Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision - many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
Dr. Melissa McLaughlin was born and raised in the Saint John River Valley in the village of Perth-Andover, New Brunswick. She graduated from Southern Victoria High School in 1995 and then attended the University of New Brunswick on an educational scholarship from 1995-1999; Dr. McLaughlin graduated with honors and received her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology. In 2003, Dr. McLaughlin graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry with her Doctorate of Optometry and relocated to Meadow Lake.
Dr. McLaughlin specializes in contact lenses, pediatric eye exams, ocular health and diabetic health eye assessments. She is also qualified to provide pre-operative and post-operative assessments for refractive laser surgery and cataract surgery. She is also qualified to diagnose and treat ocular infections and diseases and perform foreign body removals.
Dr. McLaughlin, her husband Blair and their two children, Danica and Connor, love wide open spaces, they enjoy camping, boating, quading, hunting, fishing, kayaking, snow-shoeing, snowmobiling, x-country skiing and spending time outdoors. Dr. McLaughlin also loves to cook, bake and garden, so if you have a good recipe she would love to hear about it!