After a two-year search, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center will partner with Pearle Vision to open a new Pearle Vision EyeCare Center next to the ophthalmology clinic on the hospital’s main campus in the city’s Avondale neighborhood. To provide eye exams and frames for adults and children, the new center will be four times as large as the previous optical retail space and more easily accessible to the community.
“Just getting or replacing glasses can be so difficult for some of our families, and its importance to their vision cannot be overstated,” said Michael Yang, MD, director of ophthalmology at Cincinnati Children’s. “We are so excited about improving easy access to glasses not only for our patients but also for residents of the Avondale community.”
“At Pearle Vision, our mission is to provide genuine eyecare in our neighborhoods,” said Pearle Vision general manager, Alex Wilkes. “The partnership with Children’s was a no-brainer for us. We both share a commitment to excellent service and providing our patients with a level of personal care that is second to none.”
To meet the needs of the patients in the neighborhood, the location will have pediatric-trained optometrists with open hours for walk-in appointments, and Medicaid will be accepted. Both adult and pediatric patients can receive care at the location. This new Pearle Vision location will be owned and operated by Cincinnati-based franchisees, Ryan Yauger, David Tabeling, OD, and David Blair, OD. The group collectively owns three Pearle Vision locations with over two decades of optical experience. Construction is underway at the new EyeCare Center, which is slated to open this summer.