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 two Ottawa-area clinics.


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.


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. Westley Bond completed his Honours degree in Biomedical Science at the University of Ottawa in 2011. During this time, Dr. Bond worked as an optometric assistant and volunteered at the Ottawa Hospital’s Dialysis Unit and Intensive Care Unit, where he developed a keen interest in the ocular manifestations of diabetes and other systemic health conditions.

He obtained his Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Waterloo in 2016, graduating on the Dean’s Honour List. During his studies he had the opportunity to complete an international ocular disease clerkship in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Dr. Bond joined Rideau Optometric in July of 2016 and enjoys seeing patients of all ages.

He has a special interest in ocular health, binocular vision, contact lenses, and patient-centered care. Dr. Bond grew up in Stittsville and is happy to be back in the Ottawa area. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors, running, fitness training, music production, and hockey. Dr. Bond speaks English and French.


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!