Dr. Robert Dors was born and raised in Woodstock, Ontario before attending the University of Waterloo for both his undergraduate and Doctor of Optometry program. He graduated in 1989 and began full family eyecare practice in Meaford. In April 1990, the Owen Sound clinic was opened. In 2006 with the arrival of Dr Joseph Traynor and the subsequent arrival of Dr Andrea Traynor in 2007, Dr Dors and Traynor opened a second clinic in Thornbury.
In addition to his optometry degree, Dr Dors is also certified in laser vision correction co-management and is a sucessful laser vision patient himself. In 1993, he completed the Therapeutic Management of Ocular Disease program from Northeastern State University School of Optometry in Oklahoma.
When not seeing patients and operating a business, hockey, golf, coaching ringette and woodworking occupy much of his spare time. He is married with twin daughters Brittany and Madison. Dr Dors is a Rotary Club member since 1990, a regular blood donor and season ticket holder for the Owen Sound Junior A Hockey club. Go Attack Go!
Dr. Joe Traynor was born and raised in the Owen Sound area. He attended the University of Waterloo where he completed both his Bachelor of Science Degree and his Doctor of Optometry Degree, with Dean's Honours List distinction.
During his years at Waterloo, Dr. Traynor gained experience in many areas of vision care, including primary eye care, contact lenses, binocular vision and low vision. His final year of study was comprised of various clinical rotations, including several months in Salt Lake City, where he focused on the diagnosis and management of ocular disease.
Dr. Traynor returned to his hometown in 2006 to work alongside Dr. Robert Dors. In 2007, Dr. Andrea Traynor also joined the practice and a second office location was opened to serve the Town of the Blue Mountains. Then in 2013, Dr. Nikki Huggins was added to our eyecare team.
Dr. Traynor is currently an active member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists, the College of Optometrists of Ontario, and the Canadian Association of Optometrists. He takes part regularly in the Eye See Eye Learn program for junior kindergarten students. Dr. Traynor is also certified by the College of Optometrists of Ontario to prescribe medications for the treatment of various ocular conditions.
When he is not in the office, Dr. Traynor enjoys golfing, gardening, and chasing around his two busy boys.
Dr. Andrea Traynor was born in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba. While growing up she was actively involved in various sports and cultural activities such as volleyball, track & field, and Ukrainian dance.
She completed her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Manitoba before attending the School of Optometry at the University of Waterloo. In 2007 she obtained her Doctor of Optometry Degree with Dean's Honours distinction and moved to the Owen Sound area to join her husband.
She currently practices in Owen Sound and Thornbury and provides a full range of optometric services. She is currently an active member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists, the College of Optometrists of Ontario, and the Canadian Association of Optometrists. She is licensed to prescribe therapeutics to treat a wide range of eye diseases.
Dr. Traynor currently lives in the town of Meaford. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their two wonderful boys.
Dr. Nikki Huggins was born and raised in Ontario, and has lived throughout the province, from Toronto to Sudbury to Sioux Lookout. She graduated from Brock University in Honours Health Sciences followed by the University of Waterloo with a Doctor of Optometry degree in 2007. As part of her training, she completed an externship in Ocular Disease and Therapeutics in Farmington Hills, Michigan and Primary Care externships in Dryden and St. Catharines.
Currently a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Association of Optometrists, she has been practicing primary care optometry in St. Catharines and Welland, as well as locum optometry in Dryden since graduation. Her hobbies include swimming, dragonboating, skiing, snowboarding, knitting and gardening.
Dr. Madison Dors was born and raised in Owen Sound, Ontario. She is a familiar face in the office as she has been a member of our team since 2009.
Following in her father’s footsteps, she attended the University of Waterloo for both her undergraduate and Doctor of Optometry degrees. Graduating in 2020, Dr. Dors practices in both our Owen Sound and Thornbury locations to provide all her patients with their full eye care needs.
Dr. Dors is also certified in Surgical Procedure for the Optometric Physician, as well as Laser Therapy for the Anterior Segment from Northeastern State University College of Optometry in Oklahoma. Through Dr. Dors’ clinical rotations she was also able to work at a Cherokee Nation Clinic in Oklahoma providing ocular health and disease management services to the indigenous population.
When she is not practicing, Dr. Dors takes pride in her previous travels to the Dominican Republic where she was able to provide optical support to children in need. She also enjoys watching our local hockey/slo-pitch teams, exploring our conservation areas and staying active with her favorite puppy.