Waterdown Optometric's Optometrists

Our Team

Our team of dedicated and experienced optometrists are here to help you achieve the best-quality of care for your vision. With years of experience in optometry, the team of doctors at the Waterdown Optometric Clinic will treat you and your loved ones with care and support. Whether it’s your child’s first eye exam or you require long-term treatment for glaucoma, we are here to help. Learn more about the expertise behind each and every one of our doctors.

Our Doctors

Dr. Derrick Thornborrow O.D.

Dr. Derrick Thornborrow received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 1980. He then worked part-time as a clinical instructor at the University, while establishing the Waterdown Optometric Clinic. Not only do both laser refractive surgery and contact lens therapy hold a special interest for Dr. Thornborrow, but he is also an associate of TLC Laser Eye Center. Dr. Thornborrow is Board Certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease and is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO), the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) and the Hamilton and District Society of Optometrists. A fourth generation Flamborough resident, Dr. Thornborrow is active in civic and community affairs.

Dr. Marnie Richmond B.Sc.,O.D.

Dr. Marnie Richmond received her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Waterloo in 1991. Upon graduation, she joined Dr. Thornborrow’s practice. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Guelph. Dr. Richmond finds working with a variety of people to be a stimulating aspect of her work. She is particularly interested in her young and senior patients. Dr. Richmond has been trained in all aspects of laser co-management and has a growing number of laser patients. Dr. Richmond is a lifelong resident of Flamborough and is active in the community.

Dr. Lyndsey Kay M.Sc.,O.D.

Dr. Kay was born and raised in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. She received her Honors Bachelor of Science at McMaster University in Hamilton and continued her studies at the University of Toronto, where she completed her Master of Science in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, before deciding to pursue a career in optometry. She then received her Doctor of Optometry from the University of Waterloo and throughout her academic studies was recognized on the Dean’s Honours List. Her experience includes a four-month externship at an ophthalmologic center in Birmingham, Alabama, specializing in diseases of the retina, glaucoma, pre- and post-operative cataract, refractive surgery, as well as oculoplastics. In addition, she completed clinical rotations in pediatrics, contact lens and binocular vision. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO), Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO), and has traveled to Guyana to provide eye care to under-privileged children. In her spare time, Dr. Kay enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Juliusz Gorecki, B.Sc., O.D.

Dr Gorecki has been at Waterdown Optometric since 2014. He was born in Poland but grew up in Waterloo, Ontario. He graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2009 with both his Bachelor of Honours Science degree and Doctorate of Optometry. Following graduation, Dr. Gorecki lived and worked in Toronto in both private practice and at the TLC Toronto Laser Eye Centre. After leaving the GTA he and his wife set down roots in Dundas. Dr. Gorecki enjoys working with patients of all ages and has a particular interest in contact lenses and laser vision correction, which he underwent himself. He is also fluent in Polish. In his spare time, Dr. Gorecki prioritizes spending time with his wife and daughter. He also enjoys travelling and spending time outdoors on foot or on his mountain bike.

Our Staff

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As ordered by the College of Optometrists and the Minister of Health we
have temporarily closed the office and cancelled all booked eye
appointments until further notice. We will not have any phone service but
feel free to email us and we will try and get back to you in a timely

For URGENT eye care please email us at [email protected] with
details of your concerns along with your contact information and one of our
doctors will get back to you as soon as possible.

We will keep you informed as any changes occur. Please follow us on
Instagram and Facebook for up to date information.

We are working on a storefront for our website to allow for the purchase of
contact lenses and dry eye products to be directly shipped to your
home. Until it is available feel free to email us with any contact lens
re-order requests or glasses inquiries.

Take care of yourself and those around you and thank you for your patience.

The Waterdown Optometric Team