Getting to Know Your Eye Doctor
The relationship between optometrists and their patients is an important one. You need to feel comfortable with the eye doctor in Columbus, Ohio, and neighboring cities who is taking care of your vision. You need to know they have your best interest at heart. At Grove City Vision Center, you never have to worry. Our eye care professionals are highly trained and qualified in knowing how the human eye works.
Meet the Doctors
Our optometrists are some of the finest around. They take the time it requires to help you understand any problems with your vision, and they explain your treatment options so you can always make informed decisions.
Timothy D. Fries, O.D., MBA, MPH, FAAO
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.
Eric Neader, OD
Dr. Neader and his wife, Amy, have three children: Emmerson, Kaelyn and Mason. He loves to travel, watch the Philadelphia Eagles, and watch Ohio State football and basketball. His professional accomplishments include:
- Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medicine from University of Dayton
- Doctor of Optometry from Ohio State University
- Ohio Optometric Association member
- American Optometric Association member
- Extensively trained in ocular disease
Kayli Dennis, O.D.
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.
Justin Miller, O.D.
Dr. Justin Miller graduated with honors from the Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2013. He practices full scope optometry emphasizing preventative care to maintain optimal eye health and vision. He and his wife Alicia both love Grove City. They grew up here and are raising their two children near their childhood homes. Dr. Miller enjoys spending time with his young growing family and video games.
Eriq Hall, O.D.
Dr. Eriq Hall is originally from Lorain, Ohio (near the Cleveland area). He graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Biology from Capital University in 2018. He then received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2022 from The Ohio State University College of Optometry.
Dr. Hall completed clinical rotations at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and Ohio State Havener Eye Institute where he gained experience in treating and managing ocular disease, contact lens fittings, co-managing ocular refractive and cataract surgery, and pediatric optometry. During his time in optometry school, Dr. Hall was a student fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and former president of the optometric fraternity Epsilon Psi Epsilon (EYE). He also volunteers in a program that helps educate children on the importance of routine eye exams known as RealEyes.
During his free time, Dr. Hall enjoys watching sporting events, hiking through National Parks, and trying new local restaurants.
Contact Your Doctor Today
At Grove City Vision Center, we take professionalism seriously. With a group of talented, experienced and highly trained doctors, we’ll ensure the proper health of your eyes. Contact us today at 614-875-8373 or through our online form.
About Our Staff
Front Desk Executive
When entering our space you will be greeted by Keri at our front desk. She loves welcoming patients old and new to start off their visit in our office.
Keri is married to Todd, is a mom of four and resides Obetz. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She likes to go to movies, shopping and caring for her pets.
Keri is knowledgeable at insurance information and is learning all aspects of our growing full service Optometry office.
Rae is our Office Manager and a licensed optician. She has over 30 years of Optical experience. Rae resides with her husband Tim and son in the area. She likes to go for hikes with her family and beach vacations.
Mary enjoys working with our patients to find the perfect eyewear for each person. She is a licensed optician and is very knowledgeable in all aspects of the optical field. Mary has over 30 years of optical experience. She enjoys watching all types of sports and spending time with her family.
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
Angie will guide you through the first steps of your medical and vision appointment. She has 20 years of experience in the optometric field. She enjoys working closely with our providers to provide our patients the best
Angie lives in Obetz with her husband and three children. She likes hiking with her family and is involved in extracurricular activities with her children.