Lowy & Sewell Eye Care specializes in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Our eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Our Eye Doctors see patients in our eye clinic from Concord, North York, Thornhill, Bathurst Manor, University Heights… and the surrounding communities.
Dr. Deborah Lowy graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Doctor of Optometry in 1981. On entering optometry school, she received an award from the Dean of the school. Her training included an internship at Huronia Regional Centre with mentally and physically disabled residents and the Department of Ophthalmology at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.
She opened up her own practice at Dufferin and Steeles in 1984 and has served the Concord, ON community ever since. Giving back to the profession and the public is foremost. Her interest lead her to serving on the Complaints Committee at the College of Optometrists of Ontario since 2000-2007 and chaired that committee from 2004-2007. She held a council position at the College of Optometrists for two three year terms. She was especially honoured to have received the Queen’s Jubilee medal for her work in third world countries. She has special interests in glaucoma, pediatrics and complex contact lens fitting including multifocals and keratoconus.
Dr. Lowy’s personal interests include travelling, decorating, reading, exercising and cooking. She is married and has two adult sons; Jordan, a lawyer practicing in Belleville and Jeremy, an optometrist with Lowy & Sewell Eye Care.
Dr. Jeremy Sewell graduated from University of Guelph where he obtained his Bachelor of Biological Sciences with Honours in 2007. Dr. Sewell obtained his Doctor of Optometry from Indiana University in 2015. His training included internships at Vision Care Specialist in Chicago, Illinois, WJB Dorn Veterans Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina, Indianapolis Eye Care Center in Indianapolis, Indiana and Atwater Eye Care Center in Bloomington, Indiana.
During his Optometry studies Dr. Sewell was involved in non-profit volunteer work. He provided screening eye exams at multiple homeless shelters for the under-privileged persons in the Indianapolis area and at elementary schools in the Bloomington area. Dr. Sewell has special interests in retinal pathology, specialty contact lens fittings, treatment and management of acute red eye.
When not working at his Concord, ON eye clinic, Dr. Sewell enjoys travel, rock climbing, hockey and guitar.
Dr. Elena Marenny is an experienced Optometrist living and working in Thornhill.
Dr. Marenny completed her Honours BSc.. in Biology at York University in 2006 on a full academic scholarship. At York, she received the prestigious Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) award. She completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Waterloo in 2010. During her time at Waterloo, Dr. Marenny’s research focused on the mechanical properties of the eye and glaucoma progression.
Dr. Marenny places a high value on continuing education, staying up to date on clinical practice and technology. She is a strong proponent of myopia control and orthokeratology in arresting vision decline in children and teens.
Dr. Marenny’s professional memberships include the Ontario Association of Optometrists and the Ontario College of Optometrists.
Dr. Marenny is fluent in English, Russian and Hebrew.
Working and living in the Thornhill area, Dr. Marenny understands the importance of community and in building long term relationships with her patients, who know they can count on continuity of care for many years to come.
Dr. Marenny is very happy to join the family practice of Lowy & Sewell Eye Care.