By Erica Ludwig
When it comes to finding an optometrist, not all practices are created equal. Recognized throughout the state of Oklahoma as a leader in vision health care, Primary Eye Care Associates has been serving Owasso and the surrounding community for 50 years, spanning generations of families.
The practice run by Drs. Hinkle and Cash is known for its quality of service and wide selection of products. Both doctors were born in raised in the Owasso area and have raised their own families in town as well.
“I actually got into optometry after spending some time with my American Legion baseball coach,” said Dr. Cash. “I was on track to study engineering in college, but after talking with him about what he does as an optometrist, I became more interested in the subject and decided to go to the University of Houston, where I graduated from optometry school in 1977.”
As partners, the doctors have lead Owasso and Northeastern Oklahoma in the fight for better visual health care. They continue to learn new approaches and techniques to enhance quality patient care.
Primary Eye Care ‘s services include comprehensive eye exams, children’s vision, dilated diabetic exams, laser vision correction and treatment of conditions and diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye, trauma and cataracts.
“We work with many Ophthalmologists from Tulsa and the surrounding areas,” said Dr. Cash. “ This really helps patients who can’t necessarily drive into Tulsa or another town. We provide post-cataract care and follow up, just not the surgery itself.”
The practice also offers a variety of lenses and contacts, including popular brands such as Bebe, Gwen Stefani, Real Tree, Callaway and Dailies Total One contacts.
“We love that brand because they save cost on solution,” said Dr. Cash. “ We can fit our patients in many different types of contacts and lenses because our labs are efficient. We do them locally, and in cases of emergency, we’ll provide same day service.”
One of the most notable qualities of Primary Eye Care is the longevity of its staff. Many employees have been with the practice for at least a decade if not longer. They aim to make all clients visit a positive one.
“Staff can make or break these experiences,” says Dr. Cash. “We want to provide the best customer service in a world that doesn’t necessarily do that anymore. We still see it as important, and our clients appreciate that.”
Though the practice has been in Owasso for 50 years, Primary Eye Care continues to keep up with the latest technology in leading eye care.
“We still stay up to date on everything even though we’ve been around for fifty years,” said DeAnne Brown, Certified Para optometric. “We adapt as the culture and technology does because we know that generation after generation is coming back to our practice, and we want to take care of them as best we can.”
Keep your future clear and call Primary Eye Care Associates today.