Dr. Marcella Bauman grew up in the Kitchener-Waterloo area and graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1990. She completed both her Honours Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry degree while at Waterloo.
Following graduation, Dr. Bauman was an associate in a northeast London optometry practice for several years. Starting in 1994, she spent a year in San Francisco where she worked as a Clinical Research Associate in the Department of Optometry, University of California, Berkeley.
On her return to London in 1995, she opened her own optometry office in Wortley Village building the office into a multi-doctor, full scope optometry practice that became Old South Optometry in 2008. Dr. Bauman enjoys providing full scope optometric services, including child and family primary eye care and is fully certified in Ocular Therapeutics for the treatment and co-management of eye diseases. Dr. Bauman is an affiliate of TLC Laser Centre and provides co-management services for laser eye surgery patients.
Dr. Bauman loves travel and has been to many countries. In Bolivia and India she participated in volunteer projects. She is also passionate about photography and some of her images can be viewed at www.marcellabauman.com
Dr. Christina Schropp
Dr. Christina Schropp, a native of Kitchener-Waterloo, graduated in 1991 from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry.
During her studies, she completed an externship in neuroophthalmology and strabismus at the Karl Ludwigs Universitaet Klinik in Freiburg, Germany.
After practicing on Canada’s East Coast in Dartmouth and Bedford, Nova Scotia, she returned to the Toronto - GTA area in 1992 where she built and managed a large three-doctor family optometric practice in Whitby, Ontario until 2003. As well as working at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry as a Clinical Supervisor and as a National Board Assessor, Dr. Schropp was a Whitby-Sunrise Rotarian for seven years, spoke at numerous community functions on various aspects of vision and the importance of eye care, and has also volunteered in eye care missions to underprivileged areas of the world.
Dr. Schropp has a keen interest in pediatric eye care, complex contact lens care, home or nursing home visits, laser vision co-management and integrated eyecare with wellness. She joined Dr. Bauman permanently in January 2008 and together Dr. Bauman and Dr. Schropp founded Old South Optometry.
Dr. Eric Chevalier
Dr. Eric Chevalier grew up in Montreal, and graduated from the University of Montreal, School of Optometry in 2014. Prior to receiving his optometry degree, Dr. Chevalier completed a doctorate in molecular biology.
During his optometric studies, he completed an internship at the Eye Center of South Florida, an ophthalmological clinic specializing in glaucoma, diabetes care, and dry eyes, as well as an internship at LASIK MD, providing pre- and post-operative care for refractive surgery.
In 2012, Dr. Chevalier directed a group of his classmates in a humanitarian project in South America. This positive experience has motivated him to become involved in different community activities in order to help as many people as possible and, as such, he is very happy to join the community-focused team at Old South Optometry.
The heart of Old South Optometry is our doctors. Our Optometrists are fully trained and qualified specialist doctors dedicated to providing the very best in primary eye care diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Dr. Bauman, Dr. Schropp and our Associate Optometrists are passionate about their work because they know it is Your Eyes. Your Life.
Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm Saturday * 9:00 am - 1:00 pm