We are excited to announce that we now have a location in Bloomington!
Formerly known as Optiks, our newest location is located on the square in the heart of downtown Bloomington. Dr. Ron Hawkins founded Optiks in 1994. He envisioned an optical boutique that combined exclusive eyewear with exceptional eyecare. Optiks has been an iconic location in Bloomington for over two decades, and we look to continue its tradition of using eyewear to express creativity and individuality through fashion, function & art . Although on the outside there is a new name, on the inside many will find all the same familiar faces as before. The staff has been an integral part in serving the local community for many years, and we welcome them to the Ossip family!
Dr. Benjamin Crider
Dr. Crider is originally from New Castle, Indiana and a 2013 graduate of the IU School of Optometry. He is a member of the National Optometric Association and completed his ocular disease training in New York and contact lens internship in Chicago. Dr. Crider specializes in contact lenses, particularly multifocal contacts. He is an avid sports fan, exercise enthusiast, and enjoys playing the drums.
Pam, the office manager, joined Optiks in 1995 and is certified by the American Board of Opticianry. Pam has been the heart and soul of the practice for 20 years. She has been a community leader, so much so, that you would be hard pressed to find a patient of Optiks that she doesn't know by their first name. Her community work includes overseeing and leading many charity events. Most notably she orchestrated, hosted, and sold out a fashion show at the local Buskirk-Chumley Theater in 2007, which raised over $6000. She's also been involved in several trunk shows with proceeds going to various local charities. Pam hopes to have a few trunk shows later this year as well as help bring the Ossip Day of Giving to Bloomington.
Meagan received her Associates degree in Optometric Technology at the Indiana University School of Optometry in May 2008. Meagan has worked at Optiks since 2007 and she is certified by the American Board of Opticianry. Since joining, Meagan has assisted Pam in many community events. Meagan is currently engaged and has set the wedding for April this year! In her spare time she enjoys to read and spend time with her dog, Lily.
Rebecca joined Optiks in 2013 and quickly moved into the patient services representative and optician positions. Before joining, she had over 9 years of optical experience. She enjoys spending time with her dog, Ernie, making pottery, and gardening.
Hannah (Scooter) Walls
While a senior at Bloomington North, Hannah did her internship at Optiks and learned about the operations of a successful optical practice. Her internship transitioned into a part time position while she attended Indiana University. She graduated in 2014 with a bachelors degree in Biology. She is currently working towards her masters in elementary education.
Kaylen Rachelle Ramsy
Kaylen is the newest member of Optiks and joined in November 2014. She has just recently gotten married and is expecting her first child soon! She enjoys listening to a wide variety of music and hiking.