At SaveSight Vision Centre, our team of professionals aim to "save your sight." We are dedicated to the task of detecting age-related vision diseases as early as possible, using the latest available technology.
We take pride in making an early diagnosis, often before vision loss has occurred or is noticed. This allows for preventative, less invasive and more effective treatments that can help our clients to maintain independent, functioning lives in their senior years.
Our team is focused on making your time with us enjoyable, informative, and worthwhile. We provide you with a good understanding of your ocular health and future prospects.
Dr. Mark Lukasik is an eye care physician who has chosen to focus his practice on seniors with glaucoma. Initially an emergency physician, Dr. Lukasik has developed medical and management skills that have culminated in the development of a full service eye care facility named the SaveSight Vision Centre. He is the team leader of a group of skilled professionals, whose expertise is enhanced by “state-of-the-art” diagnostic and therapeutic ophthalmic equipment. He is a member of the Canadian Ophthalmologic Society and the Canadian Glaucoma Society.
Dr. Lukasik’s wife, Jane, is a dentist. They have 4 children including 3 boys followed by a girl. Dr. Lukasik’s interests include hockey and coaching, golf, hiking and travel.
Dr. Michelle Lafleur joined SaveSight Vision Centre in 2006, when SaveSight expanded to include an optometric division and optical gallery in turn becoming a one-stop shop for all of our patients' eye care needs.
She graduated in 2002 with a Doctorate in Optometry from the Universite de Montreal. Prior to studying optometry, she received an honours B.Sc from McGill University in molecular biology and a B.A. from the University of Guelph. Having studied in both French and English, she is fully bilingual and is happy to serve her patients in either language. Dr. Lafleur is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists and the Ontario Association of Optometrists.
Michelle enjoys traveling and has had the opportunity to offer her services to patients while on optometric missions to Haiti and Africa. Our office continues to collect old glasses for donations to foreign missions.
Michelle is involved with her children's school, a parent council member and coaches cross country skiing. She has recently taken up the cello to try to keep up with the budding musicians in her family. Her children Olivier and Juliette on violin and her husband Jean-Pierre on keyboard.
Dr. Tasha Hotz grew up in Barrie, Ontario. She received an Honours B.Sc degree from the University of Western Ontario. Upon completing her undergraduate studies, she married her husband Mike and they headed to Oregon where she received her Doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University. Her training included rotations with Indian Health Services in Wyoming and Veterans Affairs in Oregon. Dr. Hotz worked in private practice in B.C. where she enjoyed focusing on primary care and co-managing ocular disease.
While at school, Dr. Hotz participated in two eye care mission trips. These trips to the Philippines and Costa Rica were great learning experiences and very rewarding. She hopes to participate in many more trips like these in the future.
Tasha and her husband enjoyed their time in the Pacific Northwest but after the birth of their twin girls, they decided it was time to move a little closer to home. They look forward to exploring the area.