Dr. Ellison graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 1988. She received the A.W. Cole award for Clinical Proficiency. She practiced in Guelph until 1994, when she joined her husband, Dr. Bruce Pierce in Waterloo. Dr. Ellison enjoys the wonderful diversity in the practice with patients of all ages and from all parts of the world. She especially enjoys examining children’s eyes. Children’s exams always start with a ride in the chair, pictures (if they aren’t quite ready for the letters) and the special magic 3-D glasses to check depth perception. We also have ingenious ways of examining babies and Dr. Ellison has cared for many children from their first exam at 6 months of age until they bring in children of their own.
Dr. Ellison also enjoys helping adults with any visual or eye health issues they have such as dry eye treatment, blepharitis treatment (red irritated eyes and lids) and specialty glasses for things like driving, sheet music, computers or anything else task-specific.
Dr. Ellison and Dr. Pierce have two grown sons and live in Waterloo. Outside of the office, Dr. Ellison enjoys taking walking holidays in the U.K and hopes to get to Ireland one day, when a worldwide pandemic isn’t getting in the way of things!