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The Staff

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.

Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs.

mel GSP UID 95473a90 54ba 4429 9e0a 3e52ad3a2cd9

Mel

Insurance Specialist
Melinda has been an accountant for 19 years. She worked in higher education at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and DePauw University before joining our DFEC team! She has two teenage sons and loves vacationing with them, her husband and her dog, Echo. ...

Ashley

Front office coordinator
Ashley is the bright smile you will meet when you enter DFEC! Bio to follow......

Jessica

Front office patient coordinator
We are delighted to have Jessica as the newest member of our DFEC team! She comes to us from a chiropractic practice in Danville. Bio to follow......
heather GSP UID 95531206 0724 47c8 bb0b 7e114130800e

Heather

Optician and frame specialist
Bio to follow......
kate GSP UID 9547390d cfa7 4a0c 9ac6 347a72f74175

Kate

Kate is our ophthalmic technician. She performs special testing and gathers data from our patients before Dr. Allen completes the exam. Kate is a graduate from St. Mary of the Woods College. She was a flight attendant before going into the optical industry. She also has experience as a pharmacy...
beth GSP UID 954738a3 e121 4e78 9a67 0d0738c80785

Beth

Certified Ophthalmic Technician
Beth graduated from Indiana University School of Optometry with an A.S. in Optometric Technology and also completed the Optician Concentration Track. She has also been a Certified Ophthalmic Technician with the Joint Commission of Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology. She has experience in the lab, frame room, and exam room....
cassandra GSP UID 95473890 c32f 4423 91a4 7f36b310cc82

Cassandra

Technician, Optical Expert and Back Office Administrator
Cassandra has over 20 years of experience in the eye care industry. She is certified by the American Board of Opticianry, and graduated from Purdue University with a BA in Law and Society. She has worked in a variety of settings in the eye care industry with experience in designing,...
cheryl GSP UID 95473873 b1af 4f9c af16 01bb610f4155

Cheryl

Front Office Coordinator and Optical Expert
Cheryl has over 34 years of experience in the eye care industry in only three optometric practices! Cheryl's excellence in providing patient services is a reflection of her expertise in a number of optical areas, including: Frame selections and detailed review of the latest lenses and features Precise eyeglass adjustments...
myrna GSP UID 954738c3 136b 4e62 975e 07780e1304f5

Myrna

Insurance Specialist
We are very fortunate to have Myrna help us with insurance reconciliation at Danville Family Eye Care. Myrna has had many years of experience working for two major commercial insurance companies, two ophthalmology practices and a major hospital in Florida. Myrna has experience as a front desk administrator, billing and...
lark GSP UID 954738dd 9fa9 4ff9 9277 0fe94e70adb3

Lark

Lark is one of our outstanding opticians with a bright smile!  She has decades of experience as she started with Sunglasses Hut in 1995. It did not take Lark long to realize how much she enjoyed optics and helping people choose the perfect glasses. Lark has spent time in a...
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Most people between the ages of 40-45 start to have difficulty seeing up close. This is called Presbyopia and slowly progresses until about the age of 65. This is a normal change due to the lens in the eye hardening and losing flexibility.

Vuity is 1.25% pilocarpine. This is not a new drug. It has been on the market for decades and is used to temporarily shrink the pupil size. It is now being rebranded as a drop that can help improve near vision. How does this work? By shrinking the pupil size, physics tells us this can increase our depth of focus. This drop will not CURE presbyopia. It can improve it while the drop is active and the near blur will return when the dose wears off after approximately 4-6 hours. This drop is recommended for individuals ages 40-55.

Dosage: one drop in each eye once per day. Side effects: possible brown ache or a mild headache. The cost at this time is about $80-90 per month at most pharmacies and insurance does not apply.