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Optical Lens Team


Jason Barrett

Lab Manager

Jason Barrett, came with a breadth of optical experience from Ireland, to take the position of Lab Manager at Eyes on Sheppard in 2013. Jason manages our optical eyeglass selection of over 1500 frames as well as the team of skilled opticians to service our optical boutique. He is knowledgeable in selecting well-made frames and innovative lenses to accommodate all prescriptions so that patients can be confident that they will see well and look great. Outside of his administrative duties, he enjoys being on the floor with our patients. He is skilled in ensuring that frames fit properly and always provides patients with educated choices for their glasses in a down-to-earth Irish friendly manner.

Outside of working at Eyes on Sheppard, Jason enjoys spending time with his fiancee Rhona, exploring all of the vast number of cultural, sports and activities that Toronto has to offer. Jason has a true love for travelling, visiting over 40 countries in the past 12 years and he has decided to make Toronto his home!


Renata Galewska

Head Optical Technician

Renata Galewska, joined Eyes on Sheppard in 2007 and is our Head Optical Technician. She takes great pride in her task of edging and fitting each patient’s custom lenses into frames and adjusting them to fit each individual for comfort and styling. Renata’s experience and knowledge comes from her years of working in the optical lab business, enabling her to know which materials are well suited to the frame chosen. Her dexterity, versatility and knowledge contribute to her success in working with patients who need frame adjustment and repairs.

Renata immigrated to Canada from Poland with her husband and two adult children. She currently resides in beautiful Aurora where Renata enjoys entertaining friends and family, shopping and gardening.


Mahshid Razavi

Optometric Assistant

Mahshid Razavi joined the Eyes on Sheppard Lab team in January 2015.  Mahshid brings over 10 years of experience since graduating with her Optometric certificate.  She has worked all facets of the eye industry ranging from selecting frames and lenses for customers to being a manager of an optometrist practice.   Mahshid has been a wonderful addition to our team.  She enjoys the energized environment of the office and gets the most satisfaction when patients tell her how happy they are with the frames she helped them choose.

Mahshid moved to Toronto 11 years ago after previously living in Vienna and Tehran.  She enjoys spending her free time with her son, family and friends.  Mahshid enjoys travelling, cooking and personal fitness.  She is always willing to try new things.  Presently, she has taken up playing golf.

Jila Ahmadpanah

Jila, studied Opticianry in Seneca College, she has been in the  eye health care profession for more than five years. Jila has great sense of fashion when it comes to choosing frames, and she picks frames based prescription and face shape. Jila joined Eyes on Sheppard, as part of our Lab team October of 2016. She enjoys helping patients with frame selection and selecting a suitable lens design for patients based on their prescription and their lifestyles.


Claire Verbunt

Claire is from New South Wales and completed her Bachelor of Medical Science in Vision Science at Flinders University in Australia.  She wanted to further investigate all the opportunities in vision care that her career path may lead as well as be able to see more of the World.  She moved to Canada in 2017 because the Eyes on Sheppard Optometric clinic was able to offer her the opportunity to experience all aspects of a full scope clinic that performs medical Optometry, Optical laboratory dispensing, Binocular vision therapy and Contact lens therapy; so that she may be able to see where she may continue her academic studies.  Her bubbly personality is an asset to our front desk service as Claire particularly enjoys getting to know our patients, and telling them her Australian story too!