Dr. Rick Thompson
Dr. Rick Thompson spent his early years in south Etobicoke and came to the Bramalea (now Brampton) at the age of 7 years of age. There he attended different area schools including Aloma PS, Balmoral Middle School, Bramalea SS and then attended University of Waterloo where he graduated in optometry with the class of 1979. Extra curricular activities included scouting and delivering the Toronto Telegram. Summer jobs were quite varied including driving a truck for BramaGreen Farms, American Motors, and working at what is now Pearson Airport (Fleet Security, Tilden Rent-a-Car, and Canada Customs).
He practices general optometry with a special interest in patients who have developmental issues including attention deficit disorder, learning difficulties, dyslexia, blindness and the visually impaired. He also has special interest in those who require optometric rehabilitation including those who have had closed head injuries, neurological disorders, macular degeneration, diabetic related vision changes, glaucoma, and toxic conditions.
Professional courses and affiliations:
- 1982 Earned fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry
- 1985 Completed the basic course in the application of light therapy by the College of Syntonic
- 1985 Enrolled in the Optometric Extension Program. OEP provides continuing education in behavioural optometry. Dr. Thompson is currently a clinical associate.
- Member of the Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association
- Member of the College of Vision Development.
- Member of the Ontario Optometric Association.
- Member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists.
- Member of the American Association of Optometrists low vision section.
Dr. Thompson lives in the Bramalea area of Brampton with his wife Trish. The family is involved in various activities at North Bramalea United Church. We are blessed to have so many friends at NBUC.
One particular subject that is near and dear to our hearts is albinism. One of Rick and Trish's four children has oculo-cutaneous albinism which has a profound affect on her vision. Dr. Thompson, as a consequence has become active in the National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation. In the fall of 2000 he was elected to the board of directors of NOAH and served to 2010. He currently chairs the board of scientific advisors for NOAH. He has become quite knowledgeable about albinism through his contacts in this area. If you have any questions about albinism, please feel free to ask.
Hobbies he enjoys include maps of all kinds, genealogy and vintage cars, especially classic British Cars. Ask him about his 1957 Sunbeam Rapier.
Dr. Greg Thompson
Dr. Greg has been practicing optometry in Brampton since his graduation in 2013. He was born and raised in Brampton and is thrilled to be serving the community. Throughout high school and university Dr. Greg had many interesting jobs from delivering the Brampton Guardian, working at Little Caesar's Pizza (yes holding the sign), Canadian Tire Warehouse and with the City of Brampton
He attended Brampton Christian School and later North Park Secondary School. He then attended the University of Waterloo when he earned his Bachelor of Science degree and later his Doctor of Optometry.
During his training, Dr. Greg received instruction in the latest in eye health and eye disease, refractive conditions, and children's vision. During his training, he interned at several outstanding optometric and ophthalmologic clinics including the Omni Eye Specialty Clinic in Baltimore, Maryland. He also won the Alcon Award at the University of Waterloo for authoring a paper on the treatment of a binocular vision disorder with multifocal contact lenses.
Professional courses and affiliations:
- University of Waterloo Honours Life Science 2009
- University of Waterloo Doctor of Optometry 2013
- Licensed by the College of Optometry in 2013
- Member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists 2013-present
- Completed Optometric Extension Courses 2013-present
- Member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists 2013-present
- Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry 2019
Dr. Greg is married to his high school sweetheart Sarah Ahola with one son, and one polydactyl (extra toes) cat named Murphy. In his off time Dr. Greg plays basketball weekly, jogs, goes skiing, travels, and likes motorcycles.
Please call our office at: 905-793-2020 if you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.
Use your best judgment on urgency – find the nearest emergency room or review our emergency page for tips.
Wondering how to pay for your eye care? Check Out Our Insurance Plans.