FYidoctors - Halifax - Downtown

5523 Spring Garden Road
Halifax (Nova Scotia)
B3J 1G8
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Summer Hours: Closed at 2pm on Saturdays in June, July and August

Please use City Centre Atlantic Parkade at 1530 Birmingham Street. Bring in your ticket and we will validate it

Meet Our Optometrists

Allison Scott
Dr. Scott, originally from Gander, Newfoundland Labrador, completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Mount Allison University in Biology with a minor in Physics in 2002. She then completed the Doctor of Optometry program from the University of Waterloo in 2006, where she was awarded the Dr. Margaret Hansen desGroseilliers Leadership Award. As part of her training, she completed an internship in ocular pathology and therapeutics at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center in Mesa, Arizona.
Dr Scott first became a member of the Doctors Eye Clinic team as an intern in 2005. She then returned as a practicing optometrist in the fall of 2006 and is currently working at the Spring Garden and Lower Sackville locations.
While in school, Dr. Scott was the president of the Canadian Association of Optometry Students (CAOS), as well as optometry's representative in the National Association of Health Science Students. Additionally, she spent a week in Guatemala doing eye exams and dispensing donated glasses. She is currently a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Optometrists and serves as Secretary-Treasurer and co-chair of the continuing education committee. Dr. Scott is also an active member within the Serving Seniors Alliance and Smoke-Free Nova Scotia and has sat on the board of directors for both organizations.
Dr. Scott married her husband, Jason, in August 2011. They enjoy travelling together as much as possible. Dr. Scott is a figure skating judge and evaluator, and also enjoys reading, scrapbooking, running, curling and ultimate frisbee in her free time.
Paula Gaudet

Dr. Paula Gaudet has a comprehensive science background with a Bachelor of Science majoring in biology and a Doctor of Optometry degree. She's been enjoying her work in family practice eye care since 1993. Dr. Gaudet's strength is in customizing both prescription and lens design for each patient's unique lifestyle. Understanding the person attached to each set of eyes adds tremendous value for each patient to fully enjoy all aspects of his or her life.

Asked what advice she'd give people with regard to their health, Dr Gaudet says "Trust your instincts. If something changes quickly or feels wrong, it's wrong until proven otherwise. Standard recall visits and insurance policies are useful but they don't take care of you. That's my job. Please feel welcome to come any time you have a concern and we'll talk about it."

Dr. Gaudet has served as President and Counselor for the Nova Scotia Association of Optometrists She continues to chair a committee focused on high quality eye care standards. She and her husband Erick live in Hammonds Plains together with their son Hunter, and their 2 golden retrievers, Rooky and Rossi She enjoys cultural travel and cooking and can often be found towing the neighbourhood kids around the lake.

Alphonse Carew

Dr. Alphonse Carew graduated with a Doctor of Optometry, along with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo in 1986. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Essilor Award for Clinical Excellence and the Bausch and Lomb Outstanding Achievement Award. In 1996 he received an MBA degree from Saint Mary's University. 

Dr. Carew started practicing in Halifax in 1986 as an associate, a short time later in 1987 he started his own practice. It didn't take long for his practice to grow to its present size with 8 doctors and three locations. He now divides his clinical time evenly between Halifax and Lower Sackville. 

Dr. Carew also consults with optometrists all across Canada to evaluate their practices and help them perform better. He has lectured on the topic of Practice Management on the North American Optometry circuit and has written extensively for the Canadian Journal of Optometry. 

For his work with the intern program at the School of Optometry, University of Waterloo he was named an Adjunct Faculty Member of the University of Waterloo. 

Dr. Carew is a past-president of the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) from 1997 To 1999. He has served as a council member for both the CAO and the Nova Scotia Association of Optometrists (NSAO). From time to time he is still called upon to lend a hand when issues arise within optometry. 

When time allows he enjoys time with his family, travel and golf.