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Eye Surgery

Home to the Regional Eye Program, St. Mary’s provides medical and surgical eye care to patients in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, and surrounding areas. Specializing in cataract surgery, our surgical team works with patients to restore vision and prevent blindness.


St. Mary’s General Hospital joined a partnership in May 2021 with TLC Vision, an off-site provider of vision care services, to help patients waiting for cataract procedures to receive surgical procedures sooner. All care provided through this partnership is through St. Mary’s eye care program meeting the same standards of high-quality care.

This off-site St. Mary’s program treats patients with the least-complex cataract needs, who are already on a St. Mary’s waiting list. Physicians will direct the choice of location at the time of the initial consultation at St. Mary’s. Accreditation standards are still met for the level of procedures being done and all physicians are fully credentialed by St. Mary’s and Grand River Hospital standards.

Learn More

  • About the Waterloo Regional Eye Program: Several of St. Mary’s ophthalmologists are part of the Waterloo Regional Eye Program. The program provides education on eye diseases and treatments, helps patients find the right eye doctor, wait times and more.
  • Cataract Surgery Wait Times: Wait times are managed by the Waterloo Regional Eye Program and can be viewed online. Wait times for cataract surgery are updated monthly, with wait 1 representing how long it takes in days to get in to see the surgeon in the office, and wait 2, how long it takes after that to get in for surgery.
  • Lens Costs & Upcoming Appointments: If you have questions regarding lens costs or your appointment date or time please contact your Ophthalmologist.

Preparing for Your Eye Surgery at St. Mary's

Program Contacts

Eye Surgery at St. Mary's:

Natasha Le Blanc

Program Manager, Perioperative Services, Operating room, Day Surgery, PACU, MOP/Cystoscopy, Presurgical clinic

Office: 519-749-6578 ext. 1900


For the Eye Clinic or questions about our partnership with Vision Group Canada (TLC or Lasik MD):

Aimee Messner

Program Manager, Endoscopy, MDRD, 1st Floor Registration, Eye Clinic

Office: 519-749-6578 ext. 1951