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 adjustments.


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. Glasses adjustments are always no charge when you purchase you glasses from us. And whether it's to book your next eye exam or to help you with any special requests, we will be happy 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, Jamaica and most recently the Phillipines. 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). She frequently volunteers with the Optometry Examining Board of Canada (OEBC) to both develop and administer the exams required to enter into the practice of Optometry in Canada. 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, yoga, 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. Pasquale Vecchio

Dr. Pasquale Vecchio

Dr. Vecchio grew up in London and lived in Byron for many years. He graduated with distinction from Western University with both a Bachelor degree in Medical Science and a Masters degree in Science. He then completed his Doctor of Optometry at the University of Waterloo with Honours. His optometry studies included an ocular health externship at Eye Centers of South Florida in Miami as well as an eye care mission to Peru to provide glasses and eye care to the local community. He is happy to be back in his hometown and his old neighbourhood providing comprehensive eye exams to the London community.

Along with being part of the Byron Optometry team, Dr. Vecchio is also the Clinical Director at TLC Laser Eye Center London and is happy to provide his extensive knowledge to anyone interested in laser eye surgery. He is a member of the Canadian and Ontario Associations of Optometrists. Out of the office Dr. Vecchio enjoys traveling, cooking, watching movies and spending time with family and friends.