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Kniaziew Optometry Dresden Expansion Adds Fourth Chatham-Kent Location

Kniaziew Optometry is adding their forth location in Chatham-Kent with a recent expansion at 434 St. George Street, Dresden. On November 6, 2020 the existing practice, owned by Dr. Ray D'Hondt, will be taken on by Kniaziew Optometry. Dr. D’Hondt will remain with the team over the next several months to help with a smooth transition.

“Dr. D’Hondt has been a consistent presence offering the residents of Dresden eye health care over the past number of decades. Our team takes great pride in continuing his excellent tradition,” said Dr. Richard Kniaziew, Founder and President of Kniaziew Optometry.

“The Dresden location will be a full-service practice and include pre-testing, comprehensive eye examinations, and a dispensing area. Our in-house lab ensures patients get both timely and quality service,” continues Dr. Kniaziew. “In addition, our environmentally sustainable wooden frames by JORDAN; an exclusive, luxury fashion brand only available at Kniaziew Optometry, will also be featured here”.

The Dresden location will be Kniaziew Optometry’s eighth location in Southwestern Ontario.

"I wish to offer my congratulations to Kniaziew Optometry on the occasion of the expansion of their eye care services to Dresden. The growth of the Kniaziew practice has been very impressive,” said Monte McNaughton, MPP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex and Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

The importance of eye exams extends beyond the simple need for glasses to improve vision. Annual eye exams are also instrumental in detecting other serious health problems including glaucoma, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and even cancer.

“Congratulations to the team at Kniaziew Optometry for opening a fourth location in Chatham-Kent. This is the third location they have opened here in the past 16 months and it’s inspiring to see their commitment to our community,” Stuart McFadden, Director of Chatham-Kent Economic Development. “We thank them for continuing to invest in Chatham-Kent. I am confident that this new location in Dresden will provide residents with a first-class experience and we wish them nothing but success in the future.”

Kniaziew Optometry has been serving patients’ eye health care needs in Southwestern Ontario for over four decades with practices in Tecumseh, Essex, Leamington, Blenheim, Chatham, Dresden, Wallaceburg, and Petrolia. Kniaziew Optometry offers a wide range of Optometry services and eye care products; including eyeglasses, specialty eyewear, frames, sunglasses, and contact lenses.

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1 in 3 Ontarians will develop some form of vision-threatening eye disease by age 65.
Kniaziew Optometry holds eye-care to the highest regard because it is about keeping people healthy. 1 in 3 Ontarians will develop some form of vision-threatening eye disease by age 65.

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