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Dr. Andrea Hawkins


Dr. Andrea Hawkins

Dr. Hawkins grew up in the small Northern Ontario town of New Liskeard. The daughter of an optometrist, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours from the University of Western Ontario in 1995 and earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 1999.  As a student, Dr. Hawkins completed an externship in ocular disease at the Omni Eye Centre in Baltimore.  Upon graduation she was awarded the Ontario Association of Optometrists Award for Excellence in Patient Management.

In 1999 Dr. Hawkins joined Dr. Lillian Dube in practice at Elmsdale Vision Centre and immediately was drawn to the full scope of vision care services she could provide in this setting. She enjoys seeing patients of all ages and finds the patient interaction a rewarding part of her day.

She is married to Dr. Mark Chute and together they have two children, Olivia and Miles.  In her free time Dr. Hawkins enjoys running, downhill skiing, water skiing, kayaking and is rounding her interests out with her new hobby, photography.

Curriculum Vitae:


  • University of Western Ontario, Bachelor of Science with Honours (Chemistry/Psychology), 1995
  • University of Waterloo, Doctor of Optometry, 1999

Professional Memberships:

  • Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO)
  • Nova Scotia Association of Optometrists (NSAO)
  • Nova Scotia College of Optometrists (NSCO)

 Past Professional Activities:

  •  Chair of Continuing Education Committee, NSAO, 2000-2002
  • Secretary Treasurer, NSAO, 2002-2003
  • Board Member, NSCO 2005-2007
  • Secretary Treasurer, NSCO, 2005-2007
  • Complaints Committee Member, NSCO, 2006-2007
  • Chair of Continuing Education Committee, NSAO, 2011-2012

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Office Hours

Mon 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tues 8:00am - 8:00pm
Wed 8:00am - 8:00pm
Thurs 8:00am - 8:00pm
Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
*Sat 9:00am - 2:00pm

*Closed Saturdays in July and August and most holiday weekends