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

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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

Dr. Akridge

Ashton Akridge, OD

Dr. Akridge graduated from Indiana University School of Optometry and had been practicing in Greenwood, Indiana prior to joining Longe Optical. She provides comprehensive ocular care to individuals of all ages and enjoys medically-focused optometry. She is especially skilled in diagnosing and treating dry eye, macular degeneration, glaucoma, pre-operative and post-operative surgical management.

Aaron Frey, OD

Aaron Frey, OD

Dr. Frey is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Optometry and brings two decades 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, OD

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.

Gentry Kerwood, OD

Gentry Kerwood, OD

Dr. Kerwood, a Pennsylvania native, earned his undergraduate degree from The College of Wooster and his Doctorate of Optometry from The Ohio State University, graduating with honors. He offers a genuine, patient-centric practice style, striving to meet each patients’ needs with the best possible care. Dr. Kerwood practices general optometry and sees patients of all ages. He also takes special interest in pediatrics, neuro-optometry, and specialty contact lens fitting.

Zachary Laskovich, OD

Zachary Laskovich, OD

Dr. Laskovich graduated magna cum laude from The Ohio State University College of Optometry. He enjoys all aspects of optometry, including treatment and management of ocular disease, specialty contact lenses, binocular vision, and pediatrics.

Dr. Alex Lineback

Alex Lineback, OD

Dr. Alexander Lineback, a Fort Wayne native, attended IPFW (now PFW) as an undergrad and obtained his Doctorate of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale. Dr. Lineback is passionate about patient care and provides comprehensive eye examinations along with contact lens fittings. He is affiliated with the American Optometric Association, Nova’s Optometric Practice Management Association, and the Indiana Optometric Association.

Christopher Pataluch, OD

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.

Lisa Pham, OD

Lisa Pham, OD

Dr. Pham is a Fort Wayne native and a graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry. She enjoys practicing all facets of optometry, and especially enjoys creating meaningful, lasting relationships with patients.

Ali Prible, OD

Ali Prible, OD

Dr. Prible (née Norton) is a Hartford City, IN native and graduate of Indiana University School of Optometry. While in Optometry School, Dr. Prible was a member of the Gold Key International Honor Society and participated in two VOSH mission trips to Jamaica. She is very passionate about sports vision training, vision therapy, and pediatrics. What she enjoys most about optometry is building relationships with patients, while helping care for their ocular health.

Dr. Ed Schneider

Ed Schneider, OD

Dr. Schneider is a graduate of Indiana University School of Optometry, and has been taking care of patients in Northern Indiana for the last 14 years. In addition to providing excellent care locally, Dr. Schneider has traveled internationally with mission teams serving the needy in Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, St. Vincent, and Jamaica.

Dr. Ashley Dues Schoenherr

Ashley Dues Schoenherr, OD

Dr. Ashley Dues Schoenherr, from Coldwater, Ohio, is a graduate of The Ohio State University School of Optometry. She strives in providing state of the art care in all areas of optometry with special interest in ocular disease, pediatrics, binocular vision/vision therapy, and specialty contact lenses.

Longe Optical Leadership

Josh Quintana

Josh Quintana
General Manager
Joan Fisher

Joan Fisher
Operations Manager
Carrie Truex

Carrie Truex
Insurance Specialist
Brandi Kiner

Brandi Kiner
Performance Improvement and Training Manager
Brent Bair

Brent Bair
Store Manager — West Jefferson
Kristen Lantz

Kristen Lantz
Assistant Store Manager – West Jefferson
Cameron DeFord

Cameron DeFord
Store Manager — St. Joe Center
Vixen Walker

Vixen Walker
Store Manager — South
Ceirah Heyneman

Ceirah Heyneman
Store Manager – Pine Valley
Daniel Todd

Daniel Todd
Store Manager – North Anthony
Caecilia Esmond

Caecilia Esmond
Store Manager – Lima Road