Mr. Raymond Ladouceur, Co-owner/ Optician
Ray Ladouceur attended primary and secondary school in Penetaguishene. He completed his studies in the Ophthalmic Dispenser program at Georgian College in Barrie in 1993. After graduation, Ray began working at the Zellers Vision Centre in North Bay for about a year before transferring to their Sudbury location. In 1996, Ray returned to North Bay and opened his own optical store within Zellers. There, Ray served his clients for 16 years, until May 2012, when he relocated to Eyes on Main. Here he continues to sell a variety of brand-name eye-wear, perform contact lens fittings, and repair eyeglasses. He strives to provide clients with the best eye care possible, and is proud to be cutting lenses on site which provides faster service to his customers.
He enjoys fishing, watching hockey games, reading, and spending time at his cottage.
Ray’s goal is to provide the people of North Bay -and surrounding area- with superior eye-wear, and outstanding customer service.
Mr. Patrick Srut, Co-owner/ Optician
Patrick was born and raised in North Bay. After receiving a Small Business Management Diploma from Canadore College in 1993, he worked with his family; helping them run their restaurant. In 1995, Patrick decided to return to school at Georgian College in pursuit of his Optician’s license. Having graduated with honours in 1997, and obtaining his licensing in 1998, Patrick then moved to Ottawa; where he owned an Optical store from 2002-2009. When he returned to North Bay in 2009, Patrick went back to working optical at a large retailer here in town. In 2011 he met Ray, and they became great friends -which worked to both of their benefit when a new investment opportunity arose in 2014, neither of them could think of a better business partner.
Now as the Co-owner and Operator of the Eyes on Main Callander location, Patrick strives to give our customers the same great services, and prices, they receive in North Bay.
As an avid tennis and baseball player, Patrick has also joined forces with Ray in sponsoring (and playing for) the Eyes on Main baseball team.
Dr. Joseph George, Optometrist
Dr. Joseph George graduated from Egypt’s University of Cairo School of Medicine in 1994. He practiced general medicine for 5 years before starting his residency in Ophthalmology in 1999. He obtained his Master of Science degree in Ophthalmology at the University of Cairo in 2003. He practiced ophthalmology until he relocated to Canada in 2010; joining The University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry in 2011. He graduated shortly after, passed his board exams, and is since, licensed to practice optometry in Ontario.
Dr. Joseph George enjoys seeing patients of all ages, as well as providing information for pre- and post-operative exams for those wishing to have laser corrective eye surgery. He is certified to prescribe medications for conditions such as: eye infection, inflammation and glaucoma.
Dr. Joseph George is married and has a young son. He enjoys going out and spending time with his family.
Lucie Fischer-Srut, Office Manager
Lucie was born in Czech Republic; relocating directly to North Bay in 1990. She graduated with honours from the Office Administration program at Canadore College in 2009, then began working at Eyes on Main shortly after. 5 years later, Lucie played an integral part in forming the partnership between Ray, and her husband Patrick Srut. Lucie runs the front desk operations; along with possessing the skills to neutralize lenses, operate the visual field screening technology, and take retinal photographs. Her main focus is ensuring the highest level of customer service is met, for both our patients and customers. Lucie handles OHIP and First Nations eye exam billing -for those who qualify. She also instructs new contact lens wearers on insertion and removal techniques.
Lucie enjoys spending time with her 2 daughters, and painting in her spare time. She also operates the ART IS IN Shop (attached to our Callander location) where her paintings are on display for purchase; along with products from other local Artisans.
Debbie Carter, Optician’s Assistant (Callander)
Born and raised in Toronto, Debbie spent many years gaining customer service experience before relocating to North Bay in 1991. Once in North Bay, Debbie continued to work at various local businesses until starting her optical career at a large retailer in 2007. Debbie then moved on to a different optical retailer to work in a higher capacity. In 2015, with the opening of Eyes on Main in Callander, Debbie began working with Patrick; where she maintains her high level of professionalism, and dedication to quality service. Debbie primarily works out of our Callander location.
Debbie enjoys wine making, and travelling.
Leigh-Ann Burns, Optician’s Assistant
Leigh-Ann was born and raised in Chisholm, ON; in 2009 she moved to Guelph where she started apprenticing in the optical industry. In 2010, Leigh-Ann relocated to Glace Bay, NS; and continued to gain experience at a large optical chain. Leigh-Ann moved back home to North Bay, and joined the Eyes on Main team in February of 2015; utilizing her previous experience to perform various duties, such as: 3rd party billing submissions Inventory control Edging lenses Frame fitting and adjustments Sales consultations Leigh-Ann has also recently begun updating -and driving activity through- the Eyes on Main Facebook page and website.
Leigh-Ann enjoys reading, spending time with her many family members, and honing her archery skills.
Nicole Lazure, Optometric Technician/Front Desk Operations Assistant
Nicole was born and raised in North Bay. With 9 years of experience as a customer service representative, Nicole took on her new role with ease. She began working at Eyes on Main in the summer of 2016. Since then, she has taken on multiple responsibilities such as; administering visual field screenings, taking retinal photographs, and helping clients choose the right frame. Nicole is a welcome addition to our team who is happy to assist our patients, and customers, in both English and French.
Nicole hunts and plays soccer in the fall and summer. She also fishes year round.
Nicky Northcott, Lab Technician/Sales Associate
Originally from London, ON; Nicky relocated to North Bay in 2015. She had a two-year residency in New Westminster, BC, where she attended Douglas College. After obtaining her Medical Office Assistant Certificate in 2012, Nicky moved back to London; where she worked in both medical and optometry offices. In July of 2016, she joined our team bringing 3 years of office experience with her. Nicky now consults our customers on frame and lens choices; while also training to edge lenses on our sophisticated lab equipment
Samantha Ranger, Sales Associate
Samantha was born and raised in North Bay. She graduated from Ecole Secondaire Catholique Algonquin high school in 2005. Her bilingualism, positive demeanor, approachable personality and work experience is an asset to us at Eyes on Main.
Samantha has many years of work experience as an office administrator within the hospitality field, medical care, customer relations and the city of North Bay. She gained college and university credits then pursued instructing music while being a supply teacher.
She loves animals and enjoys spending time outside hiking, fishing and boating and being by the fire creating memories with her family and friends.
Cheryl Belecque, Sales Associate
Cheryl was born and raised in Cambridge, ON; She relocated to North Bay in 1988. Cheryl brought 8 years of customer service experience with her when she joined Eyes on Main in October 2015. Cheryl strives to make frame selection and lens choice a quick and easy process for our customers, and patients.
Cheryl is happily married to her high school sweetheart; together they 3 have children. Aside from spending time with her family, Cheryl also enjoys cooking, drawing, and keeping fit.
Brenda Andrews, Sales Associate
Brenda was born in Belleville, ON. After working as a cosmetician for 25 years, Brenda decided to return to school for her Administrative Assistant diploma; which she earned in 1993. She was then an Executive Assistant for 7 years before taking her career in a new direction as a landscaper. In 2010, Brenda returned to the customer service sector with Eyes on Main, and since then has continued to work with us. Brenda applies her many years of fashion -and customer service- experience to help our customers, and patients, find the best frame for them.
On her spare time, Brenda enjoys painting, gardening, and practicing her drumming skills.
J. C. Fleury, Frame Stylist
J.C. has been helping customers chose eye-wear for many years ever since employed with Ray at the Zellers Vision Center. When Eyes on Main opened in 2010, J.C. has continued to work for Ray allowing customers to continue to trust his excellent judgment in correct frame style choices suitable to every individual. His ability to communicate to customers in both English and French has made this process a much easier one.
Elise Robbins, Front Desk Operations Assistant
Born and raised in Chatham, ON; Elise came to North Bay in 1987. She graduated with honours from the Medical Office Administrator program at CTS Canadian Career College in 2014. Elise joined the Eyes on Main team in February 2016, and has been assisting at the front desk; from answering phones to booking appointments, or addressing inquiries. Elise is currently training to assist our patients, and customers, even more -as a sales representative.
Elise enjoys playing softball in the summer, and reading all year round.