Originally from Pubnico, NS, Dr. Rohland graduated from Dalhousie University in 2004 and from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2008. He began working at CM Optical shortly after graduation, where he practices full scope optometry. Dr. Rohland has served as a board member on the Nova Scotia College of Optometry and is a member of the Nova Scotia and Canadian Associations of Optometry. Dr. Rohland enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, playing hockey, boating, hunting and fishing.
Originally from Glenwood, Dr. Naomi Penney attended Dalhousie University with a major in Neuroscience. She then moved to Chicago to complete her Doctor of Optometry Degree. She graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2009 on the Dean’s Honours List.
Dr. Penney began working at CM Optical in 2010. She is a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Optometrist and the Canadian Association of Optometrist.
In her spare time Dr. Penney enjoys camping, being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.
Originally from St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Dr. Lacey earned her Bachelor of Science degree with high honours from Mount Allison University. She then went on to the University of Waterloo to earn her Doctor of Optometry degree (Dean’s Honours List). In her last year of optometry school, she participated in an eyecare mission to Mexico where she did eye exams and helped dispense donated glasses. After finishing optometry school in 2005, Dr. Lacey and her husband moved to Yarmouth. They both feel very fortunate to be part of such a vibrant community and live in such a beautiful part of the country. Dr. Lacey was Chair for the NS optometry Continuing Education committee for a few years and continues to be an active member of the Nova Scotia Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Association of Optometrists. In her spare time, Dr. Lacey enjoys running, hiking, skiing, camping, reading and spending time with her husband and two children.
Dr Churchill is originally from Kingston, Ontario. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2008 with a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Honors Specialization in Medical Biophysics). She then completed the Doctor of Optometry program at the University of Waterloo, and graduated in 2012 on the Dean's Honour List. As part of her training, she completed an ocular disease externship at the Houston Eye Associates ophthalmology practice in Houston, Texas.
Dr Churchill moved to Yarmouth in 2012 to join the team at C.M. Optical and fell in love with the friendly people and natural beauty of Southwest Nova Scotia. Dr Churchill has been actively involved in the Nova Scotia Association of Optometrists, serving as chair of several committees, and is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists. Dr Churchill has travelled to rural areas of Guatemala and Jamaica to volunteer doing eye exams and dispensing donated glasses.
Most of her time outside of the office is spent with her husband, Zach, and infant daughter, Cecelia.
Dr. Seale was born in Saint John, New Brunswick. She graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry ( ICO ) in 1996. During her time at ICO, Dr. Seale served on the Professional Conduct and Ethic Committee, was a member of the American Optometry Student Association ( AOSA ), College of Optometrists in Visual Development ( COVD ), and The Canadian Club as well as being a notetaker and Teacher’s Assistance ( TA ) for various courses. In 1995 Dr. Seale was the recipient of the VSP scholarship Award for demonstrating excellence in the pursuit of primary care skills.
At the time of Graduation Dr. Seale was the recipient of the Illinois College of Optometry Council on Ethics Professionalism Award, VSP scholarship, Alcon Excellence Award, Charlotte H.Potter Memorial Award, Award of Distinction in Acknowledgement of Meritorious Clinical Performance, and Award of Distinction in Acknowledgement of Exemplary Skill in Pediatrics and Binocular Vision.
After Graduating Dr. Seale joined Dr. Catherine McManuis at CM Optical in Yarmouth at which time she became a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Optometrists ( NSAO ). Within a few months Dr. Seale was elected to the NSAO council. For many years she served as council member and then as vice president and Chaired the Continuing Education Committee. After the Nova Scotia College of Optometrists ( NSCO ) was formed Dr. Seale was elected as a Board member. From 2010 to 2012 Dr. Seale served as the Board’s Chair then as past Chair.
Dr. Seale is committed to bringing and providing exceptional optometric care to her patients in South West Nova. Dr. Seale is very humbled to have the good fortune to work with exceptional colleague’s and staff at CM Optical.
Outside of the Optometric world, Dr. Seale has been a member of a Women’s investment group in Yarmouth where she served serval years as the Chair. Dr. Seale enjoys participating in various sporting activities such as hockey, volleyball and walking. During her “zin time” you can find her gardening. Dr. Seale has been the recipient of several Yarmouth MayFlower awards. This annual award honours excellence in gardening, landscaping or improvement efforts to property grounds.
Dr. Seale is married to “the love of her life”. Pretty much any down time is spent with her husband whether it is travelling, going to the cottage or just enjoying a cup of coffee at a local café. In her words “we are joined at the hip!”
After graduating from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science degree, major in Biology, Dr. McManuis attained her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo. Upon returning to the Maritimes, she practised as an associate for seven years in the Halifax and South Shore areas, while she and her husband began their family. In 1989, they moved their young family to Yarmouth to enjoy a more rural existence with the lovely people of South Western Nova Scotia. Dr. McManuis has served as a clinical supervisor for a mission trip from the University of Waterloo to Jamaica where vision screening was performed for 5 years olds across the country to help with school entrance readiness. Dr. McManuis is a member of the Nova Scotia college of Optometrists, the Nova Scotia Association of Optometrists, the Canadian Association of Optometrists and serves on the Mediation Committee of the Nova Scotia College of Optometrists. Her interests include music, gardening, swimming, biking, yoga, skating and camping.