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Dr. Jim Dippel

Dr. Jim Dippel graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science. He worked in Toronto for four years before returning home to Waterloo Region. He is thrilled to be joining Pierce Family Vision in Waterloo after having recently resigned from his former practice of 33 years in Cambridge Ontario.  Dr. Dippel continues to work as a Clinical Instructor at the University of Waterloo two days per week.  

Dr. Dippel is a member of  the Ontario and Canadian Association of Optometrists. He continues to serve the College of Optometrists of Ontario as a practice coach.  Dr. Dippel is trained in co-management of refractive procedures such as PRK and LASIK surgery as well as pre and post-operative cataract care and is affiliated with TLC laser centers and Clear Vision Surgical. He is licensed to prescribe therapeutic pharmaceutical agents for ocular conditions.

Dr. Dippel is active in the community having served on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers as well as being a long-time executive member of the local Rotary club where he was awarded a Paul Harris fellowship. He is happily married for over 25 years with two fantastic adult children. In his spare time he enjoys biking and woodworking as well as hiking and exploring small town Ontario with his wife.  

“I believe in performing a thorough eye examination, answering  patient questions and educating each patient about their own particular eye conditions.  I look forward to meeting new patients in Waterloo and seeing old patients and friends from Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge”.