Dr. Fanny Szutu
Dr. Fanny Szutu graduated with Dean’s Honour distinction from the School of Optometry at the University of Waterloo, where she also completed her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences. She then went on to complete an externship in Salt Lake City, Utah where she trained with glaucoma and retina specialists. She also spent time in Vancouver, BC where she gained more experience in primary care, ocular disease and therapeutics.
Besides providing primary eye care, Dr. Szutu participates in volunteer mission work. She has traveled to Africa, India, Jamaica, and Thailand in the past few years, where she provided free eye care to hundreds of the underserved local residents.
Dr. Szutu was born and raised in Toronto and is fluent in English and Cantonese. She had LASIK done in 2011 and is happy to provide advice and care to patients who are interested in the procedure. She is currently serving the eye care needs in the communities of Toronto and Bowmanville.
Dr. Duen Wong
Dr. Duen Wong attended the University of Toronto for his undergraduate studies and then went on to obtain his Doctor of Optometry degree with honours from the University of Waterloo in 2010. Before practicing in Toronto, Dr. Wong spent time working at Jack C. Montgomery Hospital in the United States. There he gained invaluable experience working alongside experts in field regarding the diagnosis and management of various eye conditions including cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and other retinal disorders.
International Optometry is a particular area of interest for Dr. Wong. In 2010, he took part in a mission trip to Zihuatanejo, Mexico. There he provided eye exams and distributed donated spectacles to those in need. This past summer, Dr. Wong traveled to Caruaru, Brazil. Alongside a diverse group of volunteers from 11 countries, he provided eye care and new, custom made glasses for students. Dr. Wong plans to continue this work abroad through future missions to South America and Asia.
Dr. Wong strives to provide the very best for his patients through a knowledge of the newest treatment options, using the latest technology and ensuring patients are properly educated regarding the health of their eyes. Whether you are interested in a health assessment, trying new contact lenses or learning more about laser eye surgery, Dr. Wong is here to address your specific eye care needs. Dr. Wong is excited to be a part of the Bowmanville Eye Care team and enjoys seeing patients of all ages.
Dr. Stephynie Sargent
Dr. Stephynie Sargent graduated with Honours from the New England College of Optometry Class of 2016 in Boston, MA. She is a local returning to her roots in Bowmanville, as she started with our neighbouring Justin Barry Optical as a co-op student back in 2007. She completed her Undergraduate Degree with Honours in Biomedical Science at the University of Guelph in 2012 and held the President’s Scholarship throughout her studies.
Dr. Sargent enjoys providing eye care to patients of all ages, and had the opportunity to care for a variety of patients in her optometry school clinics. Her clinical externship sites included multiple Community Health Centres in Boston providing eye care to different underserved populations, Vermont’s White River Junction Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center and two busy Toronto private practices. Each clinic provided her with a different experience in optometric care, including the opportunity to work under pediatric, geriatric and glaucoma specialists. She gained extensive experience with comprehensive care including therapeutic treatment of dry eye and conjunctivitis and specialty contact lens fittings.
She is excited to be back in Canada and Clarington to practice optometry and care for the people in her home community. She plans to continue volunteering with youth ages 10-21 as a 4-H leader in Durham East county, where she was a member for 10 years. Dr. Sargent spends some of her spare time still helping with chores on her family dairy farm, so don’t be surprised if you see a cow or two when you come into her exam room!