News & Resources

Saturday Openings for Almonte in 2022

In case you missed this information from our holiday hours blog post, here’s a reminder of Saturday openings in 2022.

Holiday Closures & Hours

In order to help you plan for the upcoming holiday period, we’re sharing our hours for both clinics. We wish you a safe and festive holiday season!

Halloween Eye Safety

Halloween will be upon us before we know it. It’s a good time to consider some key eye safety points for young and old alike.

An important announcement for our patients

On December 1st, Dr. Evelyn St George will retire from Gloucester & Almonte Family Optometrists after 33 years with the clinics.

Fall Hours for Our Clinics

As August comes to a close, we would like to remind you of current clinic hours, upcoming statutory holiday closures, and Saturday openings in Almonte this fall.

Cosmetics & Your Eyes

For many of us, applying cosmetics is just part of the morning routine, but it’s easy to forget that eye makeup can cause unwanted problems.

Summer Hours & Eye Safety

Summer hours at both of our clinics mean early closures on Fridays (2pm) starting this Friday, 25 June and running throughout July and August. We hope that all of our patients enjoy a fun and safe Canada Day and a great summer ahead.

Summer Eye Safety

We’ve rounded up some past articles we’ve shared about eye safety in the summer months:

Statutory Holidays

Our eye clinics are always closed for statutory holidays, including:

Canada Day (July 1st), the August Civic Holiday (August 2nd) and Labour Day (September 6th)

Almonte Saturday Openings

There are no Saturday openings in the summer. After a break in July and August, Saturday openings will resume on the following schedule in Almonte (8am to 2pm):

Fall 2021: Sept 11, 25 | Oct 9, 23 | Nov 6, 20 | Dec 4, 18

Your Children’s Eyes

Over the years we’ve shared a number of articles on the blog about children’s eyes and eyecare. This month we’re sharing a roundup of those posts to help you keep your children’s vision top of mind.

Job Posting

Almonte Family Optometrists is hiring. Our busy optometric practice is looking for an energetic person to join our team. Experience in a health care setting is preferred but not required. This is a part-time position, approximately 25-30 hours per week. Flexibility in work hours is required. Salary is dependent on experience and education.

The successful applicant will be the first point of contact for our patient and should exhibit good customer service skills, telephone manner and an ability to work with minimal supervision. Attention to detail and a positive and pleasant demeanor is extremely important.

If you are interested in becoming a member of our team, please email your resume to: almonte@ottawafamilyeyecare.com. No phone calls please.

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