Meet the Staff

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At Eye Care For You, our staff is friendly and professional. Our commitment is to provide exceptional customer service to all of our Orléans patients. We take pride in our personalized care and strive to spend the necessary time with each patient to ensure a comfortable experience.

Our optometry professionals are passionate about providing high-quality care to our family of patients. We focus on providing comprehensive eye exams, a large selection of fashionable eyewear, and the best possible vision care.  Read below to find out more about our staff, or even better, come in today to meet them in person.  They'll be happy to see you!

  • Dr. Jenna Bender

    Growing up in Orleans, Dr Bender was a regular patient of Dr Kwasnick’s.  It only seemed natural that after graduating from l’Université de Montréal in 2010, she should return to practice there.  Since then, she has been proud to offer her services to the community and loves being able to see all members of the same family, and watch them grow throughout the years. 

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  • Dr.
    Natalija Ilic

    Dr. Ilic studied Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Saskatchewan and obtained a B.Sc. with High Honours in 2009. During her studies, she did research on antimicrobial resistance, molecular biology and genetics. After graduating, she studied melanoma and then focused on inflammatory responses in cystic fibrosis. 

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  • Sandy

    Sandy has worked at this location since 2006 where she has enjoyed welcoming patients to the office.  She also does visual field testing, contact lens instruction, and helps patients pick out frames that are best suited to their looks and needs.   Outside of the office, this transplanted Vancouverite enjoys walking, knitting and reading.

  • Corinne

    Having worked in the customer service industry for over 10 years, Corinne will be very happy to answer any questions you may have.  She will also be helping you through the different steps of your exam from booking the appointment, to performing your visual fields test.

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  • Alison

    Alison is very happy to be a part of the Eye Care For You team. She is eager to help out anyway she can in French or English. Considering a career in optometry, she hopes to learn as much as she can from other staff, doctors and patients. Alison is a musician, hockey player and avid reader. She also loves travelling and discovering new things, as well as spending time with her dog and two cats.

  • Shobie

    Shobie is excited to be joining Eye Care For You and learning more about optometry and helping out patients! Her interest in eye care started with having been a wearer of glasses for many years herself. Shobie is currently pursuing her Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science at the University of Ottawa. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, travelling, as well as going skiing and snowboarding.

  • Tara

    Tara is pleased to be joining Eye Care For You. As a recent University of Ottawa graduate, she seeks to engage in opportunities that will allow her to develop her professional skills and provide exceptional customer services. As an Ottawa native, she values the importance of providing bilingual services and hopes to create a positive environment for all to enjoy. In her spare time, she enjoys pursuing her education, spending time with family and friends, and engaging in volunteer work within the community.  

  • Vanessa

    Vanessa is thrilled to be working at EyeCareForYou . She enjoys interacting and helping out patients in French or English! She is currently pursuing a degree in Psychology and minoring in Neuroscience at Carleton University. Vanessa hopes to do research in mental health to help people suffering from mental health issues. In her free time, she enjoys going out for runs, reading and traveling.