Bedford Eye Care was recently named a finalist for the Halifax Chamber of Commerce Best Business of 2017 Award. The award ceremony is on January 26 and that is when they find out if they won a Gold, Silver, Bronze or Honorable Mention award. The Halifax Business Awards gala is the Chamber’s most prestigious event. The awards recognize risk takers and the success of the Halifax business community.
A thriving, expansive business, Bedford Eye Care is the first ever optometric office in Halifax to make it to the finalist level. They were chosen for the award’s Big Business category, so they will be competing with much larger companies.
A Leader of Eye Care in Nova Scotia
Bedford Eye Care has always been a leader in providing eye care in Nova Scotia. They are known for introducing new technologies and services to their patients. Through extensive research, they watch for emerging technologies and introduce them to their practice. Their practice is based on a philosophy of constant innovation and staff training. All of its optometrists are also involved with the Provincial Optometric Association and College.
In 2014, the clinic opened the first Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) clinic in Nova Scotia to treat patients with Post Trauma Vision Syndrome (PTVS). This disorder is treated with a combination of specialized glasses and physiotherapy known as Neuro Visual Postural Therapy. They developed a multi-disciplinary care model that includes working with physicians and allied health professionals throughout Nova Scotia. They accept referrals from across the Maritimes and are developing a reputation as the place to be treated for both dry eye and TBI patients.
About Bedford Eye Care
Established in 1984 by Dr. Toby Mandelman, Bedford Eye Care is an eye health facility dedicated to providing comprehensive eye care to the residents of Bedford, Sackville, and the surrounding areas. The practice has steadily grown in the last three decades, including the construction and expansion of four consecutive offices. Today the business operates out of a 5,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in a commercial condominium.
Business owners include optometrists Dr. Toby Mandelman, Dr. Avila Cox, Dr. Erin Sheppard and Dr. Erin McLeod. Two new associate optometrists—Dr. Amanda Boudreau and Dr. Susan Matthews—joined the practice in 2016. Today’s staff includes 24 full-time employees, made up of optometric assistants, dry eye hygienists, opticians, a certified contact lens fitter, office manager, and administrative staff.
The doctors and staff are committed to being leaders in eye care and introducing new technologies and therapies ahead of most eye-care practices in Nova Scotia. In addition to a Dry Eye Disease Treatment Clinic and a Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, they provide all of the following services:
- Comprehensive Eye Exams
- Low-Vision Assessments
- Vision Therapy
- Well Baby Assessments
- Specialty Contact Lens Fittings
The doctors and staff at Bedford Eye Care also support the local community through charitable donations for such organizations as LOVE (Leave Out Violence), Coalition for Kids International, Feed Nova Scotia, and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB). In addition, they raise money for Optometry Giving Sight, providing eye care in third-world countries.
Bedford Eye Care serves patients from Bedford, Halifax, and Lower Sackville, plus the surrounding areas. For more information visit http://bedfordeyecarecentre.ca/ or call 902.835.2020.
Company Name: Bedford Eye Care
Contact Person: Dr. Toby Mandelman
Address:1-36 Duke Street
State: Nova Scotia