Our Team at PVT are an integral part of your total Vision Therapy needs. It is our policy to ensure that all Team members are up-to-date on the latest technology and techniques to make your visit as effective as possible.

Dr Wareham

DR. JONATHAN WAREHAM,
M.SC. O.D

Dr. Wareham, earned his Bachelor degree in Neuroscience from the University of Lethbridge. There he assisted in the development of a vision test for mice and rats. He continued a study of Neuroscience with a Master’s Degree from Western University: focusing his research in the area of Binocular Vision and Perception. He obtained his Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry. He continued his education with post graduate studies from the Optometric Extension Program as he completed courses in Visual Dysfunction, Learning Related Vision Problems, Strabismus & Amblyopia Therapy and Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation. Dr. Wareham has also completed course work with the College of Vision Development, Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, Padula Institute, and College of Syntonics.

Dr. Wareham is a founding board member of the Canadian Optometrists in Vision Therapy & Rehabilitation (COVT&R), a non-profit organization dedicated to elevating vision therapy awareness and education across Canada.

Dr. Wareham is contributing to updating the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation Guidelines for Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury & Persistent Symptoms (Adults) 3rd edition. He is also working on completing a fellowship with the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association.

Dr. Wareham is now happily applying a neuroscientific approach to the practice of optometry by providing Vision Therapy for patients with developmental vision problems or who require vision rehabilitation following brain injury. He loves a challenge and celebrates in the success of his patients.

Dr. Wareham lives in the Ottawa area with his beautiful wife, three children and their dog, Missy.

katrina

Clinic Director,
KATRINA BASHFORD,
B.Sc. HK, PVT
Accredited Vision Therapist

Katrina completed her Honours Bachelor of Science with Specialization in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa, in French Immersion. In her final years, she concentrated on neuroscience and rehabilitation. Before completing her degree, she had several years of experience in the health care field. She worked in a Physiotherapy clinic where she aided in the treatment and rehabilitation of patients, then worked for the University of Ottawa as a Student Athletic Therapist. Lastly, before joining our Vision Therapy team she completed her internship at the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre in Recreation Therapy.  She joined the Pupils Vision Development and Rehabilitation Team in 2015, and in August of 2017 she became a member of the inaugural body of accredited Canadian Vision Therapists receiving certification from Vision Therapy Canada (VTC), formerly known as COVT&R. She is also a proud member of the VTC Therapist Committee and newly appointed Director of Therapist Relations on the VTC Board of Directors. When she is not in the office or working with Vision Therapy Canada, Katrina loves to delve into her artistic side, try new recipes, and spend time with her family and friends.

christy

CHRISTY TRESCHER,
B.Ed., OCT, PVT

As both an experienced therapist and a parent of children with visual dysfunctions, Christy offers a unique perspective to our team at Pupils Vision Development and Rehabilitation. After receiving her Bachelor of Education with Distinction and Additional Qualifications in Special Education, Christy enjoyed six years instructing students in both standard and special needs classrooms, solidifying her commitment to providing adaptations to meet the needs of all learners. In 2010, when her son was diagnosed with a visual disorder, Christy’s career and focus took a new direction.  She began studying under Dr. Wareham in the field of vision therapy and found many parallels between learning disorders and visual dysfunctions.  She joined the team at Pupils in 2015 and was a proud member of the inaugural body of Canadian vision therapists receiving recognition and certification (Vision Therapy Canada) in 2017. Christy transitioned to full-time remote therapy in 2019 and finds it rewarding and successful to have her patients reach visual goals from the comfort of their homes. In her free time, she enjoys spending time at her family cottage – out on her paddleboard, sitting by the fire, or lost in a good book.  As an educator, a parent, and a therapist, Christy is reminded of the value of vision therapy every day. Based on her values of respect and compassion and her knowledge that vision is learned, vision therapy is more than a career for Christy, but a passion that she has dedicated her life to.

JENNE BAUER,
PTA/OTA PVT
Accredited Vision Therapist

Jenne, originally from Alberta, graduated from Red Deer University as an Occupational and Physical Therapy Assistant. She is passionate about getting adults back to activities they love and giving children the opportunity to succeed in school and sport. Jenne encourages every patient to work hard and do their very best in every session so they can achieve their goals. Before she started her professional career Jenne was involved in coaching children in sports, as well as teaching swimming lessons. She began her career in a hospital setting where she worked with young adults with traumatic brain injuries and older adults in long term care. Jenne is passionate about learning and is eager to expand her knowledge on how the brain’s neuroplasticity can be used in rehabilitation, allowing people to achieve their goals of a better life.  She would be delighted to communicate with other professionals to achieve a multidisciplinary approach to provide the best care and rehabilitation plan that benefits the patient.
She joined the team in March 2018 and is a proud member of Canadian vision therapists receiving accreditation from Vision Therapy Canada (VTC) in 2020.

tiffany

TIFFANY YEMEN

Tiffany brings several years of experience working with children of all ages from running her own daycare and brings that level of expertise and insight into the therapy room. Tiffany’s passion switched gears when her son, who had been struggling in school, was referred to Pupil’s Vision Therapy.

Throughout his therapy not only did Tiffany see him improve with the activities but more importantly she watched her son shift from being shy and awkward to confident, coordinated, and outgoing. His reading level increased as did his confidence in and out of the classroom. She fell in love with Vision Therapy and her goal now is to help others the way her son was helped.

Tiffany joined the team in 2019 and is currently in the process of completing the Practical Vision Therapy Accreditation Program through Vision Therapy Canada. When she is not in the office, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking with her dog, and flexing her creative muscles in a variety of ways.

jon

JON CASEY,
B.Sc. Kin
Vision Therapist

Jon completed his Bachelor of Science with a major in Kinesiology from Memorial University in Newfoundland. After graduation, he moved to Ontario where he worked as a kinesiologist in a physiotherapy clinic for a year focusing on the treatment and rehabilitation of patients. He then went on to work at a foot and ankle clinic for two years focusing on improving the patient’s gait, biomechanics, posture, and foot and ankle mobility.
In 2016 Jon moved to Ottawa where he transitioned into a new job as a personal trainer. He spent 3 years as a trainer, combining his background in physio and rehab with his own athletic training from being a high-level soccer, basketball, and badminton player. This proved very successful as within his first 3 months working as a trainer at Goodlife Fitness he was named the top new trainer in the country for the month of August in 2017. Jon hopes to bring this success to Pupil’s Vision Therapy, by combining his experience with rehab and exercise performance to help the wide range of individuals we see at this clinic. Jon is very passionate about how the performance of his eyes impacts many of his hobbies and day to day life.
Jon is currently in the process of completing the Practical Vision Therapy Accreditation Program through Vision Therapy Canada. When he is not in the office, Jon loves to play sports and exercise, cook, and play video games.

marjorie

MARJORIE RIVENELL,
B Sc, M Ed, OCT

Marjorie had an unusual path to vision therapy.  She graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree followed by a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Education in Teaching and Learning.  Teaching high school mathematics – at all grades and levels, was the next step.  Then she moved on to teaching Special Education with the McHugh school, where she perfected the art of adapting the curriculum to match the capability of each student, to ensure their success.
Family life was disrupted, when her daughter suffered a life-changing brain injury at the age of 16.  The injury resulted in many physical and brain function limitations, including an inability to stand, to tolerate noise or light, headaches, brain-fog, and the ability to focus for only a few minutes at a time, making visual tasks difficult or impossible.
Marjorie set her life in a new direction.  Searching the internet for information on brain trauma rehabilitation led to contact with optometrists who were practicing vision therapy.  At that time there was no vision therapy in Ottawa.  A first appointment with an optometrist in London proved helpful, so the vision therapy route was then aggressively pursued through a sequence of Optometrists, in Toronto, Michigan, Belleville (where she first met Dr Wareham), and Connecticut.
Many of the treatments recommended by the optometrists required exercises repeated over several weeks, and ongoing.  This was impractical, as all of the appointments were remote, so Marjorie attended each of her daughter’s appointments, learning from the optometrists the finer points of the exercises to ensure that she could repeat them in the following weeks and months.