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What Is Not Your Ordinary Eye Doctor?

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Not Your Ordinary Eye Doctor is a highlight on the commitment we have made to make our patients lives and our communities a better place. The doctors and staff at Professional Vision Care see our practice as a tool for improving the lives of those around us. Every optometrist not only possesses a passion for a unique specialty of eye care, they also share the vision that makes us Not Your Ordinary Eye Doctor.

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Showcasing Art Work From The Special Needs Community

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Read the Press Release About the Special Needs Art Gallery at Professional Vision Care!

We are so excited about our latest project in partnership with the Open Door art studio. We have unique art work created by incredibly talented and inspirational special needs artists in our community. Our goal is to be a force of good in the community, and to change lives through innovative vision care. The Open Door Art Studio & Gallery exhibition goes hand in hand with our goals and provides a welcoming environment that shows genuine appreciation of all our diverse patients. The artwork is available for sale.


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It is not every day that our patients express how much we mean to them. Imagine our surprise when one of our patients brought the staff a pizza in appreciation for all their great work.

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“While doing chores I had barn lime get into my right eye and I had to be taken to Professional Vision Care (PVC) late at night. Dr. Johnson went the extra mile for me when treating my eye. I would highly recommend the staff and

optometrist at PVC, their level of care and their compassion doesn’t end at the office door.” – Ryanne F., Johnstown, Ohio

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To my utter surprise, during my emergency exam Dr. Lay saw that I was showing signs of a stroke. Professional Vision Care immediately called 911 and held my hand until the squad came. As it turned out I had to have heart surgery

that same day! The staff followed up after my surgery and sent me a get well card. They saved my life and treated me so kindly—like a real friend. I can’t thank them enough. – Mrs. J., Bridgetown, Westerville, Ohio

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We love Dr. Burns and the staff of the Solutions Center! Dr. Burns not only does a thorough, detailed vision exam, but she also takes the time to talk with our children. Dr. Burns functions with a competent team and support staff around her. Each member of the Solution Center Team has a specialty and does their

job well. We have been going to the Solutions Center for over 10 years, participated in Vision Therapy through the Solutions Center and ALWAYS have been pleased with the results! Thank you for all you do to make your office amazing! – Evelyn, Westerville, Ohio

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Having our patients see well and look good are only two of our goals here at PVC. We have taken it upon ourselves to work with the City of Westerville, Urban Forestry Division to have an impact on our community as well!

In October 2016, our team launched “Project Green Eyes,” an initiative to tie good eye care to improving the environment through the planting of trees in the community. We do many service projects but this is the first time we have organized such a hands-on effort to improve the environment in our community.

Project Green Eyes was designed to motivate the community to get their eyes examined. When that happens, we donate a tree to be planted in the community. This has been a great way of opening people’s eyes to the environment right here in Westerville.

When we saw the project taking off, we approached the City of Westerville about a location to plant the 225 trees we had collected. The City was delighted and identified the Spring Run Watershed as a good location for the trees and helped us notify residents via postcard outlining the program. All residents were encouraged to participate in the event and received a tree sapling that was planted with the help of our staff. There are over 400 residents in the area of the watershed and countless animals.

On Sunday, October 23, our staff and volunteers planted the saplings at residents’ homes. Afterwards, we gathered at Heritage Park (60 N Cleveland Ave.) to plant an additional 100 trees in the surrounding wooded areas. We did not expect the response we have received and were delighted with the outcome of this great event. Planting the trees in October gave the saplings the entire winter to form a strong root base in preparation for next summer.

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“Dr. Amy is terrific! She has always taken excellent care of my eyes. She takes the time to make sure that I am able to see as well as I possibly can.

Before Professional Vision Care, I went to several doctors here in Wheeling and they all prescribed me mono vision contacts which gave me horrible

headaches. Finally, my brother told me about Professional Vision Care and since then I have the most comfortable, well-fit contacts! On a scale of 1-10, Dr. Amy is 250!” – David R., Wheeling, West Virgina

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“Dr. Amy is terrific! She has always taken excellent care of my eyes. She takes the time to make sure I am seeing as good as I possibly can! Before coming to Professional Vision Care, I went to several doctors here in Wheeling and they would all try to give me monovision contacts which gave me horrible headaches. My brother told me about Professional Vision Care and since then, I have the best fitting contacts! On a scale of 1-10, Dr. Amy is 250!!” – David Ranson, Wheeling, West Virgina

“While doing chores I had barn lime get into my right eye and was taken to the Professional Vision Care late at night, Dr. Johnson went the extra mile for me when treating my eye. I would highly recommend the staff and optometrist at Professional Vision Care, their level of care and compassion doesn’t end at the office door.” – Ryan Ford, Johnstown, Ohio

“I have very difficult eyes, and Dr. Nixon is the only doctor who has gotten my monovision contact lens prescription just right. I feel like I’m seeing 20/20 all the time. He is so patient with me when I’m in. He is always striving for perfection and willing to work with me and my husband’s schedule to get in together. I’m always excited to see Dr. Nixon! He’s worth the 240 mile round trip we make to come see him!” – Donna Ranson, Wheeling, West Virgina

“Dr. Burns’ enthusiasm and love for her work shines through each time we work together. Your support and continued encouragement are heartfelt. Thank you for all you have done for me. Your staff have been there every step of the way. I thank you for the gift you have given me…the ability to read again. As a stroke survivor, I never thought I would regain the ability to read. You gave me all the tools I needed to read again. You know reading is such a passion of mine. I can’t thank you enough.” – Steve Strasser, Dublin, Ohio

“Allie is a twin who has always been a little behind her sister in academic and sport skills. We did not think much of it until she got into the 4th grade and was still having trouble reading and making sense of things. She had some trouble with sports i.e. directing the soccer ball where she wanted it to go. Allie was thought to have ADD. We spent about 6 months getting her tested and knowing there was something going on but could not pinpoint it. She started on ADD medicine and reacted terribly to it. That told us she was not ADD. Back to square one.

We were in my internist office and the nurse mentioned that her daughter had similar symptoms as Allie and suggested we try vision therapy. FINALLY we got some answers! Within a three month period Allie was reading books at night to put herself to sleep – a first ever. She was playing soccer much better and feeling very confident with herself.

I wish we had started her earlier in vision therapy since now she is playing catch up. She will eventually catch up, however, how nice it would have been to have had that in elementary school vs. middle school.” – Kathy Schlemitz, Dublin, Ohio

“Dr Nancy is great with Julie, as I’m sure she is with all children. Dr Nancy might have chosen any other profession and had a successful life, but she would have missed her calling! She truly is called to vision therapy and to improving the “world of sight” for those with difficulties such as Julie’s. This has been such a positive experience for Julie in so many ways. I know her time here, with all of you, will continue to impact Julie long after vision therapy has concluded. Thank you for providing your essential service to Julie and teaching all of us about the difference between sight and vision.” – Kathy Place, Pataskala, Ohio