About Us

All of the doctors at Dolman Eyecare Centre know that getting the right eyeglass or contact lens prescription involves balancing several factors, including clear eyesight, visual efficiency, and your ability to process visual information seamlessly.

If your child is not reaching their potential at school, they may benefit with our customized program of vision therapy.

If you are concerned about your child’s worsening myopia, our office can discuss a program known as myopia management, which can slow down or even stop the short-sightedness from increasing. This will also reduce their risks of developing serious eye conditions later in life.

Over 50% of all adults experience dry eyes, which can impact your lives and ability to concentrate. Our doctors can diagnose the cause of the dry eyes and offer a range of successful options.

  • Comprehensive Eye Exams
  • Dry Eyes
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Pediatric Eye Care
  • Myopia Management
  • Emergency Eye Care
  • Vision Therapy
  • Sport Vision
  • Amblyopia Treatment
  • Strabismus Treatment
  • Neuro Optometry
  • Scleral Lenses
  • Eye Disease Management
  • Medical Eye Care
  • Neuro-Optometry

Location & Hours

Access

  • Onsite Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible

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Our Team

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Dr. Kimberly Dolman

Kim graduated from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry, in 1992. She immediately joined the New Hamburg practice as an associate, and purchased the clinic in 1994, just days after the birth of her first child. Kim is a member of... Show More

Kim graduated from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry, in 1992.

She immediately joined the New Hamburg practice as an associate, and purchased the clinic in 1994, just days after the birth of her first child.

Kim is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists and the Ontario Association of Optometrists.

She is also an Affiliate Doctor of the TLC Laser Clinic. Kim has served for many years as part time clinical faculty of the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry, as a supervisor of 4th year interns.

She holds a certificate in Advanced Ocular Disease and Therapeutics.

Her interests include contact lenses, laser vision correction, and dry eye therapy.

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Dr. Howard Dolman

Howard graduated from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry, in 1990 and was honoured with the Award of Merit from the Canadian Association of Optometrists.     Howard is originally from Toronto, and has been practising in New Hamburg since 1991.... Show More
Howard graduated from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry, in 1990 and was honoured with the Award of Merit from the Canadian Association of Optometrists.  
 
Howard is originally from Toronto, and has been practising in New Hamburg since 1991. Howard and Kim Dolman purchased the clinic in 1994 from Dr. Betty Fretz. Howard is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, and the Ontario Association of Optometrists.  He has volunteered at the F.I.S.H. Eye Clinic in Kingston, Jamaica.
 
Howard has represented the province of Ontario on the National Public Education Committee, for the Canadian Association of Optometrists.  He has acted as a clinical skills assessor for the Canadian Examiners in Optometry, and has spent many years serving as part time clinical faculty of the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry, as a supervisor of 4th year interns.  
 
In December 1999, Howard became the first optometrist to attend and participate in laser vision correction at the TLC London Laser Eye Centre. He holds a certificate in Advanced Ocular Disease and Therapeutics.
 
His interests include children's vision, visual perception testing, contact lenses (including night-wear ortho-k), and laser vision correction.  
 
Outside of the office, Howard continues to enjoy weekly hockey.
 
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Dr. Richard Bean

Dr. Richard Bean

Dr. Richard Bean graduated from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry in 2008.  He was awarded the Beta Sigma Kappa Silver Medal.   Upon graduation, Richard immediately joined the Dolman Eyecare Clinic as an associate optometrist.  He is a... Show More

Dr. Richard Bean graduated from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry in 2008.  He was awarded the Beta Sigma Kappa Silver Medal.   Upon graduation, Richard immediately joined the Dolman Eyecare Clinic as an associate optometrist.  He is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, the Ontario Association of Optometrists, and is an Affiliate Doctor of the TLC Laser Centre.  Richard serves as a Clinical Instructor at the Unversity of Waterloo, School of Optometry.  He holds a certificate in Advanced Ocular Disease and Therapeutics.  Richard's interests include Therapuetics and Laser Vision comanagement.

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Dr. Don Nickel

Dr. Don Nickel

Dr. Don Nickel graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Doctor of Optometry in 1993 and has been practicing at Dolman Eye Care since 1999. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists and the Ontario Association... Show More

Dr. Don Nickel graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Doctor of Optometry in 1993 and has been practicing at Dolman Eye Care since 1999. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists and the Ontario Association of Optometrists. Don is also an Affiliate Doctor for the TLC Laser Centre and holds a certificate in Advanced Disease and Therapeutics. Outside of the office, he is involved at his church in Kitchener and enjoys woodworking. Don is happily married and has three children. As a family they enjoy spending time together both at home and away, and are always looking forward to their next road trip!

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Dr. Bryan Chu

Dr. Bryan Chu

Dr. Bryan Chu graduated from University of Waterloo Dean’s Honours List in 2020 with his Doctor of Optometry degree. He completed an ocular disease externship in rural Saskatchewan and received extensive training in managing ocular emergencies and chronic eye diseases... Show More

Dr. Bryan Chu graduated from University of Waterloo Dean’s Honours List in 2020 with his Doctor of Optometry degree. He completed an ocular disease externship in rural Saskatchewan and received extensive training in managing ocular emergencies and chronic eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and uveitis.

Before becoming an optometrist, he also received high distinction for his bachelor’s degree from University of Toronto in Biochemistry and Neuroscience. He routinely sees patients of all ages with special interest in dry eye disease, myopia control, contact lenses, and laser vision correction.

He is a good standing member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, the Ontario Association of Optometrists, and is an affiliate with TLC Laser Eye Centre. "Sometimes we take our vision for granted but we all know how important it is. My philosophy is prevention, and helping you understand your own eye health allows us to work together to maintain it on a daily basis.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about me before deciding whether I am the right eye care professional for you or your family, I look forward to meeting you and managing your unique eye care needs.

Dr. Jordy Denomme, BSc, O.D.

Dr. Jordy Denomme, BSc, O.D.

Jordy graduated from the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Waterloo in 2023, and joined the team at Dolman Eyecare Centre immediately after. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, the Ontario Association of... Show More

Jordy graduated from the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Waterloo in 2023, and joined the team at Dolman Eyecare Centre immediately after.

He is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, the Ontario Association of Optometrists, and is an affiliate with TLC Laser Eye Centre.

His special interests in eyecare include myopia control, contact lenses, and laser vision co management.

Outside the clinic, Jordy loves all things sports. His favourite sports are hockey and golf, both of which he plays every chance he gets!

Jordy also enjoys spending time at the cottage with family and friends

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Dr. Roshni Narine, BSc, O.D.

Dr. Roshni Narine, BSc, O.D.

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Dr. Debbie Cipp Retired in 2023

Dr. Debbie Cipp, Retired in 2023

The Dolman Eyecare team offers best wishes and warmest regards to Dr. Cipp, as she has retired from our office in the fall of 2023 after nearly 40 years of patient care! Dr. Debbie Cipp graduated from the University of Waterloo,... Show More

The Dolman Eyecare team offers best wishes and warmest regards to Dr. Cipp, as she has retired from our office in the fall of 2023 after nearly 40 years of patient care!

Dr. Debbie Cipp graduated from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry, in 1984, and immediately joined the practice in New Hamburg. Debbie was born in Kitchener, the second daughter and second child of seven children to Russel and Helen Cipp, of Waterloo. She has lived most of her life in Waterloo.  After graduation from WCI, Debbie furthered her undergraduate education at the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario. She graduated in May 1978 with an Honors B.Sc. (Genetics)  Debbie continued at UWO, and received her M.Sc. in 1980.  From 1980-1984, Debbie attended the School of Optometry, at the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario. She graduated with her Doctor of Optometry degree in May 1984, celebrating 30 years of practice in May of 2014.   Debbie is an Affiliate Doctor of the TLC Laser Centre.  She holds a certificate in Advanced Ocular Disease and Therapeutics.  Debbie has many areas of interest in Optometry, especially pediatrics, geriatrics, and contact lenses. She currently resides, with her husband, in R.R. Milverton., Ontario.

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Dr. Jim Bender Retired in 2022

Dr. Jim Bender, Retired in 2022

Dr. Jim Bender retired from Dolman EyeCare Centre in 2022. Dr Bender graduated from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry, in 1981. He joined the New Hamburg practice in 1992. Jim has served for many years as a clinical instructor... Show More

Dr. Jim Bender retired from Dolman EyeCare Centre in 2022.

Dr Bender graduated from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry, in 1981. He joined the New Hamburg practice in 1992. Jim has served for many years as a clinical instructor at the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry, and as Director of Off-Campus Geriatric Eye Clinics.

He was also the Leader of Off-Campus Eye Clinics for Developmentally Challenged Adults. Jim has served as an examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. He holds a certificate in Advanced Ocular Disease & Therapeutics. Jim's special interests include contact lenses, laser vision and laser vision comanagement.

Outside of the office, Jim's interests include the Wilmot Horticultural Society, and serving as a Foster Parent for the Waterloo Regional Family & Children's Services.

I really enjoyed my experience at KW Neurovision and would highly recommend them for vision therapy! I received treatments here for 6 months and was pleasantly surprised with how quickly... Show More
I really enjoyed my experience at KW Neurovision and would highly recommend them for vision therapy! I received treatments here for 6 months and was pleasantly surprised with how quickly my eyes and brain adapted to the exercises. The team here are kind, patient and friendly. Karen was the vision therapist I worked with each week. She took the time to explain each activity and took the time to understand what I was experiencing during each activity so that she could give me tips on how I can improve. Along with a great team, the key to successful treatment is committing to the exercises 3-4 times a week at home. If you are committed to your recovery and development, these ladies will help you reach your goals!
- Olivia H. 2 months ago
Very, kind and caring! They were able to help our son with his eye tracking and converging. He now enjoys sports that he hated before! And doesn't struggle with headaches... Show More
Very, kind and caring! They were able to help our son with his eye tracking and converging. He now enjoys sports that he hated before! And doesn't struggle with headaches like he did before
- Sue G. 7 months ago
I wanted to say thank you to Dr. Hannington for the top notch care I received during my regular check up. In the spring Dr. Hannington checked my right retina... Show More
I wanted to say thank you to Dr. Hannington for the top notch care I received during my regular check up. In the spring Dr. Hannington checked my right retina and referred me to Dr. McCuaig. I was diagnosed with retinoschesis and was referred to Dr. Iqbal who performed laser surgery on me to resolve this and ensure my eye sight for years to come. This all happened within 10 days - which in this day and age of wait times brought me a lot of hope. Dolman's investment in a new retina scanner was part of the reason for my diagnosis so thank you for this as well. I won't be going anywhere else ever again. Thank you for your excellent care! And thank you Dr. Hannington for taking a deeper look!
- Ryan P. 10 months ago
The staff and doctors are so friendly, knowledgeable and kind, and always make me feel very cared about.. even when it's clearly busy in the clinic I never feel rushed... Show More
The staff and doctors are so friendly, knowledgeable and kind, and always make me feel very cared about.. even when it's clearly busy in the clinic I never feel rushed along through the visit, and my questions and concerns are always treated with utmost respect. You can tell it's a wonderful workplace because there's always a great balance of staff who have been there for many years, but always some new faces too as the practice continues to grow and take on new patients as the community grows too! Dr. Dolman is *so* patient and kind and just has a wonderfully pleasant demeanour about him, as do *all* of the doctors/technicians there that I've ever dealt with. They have so much respect and love for their local community and patients, as well as very advanced optometrical technologies, that I have no hesitation totally entrusting them with my eye care and recommending that everyone else do the same. I really can't say enough good things about this place, I've been going all my life and can't imagine ever going elsewhere no matter where I live :)
- Denise B. 11 months ago
I had a very pleasant experience at Dolman’s and Dr. Richard Bean is wonderful. Thank you for your help and kindness.
- sandy n. 11 months ago
My son was referred for vision therapy at KW NeuroVision. Our experience has been excellent. Reena was wonderful, patient and encouraging with our 6yr old.
- Heather T. 1 year ago
Dr. Hannington was incredible with my five year old daughter's first time having an eye exam. She found the exam to be fun and enjoyable and looks forward to going... Show More
Dr. Hannington was incredible with my five year old daughter's first time having an eye exam. She found the exam to be fun and enjoyable and looks forward to going back. The clinic was large and the staff I interacted with were friendly. I can't speak to the other doctors, but if you have a child who needs an eye exam, book with Dr. Hannington and they'll have a great time!
- Steve T. 1 year ago
Thank you Dr. Deborah Cipp! you fit me into your busy schedule to attend to my eye emergency. Your expert care meant a lot!! Rose
- Larry S. 1 year ago
Overall great and helpful staff. I needed a new prescription for glasses and the whole process was a breeze due to the friendly staff there. Love my new frames and... Show More
Overall great and helpful staff. I needed a new prescription for glasses and the whole process was a breeze due to the friendly staff there. Love my new frames and they were affordable as far as glasses go.
- troy s. 1 year ago
Dr. Chu was absolutely incredible. I had no idea the great detail to that of which my eye appointment check up was going to be. I would highly recommend anyone... Show More
Dr. Chu was absolutely incredible. I had no idea the great detail to that of which my eye appointment check up was going to be. I would highly recommend anyone who may be in need of an optometrist to check out Dr.Chu. The staff, and over all environment of this clinic is a 10 out of 10, HIGHLY recommend!
- Michael M. 1 year ago