Ilex Eye: Eye Doctors in Waterloo
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Better sight, better life, through the relentless pursuit of patient-centered perfection
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An eye exam is not just the quick and dirty thing that you have to do in order to pick new glasses, and those glasses are not just a fashion accessory.

Everyone needs a “family eye doctor” who practices medical optometry to help ensure lifelong better vision and overall health, and who believes that there is no sense in doing anything less than perfectly.

Glasses are an ophthalmic appliance, which means that there is a precise science behind selecting, fabricating, and fitting them … although eyeglass fashion also happens to be a lot of fun.

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There are some things that you simply shouldn't buy online ...

... including your wedding dress, a retainer, and prescription eyewear.

Eyeglasses can be a fun accessory, but they are also a custom medical device. When you purchase glasses in our office, an experienced staff member will help ensure that you not only look great, but that you see well.

Contact lenses can be comfortable and convenient, but they also carry significant risks of infection and injury if not fit properly and checked regularly.

In short, there are a lot of things to consider before clicking “add to cart”!

At Ilex Eye Associates, we do our best to provide quality products in a safe and enjoyable environment: give us a call to schedule your exam, frame selection, or contact lens fit.

CoViD-19 Pandemic Update

Despite the return to provincial lockdown status, as an essential health care service, Ilex Eye Associates remains open for scheduled appointments only.

Masks completely covering both mouth and nose must be worn by all patients, staff, and optometrists at all times.

Unfortunately, absolutely no walk-ins can be accommodated at this time.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and ongoing support.

Despite an eleven week closure followed by a reduced schedule to keep everyone safe, we did not increase our fees during the pandemic.

As such, we would appreciate the opportunity to provide both your eye care (examination) and your eye wear (glasses and contact lenses).

Stay safe. Onward and upward.


Continuing Education ...

... we are filled with wonder for what we do, and are addicted to discovery ... we pursue every opportunity for education, actively seeking out the best, understanding that knowledge is power and the currency for better patient care.


Honest and Open Communication ...

... truth is the only way to go, and our thoughts, words, and actions will take this path with everyone, every time, in the most loving way possible.

A Servant's Heart ...

... means that we treat our patients as if we were the patient, for no other reason than it is the right thing to do, intentionally setting aside personal agendas, making decisions based upon best care only, and accepting any economic benefits that follow as secondary.


The Best in Services and Products ...

... means that our recommendations to patients are always governed by "the best for the least" principle, recognizing that the most expensive option is not necessarily the best, but the cheapest is very likely the worst, maximizing the value equation to enhance our patients' quality of life.

Providing an eye care experience

that is second to none