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Our Eye Doctors, Serving New Hamburg and Stratford

Our New Hamburg Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet our eye doctors:
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Dr. Howard Dolman

Howard graduated from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry, in 1990 and was honoured with the Award of Merit from the Canadian Association of Optometrists.  Howard is originally from Toronto, and has been practising in New Hamburg since 1991. Howard and Kim Dolman purchased the clinic in 1994 from...
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Dr. Kimberly Dolman

Kim graduated from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry, in 1992. She immediately joined the New Hamburg practice as an associate, and purchased the clinic in 1994, just days after the birth of her first child. Kim is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists and the Ontario...
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Dr. Debbie Cipp

Dr. Debbie Cipp graduated from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry, in 1984, and immediately joined the practice in New Hamburg. Debbie was born in Kitchener, the second daughter and second child of seven children to Russel and Helen Cipp, of Waterloo. She has lived most of her life...
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Dr. Jim Bender

  Dr. Jim Bender graduated from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry, in 1981. He joined the New Hamburg practice in 1992.  Jim has served for many years as a clinical instructor at the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry, and as Director of Off-Campus Geriatric Eye Clinics.  He...
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Dr. Don Nickel

Dr. Don Nickel attended the University of Manitoba for his undergraduate degree.  He graduated from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry, in 1993.  Don joined our New Hamburg practice in December 1999.  He is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists and the Ontario Association of Optometrists.  Don...
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Dr. Richard Bean

Dr. Richard Bean graduated from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry in 2008.  He was awarded the Beta Sigma Kappa Silver Medal.   Upon graduation, Richard immediately joined the Dolman Eyecare Clinic as an associate optometrist.  He is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, the Ontario Association...
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Dr. Victoria Lomax

Victoria Lomax graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 2017. Victoria completed one of her 4th year externship rotations at Dolman Eyecare and joined the team as an optometrist after graduation. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists as well as the Canadian Association...