About Us

Clinique d'optométrie SD&G Optometry Clinic

SD&G Optometry Clinic was founded in 2022 by Dr. Raby and Dr. Smith, joining together two long-established family optometry practices, Dr. G. Raby & Associates in Alexandria and Dr. S.M. Bacher & Associates in Cornwall. The linking of these two practices has provided our patients with more options to access both comprehensive family eye care and more complex services, without compromising the personal touch our patients have come to expect from our clinics.

Dr. Raby and Dr. Smith believe that Canadians living outside of major cities deserve the same access to specialty services that urban Canadians do. From specialty contact lenses, to advanced dry eye therapy, to glaucoma management, and access to the best technology available, we strive to deliver the total primary eye care our patients deserve, closer to home.

At SD&G Optometry Clinic, we want to help you see better, enjoy life and your family, and thrive in your community.

Our Team

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Dr. Geneviève Raby

Optometrist, Partner

Dr. Raby is a graduate of the University of Montreal and has been practicing optometry in SD&G since she graduated in 2000. She has a special interest in the treatment and management of ocular disease, and her goal in practice is to promote general health and well being through eyecare. In addition to her work at the clinic, she has lectured for the Glengarry Encore Society, she has given workshops to local physicians and nurses regarding the treatment and management of common eye diseases, and she has trained nurses to provide eye screenings in local schools. Dr. Raby is the Chief Examiner and a consultant on examination development for the Optometry Examining Board of Canada.  In her free time, she enjoys learning new trends in nutrition, exercise, and well being.  She is also passionate about travelling to gain new perspectives from different cultures.

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Dr. Joshua Smith

Optometrist, Partner

Dr. Smith received a Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 2013 and has been practicing in SD&G ever since.  Dr. Smith has a special interest in post-stroke visual neurorehabilitation, working closely with the regional Stroke Rehabilitation Centre at the Glengarry Memorial Hospital in Alexandria. Dr. Smith is an ambassador for the newly commissioned Leyaata Hospital in Carpenter, Ghana, and has been on eight medical mission trips in Central America and Africa. Dr. Smith served on the board of the Ontario Association of Optometrists from 2014-2021, including as President from 2018-2020. He also served for three years as Ontario’s representative on the Council of the Canadian Association from Optometrists, and is currently a Trustee of the Canadian Optometric Education Trust Fund.

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Dr. Steven Bacher

Optometrist

Dr. Bacher is a graduate from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and received his Ocular Therapeutic designation from Northeastern State University. He started practice in Cornwall in 1985. He attended numerous eye care missions to underdeveloped countries, served on committees and most recently worked as a clinical skills assessor for the College of Optometry. Dr. Bacher is a Master Referee with Swim Ontario and worked as part of P2000 to bring the Cornwall Aquatic Center to our city. He is active in swimming, running and cycling and enjoys spending time with his family. PS: Go Leafs Go

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Dr. Ashley McMath

Optometrist

Dr. McMath was born and raised in SD&G and returned home to practice after completing her training in 2020. She has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemistry from Queen’s University and a Doctor of Optometry from the University of Waterloo, where she graduated as valedictorian. She has an interest in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of ocular health conditions in patients of all ages. Outside of clinic, Dr. M enjoys spending time with loved ones, travelling, cycling, and skating.

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Dr. Sarah Jang

Optometrist

Dr. Sarah Jang received her Doctor of Optometry from Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago and she has been practicing as an Optometrist since 2009. She moved from GTA and joined SD&G in May of 2022. She has a diverse skill set with specialties in RGP and multifocal contact lens fitting, Dry Eye Disease management, Pre- and Post- operative surgical care, Lasik consultation and management, and Ocular disease and emergency management. Dr. Sarah's practice style is to inspire and transform her patient’s health and quality of life by encouraging high-quality eye health and vision care and by educating patients on how to improve their overall health through active lifestyles. She is a member of good standing in the Canadian Association of Optometrists, Ontario Association of Optometrists and College of Optometrist of Ontario; she also meets and has been accredited to prescribe therapeutic pharmaceuticals in Ontario as well as in the United States.

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Carolyn Cox

Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant

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Holly Burke

Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant

Ocular Hygienist

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Melanie Maheu

Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant

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Michelle Jarvo

Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant

Student Optician

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Cory Smith

Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant

Student Optician

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Lisa Boucher

Optometric Assistant

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Maggie van den Oetelaar

Optometric Assistant

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Tara-Rose MacFarlane

Optometric Assistant

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Geneviève Savoie Teruel

Optical Dispenser

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Heidi MacGillis

Optometric Assistant

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Jamie Lauzon

Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant

Ocular Hygienist

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Julie Coombs

Optometric Assistant

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Marissa Harvey

Optical Dispenser

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Lisa Dupuis

Optical Dispenser

Louise Lefebvre

Optometric Assistant