Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – some of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Dr. Dale Springer
Dr. Dale Springer graduated from the School of Optometry at the University of Waterloo. He received additional training in the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease in Oklahoma, enabling him to practise full-scope optometry in Ontario including the use of therapeutic drugs.
After graduation Dale worked in Sudbury, Ontario for two years. He then returned to Tillsonburg where he worked with his father, Dr. Glenn Springer. Since then he has been instrumental in growing the practice from two optometrists to the present four optometrists. Dale enjoys helping people with their vision and eye health concerns. He also promotes Tillsonburg as one of the best places in Ontario to live and practise optometry!
Dale provides full-scope optometric services whereby exams for eye health, eyeglasses, and contact lenses, as well as co-managing patients undergoing laser vision correction are available.
Excellent relationships with area physicians and ophthalmologists exist providing timely referrals when necessary.
Dale and his wife Kelly are lifelong Tillsonburg residents. Dale enjoys most sports, especially golf and travel.
Dr. Emily Manning
Dr. Emily Manning earned a Bachelor of Science (Honours Biomedical Science) from the University of Waterloo. She also graduated with her Doctor of Optometry degree on the Dean’s Honours List from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry.
During her final year of Optometry school, Emily completed an externship in ocular disease and therapeutics at the St. Albans Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in New York City. There she received additional training with an emphasis on the diagnosis and management of glaucoma.
Emily actively takes part in continuing education courses to ensure she is up-to-date on developments in the field of optometry. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists and the Ontario Association of Optometrists and she participates in the Eye See Eye Learn program.
Emily is a native of London, Ontario and now enjoys being a resident of Tillsonburg. Outside of works she enjoys staying active and spending time with her husband and their dogs.
Dr. Courtney Fan
Dr. Courtney Fan grew up in Mississauga, Ontario and graduated with a Bachelor in Biotechnology/Chartered Accountancy, Masters of Accounting, and Doctor of Optometry from the University of Waterloo. She is fluent in both English and Mandarin, Chinese.
Dr. Fan was exposed to a wide array of ocular diseases with particular emphasis on glaucoma treatment and management on her clinical rotation in Salt Lake City, Utah. She enjoys practicing full-scope optometry with a special interest in the treatment of glaucoma, contact lens, and pediatrics.
During her optometric career, Dr. Fan founded the first Private Practice Optometry Club at the University of Waterloo and was awarded the VSP Practice Excellence Award for her exceptional work in promoting private practice optometry. She also received the North American Student Challenge Award for her outstanding fundraising efforts for Optometry Giving Sight, an organization dedicated to improving eye care in underprivileged communities.
Dr. Fan has a passion for volunteer work and strongly believes in giving back to the community. She went on two mission trips to Moldova in 2016 and Jamaica in 2018 where she completed comprehensive eye examinations and treated a variety of rare ocular diseases. When she is not busy working at the clinic, you can find her playing the piano, skiing, traveling, or enjoying her time with her friends and family. She recently moved to Tillsonburg and is looking forward to providing quality eye care to this lovely community!