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.

Aimee Jeffers, O.D.

Dr. Jeffers (formerly Dr. Gump) completed her undergraduate degree at Fairmont State College in Fairmont, WV.  She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology.  Dr. Jeffers received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2002 from The Ohio State University College of Optometry.  She graduated magna cum laude and was a four year member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society and member of the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists.  During her time in optometry school Dr. Jeffers was an E. F. Wildermuth Foundation Scholarship Recipient and a National Eye Institute Predoctoral Research Fellowship Recipient.  She did research on eye safety and had an abstract published for the Annual American Academy of Optometry Conference.  In 2003, Dr. Jeffers completed a Residency in Ocular Disease through The Ohio State University College of Optometry.  During this residency she received training with a pediatric ophthalmologist, corneal specialist, refractive surgeon, glaucoma specialist and neuro ophthalmologist.  At the completion of her residency training, Dr. Jeffers started working at Optical Options (now Optique Family Vision Care) in Springfield, OH and has worked there for over 16 years.  She is currently a member of the American Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association.  Dr. Jeffers is a presenter for the Ohio Optometric Association’s Apollo Awarding Winning Program Realeyes.  Through this program, she visits local schools and educates students on how the eyes work, the importance of protecting them and some common visual issues that children face.

When Dr. Jeffers is not at work she is spending time with her husband, two children and her dog.  She is currently a K-3 Sunday School teacher and has coached in the Upward Basketball League.  Dr. Jeffers loves to exercise, read, play cards and spend time supporting her children from helping with schoolwork to cheering them on in cross country, soccer, baseball, basketball, etc.  She also loves the hills of West Virginia and will forever be a Mountaineer but she is also extremely proud to be a Buckeye!!

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.


I finally have some good news to share. After receiving guidance form the CDC, the governor, and the American and Ohio Optometric Associations we will be reopening for all services next Monday, May 4. We will be implementing several new policies and procedures to keep everyone safe.

Beginning Monday, Both Optique Family Vision Care locations will be back open for all eye care services.

While we are pleased to be able to resume providing comprehensive eye health and vision care to our patients, we have put a few new policies and protocols in place to help continue to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the health and safety of both our staff and our patients.

* Personal Protective Equipment will continue to be worn by all doctors and staff.
* We will continue thorough hand washing and disinfecting throughout the office.
* We will continue to provide curbside dispensing of glasses and other materials.
* (Free) Mail delivery of contact lens orders.
* Reduced appointment scheduling to limit patient-to-patient interaction.
* Requiring ‘Patient only’ appointments, asking patients to come by his or herself (or limiting minors to one parent or guardian).
* Requiring patients to wear a mask to his or her visit .
* Continued initial screening of patients before they are seen to reduce exposure risk.

We ask for continued patience and understanding as we apply these new protocols to provide the best and safest care for you and our staff.

We look forward to seeing you soon.


Dr. Fries