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CO-OP Optical offering eye care services

2/28/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Maria Lindsay

CO-OP Optical Eye Care Center offers eye health exams and optical retail services.
Photo courtesy of CO-OP Optical Eye Care Center
STOW — CO-OP Optical Eye Care Center is a comprehensive eye care business located at 3330 Kent Road.

The 54-year-old business offers eye health exams and optical retail services, according to Jay Minkin, who is president of the company.

Minkin said the business has been serving customers at its current location since 1987.

Dr. Robert Lohman, O.D., is available by appointment for eye examinations and he also does contact lens fittings. He sees both adults and children.

Lohman’s wife, Cynthia Lohman, who is his assistant, said the doctor does routine vision exams and focuses on eye health.

“Everyone should get a routine vision exam every two years, and those older than 65 should get one every year,” she said. “We can help a patient’s overall health by diagnosing diseases through these exams. We use modern technology to look at the back of eyes for diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and glaucoma, and can treat patients promptly or refer them to specialists for further treatment.”

Minkin stated the industry and his business has evolved over the years to offer more than vision exams.

“We offer more optical services today, and what makes us stand out is we are home-owned with a dedicated staff that offers a personal touch,” he said. “We also have one of the largest and most diverse selection of frames for patients of all ages.”

Some of the brands CO-OP Optical carries include Polo, Ray-Ban and Nautica for men; Fendi, Liz Claiborne and Coach for women; and Candies and OP-Ocean Pacific for children and teens, according to Minkin.

CO-OP Optical also has licensed opticians on staff to fill prescriptions for corrective lenses, as well as transition lenses, which block ultraviolet radiation and reduce glare as needed; polarized lenses, which reduce reflective glare; and progressive addition lenses, which eliminate bifocal lines. They can also add antireflective coatings to lenses and offer contact lenses.

Also available are specialty eyewear for a variety of athletes and safety eyewear for laborers.

“Our opticians also do fittings, adjustments and repairs,” Minkin added.

CO-OP Optical business hours are Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. CO-OP Optical is closed Wednesdays and Sundays.

To make an appointment, call 330-688-8244. For more information about the business, visit www.coopoptic.com.

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