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Why the Dinosaur?

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In 1994, Professional VisionCare built a beautiful new building on State Street in Westerville, Ohio. This location is best known for its 12 foot T-Rex dinosaur in the front window.

But why the Dinosaur?

It all began when Dr. Carole Burns was shopping at an exclusive toy store with her husband, Dr. Mark Wright, in the Columbus City Center Mall. There, she noticed a 12-foot T-Rex dinosaur which was beautifully painted in lavender.

It was love at first sight!

Dr. Burns thought it would be perfect for the new Westerville location and was eager to purchase it.

However, she and her husband were told it was not possible to buy the dinosaur as it was part of the decor and not up for sale.

A gentleman shopping in the store overheard her conversation with the store manager. He noticed Dr. Burns’ disappointment and said, “I heard that you want the dinosaur. As it happens, I like to work with wood. Why don’t I make one for you?”

Crafted by Columbus local weatherman, Chad Myers – now a CNN meteorologist.

The beloved dinosaur has been part of Professional Vision Care for the last 24 years and serves as a symbol of our commitment to every single patient and our community.

Our Westerville Mascot for 24 Years

Hand Crafted

Chad Myers spent months handcrafting our 12-foot dino based on his own design

The giant dino is visible from the street on 185 S State Street in Westerville

Unique Mascot | Unique Practice

We are driven to be a force of positive change in our community

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Important Notice

March 18th, 2020

Professional VisionCare and The Solution Center realize that COVID-19 is impacting all of our lives.  Please know that we stand with you, your families and our entire community during this difficult time.

Safety is our primary concern, safety for you, your loved ones, our team and our community.  To ensure the highest level of safety we are following a directive by the CDC which we received last evening to postpone all non-essential vision care, this means, all routine eye examinations will be postponed until after the virus has been contained. We will be available to see anyone that has an eye emergency.  If you have an eye problem, we will assess your individual concern and speak with you personally to determine the appropriate care.

If you have an appointment scheduled with us, you will be contacted by phone.  If we are unable to reach you by phone, we will send an email and a text.  We will first be calling patients who are scheduled in the next 2 weeks and continue to reach out to all patients as the landscape changes.

We genuinely care for all of you and all that we serve alongside. We will always do what is in the best interest of our patients and our team.  We will keep you informed as changes occur or as we have news to share.  Please be safe and take all necessary precautions, we are in this together and we will make it through.

Blessings to all of you,

The Doctors and Staff at Professional VisionCare