Dr. Robert Layman is a Toledo native who graduated from the University of Toledo and The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Dr. Layman is Board Certified by the American Board of Optometry. He serves on the Executive Board of the American Optometry Association, currently as President. He is the recipient of the 2006 American Optometric Association "Optometrist of the Year Award." The Ohio Optometric Association honored him with its Outstanding Senior Student Award in 1982, its Young Optometrist of the Year Award in 1987, and its Optometrist of the Year Award in 2005. He also received the TLC Dennis Kennedy, O.D. Excellence in Eye Care Award for 2005 and 2006.
He is a past president of the Toledo Area Optometric Society, the Ohio Optometric Association, the Toledo Jaycees, and the Kiwanis Club of West Toledo. He is a vision consultant for the University of Toledo Athletic Department. His volunteer activities include Boy Scout Troop 87 Assistant Scout Master, The Francis Family YMCA Board of Managers, and the American, Ohio, and Toledo Optometric Associations.
Dr. Layman is married and has four children. He enjoys family travel, running, snow skiing, and motorsports.
Dr. James Hardie is originally from Ironwood, Michigan. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Michigan State University. He graduated with his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Ohio State University in 2010.
Dr. Hardie was the recipient of the Michigan Optometric Associations 2016 Young Optometrist of the Year award. During his time at Ohio State University he received the College of Optometry’s Graduate of the Year award and the Vision Service Plan Nexus award for ophthalmic dispensing. He is an active member of the American Optometric Association, the Ohio Optometric Association, the Toledo Area Optometric Association, the Michigan Optometric Association, the Bedford Business Association, the Bedford Lions Club and the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce.
His volunteer activities include the President of the Bedford Business Association, Past-President of the Elite Referral Partners, Past Zone governor of the Toledo Area Optometric Society, and President-Elect for the Michigan Optometric Association.
Dr. Hardie and his wife, Holly, and their two children reside in Bedford Township. His interests include sports, travel, community involvement, and Spartan athletics.
Dr. Holly Hardie is originally from Gaylord, Michigan. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology from Michigan State University. She graduated with her Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University in 2010.
Dr. Holly has served on the Board of the Toledo Area Optometric Society and is an active member of both the Michigan Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Holly is our vision therapy specialist having received significant training in helping adolescents and adults with vision needs. Great Lakes Vision Therapy is located within the Pinnacle Eye Group location in Lambertville.
In her spare time, Dr. Holly enjoys visiting family in Northern Michigan, traveling, and cheering on both the Spartans and the Buckeyes with her husband James. The Hardies have two young children and enjoy living in and serving the Monroe County community.
Dr. Ashley O'Dwyer, formerly Ashley Ryckman, received her Doctorate of Optometry from Indiana University College of Optometry in 2017. Her undergraduate studies were done at Lake Superior State University. She graduated with Honors receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. Dr. O'Dwyer grew up in Houghton Lake Michigan, graduating from Houghton Lake High School where she participated in varsity basketball and track.
While she worked on her doctorate at Indiana University, Dr. O'Dwyer completed research on dry eye disease as well as scleral lenses. She presented online workshops for scleral lenses and was the founding president of Indiana University's Contact Lens Club. Dr. O’Dwyer has been integral in the practice specializing in scleral lenses for patients and meeting their personal eyesight needs.
She was also a student fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. In her free time, Dr. O'Dwyer spends time with her husband, Shawn, a firefighter for the City of Dearborn. They enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, and being on the water with their dog, Cola.
Dr. O'Dwyer is a strong advocate for medical optometry, believes the patient always comes first and is excited to serve our community.