John Omand opened Newmarket Optical in the spring of 1980 and has been happy to provide service and quality to the area ever since. We pride ourselves in our excellent service and taking care of each individual customers needs in a specialized and detailed manner. We offer a large selection of eyewear for any budget and would be happy to help you find your perfect pair! We do all of our own edging in store and also specialize in contact lens fittings and aftercare, we have a contact lens fitter in 5 days a week for all of your contact lens needs.

Our Staff


Owner and Registered Optician

John opened Newmarket Optical in 1980 and has been a Registered Optician since 1986.  His motto is that Service is the number one priority in owning a business, and continues to strive for the best service he can give to each and every customer.  John has a passion for all types of eyeglass and sunglass fittings and can find a solution for any request.  John looks forward to his ski vacation out West every winter and playing squash when he can. He also enjoys spending time with wife Mary Jane and his many pets.


Store Manager & Buyer

Leslie has been working for Newmarket Optical since 2002, Leslie is the Store Manager and the merchandise buyer for our stores frame inventory, which means she has an extensive knowledge of trends and what frames are available through our suppliers. Leslie will always greet you with a big smile and a friendly hello and her wonderful personality and excellent skill has been an asset in making the store what it is today. Leslie enjoys spending time with her family and her 6 Grandchildren.


Registered Optician, Contact Lens Fitter

Sara has been working for Newmarket Optical since 2005 as a Registered Optician and Contact Lens Fitter.  Sara enjoys keeping up on the newest products appreciating the ever changing innovation of the eye care field. Sara started at Newmarket Optical as a frame stylist in 2005, worked as a Optical Student while going to school at Georgian College and now she has been a Registered Optician since 2008 and is the Head Optician at our store. Sara enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids!


Customer Service

Fiorella has been a wonderful addition to Newmarket Optical! She brings her experience in the customer service field to provide a professional, organized and enjoyable environment.  Customers love Fiorella’s friendly demeaner and kind personality to help them make the important decision of what kind of eyewear they will be wearing for years to come. ! Fiorella enjoys experimenting with different recipes and long walks on her days off!


Registered Optician, Contact Lens Fitter

Ali brought his knowledge of lenses and the Optical industry when he started with Newmarket Optical in 2018.  After working for plastic plus and Star Vision as a technician for 11 years he decided to become a licensed Optician.  He started with the company as an Optical student and is now a Registered Optician.  Ali enjoys spending time with his family and experiencing new places, foods and cultures.


Customer Service

Mallory has been a valuable part of the Newmarket Optical team since the fall of 2015.  Her years of experience in the Optical field has been an asset to Newmarket Optical and her specialty is frame selection. She has a great aesthetic and uses that talent to find the right frame for the right face. Mallory has experience in a medical office and is a fantastic makeup artist.  Mallory has a strong interest in creating music and performing.