The EyeDoctors, Optometrists Hold First Expo

By Delia Paunescu
Assistant Editor

L to R: The EyeDoctors managers Charlene Wise, Janice Maring, Judy Mille doing a skit entitled “Doing Things Right.”
TOPEKA, Kan.— The EyeDoctors, Optometrists, a practice group based here, held the first The EyeDoctors Expo at the Oread Hotel in Lawrence, Kan. Sept. 22 and 23.

According to the practice, the event included round table discussions, continuing education for doctors and staff and an exhibit hall. “A total of 30 representatives from 19 vendors attended along with 147 employees and 21 doctors from all 14 of our office locations as well as the staff from The EyeDoctors surfacing/edging lab, recall center and insurance filing center,” The EyeDoctors said.

“The vendors representing frames, contact lenses, ophthalmic lenses and optical specialty items generously donated the many door prizes for the event including iPads, electronics and sunglasses which were given out during the exhibit hall hours,” said Brian J. Horsch, OD, president and CEO of The EyeDoctors, Optometrists.

Practice president and CEO Brian J. Horsch, OD,
during this year’s first The EyeDoctors Expo.
Horsch added that the highlight of the meeting was a presentation by the Manhattan, Kan. office’s managing doctor Rick Schroeder, OD, and manager Vicki Bieberly entitled “Can I? I Can.” “It’s an acronym for ‘continuous and never ending Improvement,’” he said.

The group added that it plans to make the expo an annual event.

The EyeDoctors, Optometrists was started in 1972 by optometrists Ron Price and Gary Young, eventually evolving into Price, Young, Odle, Horsch, P.A. & Associates (PYOH). In 1997, the name was changed to The EyeDoctors, Optometrists and Horsch was elected president and CEO in 2001. Today, the practice chain has 21 optometrists at 14 locations throughout northeast Kansas.