About Us

Dr. Anne Baczmanski studied at the University of Waterloo where she received her Honours Bachelor of Science degree in 1993 and her Doctor of Optometry in 1997. During her studies at U of W, she was a teaching assistant in the department of Biology. Anne was also involved in research at the Ontario Cancer Institute in Toronto in the department of Medical Biophysics.

Although Anne continued to do research  at the School of Optometry, and has a few papers published in scientific journals, she really enjoyed working with people directly and chose the clinical path. During her studies in Optometry, she completed an externship in ocular disease and therapeutics at the Vitreo-Retinal Foundation, an eye hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.  She holds a certification for prescribing Ocular Therapeutic Agents. 

Anne has been practicing in Stratford and Mitchell for 13 years before opening a practice of her own in 2011.
She has been a laser consultant for many years and is involved in the pre and post-opertative care. 
She is part of the College of Optometrists of Ontario, the professionís regulatory body, serving as an assessor for the Quality Assurance Program.  She has also been involved for many years with the Canadian Examiners in Optometry (CEO), where she is an assessor of the clinical skills of the optometrists applying for licensure to practice. (After obtaining a degree from the Optometry program, an optometrist has to be licenced to practice).  She is also part of the CEO committee that is involved in the process fo establishing testing and maintaining the standards for the examination of these optometrists.

Anne enjoys working with all groups of the population , from babies to the elderly.  Providing a high quality of care to her patients is very important to Anne.