Dr. Darryl Workman, Bsc. H. O.D
Growing up in Oshawa, Ontario, Dr. Workman attended Donevan Collegiate, where he was valedictorian. He earned his B.Sc. (Hon.) in Life Sciences with first class honours from Queen's University, prior to graduating in 1992 from the School of Optometry at the University of Waterloo, where he was class president.
Throughout his University career, Dr. Workman worked the line at GM, Lasco Steel (now Gerdau) and Toyota, as well as having driven bus for Oshawa Transit (for which he still maintains his license!).
After working for various private practices in Ontario, Dr. Workman established his own clinic from scratch in 1994.
An avid sports enthusiast as well as dedicated to the Port Perry community that has supported his practice for almost 20 years, Dr. Workman continues to sponsor numerous children's soccer and baseball teams, "The Hawkeyes".
Prior to having small children, Dr. Workman was a motorcyclist who raised funds for eye disease research through "The Ride For Sight".
Stephanie has had many years' marketing experience both in the fashion industry as well as in optical. She divides her time between her NDEC 'home' as well as her own marketing/website design business.
Married since 2002, he and his wife, Stephanie, enjoy skiing as well as shooting hoops and playing road hockey with their two young daughters, Sydney Kate & Piper Lilly.
Dr. Workman is a member of the Ontario Association Of Optometrists, and is TPA-Certified to prescribe medication. All of our friendly staff are Certified Canadian Optometric Assistants (CCOA), and are excellent at assessing patients' eyewear needs, as well as selecting the perfect frames.
Dr. Stephanie Leon was born and raised in Whitby, and has remained a lifelong Durham Region resident.
After receiving her BSc Honours degree in Health Sciences from Brock University, Stephanie completed her training at the New England College of Optometry in Boston.
Dr. Leon, fully bilingual in French (and some Spanish), has been practicing full scope optometry for the past 6 years, and works with patients of all ages. She completed a variety of clinical externships where she gained valuable knowledge in fields such as ocular disease diagnosis, treatment & management, pediatric optometry, and contact lens management.
While in Boston, Dr. Leon volunteered her time by providing free vision screenings to athletes during Special Olympic events, as well as school-aged children in under-serviced areas. Back home in Durham Region, she will continue with her commitment to the community by providing on-site eye care services to patients at the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences.
Dr. Leon and her husband are proud parents to their 6 month old baby girl, and we are very excited to welcome her to our practice!
Charlene R., C.C.O.A; Nicole V., C.C.O.A (to-be), Theresa H., C.C.O.A
Our highly trained dispensers, Charlene, Nicole and Theresa, successfully completed the Canadian Certified Optometric Assistants (C.C.O.A) program. Under Dr. Workman's guidance, they completed the year-long intensive program (offered through the Ontario Association of Optometrists), and are continuously updating their education about eye disease, lens technology and patient relations through various CE courses in Toronto, and as far away as Barbados!
The NDEC staff are extremely knowledgeable and fully trained to interpret prescriptions and dispense eyewear best suited to patients' lifestyle needs, personal style and budget. Combined, the staff bring to the practice well over 20 years' worth of experience in the Optometric field, as well as a sense of fun and adventure to the process of choosing the perfect pair of glasses!
We are proud of the people we employ at NDEC: From the eye exam to eyewear selection, the experience at NDEC is always friendly, professional and FUN!