Dr. Robert D. Gole graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Honours Bachelor of Science, Biology major in 1984. He furthered his studies at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and graduated in 1988. During his university years he was very active in undergraduate activities. He was a founding father of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Dr. Gole was also captain of the University of Waterloo warrior football team.
Dr . Gole completed an externship at the Federation of International Self Help (FISH) Clinic in Kingston , Jamaica . Interests were in contact lens research while at the University of Waterloo. While working at Gole Eyeworks Clinic, Dr. Gole has continued his interests in contact lens research for both contact lens solutions and new designs of contact lenses.
Dr. Gole has been on the forefront of innovation in eyecare. He was one to the first clinics to deliver the Ciba Night and Day contact lenses in North America. Furthermore, he was asked to attend the world unveiling of the new technology for the Alcon Total 1 contact lens which has revolutionized contact lenses and was one of the first clinics to use this lens in North America.
His clinic, Gole Eyeworks, was also the beta test site for the Zeiss iMobile eyewear measurement technology. Dr. Gole was also one of the first clinics to use the Blephex instrument for remediation of eyelid disorders in Canada.
Patients come from as far as Saudi Arabia to seek his abilities as well as just across town.
Other interests in Optometry are macular degeneration and low vision, vision development in children, LASER vision correction and cataract co-management as well as computer vision problems. Our dry eye clinic in Canada has the first three eyelid hygeniests, and we continue to use the latest clinic tools to treat ocular surface for conditions like Blepharitis and eye discomfort.
Outside his clinical hours Dr. Gole devouts a great deal of time to Scouts Canada and coaching minor hockey both at the Rep. and house league levels. Furthermore Dr. Gole coaches two lacrosse teams. A set of twins and their big brother keep Dr. Gole’s free time occupied. Rob enjoys personal time spent with his children. Skiing, running, biking, swimming or just being outside are free time pursuits.
Canadian Optometrists in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation
Canadian Low Vision Significant Interest Group
Ontario Association of Optometrists
Canadian Association of Optometrists
College of Optometrists of Ontario
Dr. Michael Hinch is your optometrist at the Arthur branch or Gole Eyeworks. Call our office to schedule an eye exam, contact lens fitting or eye disease testing. Dr. Hinch looks forward to meeting you!