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Meet Our Optometrists in Grand Falls–Windsor and Lewisporte

Howlett Optical is a completely independent optometry practice owned and operated by Dr. R. J. Howlett, optometrist. The two Howlett Optical locations are staffed by an experienced team including doctors of optometry, opticians, optometric assistants, optical laboratory technicians and receptionists to ensure that you get prompt, comprehensive vision care. Walk in or make an appointment to visit our optometrists in Grand Falls-Windsor and Lewisporte.

Dr. R. J. Howlett; B.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons), M.B.C.O.

Dr. Howlett graduated from Memorial University in St. John’s, NL with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1970. In 1979 he graduated from the City University Department of Ophthalmic Optics and Visual Science in London, England with a Bachelor of Science degree (Hons) in Optometry and in 1980 was admitted as a member of the British College of Optometry. 

He has been practicing optometry in Newfoundland & Labrador ever since. He is a past president and past vice president of the Newfoundland & Labrador Association of Optometrists and has served as a member of the Newfoundland & Labrador Optometric Board for 16 years as well as serving on a number of national optometric committees during that time.

Dr. B Verge; B.Sc., OD.

Dr. Verge was born and raised in Grand Falls-Windsor, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemsitry Nutrition from Memorial University in 2013. She then completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo in 2017, earning a place on the Dean’s Honours List. Dr. Verge is a member of the Lion’s Club and has travelled to Ecuador with Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity to provide optometric care. She has completed primary care internships in Newfoundland and Ontario, and spent four months at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Florida focusing on ocular disease.

Susan Pitcher – Dispensing Optician

Susan Pitcher is the dispensing optician at Howlett Optical. She brings with her 25 years of experience in the eye care business. She is a licensed optician and a member of the Newfoundland & Labrador Association of Dispensing Opticians since 2009.

For a prompt eye exam appointment, call the Howlett Optical office nearest you. We look forward to meeting you!


Howlett Optical

47 Union Street

Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 2C9





Monday 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Tuesday 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Wednesday 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Thursday 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Friday 08:30 AM - 04:00 PM

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed


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