Dr. Laura Cookson OD, BSc
Doctor of Optometry
Developmental, Behavioural and Rehabilitative Optometrist
Dr. Cookson completed her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences, with honours, at the University of Guelph. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry degree, with honours, from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry in 2011. While in school, Dr. Cookson participated in an internship program that traveled around Jamaica, working with the Foundation for International Self Help (FISH). She performed full eye exams all over the country, in both rural and urban settings. Dr. Cookson also participated in an optometric mission trip to Chiapa de Corzo, Mexico, where the team provided free eye exams and glasses to over 1,700 residents. In her final year of optometry school, Dr. Cookson completed an internship focusing on ocular disease at the Jack C. Montgomery Veterans Affairs Hospital in Muskogee, Oklahoma, as well as a pediatric/binocular vision internship in Brampton, Ontario.
While in optometry school, Dr. Cookson developed a keen interest in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation. Since finishing optometry school she has taken numerous vision therapy courses, totaling well over 150 hours of continuing education, to further her knowledge in this exciting area. She began offering vision therapy to her patients in 2012, and, due to the high demand for these services, decided to expand and open her own Vision Therapy Clinic. The clinic opened on December 1, 2016 and is thriving. Dr. Cookson is very excited and motivated to make sure that all patients reach their vision goals. She continues to take part in continuing education here in Canada and the United States.
Dr. Cookson grew up in Georgetown and is excited to be able to open up her Vision Therapy Clinic in Halton and continue serving the community. She is the Ontario Provincial Representative for Canadian Optometrists in Vision Therapy & Rehabilitation and a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists, Canadian Association of Optometrists, College of Optometrists in Vision Development, Optometric Extension Program Foundation.