Our Team

Meet Our Team

Raymond Optical - Dr. Jessica Smith
Dr. Jessica Smith

Dr. Jessica Smith

Dr. Jessica Smith graduated from the University of Waterloo Optometry and Vision Science in 2018. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo. During her years studying Optometry, Jessica took the opportunity to expand her knowledge and skills with a 4-month externship with a retinal surgeon at the Scarborough Eye Associates. She believes in the importance of interdisciplinary care, working with medical doctors and specialists to meet her patients needs. She provides full scope optometric care to patients of all ages, with particular interest in ocular disease.

In her spare time, Jessica enjoys reading and is an amateur baker, constantly trying out new creations. Jessica fell in love with the Kingston community when she first moved here in 2018 and tries to explore more of the community at every opportunity – particularly for its numerous walking and hiking trails!

Jessica is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists and the College of Optometrists of Ontario. She is board certified by the Canadian Examiners in Optometry, including the use of Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents.

Marc Raymond Opticians - Courtney Raymond
Courtney Raymond

Courtney Raymond

Courtney Raymond has been a licensed Optician since 1987 after having attended Georgian College. Courtney started working at Marc Raymond Opticians part-time while he was in high school, and then while he attended Georgian College in Barrie, he would drive back to Kingston on the weekends to fulfill his working hour requirements for the program. After graduating, Courtney returned to Kingston, working alongside his father Marc Raymond to serve the Kingston community for all their optical needs. Now the business owner, Courtney, has been working in the office ever since graduating and is a friendly and familiar face for all our patients.

In his spare time, Courtney loves skiing, traveling, hosting friends and family in their backyard for a summer barbeque, and spending time with his wife Tammy and children, Kayla, and Brayden. Having lived in Kingston all his life, Courtney has the best recommendations for Kingston restaurants and activities!

Marc Raymond Opticians - Amanda Bailey
Amanda Bailey

Amanda Bailey

Amanda Bailey is currently attending the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and is working towards achieving her Optician license. Amanda has worked at Marc Raymond Opticians since 2018 and plays a vital role in our office as office manager. Amanda has been in the optical and optometric field for 17 years, and has vast experience in medical pretesting, scribing, adjustments, and repairs. Not only is she accomplished in the workplace, but she also has a beautiful family of her own, with her two loving daughters Adrienne and Isla and her very supportive husband, Michael.

In her spare time, Amanda enjoys trying out new restaurants with friends, travelling home to New Brunswick to visit her family, attending live music and shows, crafting charcuterie boards for a night in, and of course spending time and creating new memories with her family.

Marc Raymond Opticians - Emma Gard
Emma Gard

Emma Gard

Emma Gard graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario in 2022. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biochemistry. Emma has now been in the optical and optometric field for 2 years and has learned vast amounts of information regarding ocular health and glasses. She is well knowledgeable in the field and is a key person to help assess any of your questions and direct them to the correct person when needed. She is also trained in minor glasses adjustments, frame styling, and medical pretesting.

In her spare time, Emma loves to be active both outdoors either walking or hiking, or in the gym strength training. She also enjoys travelling with her best friend, reading, shopping locally at the Farmer’s Market, and getting dinner with friends.