Our Team

Meet Our Doctors and Clinic Owners

What is an optometrist?

 

An optometrist is the primary health-care provider for vision and eye

health concerns in Ontario. Optometrists have completed a Bachelor’s

degree prior to completing an additional 4 year Doctorate of Optometry

degree. Optometrists are highly educated and clinically trained to examine

and treat the eyes and visual systems of any patient, regardless of their age.


Dr. Mark C. Goodwin, O.D.

Dr. Goodwin received his Bachelor of Science degree and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 1995. He began his career shortly thereafter at the Barrhaven Optometric Centre in Nepean, ON. In 2002, he returned to his home town of Brockville, ON, where he joined the Brockville Optometric Centre team.

Having realized there was a need for Leeds and North Grenville’s growing community, Dr. Goodwin and Dr. Barlow decided to open a brand new optometric practice in Kemptville, ON. Dr. Goodwin and Barlow continue to provide optometric care to patients in Brockville and surrounding areas. Dr. Goodwin resides in Brockville and enjoys spending time with his family. His hobbies include boating, swimming, and tennis. He is a proud member of the Ontario Association of OptometristsCanadian Association of Optometrists, and the College of Optometrists of Ontario .


Dr. Marc S. Barlow, O.D.

Dr. Barlow graduated with a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Biology from Bowling Green State University, in Ohio. He then graduated with a Doctorate in optometry from the University of Waterloo in 2008. Upon graduation, Dr. Barlow returned to his home town of Brockville, ON where he provides full scope optometric eye care. In 2018, Dr. Barlow and Dr. Goodwin decided to open a second optometric practice in the Leeds and North Grenville community. Dr. Barlow currently resides in the Brockville area with his wife and their two children.  In addition to his busy family life he enjoys playing hockey on a regular basis. He is a proud member of the Ontario Association of OptometristsCanadian Association of Optometrists, and the College of Optometrists of Ontario.


Dr. Michelle J. Steenbakkers, O.D.

Michelle Steenbakkers graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences. She earned a Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo and is the recipient of the Dr. Irving Baker Award for Clinical Excellence, the Canadian Association of Optometrists Award of Merit and the 2015 Young Alumni Award from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry & Vision Science. Dr. Steenbakkers completed two residencies with the University of Houston, the first focused on Community-Based Family Practice and the second, as Chief Resident at Bridge Builder’s Eye Clinic. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and was an Associate Clinical Professor at the School of Optometry & Vision Science, University of Waterloo, following several years of private practice in Nova Scotia.

Dr. Steenbakkers was raised in the village of Fallowfield and has been very happy to return to her hometown with her family, including her husband and three young children (and black lab puppy!).

Please welcome Dr. Steenbakkers as she joins the Kemptville Optometric Centre. She is currently accepting new patients and provides full-scope optometric care for patients ranging from infants to seniors.

 

Meet Our Licensed Optician


What is an optician?

 

Licensed opticians are important members of the eye care team. They are trained and licensed through a two year college program and a national examination to fabricate, fit and adjust vision aids such as eyeglasses, contact lenses, and low vision devices based on the prescription of an optometrist.


Kelsey McDiarmid, RO

Kelsey joined the Kemptville Optometric Centre team in March of 2019. She graduated from Seneca College in Toronto, ON in 2018 with an Opticianry diploma in Health Sciences. She successfully completed her NACOR examinations in May of 2019. She began working in the optical field in 2009 and has experience working in both retail and private optical settings. Kelsey has also worked in long-term care dispensing glasses to patients who can’t access public services. Kelsey currently resides in the Ottawa area with her family. She is a proud member of the Ontario Optician’s Association and The College of Opticians of Ontario.