Why the Dinosaur?
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
Chad Myers spent months handcrafting our 12-foot dino based on his own design
Unique Mascot | Unique Practice
We are driven to be a force of positive change in our community
I have been going to this location for over 3 years. I’m so pleased with the eye services I receive. They are so thorough. I won’t go anywhere else.
- L. M.
Great place very professional staff and Dr. Burns is awesome and very gentle and caring. I would recommend the office to friends and family. There is no pressure to purchase glasses and again the office staff is the best.
- Courtney P.
Second going to the place, excellent services and professionalism!
- Keith S.
I had an excellent experience. I'm a new patient and went in for my contacts and glasses exam. Dr. Windham was great; she was very helpful, very knowledgeable, and really took into consideration my 20+ years of wearing contacts and glasses. I ended up buying a new pair of glasses there and the staff was incredibly helpful. My glasses were ready in 1 week, far less time than they even proposed. I would highly recommend this place.
- Jeff H.
Great staff - both at state street and Lewis center. Was seen by dr burns and dr Evans after cataract surgery at revision on Polaris pkwy. So appreciated their thoroughness! I am now awaiting my new glasses. Like dr burns said, “life changing”!!!
- Carol S.
Friendly and efficient team!
- Julia B.
Always receive prompt and courteous service from the docs and staff. Conveniently located in Uptown Westerville!
- David C.