Dr. Caroline Teske
Nominated for the award: Science and Technology
Company: Caroline Teske Optometry Professional Corp
Biography: Dr. Caroline Teske Optometrist Pursuing her passion, Dr. Teske completed her Bachelor of Science in 1991, continued at the University of Waterloo and obtained a Doctor of Optometry degree in 1995. Dr. Teske at graduation received the OCI Award for Excellence in Practice Management for her proficiency in clinic. Dr. Teske completed an externship in Memphis where she worked with several cataract, retina and glaucoma specialists. After graduation, Dr. Teske entered into private practice in Waterloo and then opened her own clinic in Georgetown in 1996. Dr. Teske is affiliated with TLC Laser Eye Centre and has been thoroughly educated in laser eye surgery co-management. Dr. Teske has worked for the National Board of Examiners and proctored intern examinations with the University of Waterloo. She volunteered and piloted Eye See Eye Learn, a program with the Ontario Association of Optometrists to encourage young children to have their eyes tested and have a good beginning for learning. She continues to work with the OAO to ensure the continued success of the program. Dr. Teske's passion is education. She believes that the eyes are the window to the rest of the body. With a holistic approach, Dr. Teske has linked arms with like-minded healthcare providers who share her passion. It is her mandate to work with other professionals to provide integrative health care. She is dedicated to investing in the latest technologies and encourages patients to be proactive, not reactive to disease. Her passion for education and patient empowerment has led her to become a co-author of an innovative Better Together Guidebook for Patients and Practitioners alongside 14 other healthcare professionals. In the more recent years, she has opened her clinic doors and is sharing education beyond her exam room with educational documentary videos, podcasts and community wellness events. Her expertise has been called upon for appearances on broadcast TV such as Cogeco and Rogers and WOW New Media Inc. She recently was honoured to be a recipient of The International Women's Day Awards Gala. Her primary focus remains on providing the best patient care. In continuing with her mission, she is expanding her clinic to offer Vision Therapy to patients. Dr. Teske is a member of the group of behavioural optometrists COVT&R & COVD and OEP and is excited to bring vision therapy and syntonics to her office. It is empowering for her to help patients stay healthy with all the tools and technology available. Dr. Teske loves living in Georgetown with her three children and she is a committed community member who believes in giving back. Dr. Teske is passionate about what she does and she considers it a privilege to provide care to her patients.