Our team


Optometrists

Dr. Hoover

Dr. Hoover

Dr. Hoover obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 1982 and has been practising comprehensive optometry in Kingston since 1983. He obtained his therapeutic drug accreditation from Nova Southeastern University in 2009. Dr. Hoover is Chair of the Discipline Committee and past Chair of the Fitness to Practice Committee for the College of Optometrists of Ontario and also assessed student optometrists for the Canadian Examiners in Optometry.

Dr. Hoover has 2 adult children and enjoys reading, gardening, travelling, caring for his dogs, and going to the gym.

Dr. St-Cyr

Dr. Sébastien St-Cyr, O.D., completed his undergraduate studies in Liberal Science with a biomedical physics and biology specialization at Laurentian University in his hometown of Sudbury, Ontario. He then completed his Doctorate of Optometry at University of Montreal. During his studies, he participated in an externship at an eye care and surgery center in Stuart, Florida, where he worked alongside ophthalmologists specialized in various domains of ocular health. This experience allowed him to expand his knowledge and gain experience in ocular disease. Dr. St-Cyr also volunteered in Moldova with the humanitarian organization VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) to offer optometric care to the ones in need. He is fully bilingual and is accepting new patients of all ages. Special interests include ocular disease, contact lens therapy, pediatrics, and laser co-management. Outside of work, Dr. St-Cyr enjoys hockey, music, family time, and anything related to the outdoors.

Dr. St-Cyr
Dr. Dufresne

Dr. Dufresne

Dr. Brigitte Dufresne is the new owner of Frontenac Eye Clinic, now operating under HOOVER Optometry. Dr. Dufresne graduated with a Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Montreal in 1995. During her training, she completed 2 externships in U.S. hospitals located in Gallup, New Mexico, and in Pocatello, Idaho. She then successfully wrote the National Board to practice in Ontario. Dr. Dufresne holds a certificate in advanced ocular disease and therapeutics and her areas of practice include pediatrics, contact lens therapy, and refractive surgery.

She has been practicing since 1997 at Fournier Eye Care in Cornwall, Ontario. It is only in 2007 that she had the opportunity to acquire the practice which now operates under the name of 8 on Second Optométristes. Her vision is simple; Every patient's visit should be an enjoyable, inspiring, and efficient one. Dedicated to nothing but best-in-class eye care medical services, she takes pride in creating a practice that is quality-driven and independent, while offering a highly curated and stylish product selection at a fair price.

Most recently, Dr. Dufresne saw great potential to grow her unique practice model in Kingston. In June 2019, her husband Carl Gagnon and herself acquired Frontenac Eye Clinic, a reputed and long-time established practice founded by Dr. Jim Hoover. Striving to maintain the independent status of his practice while addressing today’s consumer expectations, Dr. Hoover saw a true fit with Dr. Dufresne's vision. This shared vision allows him to continue practicing and to pursue his passion and dedication to quality eye care here at HOOVER Optometry for the years to come.


Our Support Staff

Trena

Trena

Donna

Donna

Donna has been with us since 1999 and along with performing regular reception duties, is responsible for accounting, frame inventory, contact lens teaching, frame adjustments and dispensing.

Trena has been with us since 2001 and along with performing regular reception duties, is responsible for OHIP management, visual field testing, and dispensing.

The office runs exceptionally well with these two dedicated and knowledgeable personnel.