The practice of Parkview Optometry has a very long history in Oshawa. The original practice was started in the back of Lovell Drug Store almost 100 years ago. It was eventually purchased by Dr. A. E. (Ted) Johnson, who graduated from Optometry School in 1935. He practiced until 1993, when he decided to retire. “Teeder” passed away in August 2005, but still lives in our hearts. As for our current practice, Dr. Hruska Schill purchased the practice from Dr. Johnson in 1981 after graduation from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry. She continued to practice in the downtown location until moving the practice first to the west end of Oshawa, and recently to our new permanent home in the former Kinsmen Community Hall with Dr. Campbell and Dr. Horner. Dr. Hruska-Schill has since retired in 2019. You can learn more about our team below, or contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Patricia Campbell
Dr. Campbell attended the University of Waterloo Optometry program and graduated in 1991. She completed part of her clinical training at the University of California at Berkeley and Nova Southeastern University in Oklahoma. While focused mostly on providing exceptional care in her own community, Dr. Campbell has also participated in eye care projects to Jamaica, Mexico and Dominican Republic. Those missions have provided thousands of eyeglasses to underprivileged people who otherwise have no access to care.
Dr. Campbell was previously chair of the public education committee at the Ontario Association of Optometrists, responsible for developing the public education ads that you see on TV and in the print media. She has also spoken to local groups in the community on a variety of eye health topics. Dr. Campbell also consults on several industry advisory boards.
Dr. Campbell has been a partner at Parkview Optometry since 1994, and is married to an Optometrist, Dr. Dean Bennett, who practices in Courtice, Ontario.
Dr. Rebecca Horner
Dr. Rebecca Horner was raised in Oshawa. She completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Waterloo before moving to Boston to continue her education at the New England College of Optometry. She completed her Doctor of Optometry in 2000. During her training, she received extensive clinical experience at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Boston and the Vision Institute of Canada in Toronto. After graduating she returned to Oshawa and became a partner at Parkview Optometry in 2002.
Dr. Horner believes in thorough patient care and education. She encourages patient involvement on disease management and prevention. She enjoys working with patients of all ages. In her free time, Dr. Horner enjoys being on the ski hill and travelling with her husband and two sons.
Dr. Laura Panowyk
Raised in Whitby, Ontario, Dr. Laura Panowyk looks forward to returning home to provide eye care in the Durham community. She attended high school at All Saints in Whitby and earned her Bachelor of Medical Sciences from the University of Western Ontario in 2012. Dr. Panowyk graduated with honours from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science in 2016. During her studies, she completed an externship in ocular therapeutics and disease in Miami, where she managed a wide array of ocular pathology including glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic/hypertensive retinopathy. She has also participated in a mission trip to Romania to provide eye care to underprivileged populations. Dr. Panowyk looks forward to building her practice in her local Durham community and welcomes patients of all ages.
Dr. Yan Li
Dr. Yan Li received her undergraduate degree at University of Toronto specializing in Cell and Molecular Biology where she graduated with high distinction. She then continued her studies at University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, graduating with honours in 2019. As part of her optometric training, Dr. Li had the opportunity to complete one of her clinical rotations in Hong Kong and managed a large variety of ocular diseases in Pinellas Park, Florida. A voluntary mission trip also brought her to Moldova where she provided eye care to the underprivileged population in Cimislia and thoroughly enjoyed every part of it. Dr. Li is excited to meet patients of all ages and looking forward to giving back to the community.
Dr. Rutu Patel
Dr. Rutu Patel completed her undergraduate degree with honours at the University of
Windsor and earned her doctorate from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in
2018. Upon graduation, she decided to return home to Canada and serve the local
community. She values the diverse experiences she had while interning and
working in both Canada and the United States. Dr. Patel has special interest in
the prevention and management of ocular disease.