Our Eye Doctors
Dr. Karine A. Briand
Dr. Briand graduated on the Dean’s Honours List from the University of Waterloo, receiving a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry in 2010. Upon graduation, Dr. Briand joined the practice of Family Eye Care and in January 2016, she purchased the practice. She is excited to have the opportunity to continue offering the same great service that Dr. Simpson and his team have offered for the past 30+years. She looks forward to continuing to bring in new technology to continue to provide the best patient care.
Dr. Briand has a special interest in children’s eye health and pediatric eye examinations, although she provides services to all ages in both French and English. From 2012 to 2016, Dr. Briand was very involved in the local community as the President of the United Way Cochrane-Temiskaming. She took a step back from her volunteer position to focus on being a great business owner all the while balancing her personal life. However, Dr. Briand has not completely stopped her community involvement and now plans on being involved through different avenues. Outside of work, Dr. Briand enjoys spending quality time with her husband and three children who keep her quite busy.
Dr. Haley E. McLennan
Dr. McLennan is very excited to be back in Northern Ontario providing optometric services to the Timmins and Iroquois Falls communities. She graduated from the Michigan College of Optometry, in 2014, with high distinction where she was trained in all aspects of optometry. She was a member of the Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, a group who fundraises and travels to different areas to provide optometric care for those in need. Dr. McLennan practises full scope optometry and has a particular interest in treating ocular disease and fitting contact lenses. In her spare time, she enjoys quilting, cooking and many outdoor activities including camping and fishing. She is very excited to have joined Dr. Simpson and Dr. Briand and the entire Family Eye Care team.
Dr. Valerie Boileau
Dr. Boileau graduated with a Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Montreal in 2016. Having completed a placement in a reference ocular pathology center, she is up to date with many new technologies and treatments in the eye care profession. Dr. Boileau is a caring and attentive person who enjoys working with the public. Her caring approach allows her to work well with children as well as patients of all ages. She provides services both in French and English allowing for better communication and a comfortable atmosphere for all her patients. In her spare time, she enjoys jogging, reading, baking and many outdoor activities. Born and raised in Timmins, she is happy to have joined the Family Eye Care team and to be providing eye care services to the residents of her hometown and surrounding areas.