Our Team of Eye Doctors
in Ottawa, ON

Meet Our Team of Optometry Experts

Rideau Optometric has a great team of optometrists who will examine your eyes with the utmost precision. Their priority is to ensure your vision and eye health are optimal. Call us today to book an appointment at one of our three Ottawa-area clinics.

Dr. Sheldon Butler Doctor of Optometry (OD)

Dr.  Sheldon Butler

Doctor of Optometry (OD)

Dr. Sheldon Butler is originally from Newfoundland. His education and work have taken him from coast to coast. Dr. Butler earned his Bachelor of Science, Honours in Biology with a special interest in human impacts on ecosystems from the University of Ottawa in 1999. He went on to earn his Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Waterloo in 2004.

In his early years of practice, Dr. Butler worked in Vancouver before he established his clinic in Ottawa. At work, Dr. Butler performs comprehensive eye examinations for adults, but he is also passionate about pediatric optometry. Dr. Butler fits a wide variety of lenses, and takes interest in “hard-to-fit” contacts such as multifocal lenses. In his free time, Dr. Butler enjoys playing video games and board games. He also loves to travel to his favourite destination: Disney World! Dr. Butler is fluent in both English and French.

Crystal Chan of Rideau Optometric

Dr.  Crystal Chan

Doctor of Optometry (OD)

Dr. Crystal Chan completed her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry at the University of Waterloo, graduating in 2009. Having worn glasses since the age of seven, she understood at an early age the importance of vision in daily function.

Crystal loves being able to help her patients with their specific eye care needs. Patient education regarding the best treatment options and preventative health is very important to her. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching gentle and beginner hatha yoga. In addition to English, Crystal speaks Cantonese.

Dr. Somya Dixit Doctor of Optometry (OD)

Dr.  Somya Dixit

Doctor of Optometry (OD)

Dr. Somya Dixit has lived in Ottawa since the age of 11. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Ottawa before attending the University of Waterloo where she completed her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2017. During her schooling she had the opportunity to complete a rotation focused on ocular disease and therapeutics in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and has also travelled to Mexico to take part in outreach programs. In her spare time, Dr. Dixit loves spending time outdoors, playing basketball, and exploring our wonderful city. She looks forward to being your eye-care provider!

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“Had to have a eye exam due to trouble with distance vision. Amazing and friendly receptionist staff along side the professional doctors made this visit easy and informative. Everyone was very helpful and even took the extra time to show me how to use contact lenses for the first time. The location was also a major convenience being at the Rideau Center next to the transit way. 10/10 would recommend.”

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