Our exceptional, professional and friendly staff are pleased to welcome you to UrbanEyes Ottawa. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients. Feel free to contact us by phone, booking form or in person and our receptionists will work to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs.
A native of New Brunswick, Dr. Danielle Frigault studied Biochemistry at the University of Moncton and received her diploma in Optometry from the University of Montreal. She is now established and has been practicing in the Ottawa area for over 15 years. Dr. Frigault has a particular interest in ocular health and the diagnosis of diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and retinal anomalies. She works closely with local ophthalmologists and physicians to monitor patients.
She has extensive experience in fitting contact lenses in patients of all ages, from the young athlete to the active retiree and in co-management of refractive laser surgeries. Her patients appreciate her for her professionalism, her thoroughness and her warm Acadian personality. In her spare time, Danielle shares her life with her spouse Andrew and their two children. She enjoys traveling and the outdoors, and is a dedicated “hockey mom” acting as trainer and manager for the hockey teams of their two young players Naomi and Jérémy.
Dr. Fyffe received both her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry degrees from the University of Waterloo in 2003. She has extensive experience in ocular disease treatment, eye surgery co-management and both simple and advanced contact lens fitting. Dr. Fyffe has traveled to Mexico, Guyana, Jamaica and Costa Rica as a volunteer with Canadian Vision Care to provide eye examinations and eyewear to local residents. She was president of the Calgary Society of Optometrists 2005-2008 and is a current member of the Canadian and Ontario Association and Ottawa Society of Optometrists. She enjoys travel, skiing, ultimate frisbee, soccer, volleyball and spending time with her husband and two children. Dr. Fyffe provides services in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Dr. Thomas Noël
Dr. Thomas-A Noël graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Ottawa. He then pursued his studies at the University Of Montreal School Of Optometry and graduated with a Doctorate in Optometry. After graduation, Dr. Noël did an externship at the Syracuse Veteran Hospital Department of Ophthalmology in Syracuse, New York, in conjunction with the Eye Consultants of Syracuse.
Dr. Noël was the President of the College of Optometrists of Ontario from 2015 to 2017. Dr. Noël has also been an examiner from 2002 to 2007 for the Canadian Standard Assessment in Optometry (C.S.A.O.) Exams in Optometry.
He was the Co-Chair of the Eye Health Council of Ontario (EHCO) from 2010 to 2016, which regroups optometrists and ophthalmologists which have a mandate to improve the delivery and quality of eye care in the Province of Ontario.
Dr. Thomas Noël was the Co-Chair of the Health Quality of Ontario (HQO) Glaucoma Quality Standard Clinical Expert Advisory Group for MOHLTC (Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care) from 2016-2019. Dr. Noël presented a lecture on glaucoma at the Sally Letson in the Fall of 2019. He was also a member of the Provincial Vision Task Force that helps guide the Health Minister in regards to funding of eye care for the Province of Ontario. He is a director of the Champlain LHIN Vision Task force since 2016.
He became Vice-President of the Ontario Association of Optometrist in 2018 until 2020. He was also a Council member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) representing Ontario from 2018-2020 and was a member of the Finance Committee.
Dr. Thomas Noël also helped published several documents to help improve inter collaboration between optometry and ophthalmology:
Co-Chair of the Health Quality of Ontario (HQO) Glaucoma Quality Standard Clinical Expert Advisory Group for MOHLTC (Ministry of Health and Long Term Care) - published report on March 7, 2019.
Member of the Cornea Quality Base Procedures, Clinical Expert Advisory Group for MOHLTC (Ministry of Health and Long Term Care - Ontario) – published report in May of 2016.
Member of the Retina Quality Base Procedures, Clinical Expert Advisory Group for MOHLTC (Ministry of Health and Long Term Care - Ontario) – published report in May of 2015.
Eye Health Council of Ontario Guidelines for the Collaborative Management of Patients with AMD – Canadian Journal of Optometry Vol 77 no. 1 March edition 2015 author p.2-11.
Eye Health Council of Ontario Guidelines for the Care of Patients with Glaucoma – Canadian Journal of Optometry Vol 75 no. 2 May edition 2013 author p.35-40.
Guidelines for the Collaborative Management of Persons with Diabetes Mellitus by Eye Care Professionals – Canadian Journal of Optometry Vol 73 no. 4 Fall edition 2011 author p.26-35.
Dr. Noël has also presented at several events:
Speaker at the 51th SallyLetson Symposium on Glaucoma – Thriving Under Pressure. Presentation: What is the Optimal Way to Work with Optometry to Care for My Glaucoma Patients? Organized by the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine Continuing Education and the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS).
Presenter at CHEO’s 41st & 40th in 2016 & 2015, Annual Pediatric Refresher Course PRESENTATION: Examining Eyes: The Pediatric Eye Exam. University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine Continuing Education.
He continues to practice general optometry at Urban Eyes Ottawa and to dedicate time to his profession by volunteering on several organizations. He loves to spend time downhill skiing with his family.