Michael Bonang Jr.

Back in the early eighties, Michael could be seen sitting on the doorsteps of H.W McKinnon LTD, waiting for them to open to get his glasses repaired after a busy weekend of hockey. Michael spent enough time there, they hired him! Taking the Optician's course, Michael's career began.

Michael Bonang

After ten years, in 1993, Michael opened his own optical in Tantallon. After 8 years on his own, its was time to move on, he was hired by an optometry office in downtown Halifax, further on he was then was offered the position of manager in one of the busiest vision centres in Atlantic Canada.

This is where he encountered Dr. Euan McGinty, realising that Euan and Mike were both "eye nerds" with a passion for quality eyewear and an excellence in service, it didn't take long before the conversation went down the road of "lets get out and do our own thing". So here we are starting Ocean Optometry!

When Mike is not at work, he is enjoying the outdoors, fishing with his wife Jane, hunting, dirt biking, and many other hobbies in the woods. Mike has two children, his son Quinn, 21, in the plumbing trade, and his daughter Eilish, 19, currently at Memorial University in St. John's NL. With those family commitments, Mike assures us he will be working for a long time!

For those that love our window displays, we wouldn't want to let on who our window fairy is, however, you may wish to discuss them with Mike.


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