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 is currently pursuing his MBA from the University of Illinois. 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 has spent time as a Clinical Instructor at The Ohio State University College of Optometry with a focus on fitting contact lenses. Dr. Fries currently serves as an Associate Professor of Clinical Practice at Ohio State, and Optique Family Vision Care serves as a training site for future optometrists.

Dr. Fries was appointed by Governor Ted Strickland to the State of Ohio Optical Dispensers Board in 2007, where he serves as the only optometrist. His term will expire in 2017. He 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

Aaron Zimmerman, O.D.

Dr. Aaron Zimmerman is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Optometry at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. He is the chief of the Student Health Optometry Service and teaches contact lenses and an advanced procedures course.

He has been involved in sports vision research and is a member of the Contact Lens Assessment in Youth (CLAY) study group which has been investigating risk factors for contact lens adverse events. He is a diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry in the Cornea, Contact Lens, and Refractive Technologies section. He currently serves as the American Optometric Association representative on the ANSI Z87.1 committee. He spends his Fridays in Washington Court House, Ohio seeing patients at Optique Family Vision Care.

Along with his wife, Amanda, they are raising two young boys, Clayton (8) and Leo (5). He enjoys playing golf, bicycling, and any activity that he can play and spend time with his kids.

Melissa Adams

Melissa K. Adams, ABOC, NCLE

Licensed Optician

Melissa, better known as Missi, has 27 years of optical experience. She has been our general manager here at Optique Family Vision Care for the past 10 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 joined Optique in 2007. She very quickly became adept at using her organizational skills to work in all areas of the office. Kendra keeps our day to day schedule on time and running smoothly. She is our go-to girl with any questions, including all insurance questions. Kendra is currently working to earn her Associate’s Degree in Science. She and her husband Joe enjoy camping and fishing with their two sons Gavin & Liam.

Kendra Herald

Sarah Hardbarger

Apprentice Optician

Sarah has been in optical since 2013. She started running the dispensary here at Optique in April 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 & her husband Andy are the proud parents of their young son Colt and two dogs Si & Cami.

Kendra Herald

Laura Lawrence

Certified Para-Optometric Assistant

Laura joined Optique Family Vision Care in May 2017. She is in charge of our pretesting and medical reports. She loves being surrounded by all of the high-tech optical equipment. When Laura is not pre-testing, she can be found in the lab making your glasses. Away from the office, she enjoys fishing, playing ultimate frisbee, and euchre.