623 Upper Wellington Street, Hamilton
Forty years ago, Anthony Jones had a vision – if you’ll excuse the intended pun – and the doors to A.A. Jones Optical opened on Upper Wellington Street. The then recently arrived immigrant from Scotland was about to begin a new chapter in his life and today the book remains open. Together with his son, Mark, who joined the practice in 1983 and who now operates this family-run business, the Joneses continue to meet the eye care needs of customers from Hamilton and the surrounding Greater Toronto Area.
Mark Jones says, “I can’t stress strongly enough how important it is to give patients top-notch service. I look at it this way: Quality patients deserve quality care. Any successful business has always placed the customer first and that’s what we pride ourselves on – strong customer service.”
Patients have come to appreciate the efficiency and professionalism of receptionist Karen MacPhail, who has been with the business for over 25 years.
Founder and Optician
After relocating to Canada from England in 1962, Anthony worked as a student Optician for Eaton’s Optical where he obtained his Dispensing Optician’s licence in 1968.
Anthony was employed by Imperial Optical before opening his own practice, AA Jones Optical in 1972.
Born and raised on the East Hamilton Mountain, Mark joined the family business in 1983 after graduating from the Dispensing Optician’s Program at Georgian College.
He has always maintained the AA Jones philosophy: quality, both in the frame and the lens, are as important as being able to provide exceptional service on any eyewear after the purchase.
Dr. Usama Bebawy
Dr. Usama Bebawy works in the vision clinic as a Licensed Optometrist and an active member of the College of Optometrists of Ontario, the Canadian Association of Optometrists, and the Ontario Association of Optometrists.
He received his MD degree with honours from Ain Shams University in 1998. He then spent 3 years of residency training in Ophthalmology, earning his Masters degree in Ophthalmology. He has worked as an assistant lecturer at the school of medicine at Ain Shams University, providing lectures and labs to students and ophthalmology residents.
Dr. Bebawy had further fellowship training in cataract and glaucoma management at Essen University in Germany. He practiced as an ophthalmologist for 6 years during which he managed and treated patients with cataracts, glaucoma, uvietis, retinal diseases and various other diseases of the eyes.
He has spent 2 years in clinical fellowship at McMaster University completing a comprehensive ophthalmology fellowship. He joined AA Jones Optical as an optometrist in 2012.
Holly Healy has been Dr. Bebawy’s receptionist for over five years.