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About Us

We have been practicing optometry in Nova Scotia since 2010. We have grown to include a team of six optometrist serving four communities.  Our mission is to provide thorough eye care and meet all of your visual needs.  

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Dr. Melanie Reid

Melanie attended the University of Waterloo and received an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in 2004.  Later, she attended the University of Waterloo school of optometry to receive her Doctor of optometry degree in 2008.  During the four year optometry program she conducted an external study placement in St. Petersburg, Florida and another in Houston, Texas to study ocular disease.  Doctor Melanie Reid is a certified therapeutic optometrist and is licensed to treat ocular disease.

Melanie lives in New Glasgow with her husband, Doctor Nathan Reid and their three children.  She enjoys spending time with family, friends and likes to enjoy Pictou county’s beautiful scenery and beaches.

Dr. Nathan Reid

Nathan attended the University of Ottawa and received a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2003.  He then went on to study optometry at the University of Waterloo and received a Doctor of Optometry degree in 2008.  While studying optometry he completed a placement to study ocular disease at Houston Eye Associates in Houston, Texas.  Dr. Nathan Reid is a certified therapeutic optometrist and is licensed to treat ocular disease.

Nathan lives in New Glasgow with his wife, Doctor Melanie Reid and their three children.  He enjoys family time, travelling and reading.  He likes to read about history and current technological trends.

Nathan served as President of the Nova Scotia Association of Optometrists from 2021 to 2023.

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Dr. Travis Robertson

Dr. Robertson was born and raised in Saskatchewan before attending the University of Lethbridge to obtain his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. Following his undergrad he attended the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA and graduated in 2012. Rotations throughout Boston included working at a large community health centre (The Dimock Center), ocular disease rotation through West Roxbury Veteran Hospital, working for pediatric ophthalmologist Dr. Laby, and time with Perkins center for the blind. After graduating he worked alongside his father and associates perfecting his skills at the Spectrum Eye Centre in Regina, SK. His interests include ocular disease, children’s vision and dry eye disease.

At the end of 2017 he brought his wife and four children to Truro to practice Optometry. You can find them climbing the rock wall at the RECC centre or hiking around Victoria Park in Truro.

Dr. Laura Lambert

Dr. Laura Lambert was raised in Cambridge, Ontario. She attended McGill University for her undergraduate degree, graduating with honours in 2016. She began working for optometry clinics in 2015, and decided to pursue optometry as a career. She began studying optometry at the University of Waterloo in 2016, graduating with honours in 2020. As part of her training, Laura completed placements at two laser vision correction/refractive surgery clinics in Waterloo Region, Ontario. She also received training in ocular disease at the Eye Foundation of Utah, with emphasis on glaucoma management. She moved to Nova Scotia in December 2020 and has been enjoying everything the east coast has to offer.


In her free time, Laura loves to travel and visit national parks with her husband. She enjoys visiting her family, going to the local YMCA and playing piano at home.

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Dr. Heidi MacDonald

Dr. Heidi Macdonald is a native of Pictou County, Nova Scotia. She completed her undergraduate degree at St. Francis Xavier University in 2017 and moved to Boston to attend the New England College of Optometry, graduating in 2021. Heidi completed internships in ocular disease at Providence Veterans Hospital, pediatrics at Boston Medical Center, and primary care at East Boston Community Health Center.

Heidi is excited to be back in Nova Scotia and thrilled to be working in her hometown with the Reid Optometry team.

Outside of work, Heidi enjoys spending time with family and friends. She loves exploring the outdoors of the East Coast and enjoys running, hiking, and cycling.


Our vision is to serve our community by providing excellent eye care.  We use modern technology to diagnose and treat eye conditions allowing our patients to achieve their best sight.

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