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Dr. Peter Jost

Dr. Jost graduated with honours from the School of Optometry, University of Waterloo in 1991. In addition to his professional degree he also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science from the same university.

Following graduation he began practicing in Oshawa and shortly thereafter in 1994 moved to Courtice where he and Dr. Bennett opened a full service optometric clinic.

Dr. Jost attends continuing education conferences on an annual basis to maintain currency in all aspects of vision science. He was involved in research during his undergraduate studies and was awarded several NSERC grants. In 1995 he completed an intensive Ocular Therapeutics course through the University in Tulsa Oklahoma in an effort to better serve his patients. He also spent several terms as a Clinician supervising students in their clinical rotation at the School of Optometry Clinic in Waterloo. Dr. Jost was also an associate in a very busy Ophthalmology practice for 10 years.

When not at the office, Dr. Jost enjoys spending time with his family.

Dr. Dean Bennett

Dr. Bennett pursued undergraduate studies in Behavioural Neuroscience at Laurentian University prior to admission to School of Optometry at the University of Waterloo. Upon completion of a summer internship at University of California, Berkely School of Optometry, Dr Bennett graduated with his Optometry degree with honours in 1991. Since that time he has completed hundreds of hours of specialized training in many areas including laser refractive surgery and treatment of eye disease, including an intensive Ocular Therapeutics course through the University in Tulsa Oklahoma.

Dr. Bennett is married to Dr. Patricia Campbell (an optometrist also practicing in Oshawa) and enjoys travelling with his family.

Dr. Stephanie Vassilev

Dr. Vassilev graduated with honours from the University of Waterloo Optometry and Vision Science program in 2015. She also completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo with honours in Biomedical Science with a minor in Biology. During her studies she spent a term for an ocular disease rotation in the optometry clinic at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan.

When she is not working as an associate at the practice, she enjoys travel and spending time with her husband and two children.

Our Staff

Drs. Bennett and Jost are very proud of their staff. They have decades of combined experience in the provision of optical services including frame and lens selection, instruction in the handling and care of contact lenses and the edging and fitting of spectacle lenses into frames using our new state of the art computerized edging lab.

Carolyn and Laurie meet regularly with frame company representatives to select the most contemporary designs in eyewear and as a consequence are very active in the dispensary with Tonya serving patients. Laurie and Tonya are also invaluable as edging technicians in our lab. The majority of our staff are well versed in all aspects of eyewear dispensing and contact lens training and all are proficient at patient welcoming and reception. Jackie, Lorie, Karmen and Roberta are indispensable at the front desk and on the telephones. We are also very proud that Carolyn, Laurie, Jackie, and Tonya have successfully completed rigorous training to earn the designation Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant.

We cannot stress enough how indebted we are to our employees for their role in building the practice and servicing our patients. They are our most valuable resource.