(226) 270-3657 (226) 798-0482

London, ON (519) 472-0210

Glencoe, ON (519) 287-2548

Providing Complete Family-Focused Eye Care in
London & Glencoe Since 1973.

Our profession is one built on medical science, compassion, and trust. We know that our patients come to our office to seek our care because they trust us, and that trust is something that we are proud to have earned over the last 40+ years.

Our approach to eye care has always been based on eye care fundamentals: we know that eye diseases and vision problems are complex issues, and so we take the time needed to properly understand each individual patient and their vision needs.

Today, this commitment involves the incorporation of advanced retinal imaging and optical diagnostic technologies into our eye exams and eye care services in general. We will always incorporate state-of-the-art technologies and processes into our care.

Trust Us, You’ll See

A cheeky play on words, our mission statement speaks to the kind of relationship we work to build with our patients. By earning your trust and confidence, which can only be done by providing great care, we can work together to promote excellent lifelong eye health.

Our promise to you:

  • We will only recommend necessary treatments to enhance your vision and protect your eye health
  • All treatments recommended are based on good, peer-reviewed science
  • Our number one focus will always be your visual well-being

Global Volunteer Missions

Our team is proud to contribute and give back to those less fortunate and in need of medical attention. In 1998, Dr. White first traveled to Guyana, South America to provide primary vision care services to the grateful citizens of this beautiful country. This volunteer undertaking has now become an annual effort, and although Guyana is our primary destination, we have also travelled to Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada and Belize to deliver optical services.

Want to help us?

1) Please donate any ‘previously enjoyed’ glasses! We require thousands of pairs of glasses for each trip, and we are always grateful to our community for their compassion, support and efforts!

2) You can also help by purchasing products and services in our office, to help offset the cost of providing vision care to people in need.

To see a video of us in action in Guyana, click here!

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Paul Coates

Dr. David White

Dr. Tim Willbee

Dr. Alice Lennox

Dr. Emma Rickert

Dr. Paul Coates

Dr. Paul Coates is our founding optometrist, opening our London location shortly after he graduated university in 1973.

Growing up, Paul was an athlete (he was known to dominate the basketball court at Westminster Secondary) and he continued his athletic interests while in university, playing intramural football in conjunction with his academic studies.

Today, Paul has an active role in the community and in the church specifically. Outside his responsibilities at our offices, he has also served as the Lieutenant Governor for Kiwanis in Southwestern Ontario, and the Chair of the Children’s Miracle Network Telethon for the EC&C district of Kiwanis.

Education & Professional Associations

  • University of Waterloo, Doctor of Optometry (Honours)
  • University of Western Ontario, Bachelor of Science, Biology
  • Member, Canadian Association of Optometrists
  • Member, Ontario Association of Optometrists

Dr. David White

Dr. David White joined Westmount Optometrists in 1985, working alongside Dr. Coates until he became a partner in 1989.

David is a big believer in community responsibility. His volunteerism, enthusiasm, and deep personal interest in eye care have all shaped his career. He works within the eye care community locally, serving as President of the College of Optometrists of Ontario from 2003 to 2005 (he still works with them today).

David also takes his passion for eye care abroad, working with Canadian Vision Care in the Caribbean (and in Guyana specifically) to provide primary vision care to the less fortunate. He volunteers in this capacity every year (thanks to the incredible support he receives from his family, friends, and the team at Westmount Optometrists

Education & Professional Associations

  • University of Waterloo, Doctor of Optometry
  • College of Optometrists of Ontario
    • President (2003- 2005)
    • Past Chair: Executive Committee, Clinical Practice Committee, Quality Assurance Committee, Ethics Committee, Inquiries Complaints and Reports Committee
  • Member, Canadian Association of Optometrists
  • Member, Ontario Association of Optometrists

Dr. Tim Wilbee

Dr. Tim Wilbee is a partner in Westmount Optometrists, joining our team in 2004 and becoming partner in 2011.

A native Londoner, Tim is a big Knights fan and loves to spend time inside the rink. With two growing children, you'll often find Tim in the hockey rink, ball diamond, or on the golf course.

Tim’s personal mission is to improve eye care, and to increase patient satisfaction overall. He is the driving force behind our “Excellence in Patient Care” campaign in our offices, and he participates in other campaigns and associations that champion this cause. He is currently an examiner for the Canadian Examiners in Optometry.

Education & Professional Associations

  • University of Waterloo, Doctor of Optometry
  • College of Optometrists of Ontario
    • Past member, Ethics Committee
  • Member, Canadian Association of Optometrists
  • Member, Ontario Association of Optometrists

Dr. Alice Lennox

Dr. Alice Lennox joined us in 2013 after spending more than 15 years living and working in Vancouver. We are proud to have Alice on our team.

Like our other optometrists, Alice has participated in international humanitarian eye care missions. She considers these among her most personally and professionally rewarding experiences.

Her interests include ocular disease (diagnosis and treatment), refractive surgery co-management, and contact lens fitting. She welcomes new patients to the office and looks forward to caring for patients who have been with us for many years.

Education & Professional Associations

  • New England College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry
  • Queens College, Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
  • Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity

Dr. Emma Rickert

Dr. Emma Rickert has plenty of history with Westmount Optometrists- she was once our summer student and office intern. Now a full-fledged optometrist, we are very proud to have Emma working with us again!

A native North Londoner, Emma made a splash as a swimming instructor before setting her sights on optometry. Her education took her places, too, and we don’t just mean the externship she completed at the OMNI Eye Services Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. She has also travelled to Jamaica, where she worked with the Foundation for International Self Help.

Education & Professional Associations

  • University of Waterloo, Doctor of Optometry (dean's list)
  • University of Western Ontario, Bachelor of Science (honours)
  • Member, Canadian Association of Optometrists
  • Member, Ontario Association of Optometrists
  • Media Spokesperson, London Area Optometrists

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