Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
Dr. Edmison grew up in Ottawa and Dunrobin, going to high school in Kanata. He attended the University of Waterloo, graduating in Optometry as class president in 1980. He then moved to Carleton Place and practiced with Bruce McDonald till he retired in 1985. After Dr. Madigan-Swant became a partner in 1994 they expanded the size of their practice when they moved to their current location in 1995. The practice has since continued to grow with the town of Carleton Place and Dr. Edmison is proud of the fact that this practice was one of, if not the first in Ontario to have Optometrists working together with an Ophthalmologist and an Optician to provide their patients with the best of care, providing expertise in all areas of eye care. The practice once again expanded last year, and we now have six Optometrists working together with their caring and efficient staff to take care of the vision of Carleton Place, something we plan on doing for a long time to come.
Dr. Edmison has done charitable work in Jamaica with Canada Vision Care and belongs to the Canadian and Ontario Associations of Optometry and was a past president of the Ottawa Society of Optometrists.
Ian and his wife Tammy enjoy the outdoors and travel and have shared these,and many other activities with their kids who have moved on to university and careers, with T.J. Designing cars for Cadillac and Abby and Sandy joining the Canadian Forces.
Dr. Madigan-Swant received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 1991, graduating on the Dean’s Honour List. She was also the recipient of the Bausch & Lomb Scholorship Award, recognizing achievements in the area of contact lenses, she was also a member of Beta, Signa, Kappa an International Optometric Honor Fraternity. Dr. Madigan-Swant entered private practice in July 1991 with Dr. Ian Edmison and became an owner/partner in the clinic in 1994.
Dr. Madigan-Swant is an active member of the Canadian and Ontario Associations of Optometrists, and The Ottawa Society of Optometrists.
She has been married to her husband, Andy for over 25 years and is the proud mother of three sons, Matthew, Mitchell and Drew. She enjoys gardening, golfing and traveling with her family.
Dr. Haney is from The Pas, Manitoba, and joined Heritage Optometric Clinic in 2010.
He received degrees in Biochemistry and Honours Biology from the University of Winnipeg in 2001. Dr. Haney also gained research experience at CancerCare Manitoba, which included the study of genetic malformations of the eye during early development.
Dr. Haney received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 2008. He completed his Ocular Therapeutics externship at the Parkland State Hospital in Dallas, Texas and gained clinical experience working at full-scope private practices in Calgary and Victoria before graduating.
Dr. Haney is an active member of the Canadian and Ontario Associations of Optometrists, as well as the Ottawa Society of Optometrists.
He loves to travel, and spent a year teaching English in southern Japan. In his spare time, Dr. Haney enjoys cooking, watching The Agenda with Steve Paikin on TVO, and playing sports, including hockey, soccer, golf, and aikido.
Dr. Chen is from Whitby, Ontario, and joined Heritage Optometric Clinic in 2008.
She received her degrees in Biomedical Sciences and Optometry from the University of Waterloo in 2008, graduating on the Dean’s Honours List. In 2007, Dr. Chen completed her Ocular Therapeutics externship at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma. At graduation, she was awarded an Alcon Continuing Professional Education Award, the A.W. Cole Award for Clinical Excellence, and Second Prize of the Advanced Medical Optics General Proficiency Awards.
She is an active member of the Canadian and Ontario Associations of Optometrists, as well as the Ottawa Society of Optometrists.
Dr. Chen also has a musical background in piano and violin, and holds an Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto (ARCT) Performers diploma. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and learning to golf.
Dr. Hamill graduated from the University of Waterloo's School of Optometry program in 2012 after completing a 4 year Honours Biomedical Science degree at the same university in 2008. Originally from Bala, Ontario, he recently moved to the Ottawa River Valley after completing a student placement at Heritage Optometric Clinic. Having worked closely with the great team here, Dr. Hamill knew he wanted to come back to the clinic and continue to explore the beautiful Ottawa region.
Dr. Hamill is passionate about volunteer optometric work. As an optometry student he participated in an eye care mission to Ecuador and recently started providing vision care to Ontario athletes in the Special Olympics.
During his leisure time Dr. Hamill enjoys spending time in the wilderness and has a particular interest in biking, snow shoeing and hockey.
He is excited for the opportunity to be your eye care provider!
Dr. Dedhar is very excited to have joined the wonderful team at Heritage Optometric and to be back in his hometown of Ottawa. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree at Carleton University in 2007, he went on to complete a second Bachelor of Science in Ophthalmic Medical Technology at the University of Ottawa Eye Institute in 2009. During his training, Dr. Dedhar gained valuable experience in ocular diagnostic testing and imaging while working alongside ophthalmologists in a variety of sub-specialties. This experience spurred his interest into pursuing Optometry at the University of Waterloo where he received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2013.
He is especially passionate about applying his clinical knowledge to help others by providing volunteer optometric care. During his time in school, he served as an executive committee representative for VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) and had the opportunity to volunteer in clinics in Morocco, Peru and Nunavut. In his final year he completed an internship at the Lions Sight First Eye Hospital in Malawi, Africa, for which he was awarded the David Johnston International Experience Award.
In his spare time, Dr. Dedhar enjoys playing hockey, golf and tennis. He also enjoys spending his evenings at the local arena where he is a referee for minor hockey.
Dr. Dedhar looks forward to being your eye care provider and becoming more involved with the local community!