Ready to Serve With Expert Care

Ready to Serve With Expert Care

We are committed to providing our guests with the best eye care possible, and it starts with our people. Stop in or call today for a comprehensive eye exam or to find your perfect pair of glasses.

Three core values all of our eye care team members share:

Honesty & Integrity

We always do what's right for our patients by helping them select the eye care solutions that are perfect for their unique vision needs. No hidden charges, surprise fees, or "bait-and-switch” tactics.

Commitment to quality

We offer only high-quality frames and contacts from brands we trust and love. We use state-of-the-art technology. And we charge fair, affordable prices.

Doing the right thing

We focus on one theme: do what's right for the customer. We call this the Longe Difference, and that's what separates us from everyone else.

Longe Optical — Certified Independent Optometrists

Rob Embree

Rod Embree, OD

Dr. Embree has been serving vision needs in Fort Wayne for over 15 years, after graduating with honors from the Southern California College of Optometry. Known for his caring, warm personality and colorful bow ties, Dr. Embree takes the time to really listen to his patients’ needs and concerns. 

Aaron Frey

Aaron Frey, OD

Now seeing patients! Dr. Frey is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Optometry and brings 18 years of experience to Longe Optical. Dr. Frey is also active in working with our optometrists and store teams to provide expert levels of patient care.

Christina Kennedy

Christina Kennedy, OD

Dr. Kennedy is new to the Fort Wayne area after practicing in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Valdosta, Georgia, and Johnson City, Tennessee. She provides expert care through comprehensive eye exams, which include a full health check of the eye, along with fitting and evaluating contact lenses.

Kent Mackey, OD

Dr. Mackey graduated with honors from Indiana University School of Optometry and has been practicing in Fort Wayne for more than 30 years. Many of Dr. Mackey's patients have been coming to him since they were children and continue to see him today.

David Millay

David Millay, OD

Dr. Millay is a NE Indiana/NW Ohio native and graduated from Indiana University School of Optometry. After graduation, Dr. Millay practiced in Indiana and Minnesota before serving a tour on active duty in the US Air Force. Dr. Millay is continually pursuing a deeper knowledge of medicine, seeking to grow in his ability to better serve his patients.

Christopher Pataluch

Christopher Pataluch, OD

Dr. Pataluch is an Indiana University School of Optometry graduate and has been practicing at Longe Optical since 1996. He specializes in providing comprehensive eye exams, including challenging contact lens fits, and is certified in treatment for managing ocular disease.

Erika Poikey, OD

Dr. Poikey is originally from Michigan and is a graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. Dr. Poikey is passionate about providing a comfortable, relaxed, and educational eye care experience, especially when it comes to children's eyes. She also takes great care in managing patients with dry eyes.

Kyle Weaver

Kyle Weaver, OD

Dr. Weaver is an Indiana University School of Optometry graduate, and his residency focused on the treatment and management of ocular disease (glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, etc.). Dr. Weaver provides expert, friendly care to our patients of all ages.

Myra Weber, OD

Dr. Weber graduated from Indiana University School of Optometry, where she was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. She has lived and practiced in Fort Wayne since 2009. She enjoys taking care of patients of all ages, practicing primary care optometry, co-managing LASIK and cataract surgery, and treating/managing many ocular disease conditions, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, dry eye disease, and acute eye infections/conditions. She also is an InfantSee provider, providing free eye exams to children under the age of 1.

Longe Optical Leadership

Stuart May
General Manager

Brent Bair
Store Manager — West Jefferson

Alyssa Butler
Store Manager — Pine Valley

Josh Quintana
Store Manager — South

Brandi Kiner
Store Manager — North Anthony

John Nagel
Store Manager — St. Joe Center