Doctors and Staff

Dr. Timothy Fries

Timothy D. Fries, O.D.

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 and was inducted into two international optometric honor societies. He also received his MBA from the University of Illinois and his Masters in Public Health from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Fries completed many external rotations focused on ocular disease and primary eye care. He also has extensive experience in geriatric and nursing home eye care and is currently an Assistant Professor-Practice at The Ohio State University College of Optometry where he is in charge of the business and practice management curriculum, 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. 
 
Dr. Fries is a current Trustee on the Ohio Optometric Association Board of Directors, and was recently appointed to serve 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 Epsilon Psi Epsilon Optometric Fraternity Alumni Board and is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association. He lectures nationally on 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.

Dr. Aaron Zimmerman

Kayli Davis, O.D.

Dr. Kayli 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. Kayli 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. Kayli 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. Kayli is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association.

In her free time, Dr. Kayli enjoys watching football, especially the Buckeyes, watching movies, reading James Patterson novels, and skiing. She also loves spending time with her family’s 3 golden retrievers, Gracie, Bentley, and Harley.

Dr. Aaron Zimmerman

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.

Melissa Adams

Sarah Baxter

Office Manager

Sarah has 24 years of optical experience. Her experience ranges from front desk to business management. She started with Optique Family Vision Care in May, 2020 and plans on staying until retirement. Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband, Rick and two grandchildren, Kylie (Buggy) and Zack (Bud) at their quiet country home.

Melissa Adams

Melissa K. Adams, ABOC, NCLE

General Manager, Licensed Optician

Melissa, better known as Missi, has 30 years of optical experience. She has been our general manager here at Optique Family Vision Care for the past 14 years. She is licensed in both spectacles and contact lenses. Missi loves every aspect of optical. She will help you find your perfect frame, fit you with your first pair of contact lenses or make your glasses in our in-house lab. 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 & 9 grandchildren

Kendra Herald

Kendra Herald

Business Manager

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.

Kendra Herald

Sarah Hardbarger

Apprentice Optician

Sarah has 7 years of optical experience and started here at Optique Family Vision Care in April of 2017. Sarah takes great pride in helping you choose the perfect pair of eyeglasses. She works very closely with our labs to make sure your orders are precise. Sarah and her husband Andy are the proud parents of their two young children, Colt and Cailee, two dogs and several chickens.

Kendra Herald

Laura Lawrence, CPOA, NCLE

Lead Technician

Laura joined Optique Family Vision Care in May of 2017. She is in charge of pretesting and medical reports. When Laura isn’t pretesting she can be found in the lab making your glasses or in the exam room fitting contact lenses. Away from the office she enjoys hiking, fishing, camping and playing euchre.

Kendra Herald

Denise Johnson

Front Desk Coordinator

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

Kendra Herald

Pamela Jones

Optometric Technician

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

Kendra Herald

Shawnasie Turner

Front Desk Coordinator

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.