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Superior Eye and Vision Care on the South Side of Bluffton

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Our Bluffton Optometrists

Our optometrists specialize in understanding how to maximize your vision, as well as screen and treat diseases and conditions that affect the health of your eyes – many of which do not have obvious symptoms.  They will take the time to explain the results of your eye-exams, prescribe the best options to meet your needs, and address any concerns that you may have.  Maintaining optimal eye health is an ongoing partnership, so we encourage you to ask questions and share your personal and family health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet our doctors:

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Dr. Matt Mitchell

Originally from Madison Indiana, Dr. Mitchell received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University, graduating with High Honors. Upon graduation, he was selected from among his peers to receive the John Davey Award from the prestigious American Academy of Optometry for his research work in the field of binocular vision and muscle balance. He was also inducted into Beta Sigma Kappa, the National Optometric Honor Society, based on his academic credentials. He has completed internships at the IU Pediatric and Binocular Vision Clinic, and the Huntington, W.V. Veterans Hospital, where he received training in the treatment of glaucoma, diabetic retinal disease, and cataracts, for which he has obtained national level credentialing. He has also completed a research fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in the field of epidemiology.

Clinical interests include general and emergency eye care, treatment of glaucoma and dry eye syndrome, and the fitting of contact lenses on patients with more complex prescriptions, including those who require bifocal correction. Dr. Mitchell also enjoys managing patients with challenging vision requirements related to their occupation or leisure activities. Through his affiliation with The Fellowship of Christian Optometrists International and Mercy Ships International, he has been on numerous medical mission trips to provide the gift of sight to underserved third world populations.

Dr. Mitchell resides in Ossian with his wife Holly and daughters, Grace and Hope. He is active on the Hope Missionary Church worship team, and enjoys outdoor recreation, spending time with his family, and rooting for Hoosier athletics.

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Dr. Julayne Miller

A Wells County native, Dr. Miller is a distinction graduate of Norwell High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Purdue University, and was inducted into the academic honor society Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Miller received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University, graduating in the top ten percent of her class. She was also inducted into Beta Sigma Kappa, the International Optometric Honor Society. While attending IU, Dr. Miller taught Geometric and Visual Optics as an assistant instructor. She completed internships at both the Indiana University Pediatric Eye Clinic, and the Northern Indiana VA Hospital, where she focused on diagnosis and management of glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, dry eye, and cataracts. She has also obtained national credentialing to diagnose and treat these and other medical eye conditions.

Her clinical interests include providing primary and acute eye care, fitting contact lenses, and meeting the vision challenges of presbyopia.

Dr. Miller resides in Ossian with her husband, Jeff, and sons Luke and Fredrick aka “Fritz”. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking, and nature hikes.

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Dr. Michelle Frye

Dr. Frye received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University. She completed internships at the IU Pediatric and Binocular Vision Clinic, at the Naval Health Clinic in Quantico, VA, and at the Clinica de Optometrica in Guanajuato, Mexico. During her internships she received extensive training in many areas of eye care which include the diagnosis and management of glaucoma, diabetic retinal disease and cataracts. After graduation she went on to complete a residency in Pediatric and Binocular Vision. She has been nationally credentialed to diagnosis and treat a variety of eye health concerns. She has also obtained board certification through the American Board of Optometry.

Dr. Frye is passionate about giving her patients exceptional care for their vision and eye health needs. She is especially interested in the management of glaucoma and diabetic eye health as well as pediatric eye care.

Dr. Frye resides in Auburn with her husband, Mark. She also has two grown sons, Kyle and Brandon. She enjoys reading and doing crafts such as stained glass and knitting.