An estimated 61 million adults in the United States are at risk for serious vision loss, but only half visited an eye doctor in the last 12 months.

– Centers for Disease Control

Meet Our Doctors

Most vision impairment and blindness is linked to age-related eye diseases. The aging baby-boomer population increases the number of individuals at risk for contracting eye conditions and diseases. This includes cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration, which continue to affect America’s aging population. At EyeCare Specialties of Ohio, we take your eyes seriously, and your eye health is our main priority. Our board-certified doctors and other highly trained eye care specialists will perform a comprehensive eye exam and screening to determine your overall eye health and to identify any eye conditions or diseases. Most eye diseases can be treated or managed successfully if the condition is identified or detected early on. Also, eye exams can reveal a range of other undiagnosed health issues like cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and diabetes. These undiagnosed conditions can also affect your vision.

 

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Dr. Heather Demos

Family Eye Care Centers
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Dr. Heather Demos completed her undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University receiving her Bachelor of Science in Zoology. She then attended Illinois College of Optometry graduating with both her Doctor of Optometry and Bachelor of Science in Visual Science in 1999.

Dr. Demos joined Family Eye Care Centers as an associate doctor in 1999 and became a partner in the practice in 2002. Professionally she is a member of both the Ohio and American Optometric Associations. She is part of the Ohio State affiliated faculty as a clinical instructor and is a past president of the Ohio State Alumni Club. She is an industry consultant and enjoys both her clinical care and practice management roles in the practice.

She currently resides in Huron with her husband Scott, who is a teacher at Huron Schools. They have two wonderful sons, Stephen and Danny, two spoiled dogs, Sophie and Norm and a tortoise named Ned. The family enjoys golf, football, boating, music, outdoor activities and are avid Ohio State and Cleveland sports fans.

The family loves living in Huron and have been actively involved in many aspects of the community over their 20 years of residence. Currently Doctor Demos is a longtime board member and incoming President of the Huron Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Demos is available to see patients of all ages at both the Huron and Clyde locations.

Dr. David J. Gale

Solon Location
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Dr. Gale has owned and managed his private practice for over 40 years. He is Board Certified in the Treatment and Diagnosis of Ocular Diseases.

One of Dr. Gale’s specialties is the hard to fit contact lens wearer. He has been fitting contacts since starting his practice and has seen many wonderful changes in both design and comfort.

He is a member of the Ohio and American Optometric Associations.

Dr. Michael Greensberg

Tanglewood Eye Care
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Michael Greenberg, O.D. received his Doctor of Optometry from The Ohio State University in 1972 where he also completed his undergraduate studies.  Dr. Greenberg serves on the Board of the Cleveland Sight Center, and his special fields of interest include comprehensive optometry and contact lenses.

Dr. Greenberg always wanted to be involved in the medical field and chose a career in optometry as an opportunity to pair the medical field with his strong interest in optics.

Building strong relationships with his patients and discussing their individual eyecare needs gives Dr. Greenberg the best insight into diagnosing their specific eye conditions.  Dr. Greenberg believes his best reward is providing his patients with their best vision possible.

In his time away from the office, Dr. Greenberg enjoys staying active by playing golf and tennis.

Dr. Greg Hicks

Family Eye Care Centers
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Dr. Gregory W. Hicks graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1984. He completed an additional clinical study in vision therapy and pediatric vision care at The State University of New York State College of Optometry.

Dr. Hicks serves as an Associate Clinical Professor at The Ohio State University College of Optometry and he has fourth-year optometry externs work alongside him daily. He has practiced full time at Family Eye Care Centers in Sandusky, Huron and Clyde, Ohio since 1990. Dr. Hicks has special interests in the care of infants and children as well as binocular vision and learning related visual problems, but he enjoys working with patients of all ages.

Dr. Hicks is very involved in the professional optometric community including the Ohio Optometric Association (OOA) and American Optometric Association (AOA). He served as president of the OOA in 2000 and was the OOA Optometrist of the Year in 2004. He also serves as the AOA appointed member on the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) which is the only accrediting body of the professional optometric degree (O.D.) programs, optometric residency programs, and optometric technician programs. In 2005 Dr. Hicks was awarded the first Dr. W. David Sullins Jr American Optometric Association InfantSee Award for his role in promoting infant eye care issues on a national and community basis.

Dr. Hicks plays an active role in numerous public service and community organizations such as the Sandusky Rotary Club, Erie County Chamber of Commerce, Erie County United Way, OSU Alumni Club of Erie County and the Boy Scouts of America. He currently resides in Sandusky, Ohio with his wife Vicky. They have three children: Jeremy, Cassie, and Jonathan. He enjoys golf, water sports, and the Ohio State Buckeyes!

Dr. Hicks is available to see patients in Sandusky and Huron.

Dr. Robert L. Hill

Northwest Ohio Vision Center

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Dr. Robert Hill received his Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University in 1992. He is also an alumnus of Bowling Green State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. Upon returning to Williams County he joined Dr. Woodard and Dr. Richardson in practice in 1993.

Dr. Hill is therapeutically licensed to treat all diseases of the eye including glaucoma and infectious diseases and is certified to co-manage cataract and LASIK surgery.

He enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. He is an avid snowmobiler and Ohio State fan.

Dr. Sandra Jones

Tanglewood Family Eye Care
Kane & Figler Optometry
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Sandra Jones, O.D. received her Doctor of Optometry in 2010 from the Illinois College of Optometry and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry at Miami University.  She completed a residency at Omni Eye Specialists in Denver, Colorado, with an emphasis on ocular disease and post-operative care for both cataract and refractive surgery. 

Dr. Jones chose a career in optometry to help patients of all ages take care of their eyes and improve their eye health.  She particularly enjoys all aspects of optometric care, including contact lens fitting and disease management, such as glaucoma.  Dr. Jones loves being able to help people see the world through the best vision possible.

Born and raised in Warren, Ohio, Dr. Jones currently resides in Solon with her husband and two children.

Dr. Brian Kane

Family Eyecare Clinic – Mentor
Kane & Figler Optometry
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Brian Kane, O.D. received his Doctor of Optometry in 1996 from the Indiana University School of Optometry.

Dr. Kane is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Ohio Optometric Association, the Practice Management Association, and the Independent Doctors of Optometric Care.  He has also held board positions in local Chambers of Commerce, Lions Clubs International, the Cleveland Sight Center Advisory Board, and Rotary.

Dr. Kane provides state-of-the art comprehensive eye exams using laser and computerized technology.  A mobile eye clinic is also available when home visits are medically necessary.  Dr. Kane strives to meet each patient’s visual needs by providing quality eyecare while also emphasizing a positive patient experience.

Dr. Kane specializes in eyeglasses and contact lens fittings, glaucoma and dry eye treatment, cataract evaluation, concussion assessment and tracking, and macular degeneration genetic testing.

 

Dr. Kylee Kleppinger

EyeCare Specialties – Sylvania

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Dr. Kleppinger is originally from Marion, Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Management from Ohio State University in 2007. She went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry degree from Ohio State University in 2011. Dr. Kleppinger enjoys providing comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association.

​She is also a provider for the InfantSee program which provides free assessments for babies ages 6 to 12 months.

Dr. Kleppinger resides in Genoa, Ohio. Her hobbies include snow skiing, scuba diving, traveling, spending time with family and of course, cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes whenever possible.

Dr. John Kruszewski

EyeCare Specialties – Sylvania

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Dr. Kruszewski is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and completed his undergraduate studies at John Carroll University in Cleveland Heights.

He graduated cum laude from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1986. He began his career as a naval officer, serving as staff optometrist and contact lens clinic coordinator at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital. He started his private practice in 1993 with the vision of providing exceptional eye care in a warm, friendly environment.

Dr. Kruszewski is a volunteer and active member of the Sylvania Sunrise Lions Club, and has served as the club’s president. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association, and is also a past President of the Toledo Area Optometric Society. Dr. Kruszewski is married, and enjoys snow skiing, exercise, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Dr. Jacquelyn Kuta

Solon Location
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Dr. Jacquelyn Kuta obtained her Doctorate of Optometry at Illinois College of Optometry, graduating in 2016. She then completed her residency in ocular disease at Lois Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. Post-residency, Dr. Kuta decided to make Cleveland her permanent home since she enjoyed living there so much..

Outside of work, she enjoys exploring the downtown area, going to shows at Playhouse Square as well as checking out the nearby beaches and parks! Dr. Kuta also loves to spend time with her pet tortoise, Ferdinand!

Dr. Jocelyn Pettitt

Family Eyecare Clinic – Mentor & Painesville
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Jocelyn Pettitt, O.D. received her Doctor of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2008 and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Youngstown State University, with minors in Chemistry and Music.  Dr. Pettitt completed her residency in ocular disease at the Louis Stokes VA Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.

As part of her training, Dr. Pettitt also completed rotations in primary eyecare, ocular disease, low vision, contact lens fitting, and pediatrics.  She enjoys practicing general optometry and considers low vision, ocular disease, and glaucoma treatment her fields of special interest.

Dr. Pettitt began working for an optometrist when she was eighteen years old and continued that work experience through college.  As a result, she was inspired to change her major to biology, which allowed her to pursue a career in optometry.

The most rewarding part of Dr. Pettitt’s profession is being able to improve her patients’ everyday lives by helping to improve their vision and educating them about their eye health.

Dr. Tara Richmond

Northwest Ohio Vision Center

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Dr. Tara Richmond graduated summa cum laude from The Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University in 1998. She is also an alumnus of the Defiance College where she received her Bachelor of Science degree with honors. Returning to Williams County in 1998, Dr. Richmond proudly joined Northwest Ohio Vision Center where she has been caring for patients ever since.

Dr. Richmond is therapeutically licensed to treat all diseases of the eye including glaucoma and infectious diseases and is certified to co-manage cataract and LASIK surgery.

She has been married to her husband Cory for 18 years. They have 3 children; Maddie, Easten, and Jaxon.

Dr. Jordan Spiess

Northwest Ohio Vision Center, Zysik EyeCare (Pinnacle Eye Group)

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Dr. Jordan Spiess is a graduate of The Ohio State University and specializes in ocular disease and family optometry. Dr. Spiess especially enjoys making personal connections and getting to know each patient in his community.

Since childhood, Dr. Spiess wanted to be an optometrist. The experience of receiving his first pair of glasses and seeing clearly for the first time is a feeling Dr. Spiess wants to share with the world.

Dr. Janel Strah

Family Eye Care Centers – Clyde
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Janel Strah, O.D. received her Doctor of Optometry from the College of Optometry at The Ohio State University where she also completed her undergraduate studies in Biology that she received with honors.

Dr. Strah is active in the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the Ohio Optometric Association (OOA) where she is currently serving as the OOA Zone 1 Governor. Dr. Strah is also an Ohio State affiliated faculty member and enjoys being a clinical instructor to fourth-year students.

With a background in science, Dr. Strah knew that her interests were to work outside of a laboratory setting. She especially likes teaching patients about their eye health and visual system along with overcoming any obstacle to meet her patients’ visual needs. Dr. Strah particularly enjoys working with patients of all ages and fitting specialty contact lenses, as they can be challenging but rewarding at the same time. Overall, Dr. Strah loves being able to improve the quality of peoples’ lives by providing them with improved vision.

Dr. Strah lives in Huron with her husband, daughter, and their spoiled pug. In her personal time away from the office, Dr. Strah enjoys family nature walks, traveling to exciting new places, and experiencing all types of cuisines.

Dr. Lauren Tedesco

Family Eyecare Clinic – Mentor & Painesville
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Lauren Tedesco, O.D. received her Doctor of Optometry from the Indiana University School of Optometry in 2016 and earned her Bachelor of Science from Lake Erie College.

Dr. Tedesco credits her family optometrist as the inspiration behind her decision to become an optometrist.  She remembers being able to help him while he was examining her mother’s eyes.  Through that experience, Dr. Tedesco became very interested in understanding how the eyes worked and realized just how important and valuable our vision is in our daily lives.

Dr. Tedesco enjoys building strong, long-lasting doctor-patient relationships with her patients and their families.  She particularly loves being able to help her patients see clearly and make them feel better, while also teaching them about preventative eye care and overall eye health.

In her time away from the office, Dr. Tedesco loves being outdoors and spending time with her family.  Her hobbies also include baking, trying new recipes, and watching Cleveland-area sports teams.

Dr. Andrea J. Yahraus

Northwest Ohio Vision Center

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Dr. Andrea J. Yahraus was born and raised in Bryan, Ohio and graduated from BHS in 2010. She attended Trine University where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology and enjoyed time in the community and university orchestra. After graduation, Andrea moved to Bloomington, Indiana to pursue a career in Optometry at Indiana University School of Optometry. During her four years, Andrea was active in many organizations including Contact Lens Club, Private Practice Club, and Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity. This gave her the opportunity to do a mission trip to Rome, Jamaica in 2016 where she helped serve the local communities ocular health needs. Andrea did her external rotations at various locations including Northern Indiana VA Hospital in Ft Wayne IN, Vision Care Specialists of Des Plaines IL, Indianapolis Eye Care Center, and Atwater Eye Care Center in Bloomington, IN. Dr. Andrea Yahraus joined the practice in 2018. She looks forward to serving the Bryan and surrounding communities with ALL your eye care needs.

Dr. Ryan Zimmerman
Solon Location
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Dr. Ryan Zimmerman completed his undergraduate schooling at Ohio State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology. He furthered his education by obtaining a Doctorate of Optometry degree from the College of Optometry at Ohio State University. He has been practicing optometry since 2000 and has been with ECS since 2019.

Dr. Zimmerman specializes in contact lens fittings to ensure the best and appropriate fit for his patients’ vision needs. He became an optometrist because his childhood optometrist showed him the impact that quality eye care can have on someone’s quality of life. Dr. Zimmerman enjoys building relationships with his patients while protecting their ocular health and improving their vision.

Dr. Julie Zysik
Zysik EyeCare (Pinnacle Eye Group)
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Dr. Julie Zysik received her Doctor of Optometry magna cum laude from the New England College of Optometry in 1994 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Zysik successfully completed clinical rotations at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, the VA Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, and the Eye Foundation of Utah, an ocular disease referral center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dr. Zysik’s optometry career began in a group ophthalmology/optometry practice in Massena, New York, her husband Dr. Michael Zysik’s hometown. After purchasing a private practice, she relocated with her family to Perrysburg where she has been in practice since 1999. A member of the Ohio and American Optometric Associations, Dr. Zysik has a special focus in diagnosing and managing glaucoma and macular degeneration, dry eye disease and contact lens fitting.

Dr. Zysik’s strong interest in the sciences and healthcare, coupled with her passion for helping others, all played significant roles in her decision to become an Optometrist. Dr. Zysik says being an Optometrist provides her with many opportunities to build valuable patient relationships and allows her to play an integral role in improving her patients’ overall health and wellbeing.

Dr. Zysik and her husband, Dr. Michael Zysik who is also an Optometrist, have three children and reside in Perrysburg, Ohio.

Dr. Michael Zysik
Zysik EyeCare (Pinnacle Eye Group)
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Dr. Michael Zysik received his Doctor of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in 1994, and he also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Hartwick College. Dr. Zysik successfully completed clinical rotations at South Boston Community Health Center as well as the VA Medical Centers in Portland, Oregon, and Boston, Massachusetts. After earning his Optometry degree, Dr. Zysik returned to his hometown of Massena, New York, where he worked in a group ophthalmology/optometry practice for three years before moving to and purchasing a private practice in Perrysburg.

Dr. Zysik has been in practice since 1994 and has a special interest in diagnosing and managing glaucoma and macular degeneration as well as providing surgical co-management of cataract and refractive surgeries. He also enjoys fitting specialty contact lenses, such as scleral and multi focal contact lenses. Dr. Zysik likes meeting and getting to know many different people and says it is very rewarding to improve and preserve a patient’s vision – our most valuable sense.

Dr. Zysik and his wife, Dr. Julie Zysik who is also an Optometrist, have three children and have become part of the Perrysburg community since 1999. He is a proud member of the Ohio and American Optometric Associations and the Perrysburg Rotary. In his spare time, Dr. Zysik spends time with his family and friends and, as an avid NHL fan, continues to enjoy playing ice hockey.