Timothy D. Fries, O.D., MBA, MPH, FAAO
Washington Court House
Dr. Fries completed his undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology He received his Doctor of Optometry in 2004 from The Ohio State University College of Optometry where he graduated cum laude. He also received his MBA from the University of Illinois and his Master’s in Public Health from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Fries is an Assistant Professor-Practice at The Ohio State University College of Optometry where he oversees the business and practice management curriculum. At Ohio State he teaches four courses to prepare future optometrists for the business world of healthcare and serves as the advisor to the Private Practice Club. Optique Family Vision Care proudly serves as a training site for future optometrists as well.
In 2021 Dr. Fries and Optique Family Vision Care were founding members of Optometric Management Group (OMG), a doctor owned and operated multi-location private optometric group practice in Ohio. He serves as the Chief Visionary Officer of OMG, whose mission is to Preserve, Promote, and Advance Private Practice Optometry in Ohio.
Dr. Fries is a current Trustee on the Ohio Optometric Association Board of Directors and has served on the Paraoptometric Resource Committee for the American Optometric Association. He was appointed by Governor Ted Strickland to the State of Ohio Optical Dispensers Board in 2007, where he served a ten-year term as the only optometrist. Dr. Fries also serves on The Ohio State University College of Optometry Alumni Society Board and is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association. He lectures internationally on the business of optometry as well as new and emerging technologies in eyecare.
In his free time Dr. Fries enjoys traveling, watching Ohio State Athletics and the Cincinnati Reds, playing golf and listening to music. His favorite place to travel is Ireland and his favorite band is U2. He and his wife, Cheryl also enjoy spending time with their two children, Phoebe and Deacon.
Kayli Dennis, O.D.
Washington Court House
Dr. Dennis completed her undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2019 from The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Dr. Dennis graduated from optometry school with honors and as a 4-year member of the Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) Optometric Honor Society. During her time at The Ohio State University College of Optometry, Dr. Dennis served as a secretary for the OSU chapter of the BSK honor society. She was also a member of several student organizations such as the Contact Lens Advancement Society, Private Practice Club, and Epsilon Psi Epsilon Optometric Fraternity. Dr. Dennis is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association. She is currently serving as a Trustee for the Central Ohio Optometric Association.
In her free time, Dr. Dennis enjoys watching football, especially the Buckeyes, watching movies, and reading or listening to audiobooks. She also loves spending time with her husband Ryan and their dog Scarlet.
Joseph D. Culp, O.D.
Dr. Culp completed his undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2016. He received his Doctorate of Optometry from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2020. During his time there he was a member of Private Practice Club, Ocular Disease Club, and Sports Vision Club. Throughout his clinical training he rotated through the Columbus Veterans Affairs Hospital, The Ohio State School for the Blind, and several community healthcare clinics focused on treatment and management of ocular disease and co-managing ocular refractive and cataract surgeries. Dr. Culp is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association.
In his free time, Dr. Culp enjoys hiking, traveling, playing guitar, rooting on The Ohio State Buckeyes and Columbus Blue Jackets, and spending time his family and his wife, Mary.
Bethany Army, O.D.
Washington Court House
Dr. Army attended The Ohio State University, graduating Cum Laude in 2015 with her bachelor’s degree in biology with research distinction. She then received her Doctor of Optometry in 2021 from The Ohio State University College of Optometry. During her time at the university, Dr. Army was the past Epsilon Psi Epsilon Optometric Fraternity (EYE) vice president and was a member of The American Optometric Student Association (AOSA), The National Optometric Student Association (NOSA), and a student fellow of The American Academy of Optometry (AAO). Throughout her clinical training she rotated through the Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Hospital, The John A. Moran Eye Center, and private practice settings where she focused on fitting specialty contact lenses, treatment and management of ocular disease, co-managing ocular refractive and cataract surgery, and low vision rehabilitation.
In her spare time, Dr. Army looks forward to working with her horses on her family’s farm, traveling, hiking and exercising.
Melissa K. Adams, ABOC, NCLE
Licensed Optician – Washington Court House
Melissa, better known as Missi, has over 30 years of optical experience. She has been at Optique Family Vision Care for 15 years. She is licensed in both spectacles and contact lenses. Missi has experienced every aspect of optical. She will help you find your perfect frame, fit you with your first pair of contact lenses. No matter what she’s working on, building relationships that last will always be her goal. Missi enjoys spending time with her husband Brent, 5 children & 10 grandchildren
Business Manager - Washington Court House
Kendra has 14 years of optical experience. She joined Optique Family Vision Care in 2007. She became adept at using her organizational skills to work in all areas of the office. She became our Business Manager in 2017 and received her Billing and Coding Specialist Certificate in 2020. Away from the office, Kendra and her husband Joe enjoy camping and watching baseball with their two sons, Gavin and Liam.
Laura Daniels, CPOA, NCLE
Lead CL and training technician - Washington Court House
Laura joined Optique Family Vision Care in May of 2017 as our medical assistant. After acquiring her contact lens license in 2019 she became our lead speciality contact lens and training technician. Away from the office she and her husband Tony enjoy hiking, fishing, camping and playing euchre.
Front Desk Coordinator - Springfield
Denise joined Optique Family Vision Care in May, 2020. She came to us with 12 years of optical experience from front dest to assistant management in insurance and billing. Away from the office, Denise can be found crafting, camping, and spending time with her husband Jon, 3 children, Danielle, Kelsie and Nick, and one granddaughter Addison
Optometric Technician - Springfield
Pam Joined Optique Family Vision Care in October, 2019. She has 24 years of optical experience. Pam’s experience covers everything from being a licensed optician, to billing insurances, to her current position here as our pretester. Away from the office, Pam enjoys bible study, walking and being with friends and family
Front Desk Coordinator - Washington Court House
Shawnasie joined Optique Family Vision Care in May of 2020. She is usually busy at the front desk answering calls, making appointments and verifying insurances. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband Skyler and son Grayson.
Licensed Optician - Washington Court House
Deidra joined Optique Family Vision Care in February 2021. She has been in optical more than 30 years, receiving her spectacle license in 2001. In her spare time she enjoys gardening.
Technician - Washington Court House
Melissa joined Optique Family Vision Care in April 2021. She works closely with our doctors with pretesting and medical records. In her free time she enjoys singing and spending time with her husband Ethan and their three daughters.
General Manager - Springfield
Harold started his optical career in May 1981 with a wholesale optical lab. He became an ABO certified licensed optician in 2007 and joined Optique Family Vision Care in August 2021. He manages both the Washington Court House and Springfield locations. He and his wife Deborah enjoy spending time with his three children, Deborah’s two children and their six grandchildren.
Apprentice Optician - Washington Court House
Tori joined Optique Family Vision Care in May 2021 after completing her degree in health sciences at The Ohio State University. She is working towards becoming a licensed Optician. In her free time she likes reading, spending time with friends and family and attending OSU football games.