Mary Lou Newbold

Chief EyeCare Officer

Mayfair Optometric

Mary Lou Newbold started working in the optometry profession in 1987 with Dr. Stephen Taylor as a part time receptionist. Almost 30 years later, Mary Lou oversees a staff of 15 and shares ownership in “the leading eye care" business in Victoria. At Mayfair Optometric Clinic, Mary Lou is responsible for finance, marketing including social media strategy, human resources, community engagement and patient experience.
As an alumna of Royal Roads University with a graduate certificate in Leadership & Management, Mary Lou values continued learning as a high priority. Co-op students from Camosun College and the UVIC Gustavson School of Business have completed work terms under her direction, and Mayfair Optometric Clinic as an organization has mentored many optometry and opticianry students as well as learners interested in other areas of business over the years.

Outside the office, Mary Lou is a strong supporter of community engagement, and is heavily involved with the Victoria Hospitals Foundation, Power to Be and the Victoria Chamber of Commerce. Mary Lou is the current Chair of the Victoria Hospitals Foundation Visions Gala Auction Committee, is Past President of Capital City Executives Association and is an Ambassador on the Member Engagement Committee with the Victoria Chamber.

Past achievements include BC Section Coach of the Year (Figure Skating), and Business of the Year (11 – 25 Employees) Victoria Chamber of Commerce, and Top 3 Finishes in Victoria Best of the City Awards, Best EyeGlass Shop, and Best Eye Care!