Dr. Mastronardi was born and raised locally. He attended high school in Leamington and graduated first in his class. He then went on to receive his Honours Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry before accepting admission into the prestigious Optometry program at the University of Waterloo. The University of Waterloo Optometry program is the only English language program in the entire country and reserves its admissions for only the most qualified candidates. It was there that he met his wife and business partner, Dr. Jean O'Connor. They opened a practice in Windsor in 2001 and then Kingsville in 2002. Dr. Mastronardi works very closely with his colleagues in ophthalmology having worked at several LASIK centres and still working with a local retinal specialist. Drs. Mastronardi and O'Connor split their time between these two practices, their three children, various hobbies and their extended family. Their practice is conveniently located in beautiful downtown Kingsville and caters to all members of the public offering high quality, high technology eye care, advanced ophthalmological care, a vast array of both designer and budget frame styles, contact lens services and an in house optical laboratory.
DR. RICK MASTRONARDI
DR. JEAN O'CONNOR
Dr. Jean O’Connor was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. She completed her Honours Biochemistry Degree at Ottawa University before continuing on to receive her Doctor of Optometry Degree from the University of Waterloo. While studying in Waterloo, Dr. O’Connor met her future husband, Dr. Rick Mastronardi. They married shortly after graduation during a whirlwind summer of fresh starts – getting married and opening their new office in Kingsville. They now have three children and the whole family enjoys being an active part of Kingsville’s community. She is proud to help bring high quality eye care to the area, including cutting-edge ophthalmic technology and fashionable eyeglasses for all budgets. Dr. O’Connor enjoys seeing patients of all ages, including infants. In addition to routine checks, she does refractive surgery consultations, contact lens fittings, binocular vision evaluations, and ocular disease management like cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.
DR. KARA JONES
Dr. Kara Jones was raised in Kingsville, Ontario and is a recent graduate who is excited to return to her hometown. She attended Cardinal Carter Catholic Secondary School, and achieved the Governor General’s award for her outstanding academic accomplishments. She went on to study biological sciences at the University of Windsor, and was offered early acceptance into the respected optometry program at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science. Dr. Jones completed her ocular disease and therapeutics internship at the Cooweescoowee Cherokee Nation Health Clinic in Oklahoma, where she treated many ocular diseases including diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Kara graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2019 earning a place on the Dean’s Honour List, and the Ontario Association of Optometrists Award for Excellence in Patient Management. Before her graduation in 2019, Dr. Jones had the opportunity to volunteer for an optometric mission trip in the cities of Guayaquil and Cuenca, Ecuador. The entire experience was very rewarding, and she hopes to volunteer on more trips in the future. Dr. Jones has been a part of the team at Drs. Mastronardi and O’Connor’s office for over seven years, and is honoured now to play her new role as an associate optometrist.