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, you can learn more about our team below, or contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Janet Hruska Schill
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. Dr. Hruska Schill has updated the practice over the years, introducing contact lens services early on, and now offering the latest technology in diagnostic procedures.
Dr. Patricia Campbell
Dr. Campbell joined the practice upon graduation from Waterloo in 1991, after completing her internship at the University of California, Berkeley. She became a partner in the practice in 1994, and, as with Dr. Schill, continues to hone her skills with yearly educational seminars. She is married to Dr. Dean Bennett, also an optometrist, who practices in Courtice.
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.