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New business wants tomake sure you have Healthy Eyes

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By Stephen Thomas

 CEDAR GROVE - A Bullitt County resident’s vision to serve her community is now in proper focus.

Healthy Eyes Family Vision Care, featuring Dr. Tina Kreutzer, is open for business in Cedar Grove Center.

Kreutzer, a Bullitt Central graduate, selected the new location based on its central county location.

She also wanted to remain in her native county. 

Joining her at the new location is assistant Karen Rist.

“It was obvious to come back to Shepherdsville, it’s my home,” Kreutzer said. “I’ve researched and this area is growing. I hope to cater to it.”

Kreutzer completed undergraduate studies at the University of Louisville, followed by Indiana University Optometry School.

“I got glasses in middle school, then annual exams and contacts,” she recalled. “At Bullitt Central we wrote about potential future occupations. I liked animals but I chose optometry.”

Kreutzer began working at an optical shop, then earned four years experience with Bennett and Bloom Eye Centers.

“I really enjoyed the work, and then I wanted to get more into the medical side,” she said.

Expecting a long-term optometry career, she also completed a one-year residency focusing on ocular disease in Birmingham, Ala.

“That year allowed me to spend more time on medical conditions of the eyes,” she said. “That’s why I picked the name, Healthy Eyes.”

The new optometrist office features standard diagnoses and eye care management associated with glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, dry eye and allergies.

Healthy Eyes provides infant eye exams beginning in the 6-12 month age range.

“It’s recommended to find potential abnormalities early on,” Kreutzer said. “Also, there’s a new state law that children have to be examined before they attend school.”

Healthy Eyes can perform pre- and post-operation care for eye surgeries.

“It makes things convenient for the patient to receive further care here,” Kreutzer said.

Healthy Eyes offers emergency services to treat issues such as corneal abrasions, Welder’s Flash, painful red eye and removing foreign objects.

The 15,000 square-foot facility features two exam rooms, a contact lens room and a dispensary with numerous name-brand frames on display, including many kids sizes.

Healthy Eyes carries both regular and prescription sunglasses. Multi-focal contact lenses are available. Kreutzer said the customer could try various options to best meet their personal needs.

Healthy Eyes Family Vision Care is located at 1707 Cedar Grove Rd., #3. Open hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

For more information call 543-1624 or visit www.healthyeyesky.com.