Family-owned Moses Eyecare Centers keep focus on skill and caring

Family-owned Moses Eyecare Centers keep focus on skill and caring

When you envision the perfect optometry practice, what do you see? Take a look at Moses Eyecare Centers, and you’ll find board-certified professionals that provide quality eye care to tens of thousands of patients in Northwest Indiana.

Founded in 1975 by Dr. Robert W. Moses, an optometrist fondly referred to as “Doc Dad,” the optometric practice has grown to 11 centers throughout the Region, after recently opening a new office in downtown Valparaiso.

Dr. Moses is an award-winning optometrist, whose accolades include 1998 President of the Indiana Optometric Association. In 1999, he received the association’s “Distinguished Service to Optometry” award. In 2002, his peers named him “Optometrist of the Year.” As chairman of the Third Party Care Committee, Dr. Moses oversees optometric participation of federal, state and commercial health plans. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the Indiana and American Optometric Associations and he has published articles on health care reform and medical ethics.

In addition to Dr. Robert W. Moses, the family-owned business includes Dr. Robert J. Moses and his sister, Dr. Jennifer Kohn, who practice alongside their father. “Dr. Jen” was not only named the Young Optometrist of the Year in Indiana in 2018 but also was the National Young Optometrist in 2019. She remains active at the state and national levels. Another son, David, and his wife, Laura, serve as practice administrators on the business side.

“We’re not only a family-owned business, but all of our optometrists were born and raised in the Region,” says Dr. Kohn. “They work and live in the communities where their patients work and live.” Dr. Virginia Bonilla, for example, is extremely active in community outreach projects for children in East Chicago and Hammond while focusing on treatment of dry eye disease in the clinic.

Moses Eyecare Centers is far more than a place for eyeglasses and contact lenses. The team is dedicated to patients’ total health and offers a full scope of optometric services for the entire family. Services such as comprehensive examinations are available, as is more specialized care to preserve vision. The doctors are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and management of other ocular complications due to diabetes, hypertension and macular degeneration. Moses Eyecare Centers treatinjuries and infections and perform specialized testing for eye coordination conditions such as “lazy eye” or other irregularities. Traditional and specialty contact lenses, including sclerals, are also available. Dr. Nicole Albright specializes in medical advancements and the advanced treatment of ocular disease.

Dr. Jen Johnson, Fellowship Certification for Optometrists – College of Optometrists in Vision Development, recently won the 2020 Young Optometrist of the Year award for her contributions to the profession, her service for the benefit of the visual welfare of the public and her service to the community at large. She, Dr. Alyssa Grkinich and Dr. Justin Kucsera specialize in vision therapy for children and adults and those whose eyesight has been affected by the neurological side effects of strokes, concussion, Lyme Disease and most recently the COVID-19 virus. Moses Eyecare Centers also partner with other doctors in the Region, as well as with the Neurological Institute & Specialty Centers in Merrillville.

Moses Eyecare Centers are not only dedicated to eye health, they also strive to give back to the communities in which they serve. To help launch the careers of future optometrists, Moses Eyecare recently established an intern program for optometry students from the Indiana University School of Optometry and the Chicago College of Optometry. Moses Eyecare Centers are also selling anti-fog gel forthose who wear eyeglasses with their masks with all proceeds donated to local charities to help their communities.

No matter which location you visit, you can trust Moses Eyecare Centers for exceptional vision and health care services, as well as personal attention. With a reputation for caring and thoughtfulness, the team at Moses Eyecare Centers uses the most current diagnostic and treatment options available to deliver the most extensive and up-to-date eye care. They also have among the largest selection of eyewear and contact lenses to meet every patient’s needs.

“We take the time to understand your concerns and inform you about your vision and eye health,” says Dr. Kohn. “We also think of our patients as family and we’re concerned about their well-being. Many of my patients are senior citizens and during this pandemic, I’ve been calling to check in on them to see if they need anything. After all, like my father always says, ‘Patients don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.’ ”

Most recently joining the Moses Eyecare family are Doctors Ashley Doolin, Sara Cubenas, Angela Fauth, Kasia Dudzik, Christine Eshak and Jason McBurnie.

For more information on the team of doctors and the nearest Moses Eyecare Center location, call 833-DRMOSES (833-376-6737) or visit moseseyecare.com.