About Us

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We are proud to offer comprehensive eye exams, using advanced technology, to best determine your eye health and eyewear prescription. Our staff are friendly, well trained and ready to assist you with all your eye care needs!

Our optical boutique showcases frames in many styles and colours, along with a wide selection of sunglasses. We are able to provide you with contact lenses best suited for you. The staff and doctors of Progressive Vision Centre are committed to offering you a positive experience from the time you walk in the door until you leave.

We look forward to seeing you!



Dr. Dawn Clarke

Dr. Clarke opened her first practice in Huntingdon, England in 2000 and ran a successful full scope optometry clinic before emigrating to Canada with her husband and three children in 2007.

After serving the eye care needs of the Kitchener-Waterloo community for over 13 years, Dr. Dawn Clarke is now delighted to be practicing in St Catharines Ontario. 

With considerable experience in family eye care, including adult and children’s eye examinations, contact lens fitting and eye surgery co-management, Dr. Clarke can diagnose, treat, or co-manage most eye conditions.

In her spare time Dr. Clarke enjoys travelling, running, and reading.

Professional memberships include the Canadian Association of Optometrists, The Ontario College of Optometrists, the Ontario Association of Optometrists, The College of Optometrists (UK), and The Association of Optometric Practitioners (UK)





Office Manager

Karen has been part of the Progressive Vision Centre team since 2016 and has over 15 years of administrative experience in Office Management, Human Resources, and Customer Service. She assists in the development and implementation of our policies and procedures to ensure that your time at Progressive Vision Centre is a smooth, positive and pleasant experience from beginning to end.
Karen was born and raised in the  Niagara Region. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children, exploring the beautiful Niagara Region and all it has to offer.


Dispensing Optician

Rachel has been with us since 2019. She studied Opticianry at Georgian College for 2 years and became a Licensed Optician in 2021. She is highly skilled in her craft and is happy to help you make the best decision with your eyewear needs.

Rachel was born and raised in the Niagara Region and in her spare time, she enjoys socialising with friends and family, walking her dog, and touring Niagara's wine region.


Front Desk/Opticianry Student

Taylor joined the office in January 2022 and has brought with her over 5  years of customer service experience. She will often be one of the first people to greet you with a warm smile when you arrive!

Taylor is passionate about the optometric field and has just completed her first year of Opticianry studies at Georgian College. She is a valuable member of our eye care team and will guide you through your appointment and assist you with any of your diagnostic needs. 


Front Desk

Kait has been part of the team since January 2020 and since then she has earned the title of "Front Desk Rock-star". She is often the first point of contact for patients. Her warm welcomes and pleasant demeanour foster a warm and inviting atmosphere within the office.

Kait comes from the small town of Boston Ontario. She enjoys drinking wine by the fire and playing with her many ridiculous cats when she is
not hard at work in the office.


We can't wait to see you!

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