Optometrists specialize in understanding how the human eye works, as well as assessing 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 are experts in prescribing and fitting corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of the eye exam to each patient, and discuss your eyewear options and listen to your specific needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which can be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Dr. Denise Klaming received her Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto – St. George Campus in 2009, graduating with High Distinction. She then completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 2014, graduating with Honours. Upon graduating, she was awarded the William Feinbloom Award for her work with low vision patients.
Dr. Klaming completed an internship at the John Dingell Veteran Affairs Medical Center, in Detroit Michigan, where she worked with optometrists and ophthalmologists to diagnose and treat ocular disease. She also had the opportunity to travel abroad to India to provide eye care to those without access to eye care. In January 2015, Dr. Klaming joined Dr. Laughren’s optometry practice, and has taken over the practice since his retirement.
Dr. Klaming is passionate about her work, and enjoys working with people of all ages. She enjoys answering her patients’ questions and teaching them about the importance of eye health. She is a member of the College of Optometrists of Ontario, and the Ontario Association of Optometrists, and is registered with the Eye See, Eye Learn program. She lives in town with her husband, and looks forward to serving the people of Milton for many years to come.
Dr. Julia Laverty grew up in South-western Ontario, and attended Western University. She went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo. Upon graduating, she began practicing in Calgary, and has recently returned to her home province of Ontario.
Dr. Laverty completed extensive training in the treatment of ocular disease, and has provided care to recent Canadian refugees. She has traveled to Ecuador to provide volunteer services to those most in need, and looks forward to the opportunity to become involved in future volunteer opportunities, both locally and globally. Dr. Laverty is passionate about providing complete and superior care to all her patients, and is excited to be practicing in her new hometown of Milton. She joined Dr. Klaming as associate optometrist at Martin Street Optometry in January of 2017.
Dr. Les Laughren completed his Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 1975. He then started a small private practice in Milton, which at that time was a small but growing town. In 1988, after many months of renovations, he moved his practice to its current location at 87 Martin Street. This has been the home of Martin Street Optometry for nearly 30 years.
Dr. Laughren is an active member of the community, and served on the Milton Town Council for several years. He has a strong commitment to serving his patients. He is privileged to have formed many lifelong friendships with his patients.
As of January of 2016, Dr. Les Laughren has retired. He has happily passed the practice over to his trusted associate, Dr. Klaming. After practicing optometry for 40 years, we wish him all the best as he begins this next chapter in life! Please see the letter that Dr. Laughren has written to his patients, which is posted here on our website.