Our Doctors of Optometry

Dr. Connie Seto

Dr. Connie Seto has called Sarnia home for nearly 20 years raising her 2 boys with David.  She graduated from the School of Optometry at Waterloo in 1997 and has dedicated her career to patients in the Sarnia-Lambton area ever since.

Dr. Darcy Winch

Dr. Darcy Winch was born and raised in Sarnia.  He attended St. Patrick’s High School prior to his 4 year Honour Science degree from the University of Waterloo.  The following 4 years saw him at the College of Optometry (www.optometry.iu.edu) the picturesque campus of Indiana University (go I.U.!), at Bloomington, Indiana.

“I felt immediately at home in Indiana (http://www.iu.edu),” he says.  “The town of Bloomington is a classic small American town with a big university integrated into the community.  I really enjoyed the friendships I made and the experience it provided.  The education and professors are first rate at IU.  The program provides the educational foundation and builds upon that framework with practical hands on patient care.  However, I always knew after graduation I would return to my hometown of Sarnia.”

“Something was missing in Indiana,” Darcy says.  “My family and my wife’s family are from Sarnia-Lambton and I really missed being away from the water...and our famous bridge fries.  There’s something about the beautiful blue water we have at our doorstep that keeps me here.”

Dr. Winch has a passion for his field.  “I really enjoy seeing my patients, both new and established.  I like to make a connection with patients- not only examine their eyes’ health and vision- but also to make them feel welcome at our clinic.  Both Dr. Seto and myself truly appreciate our patients choosing us for their care.”

Dr. Winch has two boys with April, also born and raised in Sarnia.  He has enjoyed sailing for many years, staying fit, and is a real car nut.  “I love cars.  I love driving them.  I love fixing them.  I love reading about them.”  He is an active member of the Western Ontario Sport Car Association (WOSCA) in the regional and provincial autoslalom series.  

He sits on the Board of the Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile (CCMF)- www.ccmfonline.com- as the Public Education Chair for the past 11 years and is the vice president for 3 years.  “We are a small group servicing the needs of the medically fragile in the Sarnia-Lambton community.  But we dream big as evidenced by our home, Standing Oaks.”  This year, CCMF successfully purchased a new service van after 4 years of community fundraising support.  Their current fundraising is focused on expanding the Hands on Art program and the Music program which both provide a creative environment for the kids.