We consider our staff the best in the business! They have a tremendous knowledge of ophthalmic products and are always happy to help you with frame & lens selection and with glasses adjustment.


Meet The Byron Optometry Team

We consider our staff the best in the business! They have a tremendous knowledge of ophthalmic products and are always happy to help you with frame & lens selection and with no charge glasses adjustment. And whether it's to book your next eye exam or to help you with any special requests, we will be ready and pleased to assist you.



Dr. Ryan Bohnert

Dr. Ryan Bohnert

Dr. Bohnert grew up in London. graduating with distinction from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor degree in Medical Biophysics. In 2009 he completed the Doctor of Optometry program at the University of Waterloo with Honours and was pleased to return home to the Forest City and join the exceptional team at Byron Optometry. Dr. Bohnert was the Clinical Director of the London TLC Laser Eye Centre from 2010 to 2012, overseeing laser vision correction consultations and post-operative care including LASIK, PRK, and other high-tech surgical options to reduce a patients' dependancy on glasses and contact lenses. He continues to provide these consultations and post-op care from the Byron Optometry office.

Before Optometry, Dr. Bohnert had the pleasure of teaching at a local high school. His passion for teaching now translates into effectively educating his patients, which he feels is an important and rewarding part of providing excellent vision care.


Dr. Shilpa Patil

Dr. Shilpa Patil

Dr. Patil received her Doctor of Optometry degree with honours from the University of Waterloo in 2004, where she also earned an honours Bachelors of Science degree in biology. Her optometric education was enhanced by having the opportunity to organize several eye care missions to Nepal, India and Jamaica. After graduation, Dr. Patil gained extensive clinical experience by training alongside several renowned ophthalmologists and by working as a primary care optometrist. She was the past clinic director of the TLC Laser Eye Centres in both Toronto and London, giving her extensive knowledge of current laser vision correction options. Dr. Patil is a member of the CAO (Canadian Association of Optometrists) and the OAO (Ontario Association of Optometrists). Dr. Patil understands the importance of providing quality patient care, with an emphasis on patient education. When she is not in the office, Dr. Patil enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her husband and two daughters.


Dr. Susan Buxton

Dr. Susan Buxton

After graduating from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry in 1981, Dr. Buxton spent 3 years working as a full scope optometrist in the Waterloo region. In 1984, after her husband had finished his Masterís degree, they both moved to Zaire, Africa for 4 years (known today as the Democratic Republic of the Congo). She established and ran optical workshops that produced low-cost, custom made eye wear for the local population. She also trained nurses to perform eye exams, and assisted the surgeons during cataract and glaucoma surgery. It was a life changing experience, and she now continues to enjoy regular trips to Guyana, South America with the Canadian Vision Care team.

Dr. Buxton and her family moved to London in 1992 where she joined Dr. Dick to form Byron Optometry. She provides the full scope of comprehensive services of family and contact lens practice and also enjoys the fun and challenges of childrenís eye exams. She keeps up with the latest developments in eye care by attending several optometric conferences each year and by investing in new technology for the office.


Dr. Alfred Dick

Dr. Alfred Dick

After serving our community for over 37 years, Dr. Dick has retired from practice. He opened Byron Optometry in 1980 and enjoyed many years running a full scope family practice, with a special emphasis on geriatrics and low vision care. He has been well known in our community for providing his personal style of comprehensive optometric health care. For a great many years, Dr. Dick has enjoyed annual trips to Guyana, South America to provide free eye clinics and glasses to the poorest residents of the country. Our office still collects and sorts thousands of glasses for each trip! We wish Dr. Dick continued good health and all the best in his coming years filled with fishing, bee-keeping and tinkering in his workshop.