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Dr. Thomas Noel

Dr. Thomas-A Noël graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Ottawa in 1996. He then pursued his studies at the University of Montreal School of Optometry and graduated with a Doctorate in Optometry in 2000. After graduation, Dr. Noël did an externship at the Syracuse Veteran Hospital Department of Ophthalmology in Syracuse, New York, in conjunction with the Eye Consultants of Syracuse. Dr. Noël moved back to his home town of Ottawa in 2001, where he has his own optometry practice.

Dr. Thomas Noël developed a keen interest in Laser Vision Correction and was hired by Dr. Edmison, Focus Eye Center’s Medical Director, in May 2001 to oversee the ophthalmic care of Focus Eye Center’s laser vision patients. He has given numerous lectures on Laser Vision Correction and acted as the liaison between co-managing Optometrists and Focus Eye Center from 2003 to 2007.

Dr. Thomas Noël was the President of the Ottawa Society of Optometrists from 2001-2004. He was elected in 2008 as Provincial Council Member of the College of Optometrists of Ontario. He chaired the Registration Committee and the Discipline Committee of the College of Optometrists of Ontario and sat on the Executive Committee of the College of Optometrists of Ontario from 2010-2017. Dr. Noël was the President of the College of Optometrists of Ontario from 2015-2017. Dr. Noël has also been an examiner from 2002 to 2007 for the Canadian Standard Assessment in Optometry (C.S.A.O.) Exams in Optometry.

He was the Co-Chair of the Eye Health Council of Ontario (EHCO) from 2010 to 2016, which regroups optometrists and ophthalmologists which have a mandate to improve the delivery and quality of eye care in the Province of Ontario. Dr. Thomas Noël is presently the chair of the Quality Assurance Committee of the College of Optometrists of Ontario. He also is a director of the Champlain LHIN Vision Task Force since 2016.

Dr. Thomas Noël joined the practice in 2005 and is presently the owner of the clinic which is partners with FYi. He is presently a member of the FYi Advisory Committee. Dr. Noël offers bilingual service in English and in French to all his patients, and can also prescribe medications for eye infections. Dr Noël is the son of Dr Leon-Paul Noël, who is a well-known Pediatric Ophthalmologist. Dr Leon-Paul Noël worked at the children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario for 20 years, before joining SUNY (State University of New York) as the program director of the Residency Program in Ophthalmology.

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