Meet The Team!
  • Cheri Parker
    Office Manager

    Cheri has been a member of the Eye Care First team since 2011.

    She holds a degree in Social Work from the University of Windsor. Cheri brings 22 years of retail experience to the office.

    She works diligently to keep our optical up to date with all of the newest frames and lenses available, while maintaining an organized and comfortable office environment.

  • Annika Laflamme
    Office Manager Assistant

    Annika joined our team in January 2012.

    She graduated from the University of Windsor with an Honour’s Bachelor Degree in Psychology, and also holds a Bachelor of Education.

    She does a little bit of everything from making sure patients get the most from their insurance benefits to helping patients pick out the best pair of glasses and sunglasses.

    Known for her patience, Annika is always willing to spend as much time with a patient as they need.

    Some of her favourite things include; spending time with her family, good food, and exploring the outdoors.

  • Kimberley Macdonald
    Optometrist Assistant

    Kimberly has been with the Eye Care First team since 2018.

    She graduated from St. Clair College for Office Administration.

    Kimberly has 8 years of customer service experience, with a positive attitude making sure all of our patients have a great experience at our office.

    In her spare time she especially enjoys fitness and painting when she can.

  • Alana Mascarin
    Lead Vision Therapist

    Alana has been a member of Eye Care First since the office opened in 2011. She worked as an office administrative assistant previously, and then helped curate the Vision Therapy program alongside Dr. Huang.

    Alana has a degree in Psychology Honors with thesis from the University of Windsor. She was very interested in developmental psychology, which influenced her decision to become a Vision Therapist. She is also completing a certification program for Practical Vision Therapy Accreditation Program (PVTAP).

    In Alana’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, and reading. Her favourite books include; the Harry Potter series, Outlander, and any historical fiction. Recently she has also indulged in parenting books.

  • Tessa Bodi-Brown
    Vision Therapist

    Tessa joined the Eye Care First family in 2017 as an office administrative assistant after graduating from Fanshawe College for their Office Administrative-Executive program.

    She became increasingly interested in Vision Therapy, and found herself drawn to the sessions. She would ask questions about why certain activities were done and how they impacted the patient’s visual skills, which lead to her training to become the Vision Therapist that she is today. Tessa is currently in the process of obtaining her certification in the Practical Vision Therapy Accreditation Program (PVTAP).

    Tessa enjoys spending her spare time engaged in physical fitness and reading.

  • Lauren LaBute
    Vision Therapist

    Lauren began working as a Vision Therapist at Eye Care First in 2018.

    She graduated from St. Clair College with an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts. She is currently completing a degree in Criminology and Forensic Science with a minor in Psychology. In addition, Lauren is also in the process of completing her certification for the Practical Vision Therapy Accreditation Program (PVTAP).

    Lauren was born with a cleft palate which resulted in a need to attend multiple therapies, such as Audio Therapy and Speech Therapy. Lauren is passionate about helping change patient’s lives in the way that her’s was.

    In her spare time, she enjoys cooking for her friends and family, and immersing herself outdoors through hiking and camping. Lauren is also an avid reader; some of her favourite novels include Anna Karenina, A Room of One’s Own, House of Leaves, and Being and Nothingness.

  • Xhesika Polewski
    Vision Therapist

    Xhesika joined Eye Care First in January 2017 as a Vision Therapist.

    She attended post-secondary at St. Clair College for Child and Youth Worker. Xhesika enjoys working with children and incorporating behavioural techniques in her Vision Therapy approach.

    Xhesika loves to take walks with her son and husband; being outdoors covered by trees, sunshine and her family is her ideal place.

    In her spare time Xhesika enjoys reading and cooking. Some of her favourite recipes include Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Rosemary Steak and White-Wine Mushroom Rissoto. 

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  • "Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Dr. Dan Cunningham. The new glasses you prescribed for me are amazing and without a doubt the best glasses I have had in years! Your thorough eye exam was so professionally completed and the attention to took to ensure I was satisfied means I can now see better than I have in a long time. I highly recommend Eye Care First and "Dr. Dan" to everyone who values excellent optometry care!!"
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