide an inviting open-concept space, and the Westboro Clinic moved and doubled its size in 2010. To Ottawa's growing communities, the Kanata Optometric Clinic (located on March Rd) and the Riverside South Optometric Clinic (on Limebank Rd) were added in 2012.  The Preston Optometric Clinic was added in 2013.

In October 2011, after more than 40 years of practice, Drs. des Groseilliers and Hansen-des Groseilliers retired. Today, the practice counts five partners. Dr. William Clarke joined the practice in 1992, Dr. Eric DesGroseilliers in 1996, Dr. Serge Fauchon in 1997, Dr. Shawn Charland in 2006 and Dr. Nathan Stolch in 2008. A number of associates have also joined the practice. They are Drs. Annie DesGroseilliers, Jason Bussey, Carolyn Fyffe, Kirsten Beauchesne, Kristel Jefferies, and Melissa Ings.