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Our Optometrists

We make it a policy to ensure that all staff members are up-to-date on the latest technology and techniques to make your visit as comfortable and effective as possible.


Dr. Charlie Alfano

Dr. Alfano has practiced optometry in a variety of capacities since his graduation from New England College of Optometry in 2002, including completion of multiple internship programs and a residency specializing in ocular disease treatment and management. Acquired from his years of experience with patient care, Dr. Alfano maintains partnerships with local ophthalmologists and continues to co-manage ocular conditions requiring surgical interventions such as cataracts, retinal disease, diabetes, and glaucoma, as well as laser and all other forms of vision correction.

Additionally, with myopia on the rise and an ever-increasing need for reducing possible complications from a lifetime of near-sightedness, Dr. Alfano is now directing his attention to controlling myopia progression in children with treatments ranging from a simple eyedrop regimen to specially-designed contact lenses. He also has developed skills in prescribing scleral contact lenses to treat those with vision deficits resulting from keratoconus, irregular corneas, poor surgical outcomes and severe dry eye. His added interest in sports vision and background in kinesiology has also revealed a natural affinity for fitting patients of all ages, prescriptions and lifestyle needs.

Dr. Alfano is a proud member of the Carlisle Optimist Club and supports local businesses and charitable causes whenever possible. He finds it a privilege to be born and raised in Hamilton and to reside in Flamborough with his wife and Shi-poo and looks forward to each day that he can help provide much needed eye care to his and surrounding communities.


Dr. Janice Van Wyngaarden

Dr. Van Wyngaarden started her health care career as a registered nurse. She graduated from the Mohawk College School of Nursing in 1986. She was employed as a registered nurse at the Henderson Hospital in Hamilton from 1987 to 1996.

Dr. Van Wyngaarden obtained her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1995 from the University of Waterloo. She entered into private practice initially at the University of McMaster Medical center, and in the year 2000, she opened her current practice in Freelton, Ontario.

Dr. Van Wyngaarden is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists and the Ontario Association of Optometrists. She has held a position as a part-time clinical supervisor at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry, as well as volunteer position on their curriculum review committee. Dr. Van Wyngaarden has volunteered at the F.I.S.H. eye clinic in Kingston, Jamaica. She is affiliated with the TLC laser center. She holds a certificate in Advanced Ocular Diseases and Therapeutics.

Dr. Van Wyngaarden was raised in Flamborough on Safari Road. She enjoys multiple hobbies including hiking, golf, dog walking, gardening, and multiple crafts. Dr. Van Wyngaarden lives in Freelton with her husband- Jeff and pet dog. She feels very privileged to both live and provide health care in such an outstanding community.