THE STAFF AT Thompson Family Optometry
Our exceptional eye care staff in Brampton, Ontario look forward to helping you and your family with all your eye care needs. We will help you select the most appropriate frames or contact lenses and will meticulously fit your new glasses to meet your needs. At Thompson Family Optometry, we are dedicated to optimizing your vision care.
Meet Our Team in Brampton, Ontario
Albert is a Vision Therapist with a degree from the University of Waterloo (Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology). He has worked in a variety of settings encompassing sports medicine, neurorehabilitation, and early childhood development. His previous posts include teaching at the School of Anatomy in Waterloo, and research assistant at the University of Waterloo, and as a registered Kinesiologist in Ontario.
Albert is particularly interested in neurorehabilitation and motor learning which led him to his current post as a Vision Therapist at Thompson Family Optometry.
Maitte came to Thompson Optometry to work as an intern in her chosen field of opticianry in late 2020. She quickly gained practical experience in helping people choose, and fitting their completed eyeglasses, or contact lenses. At the same time she excelled in her studies at Seneca College where she learned the theory behind optics, and successfully completed their opticianry program in 2021.
Maitte came to Canada from Cuba in 2015 and quickly learned the many customs practiced in Canada. She is fluent in both Spanish and English. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family in the outdoors including camping and fishing.
Criss joined the team in May of 2017. She has been working in the eye care industry since 2011 and brings with her a wealth of experience. Criss graduated from the School of Make-Up Art and worked as an cosmetics education specialist for seven years. Criss is originally from Vaughan and still lives there. She likes yoga and has a Yorkie named Harley.
Denise joined our team in August of 2015 bringing with her 25 years of experience in the field of optometry. She completed the Certified Optometric Assistants Program in 2000, and has attended numerous continuing education courses.
She enjoys helping patients select the appropriate frame and lenses that best suit them and adjusts them for the most comfortable fit. Quite often being able to provide same day service with our in office edging lab.
Denise enjoys spending time in the garden, reading and has a cat. She tries to get back to the East coast as much as possible to visit family and friends, which is where she grew up.
Cathy joined our Team in 2015, bringing with her 17 years of experience in the medical device industry.
She is currently responsible for assisting our patients with booking appointments, running diagnostic vision tests and dispensing eyeglasses. She has a unique interest and perspective when assisting our patients with all of their visual needs, as she herself has been in eyeglasses since she was just an infant.
Cathy is married with two grown sons. She loves spending time at her cottage in the Haliburton Highlands, socialising with family and friends.
Trish graduated from Sheridan’s Medical Assistant's Program in 1978. At that time she began work in a chiropractor's office worked and then switched to a family physician's office where she was promoted to office manager. Later she became an education assistant at Brampton Christian Schools. Trish taught skating many years in Brampton.
Trish has been involved in the practice starting as a bookkeeper in the practice in 1990. In 2011 she trained as a vision therapist with courses under the direction of the Optometric Extension Program.