About Us

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John Omand opened Newmarket Optical in the spring of 1980 and has been happy to provide service and quality to the area ever since. We prides ourselves in our excellent service and taking care of each individual customers needs in a specialized and detailed manor. We offer a large selection of eyewear for any budget and would be happy to help you find your perfect pair! We do all of our own edging in store and also specialize in contact lens fittings and aftercare, we have a contact lens fitter in 5 days a week for all of your contact lens needs.

Our Staff

JOHN OMAND

Owner and Registered Optician

John opened Newmarket Optical in 1980 and has been a Registered Optician since 1986.  His motto is that Service is the number one priority in owning a business, and continues to strive for the best service he can give to each and every customer.  John has a passion for all types of eyeglass and sunglass fittings and can find a solution for any request.  John looks forward to his ski vacation out West every winter and playing squash when he can. He also enjoys spending time with wife Mary Jane and his many pets.

LESLIE DAPICE

Store Manager & Buyer

Leslie has been working for Newmarket Optical since 2002, Leslie is the Store Manager and the merchandise buyer for our stores frame inventory, which means she has an extensive knowledge of trends and what frames are available through our suppliers. Leslie will always greet you with a big smile and a friendly hello and her wonderful personality and excellent skill has been an asset in making the store what it is today. Leslie enjoys spending time with her family and her 5 Grandchildren.

SARA MCLEISH

Registered Optician, Contact Lens Fitter

Sara has been working for Newmarket Optical since 2005 as a Registered Optician and Contact Lens Fitter.  Sara enjoys keeping up on the newest products appreciating the ever changing innovation of the eye care field. Sara started at Newmarket Optical as a frame stylist in 2005, worked as a Optical Student while going to school at Georgian College and now she has been a Registered Optician since 2008 and is the Head Optician at our store. Sara enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids!

CAROLE BARFITT

Registered Optician, Contact Lens Fitter

Carole has been an Optician and Contact Lens fitter since 1971,  she has been a part of the Newmarket Optical team since 2010.  Carole’s extensive knowledge and expertise in both Eyeglass and Contact Lens fittings for over 50 years makes her an important part of the Newmarket Optical team!  She is an expert in difficult Contact Lens fits and has a detailed knowledge of the right lens for each and every patient.

ALI ASGARI

Registered Optician, Contact Lens Fitter

Ali brought his knowledge of lenses and the Optical industry when he started with Newmarket Optical in 2018.After working for plastic plus and Star Vision as a technician for 11 years he decided he to become a licensed Optician.  He started with the company as an Optical student and is now a Registered Optician.  Ali enjoys spending time with his family and experiencing new places, foods and cultures.

MALLORY BAILEY

Customer Service

Mallory has been a valuable part of the Newmarket Optical team since the fall of 2015.  Her years of experience in the Optical field has been an asset to Newmarket Optical and her specialty is frame selection. She has a great aesthetic and uses that talent to find the right frame for the right face. Mallory has experience in a medical office and is a fantastic makeup artist.  Mallory has a strong interest in creating music and performing.

FIORELLA CERRA

Customer Service

Fiorella has been a wonderful addition to Newmarket Optical! She brings her experience in the customer service field to provide a professional, organized and enjoyable environment.  Customers love Fiorella’s friendly demeaner and kind personality to help them make the important decision of what kind of eyewear they will be wearing for years to come. ! Fiorella enjoys experimenting with different recipes and long walks on her days off!

EMMA MANOS

Customer Service

Emma began working for Newmarket Optical in 2017 after being a customer of our store since the age of 4.  Being a long time customer of our store she is knowledgeable in eyewear and the Optical field! She has always had an interest in the Optical business and enjoys helping customers find the right frame for the right face.  Emma has graduated high school and is planning on pursuing a career in hair dressing.

RIDA ATIF

Customer Service

Rida has been working for Newmarket Optical since June of 2016. She has been a fantastic part of our team and you have probably met her on a Sunday working with John or working the Newmarket Optical booth at a street festival! Rida started as a co-op student from high school and was then hired on as an eyewear consultant. Rida enjoys reading and is very busy studying while attending University.