UW Mentorship: Dr. Arnel

Written by Gillian Pond and Dina Tourlas


We had the pleasure of visiting Dr. Arnel’s office, which is located in good old Tillsonburg! We bonded quickly over shared love for biking and hot yoga. It was interesting to hear about his experience at NECO and how he moved back to Ontario to ultimately become the Chief Examiner of the OEBC. He was welcoming and willing to answer all our burning optometry questions. He advised us about the importance of retinoscopy and developing good relationships within the profession, especially with local ophthalmologists. Overall, it was nice to gain a resource and be connected with a local optometrist. We’re already planning a second visit where he’s agreed to share his knowledge of edging!


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