Nuvo was founded over 20 years ago and we’ve now grown to 2 locations in the Ottawa East community with 8 practicing Optometrists! We’re so lucky to be working with (in our humble opinion) this knowledgeable, fun, caring and amazing team of Eye Doctors. Get to know them a little more below. You won’t regret it!
There’s something unique about what Dr Corina Buettner brings to Nuvo as both Owner and Optometrist. Be it refractive or medical care, Dr Buettner is always happy to take on new challenges and invest in her patient’s well-being. She makes each patient feel comfortable during their visit and has a knack for explaining any detail about your eyes with ease and clarity.
As a Nuvo leader, her investments in our Vision have cultivated an ever-growing, positive reputation amongst the Ottawa community, and she sets herself apart by being one of the only eye doctors to provide Orthokeratology services in the Ottawa Region.
Dr Deschênes is a great asset to our clinics not only because of her expertise with refractive surgery care but also because of her extensive clinical experience with patients of all ages. It is with personal conviction that Dr Deschênes assures the best possible care to her patients by staying abreast of the newest technologies and of course by listening to her patients.
She has been living in the Ottawa region since her childhood and is now very happy to be able to serve the community where she’s grown up. Whether it is in English or in French, from the youngest to the oldest, all will appreciate her devotion.
Dr Gauthier first practised in the Greater Montreal Area then moved to Ottawa and worked at a Laser Eye Surgery Centre in Hull for a few years before joining the Beechwood Optometry team (now Nuvo Optometry).
In 2011, she obtained her therapeutic license after studying at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. Dr Gauthier’s smile and positive attitude are infectious and we love that she’s a part of the Nuvo team, both past, and present! She offers in-depth eye examinations for patients of all ages.
Dr Mainville adds quite a bit of sparkle to our offices! Always smiling and always keeping her patients’ best interest in mind. Nuvo is fortunate to have worked with Dr. Mainville even before her career as an Optometrist. She has truly helped cultivate and grow the positive reputation of Nuvo and has contributed greatly to the level of patient care we provide.
Never one to shy away from a 30-second dance party, her natural enthusiasm fosters a fun, positive atmosphere amongst staff and patients alike!
Dr Toni Rizk grew up in Ottawa and is now proud to serve his community. He graduated on the Dean’s Honours list from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry after completing a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry at the University of Ottawa.
With a special interest in refractive surgery care and disease management, Dr Rizk stays abreast of the latest research, technologies and treatments in the Optometry field and is fluently bilingual in English and French!
Dr Zena Skaff was born and raised in Ottawa, and relocated her practice to join the Nuvo Eye Centre team of Optometrists! Because Dr Skaff values patient care before all else, she encourages her patients to contact either Nuvo locations for any questions or to schedule an appointment.
With her natural, pleasant demeanour Dr Skaff offers an amazing eye care experience for each patient, and contributes greatly to the positive employee atmosphere.
Dr Jessica Kumar might strike you as a familiar face around Nuvo. That’s because she was a part-time technician and optical staff member prior to becoming a Nuvo Optometrists. She also completed one of her residencies with the Nuvo Orléans team, so we are thrilled to have Dr Kumar as a part of the team!
Dr Kumar embraces new technologies and is truly passionate about offering superior eye care to the community she grew up in. She puts a smile on everyone’s face with her enthusiasm toward optometry and she infuses the Nuvo life with positivity, humour and a great work ethic.
We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Goli Sammak to the Nuvo team of optometrists!
Born and raised in Iran, Dr. Sammak received her Master of Handicraft in Tehran with high honor before moving to Canada to pursue higher education. She is well travelled, as her studies have taken her to various places including Saskatchewan, where she studied Biology at the University of Saskatchewan, and even Chicago where she received her Doctor of Optometry from Illinois College of Optometry in 2021.
She has acquired valuable and extensive experience from her clinical rotations in the USA, where she worked closely with geriatric patients with ocular complexities such as cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and vision rehabilitation. She has also had the opportunity to work alongside ophthalmologists at the Herzig Institute where she gained significant corneal and retinal knowledge.
Her work experience and overall love of optometry allow her to treat ocular health conditions and provide in-depth comprehensive eye care for patients of all ages. Dr. Sammak is a wonderful Doctor who makes every person feel welcome and comfortable during their visit.
We’ve gotten to know Dr. Sammak as someone who loves spending time with family, is an avid biker and swimmer and is a big fan of classical music. She is conversant in English, Farsi, and is even taking French classes to become fluent… She’s one awesome human!
Dr. Sammak is now accepting new patients at our Ottawa clinic. Book your appointment with her today!
You can now book your appointment online for a routine eye exam!