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Our Doctors 

GREAT NEWS: Ontario Optometrists are now approved to prescribe ocular therapeutics, which means that we can prescribe the proper medication for you for conditions like conjunctivitis, iritis and many other ocular problems: which means you don't have to wait for treatment.

          

Dr. Dean Morellato

Dr. Dean Morellato

Dr. Morellato was born and raised in Timmins Ontario in a bilingual household. He completed his bachelor of science (1993-1996) at the University of Ottawa and his doctorate in optometry at the University of Montreal (1996-2000); both degrees in french. He moved to Barrie in 2000 with his wife Marlyss and together, they built the practice to what it is today.

Dr. Morellato has published articles on Keratoconus and Pellucid Marginal Corneal Degeneration in the Canadian Journal of Optometry.

In 2002, he won the Waubetek Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his work with orthokeratology and fitting custom rigid gas permeable lenses for various eye conditions.

Dr. Morellato's special interest in fitting custom contact lenses helped him grow this aspect of the practice. He has fit hundreds of patients with custom rigid gas permeable lenses for irregular eye and conditions such as: keratoconus, post corneal transplants, post PRK and lasik and a host of other corneal conditions.

He loves the outdoors and spending all of his free time with his wife and son.

Dr. Jake List

Dr. Jake List

Dr. List started working with South Barrie Eye Clinic when he and his wife moved to Barrie in 2008. He moved to the area after living in the United States, where he grew up.

Dr. List got his undergrad degree from the University of Nebraska. He was on the dean's list and received his bachelor of science in education and fitness training. He then went on to study at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. There he received his doctorate degree in optometry. Dr. List has passed the United States boards exams along with the Canadian National Board Exam in Optometry.

Dr. List did internships in Alaska and Delaware before working in New York State. He and his wife moved to Canada in 2008. He practices medical optometry diagnosing and managing ocular disease from neonate to geriatric patients. Dr. List also does refractive optometry treating patients that need glasses and contact lenses. He has been fortunate to work in several different optometric settings including corporate, private, institutional and supportive care along with co-management with ophthalmologists.

Outside of work, Dr. List enjoys entertaining family and friends, traveling and spending time with his wife and three kids.

Dr. Jason Stuart

Dr. Jason Stuart

Dr. Jason Stuart was born and raised in Barrie, Ontario. He completed his Honours Specialization in Medical Sciences (2005-2009) at the University of Western Ontario, and his Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo (2010-2014). He was named to the Dean's honours list each term and received the Alcon Award in Ocular Physiology. He has been a member of the team at South Barrie Eye Clinic since July of 2014.

As part of his clinical education, Dr. Stuart received extensive training at Jack C. Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Centre in Muskogee, Oklahoma. During this time he managed a wide range of ocular diseases including cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and dry eye disease. Jason has also had the opportunity to work in several different private practices, where he was trained in pediatrics, vision therapy, contact lens, emergency services, as well as pre and post-operative cataract and laser surgery care. He has a special interest in pediatrics, vision therapy, and refractive surgery.

Dr. Stuart is an active member of his community. In 2012, he travelled with a group of Optometrists and volunteers to Nicaragua to provide eye exams and glasses to a community lacking access to eye care services. He regularly attends Simcoe County Young Professionals Association (SCYPA) events, and other networking events in the Barrie and surrounding area.

In his spare time, Dr. Stuart loves spending time with friends and family. He leads an active lifestyle, and enjoys the outdoors, especially when it involves a game of golf or hockey. He is excited to be practicing in his home town, and is enthusiastic about continuing to provide you and your family with quality eye care!

Dr. Adriana Cotovio

Dr. Adriana Cotovio

Dr. Adriana Cotovio was born and raised in Toronto and is excited to be joining the community here in Barrie. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from McMaster University and later completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo, graduating with honours. She is registered with both the Canadian and American boards of optometry. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) and Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO).

She trained alongside Ophthalmologists at the Eye Associates of Pinellas in Florida in the management and treatment of glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts. She was also able to supervise cataract, LASIK and retinal surgeries. Through work in the US and in private practices throughout Canada, she has become proficient in pre and post-op management of refractive surgeries, emergency services, paediatric care, contact lens fitting and dry eye disease management. She is a clinical associate of the Optometric Extension Program and since graduation has completed courses on the role of vision therapy in learning related vision problems. She has a passion for working with children and growing with families.

Outside of the office, she has participated in a mission trip though the Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity providing eye care services in Bucharest, Romania. As an on-going volunteer with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, she understands the value of vision and the importance of overall wellness. In her free time she loves to dance and to travel.