Dr. Karin Rummell grew up in the Beach and received her B.Sc. and B.Ed. from the University of Toronto and her Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) from the University of Waterloo. She has been in practice in the Beach since 1982. She became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in 1991 and was a member of its Admittance Committee for ten years. Dr. Rummell sat on the Board of Directors for the Vision Institute, a charitable organization and also serves as an examiner for the National Board Exams in Optometry. Her clinical interests lie in providing full spectrum family vision care. She has two grown sons- one works in finance and the other is studying Optometry!! In her spare time, Dr. Rummell likes to cook and travel and is trying to become fluent in French.
Dr. Donna Chow completed an Industrial Internship in Honors Chemistry at the University of Alberta before receiving her Doctor of Optometry at the University of Waterloo. She has trained with ophthalmologists at Vision America – a specialty clinic in Birmingham, Alabama to gain further experience in vitreoretinal diseases, cataract and LASIK perioperative care. During her studies, Dr. Chow was privileged to participate in an eyecare mission to Huatulco, Mexico with the non-profit organization Eyecare International. There, they provided free ocular health assessments, dispensed donated spectacles and medications and arranged surgery for those in need of secondary care. Since 2002, Dr. Chow has been practicing in the Beach and enjoys combining her passions for food and travel in her spare time.
Dr. Timothy Jerome grew up in the Beach and attended Kew Beach and then Williamson Road Public Schools. He studied Engineering at the University of British Columbia before obtaining his Optometry training at Cardiff University in Wales. He continued his Ocular Therapeutics training at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. Dr. Jerome worked in a family oriented general Optometry practice in Wales for 5 years before returning home to Toronto to practice in the Beach. He is a member of the College of Optometrists of Ontario, the Ontario Association of Optometrists and the College of Optometrists in the United Kingdom. Dr. Jerome enjoys road cycling and weight training. He loves to travel and cook and has recently begun designing and making chef’s knives. He is looking forward to practising alongside his mother and continuing to take care of the eyecare needs of his community.