Our Eye Doctors
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. 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 & Vision Science.
Emily completed an externship in ocular disease and therapeutics at the St. Albans Veteran’s Affaire Medical Center in New York City, where 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 a resident of Tillsonburg for over 10 years. Outside of work she enjoys staying active and spending time with family.
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 lives in Tillsonburg and is dedicated to providing quality eye care to this lovely community!
Dr. Matthew Michniewicz
Dr. Matthew Michniewicz received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto before completing his studies and earning the degree of Doctor of Optometry from the University of Waterloo in 2018.
After several clinical rotations across Ontario, Manitoba and Oklahoma where he worked at the Muskogee Veteran Affairs Hospital, Dr. Michniewicz settled on Oxford County to start his career, and more recently moved to the town of Tillsonburg.
Dr. Michniewicz welcomes patients of all ages for their primary eye care needs, and enjoys keeping up to date with the latest in refractive surgery techniques and offerings. He has previously worked at TLC Laser Eye Centers and now consults with Laser Vision London across a variety of cataract and laser eye surgery patient cases.
When not at work, Dr. Michniewicz splits his time between working with and consulting several startups in the eye care field, training to earn his pilot’s license, going on trips with his spouse and dog, and traveling to new countries.
Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.
"Our Welcoming Committee"
Denise has been with the office since 2012 and one of the first faces you will see as our out take coordinator.
She is a Certified Optometric Assistant and has a diploma in Interior Design.
Denise is skilled in scheduling patient appointments whether for an annual visit or on an urgent basis. She organizes the front desk reception area, prepares patient files, rebooks outgoing patients, runs patient insurance and billings, takes patient payments and more.
You will always hear her friendly voice on the phone when you are calling or when she is calling you to remind you of your upcoming appointments.
Denise looks forward to continuing to grow with the office needs.
Front Desk Intake
Deborah comes from a background in fashion and cosmetic sales. She brings with her many years of experience in merchandising, management and retail operations. More recently, Deborah completed a Diploma in Legal Office Administration and spent eight years working as an administrative assistant in the real estate industry.
Deborah brings her multi-tasking, organizational, and customer service skills to her position as front desk coordinator. She is currently working to complete an optometric assistant certificate.
"Our Pretest Technicians"
Amy moved from B.C. to Ontario in 2019 and started working at Optometrists on Broadway in January 2020. She had obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Medical Office Assistant Diploma. As an intake coordinator, she is responsible for pretesting and diagnostic testing, such as Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) and Visual Fields.
Along with the team members at Optometrists On Broadway, Amy strives to provide the best patient care every day. In the near future, she looks forward to obtaining the CCOA credentials and broadening her knowledge.
Amy loves cooking, biking, and hiking. One of her favourite hiking trails is Joffre Lakes in Pemberton, British Columbia.
Damia joined our optometry team in December of 2020 after leaving the restaurant industry. She recently graduated and received a diploma in Office Administration- Health Services program at Fanshawe College. Damia will prepare you for your eye exam with a few simple questions and tests, allowing her to relay any questions or concerns that you may have on to the doctors!
She looks forward to learning and growing throughout the office, learning the Visual Field and Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) instruments. She’s also looking forward to taking and completing the CCOA course to earn her Optometric Assistant Certificate!
"Our Frame Selection Experts"
As a member of our Dispensary Team, Rebecca enjoys helping patients select their latest eyewear and have fun with their style. She helps decide on the best lens design to suit every patient’s needs, as well as measuring them for their custom lenses. Rebecca assists with one-on-one contact lens training with first time lens wearers and helps with contact lens ordering when needed.
You can usually find Rebecca in the office adding some style an décor to the frame room when she’s not busy helping patients with dispensing.
Brianne joined our team in 2018 with over 17 years of customer service experience and is well known in the community from working at Coward’s Pharmacy.
She has worked hard at becoming a Certified Optometric Assistant and recently received her certificate in Medical Terminology, she has also completed Myopia Management training and is certified Miyosmart lenses.
Brianne loves to assist patients and enjoys seeing familiar faces. You will often find her in the dispensary helping patients find a suitable frame, discussing options, and taking thorough spectacle measurements. She also enjoys helping patients with minor adjustments and repairing frames.
Brianne spends the rest of her time at the office doing one-on-one training for first time contact lens patients. She is patient and knowledgeable when it comes to teaching patients how to insert, remove, and properly care for your new lenses. She handles the majority of contact lens orders that come through the office.
She has a passion for reading , music and always has a smile on her face to welcome you into the office.
Gina has been with the office since 2017. She started initially in the role of front desk coordinator but her passion for learning lead her to explore other roles within the office, moving to pretesting and now currently she is a member of the dispensary team. Her experience in different departments has allowed her to assist us where ever needed.
Gina is an honours graduate from Westervelt College from the Medical Secretarial Program. She brings over 15 years of experience working in a busy medical office environment. She also is a Certified Optometric Assistant and she is fluent in Greek.
You will find Gina in the dispensary with a friendly smile helping patients find the perfect frames, taking measurements, doing repairs to glasses and assisting with OCT’s.
Carrol is our newest member to our team. Carrol comes to us with over 10 years of customer service and is always ready and willing to assist you choosing the perfect frames, going over the right lens style to meet your needs and to meet any adjustment or repairs that are needed.
Carrol is full of personality and loves to engage in conversation with everyone she meets. She is eager and ready to be your eyes when making hard decisions like choosing what is best fit for you.
In her spare time, Carrol loves to tell jokes and making everyone laugh and smile. She also enjoys camping and being outside. She is creative when coming up with fun activities to keep her three busy children entertained.
"Our Management Team"
Kelly has retired from TDMH, where she worked as a Registered Nurse for 36 years. She joined the practice in 2012 on a part-time basis and with her Certified Optometric Assistant certificate, she continues her passion: to care for her patients. Kelly believes that education is the solid foundation needed to be successful as she continues to work on her degree in Psychology through Athabasca University.
Presently, Kelly is Optometrists On Broadway’s, Operational Manager. This fulltime position keeps her busy with this ever growing practice.
Kelly’s biggest supporter and cheerleader is her husband, Dale.
Graduating from Brescia University in 2008 and Westervelt College in 2009, Neena joins our management Team in the Finance department, having studied Business, Law and Finance.
Neena manages anything from daily transactions and insurance claims to ensuring the styling team has a great selection of frames to present to you.
Down time includes family and as much outdoor and garden space as possible. Her quirky attributes include a love of office supplies and anything “60’s”.