Meet our Woodstock Optometrists
Dr. Sarah Andreasen
Dr. Andreasen obtained her Degree of Optometry from the University of Waterloo where she also completed a Bachelor of Science Degree. She completed an externship with the OMNI Eye Services of Atlanta that allowed here to gain experience working with ophthalmologists who specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, retinal diseases, cataracts and corneal diseases. She also worked with the University of Waterloo completing research projects that were held at the Woodstock Board of Health screening children entering school. Dr. Andreasen enjoys all aspects of primary care practice and sees patients of all ages.
Most recently, Dr. Andreasen has taken an interest in myopia control. Much research has been done in slowing progression of nearsightedness among our youth and she has completed courses in fitting MySight contact lenses and BEFREE corneal reshaping lenses as well as attending several Symposiums on myopia control. BEFREE reshaping lenses can help many nearsighted patients see without glasses, or LASIK.
Dr. Andreasen is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, the Ontario Association of Optometrists and Eye Recommend. She is also affiliated with TLC and LASIK MD to provide co-management services to those patients seeking LASIK or PRK vision correcting procedures. Dr. Andreasen also enjoys sharing her passion for optometry with fourth year students completing their degrees in Optometry and may be completing externships at Oxford Optometry.
When not sharing her passion for optometry with her patients, she enjoys working out and running. She has completed several 5 and 10 K races and a half marathon. She is also an accomplished pianist and mother to 2 children.
Dr. Jessica Nguyen
Dr. Jessica graduated in 2017 from the University of Waterloo of Optometry on the Dean's Honours list. Prior to that, she received her Bachelor of Science degree with distinction from the University of Guelph. She also had the privilege of completing her Ocular Disease and Therapeutics externship in Kentucky at the Lexington Veterans Medical Affairs Center. This rotation allowed her to gain experience on the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of ocular diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. Dr Nguyen has volunteered with ICARE International, which provides eye care to those in developing countries and she hopes to participate in more volunteer eye care projects abroad. Her clinical interests include managing ocular disease and vision therapy. Dr Nguyen is passionate about all aspects of optometric care and enjoys seeing patients of all ages. She believes that patient-centered care is a primary goal and she works to ensure all her patients' concerns are addressed during their examination.
In her spare time, Dr Nguyen loves to cook and is always looking to try new recipes. She also enjoys hiking and travelling when time permits. She resides in Kitchener with her family and two adorable rabbits, Lexi and Jax.
Dr. Nguyen is currently booking patients and is excited to be a part of the Woodstock Community!
Dr. Chris Schellingerhoudt
Dr. Chris graduated from University of Waterloo, School of Optometry in 2016. He joined Oxford Optometry as an associate in the spring of 2017. He holds an honors bachelor of science in Kinesiology as well.
Chris loves all aspects of primary care but has special interest in collaborative health care (as evidenced by his work with the Waterloo Health Professions Committee at UW), vision therapy, pediatric optometry and glaucoma. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists and the Ontario Association of Optometrists.
Outside of work Chris is a super nerd who enjoys board games, dungeons and dragons, video games and reading. He loves being outside, biking, hiking or playing ball-tag with his nieces and nephews.