Eye Exams

Get Your Eyes Examined by One of Our Independent Optometrists

At Longe Optical, we're committed to providing our guests with only the best eye exams and the highest levels of optometric care. When you see that our independent optometrists have received the Longe Platinum Seal of Approval, you should know that they've been evaluated by our team to ensure that they are highly committed to providing only the best levels of eye care and patient satisfaction.

Each of our Platinum-approved independent optometrists has committed to providing all of the following essential exam benefits:

  • Upfront, Honest Exam Pricing

    Unlike many other eye care providers, you'll never get hit with hidden charges, surprise fees, or the "bait-and-switch," where you're promised super-low prices, only to get charged for extra procedures and hidden costs after you arrive.

  • Complete Eye Exam

    Our independent optometrists provide thorough, comprehensive eye exams where they take the time to answer all your questions. A typical exam lasts about 30 minutes, so the exam never feels rushed.

  • Expertise and Professionalism

    Board certified by the state of Indiana, our independent optometrists stay on top of the latest developments in optometry and the related technologies though their involvement in various professional optometric associations, ensuring you the highest level of care.

  • Eye Exam Guarantee

    If you are not completely satisfied with your exam, then let our independent optometrists know, and they will make it right — guaranteed!

Our 8 Step Exam Process

  1. A review of your personal and family health history and any history of eye problems
  2. Evaluation of your distance and near vision with an eye chart
  3. Preliminary testing of color and depth perception
  4. Evaluation for the presence of myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism
  5. Near vision testing to determine if you have presbyopia and need progressive lenses or multifocal lenses
  6. Cover test to evaluate your eyes' ability to work together as a team
  7. An eye pressure test and examination of the optic nerve to rule out glaucoma
  8. Examination of your eyes to rule out other eye problems, such as macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy
* Depending upon the unique condition of your eyes, our independent optometrists may suggest additional exam steps for you to consider.

Meet Our Docs

  • Christopher Pataluch, OD

    Dr. Pataluch has been practicing at the southwest 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.

    » Learn More About Our West Jefferson Location
  • Kyle Weaver, OD

    Dr. Kyle Weaver, serves patients at our West Jefferson location. An Indiana University School of Optometry graduate, Dr. Weaver's residency focused on the treatment/management of ocular disease (glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, etc.). In his spare time, this Portland, Indiana, native enjoys traveling, swimming, and playing basketball.

    » Learn More About Our West Jefferson Location
  • Michelle Frye, OD

    Dr. Michelle Frye graduated from the Indiana University School of Optometry then continued her education with a residency in pediatrics and binocular vision. Dr. Frye is also a Board Certified Optometrist from the American Board of Optometry. Her additional education allows her to provide comprehensive eye exams to all ages.

    » Learn More About Our Pine Valley Location
  • Amy Reidhaar, OD

    Dr. Amy Reidhaar provides outstanding care at our North Anthony location. This lifelong native of Fort Wayne specializes in ocular disease and primary care, and promotes the highest standards of professional competence by pursuing a fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry.

    » Learn More About Our North Anthony Location
  • Kent Mackey, OD

    Dr. Mackey sees patients on on a limited basis at our West Jefferson location. Many of Dr. Mackey's clients have been his patients since they were children and continue to see him today.

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  • Christina Kennedy, OD

    Dr. Christina Kennedy is new to the Fort Wayne area after practicing in Auburn Hills, MI, Valdosta, GA, and Johnson City, TN. She provides comprehensive eye exams for a full health check of the eye, along with fitting and evaluating contact lenses.

    » Learn More About Our Southtown Location
  • Erika Poikey, OD

    Dr. Erika Poikey is a graduate of the Illinois College Of Optometry in Chicago, IL. She grew up in small town Michigan and completed her undergraduate studies at Ferris State University. 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. In her free time Dr. Poikey enjoys various outdoor activities and spending time with her greyhound.

    » Learn More About Our Southtown Location » Learn More About Our Pine Valley Location
  • Dr. Aaron Frey, OD

    Clinical Director

    Dr. Frey is a 1998 graduate of the Indiana University School of Optometry and brings 18 years of experience to his role as Clinical Director at Longe Optical. He is responsible for working with our independent optometrists and store teams to provide ever increasing levels of patient care. While Dr. Frey does not actively see patients at our Longe Optical stores, he continues to put his optometry skills to good use through mission trips that provide eye care to impoverished people around the world. He is married to Kara and just last summer celebrated 20 years of marriage. Together, they have four children ranging in age from 16 to 7 and attend Pathway Community Church.

Whether You Need Glasses or Contacts, Expect the Longe Difference!

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    Large selection of fashion-forward frames, with digitally crafted lenses, assembled right here in Fort Wayne.

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    The Best Service

    The most knowledgeable independent optometrists and eyewear staff you'll find in town.

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    The Best Guarantee

    Our one-year promise to you! If it breaks, chips, or cracks, we'll fix it — it's that simple.