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Stephanie-PowellDr. Stephanie Powell grew up on the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland in Port-au-Choix. She attended Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia on a four-year scholarship, where she earned her BScH in Biology and graduated as a University Scholar. During her studies, Dr. Powell conducted honours research in the lab of Dr. Kirk Hillier, where she studied olfaction and learning capability of Heliothine moths, a major crop pest in Nova Scotia. While completing her degree, she also worked as a Resident Assistant, volunteered on her Residence Council and as a New Student Orientation Leader. In her final year of study, Dr. Powell was voted the Life Secretary of the Grad Class Executive of 2011, a position she continues to hold as an Alumnus.

Dr. Powell earned her Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, ON, where she graduated on the Dean’s Honour List. Upon her acceptance, she was awarded the Dr. John Snow Memorial Scholarship. In her first year of study, she was voted into the school’s student society (UWOSS) to organize annual social events. She also volunteered her time during the school’s orientation week and annual interview day. In her final year, Dr. Powell completed Primary Care rotations in Corner Brook and St. John’s, NL. One of the highlights of her optometric education was spending three months in Pinellas Park, Florida, studying ocular disease at Eye Associates of Pinellas. She saw patients under the supervision of Dr. Salvatore Musemeci and worked alongside ophthalmologists: observing cataract surgeries, laser procedures and ocular injections. While she enjoys all aspects of optometry, Dr. Powell developed particular interest in pediatric optometry and contact lenses.

Outside of optometry, Dr. Powell enjoys music and theatre, hiking, reading and travel. She is happy to be back on the beautiful West coast of Newfoundland and looks forward to being your eye care provider!