Dr. Jim Wilkinson graduated from the University of Kent at Cantebury, England with a degree in Biological Chemistry in 1980. He has been a partner at the current Optometric practice since graduating from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry in 1986. He achieved his F.A.A.O membership (Fellowship of the American Academy of Optometry) in 1989 and is not only a member of the College of Optometrists of Ontario but has also served on several college committees from 2001 to current. Dr. Wilkinson co-developed the Vision Care wing at Freeport Hospital with a local Ophthalmologist. He also authored two sections of the Guide to Clinical Practice of Ontario, was a clinical supervisor at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry Primary Care and Ocular Health clinics, and lectured locally. Dr. Wilkinson has pioneered new clinical techniques in corneal re-shaping and dry eye therapy which have become common practice in Ontario.
He and his wife, Dr. Carole Wilkinson (adjunct clinical supervisor at the School of Optometry), have three children and live in Waterloo. They enjoy cross-country skiing, canoeing, tennis, and travelling. Jim and Carole have contributed many years as scout leaders with Scouts Canada, Elmira troup.