Dr. Scott McIntosh, Optometrist
Dr. McIntosh joined the Barrhaven Optometric Centre in August 2006 and became a partner in 2008. He is originally from Florenceville, New Brunswick. Dr. McIntosh began his studies at UNB in Fredericton where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree. In 1998 he began studying optometry at the University of Waterloo. During his studies he had a 4-month clinical rotation at an Ophthalmology clinic in Baltimore, Maryland where he was able to monitor and treat various eye diseases. He graduated from the Optometry program on the Dean’s Honours list in 2002. Dr. McIntosh began his career in New Brunswick and served a year on council with the New Brunswick Association of Optometrists. Before joining the Barrhaven Optometric Centre he also practiced in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
In his spare time Dr. McIntosh enjoys a variety of hobbies including, watercolor painting, piano, skiing, cycling, and kiteboarding. On windy summer days he can be found kiteboarding on the Ottawa River. He is also a competitive bagpiper having won numerous awards in solo bagpiping. During the competition season in 2008 he won the Ottawa Open Solo piping award as well as the Piobaireachd Society Gold Medal (Canada). Dr. McIntosh currently competes on the solo piping circuit throughout Eastern Ontario. He is a proud member of the Ottawa Police Service pipe band, which competes successfully at the highest level of competition for pipe bands.
Dr. Lora Lee Hardy, Optometrist
Dr. Lora Lee Hardy grew up on a farm in Lucan, Ontario. She earned her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry degrees from the University of Waterloo in 2007. Throughout her academic studies, she was recognized on the Dean’s Honors List and was awarded the William Feinbloom Low Vision Award in her final year.
Dr. Hardy practices full-scope Optometry and is proud to be part of the primary eyecare team in her community. She began working in private practice at Barrhaven Optometric Centre in Nepean, ON in 2007 and became a partner in 2010. She provides comprehensive eye examinations to prevent, diagnose, and manage ocular disease, as well as prescribing spectacles or contact lenses for vision correction. Dr. Hardy enjoys seeing patients of all ages and has a particular interest in vascular diseases of the retina, such as diabetic retinopathy, and paediatric eyecare.
She is an active member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO), Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO), and the past president of the Ottawa Society of Optometrists (OSO). She is also part of the OAO Urgent Care committee, working with the Ministry of Health to improve patient access to emergency eye care and promote public education. Past experience includes an externship at an ophthalmological center in Birmingham, Alabama, specializing in diseases of the retina, glaucoma, pre- and post-operative cataract and refractive surgery and oculoplastics. Dr. Hardy has also travelled to Chile, Peru, and Nicaragua to provide eyecare to the under-privileged and has led several training lectures to optometric staff. In her spare time, Dr. Hardy enjoys travel, golf, and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Hardy firmly believes vision is more than “20/20” and she strives to share her knowledge and her passion for the enhancement and protection of eyesight with her patients.
Dr. Trevor Graham, Optometrist
Dr. Graham grew up in the small town of Russell, just a short drive away from Barrhaven. After graduating from Osgoode Township High School, he continued his education at The University of Waterloo where he completed an Honours Science degree, during that time he was twice recognized as an Academic All- Canadian Athlete while competing for the Men’s Varsity hockey team. Upon graduation Dr. Graham moved south to attend The Indiana University School of Optometry where he spent 4 years gaining valuable knowledge and experience. In his final year he was awarded the Vistakon Award for Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care. During clinical rotations Dr. Graham worked for the U.S. Veterans Affairs Hospital system in New York and Florida where he obtained priceless experience and knowledge in the diagnosis, treatment and management of many ocular diseases. Through his Optometry program, Dr. Graham was able to gain experience in clinics specializing in, pediatrics, low vision, and contact lenses.
After 8 years of schooling around the continent Dr. Graham is thrilled to be home and resides in the Barrhaven community. In 2013, Dr. Graham became a partner at the Barrhaven Optometric Centre. In his spare time he enjoys watching and participating in all sports, specifically the high levels of hockey and the great golf courses the city has to offer. Dr. Graham and his wife, fellow optometrist Dr. Rosanna Rivard, intend to be a part of the Barrhaven community for many years to come and look forward to helping the practice and community continue to grow together.
Dr. Gordon Young, Optometrist
Dr. Young graduated from the Doctor of Optometry program at the School of Optometry, University of Waterloo in 1978. He started his career in Arnprior where he practiced for 2 years. While working there, he established the Barrhaven Optometric Centre in 1979 with a mission to grow the practice with the community by providing the best possible primary eye care. As a strong advocate for optometry he has served the optometric community as president of the Ottawa Society of Optometrists; as a board and executive member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists; and, as a chairman of the Occupational Vision Plan in Ontario. He received further training in therapeutic pharmaceutical agents from the School of Optometry, University of Waterloo in 2001. He has a keen interest in contact lens practice, serving as a consultant on advisory panels and participating in clinical trials for various contact lens and solution companies.
He enjoys living in the community of Barrhaven with his wife Jackie. Together they watched their sons Danny and Daryl grow up in Barrhaven. He is active in sports including hockey, skiing, snowboarding and golf.
Dr. Young takes great pride in being part of the Barrhaven community.
Dr. Rosanna Rivard, Optometrist
Dr. Rivard graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2008 receiving Doctor of Optometry and Honours Science degrees. Throughout her university career, Dr. Rivard was recognized on the Dean's Honors List each year. Through her Optometry program, Dr. Rivard was able to gain experience in clinics specializing in contact lenses, paediatrics, low vision, ocular health, and binocular vision. She completed a clinical rotation in Louisville, Kentucky at a clinic specializing in laser vision correction, cataract surgery and the management of glaucoma, retinal and corneal disease. She also completed a rotation at Barrhaven Optometric Centre, during which time she gained valuable experience.
Dr. Rivard grew up in Greely and is happy to be back in the Ottawa area after being away at school. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and visiting with friends and family. She looks forward to her future in optometry and raising her family in the Ottawa area.
Dr. Lucie Berthiaume, Optometrist
Dr. Lucie Berthiaume is a graduate from the University of Waterloo where she received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1988. Before her optometry career, Dr. Berthiaume was a certified Respiratory Therapist and specialized in neonatal care at the Royal Alexandria Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. Dr. Berthiaume became a partner with Dr. Gordon Young in 1994, at the Barrhaven Optometric Centre where she enjoys a full scope practice in all aspects of primary care optometry: from pediatrics to post-cataract care as well as contact lenses to pre and post laser vision correction care. She received her training in therapeutic pharmaceutical agents in 1994 from the Northeastern State University, College of Optometry, Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Dr. Berthiaume is a member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Optometrists and the Ontario College of Optometrists where she has served on the Children’s Vision and Standards of Practice committees. She has also been active with the Ottawa Society of Optometrists. She has been involved in numerous clinical trials dealing with contact lens material research, contact lens solutions and dry eye care.
Dr. Berthiaume is from Ottawa where she grew up in the west end. Her husband Ray, and children Élise, Sophie and Benoit enjoy many sports together and community activities. She is currently an active volunteer with the Guid’amies franco-canadiennes.
Dr. Patrick Monaghan, Optometrist
Dr. Monaghan was born and raised in Ottawa before moving to Calgary where he completed his Bachelor of Science Honours degree. He returned to Ontario to pursue Optometry, earning his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo on the Dean's Honours List in 2009. During his schooling he completed externships in Halifax and Calgary, as well as a rotation in Louisville, Kentucky. There he worked closely with retinal, corneal, and glaucoma specialists, receiving extensive ocular disease management training.
Upon graduation, he practiced in downtown Ottawa for 6 years gaining valuable clinical experience. He served as the President of the Ottawa Society of Optometrists for 2 years organizing Continuing Education for fellow Optometrists and building relationships with local Opthalmologists. Dr. Monaghan is an active member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO), the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO), and the Ottawa Society of Optometrists (OSO).
Dr. Monaghan spends his spare time exploring Ottawa and all it has to offer with his wife and growing family. He enjoys hockey, the outdoors, and looks forward to regular trips out west to visit family in Calgary. As a resident of the Barrhaven community, Dr. Monaghan is both excited and proud to continue his career at the Barrhaven Optometric Centre.