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What is Medical
Optometry America?

Medical Optometry America is the first national Optometric brand focused exclusively on medical eye care (no optical shop). We are launching a practice management system and franchise model that stands for exceptional medical eye care as the demand for these services increases.

If you are interested in joining us, please fill out the Franchise Application form below and email it to [email protected].

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Best Practice Medical Eye Care

Medical Optometry America has created, trademarked, and copywritten an industry-leading set of best practices covering a wide range of non-surgical eye health conditions such as:

These guidelines include standards for identifying, diagnosing, and treating medical eye diseases and conditions. Our standards have been developed by leading Optometrists and Ophthalmologists.

If you are interested in joining us, please fill out the Franchise Application form below and email it to [email protected].

Franchise Application

Key Equipment

All Medical Optometry America practice locations will be equipped with premium technology for the diagnosis and treatment of common medical eye conditions. Our key equipment includes:

OCT/OCTA: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test which uses light waves to take cross-section imaging of the retina. An OCT allows a practitioner to see each of the retina’s distinctive layers which helps provide treatment guidance for glaucoma and diseases of the retina such as AMD and diabetic eye disease.

FUNDUS PHOTOGRAPHY: Fundus photography involves the use of a retinal camera to photograph the regions of the vitreous, retina, choroid, and optic nerve. This test is considered medically necessary for conditions such as AMD, retinal neoplasms, choroid disturbances and diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, and other central nervous system abnormalities.

MEIBOGRAPHY: Meibography involves the imaging of the meibomian glands, which is a quick and comfortable point-of-care test for diagnosing ocular surface diseases such as dry eye.

ADVANCED DRY EYE TREATMENTS

ADVANCED DRY EYE TREATMENTS: Meibomian gland clearing devices are designed to remove blockages from the meibomian glands, encouraging proper gland function to produce the oils that make up the top protective lipid layer of the tear film.

Affiliation with New England College of Optometry

Medical Optometry America has solidified an academic affiliation with New England College of Optometry (NECO) to help guide training for future doctors and to expose students to a more medically-focused model of Optometry.

J. James Thimmons, OD | Medical Optometry America Chief Medical Officer

James Thimons, OD, is a skilled optometrist who has years of experience in the field.

Dr. Thimons is a 1978 graduate of Ohio State University College of Optometry. He completed his hospital residency at the Chillicothe, VA Medical Center in 1979 and then served as Chief, Optometry Service until 1985. He then accepted the position of Center Director at Omni Eye Services, Fairfax, Virginia. He served in that role until 1989, when he became Chairman, Department of Clinical Sciences at the State University of New York.

While at SUNY, he developed The Glaucoma Institute, a clinical research center, and served as its first Director. In 1998, he accepted the position of Executive Director of TLC and served in that role until 2002 when he co-founded Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut, a multidisciplinary referral practice providing secondary and tertiary level care.

Dr. Thimons has received numerous awards for his service to the profession and has over 200 hundred publications regarding Glaucoma, Dry Eye, and Cornea & External Disease. He is a nationally and internationally acclaimed Speaker and Educator and an acknowledged leader in ophthalmic clinical education. He serves in academic appointments at several universities in the US and has been a clinical investigator in over 20 NIH, NEI, and Post Release Clinical Trials.

In 1999 he was awarded Optometry’s Top Educator and was selected as one of the Top Ten Clinicians of the decade. In 2002 he founded the National Glaucoma Society, an NFP with Executive offices in Andover, Massachusetts, that provides educational and clinical development services to primary care clinicians worldwide in the area of glaucoma management. In 2005 he was inducted into the Optometry Hall of Fame and recently served as President of the Connecticut Association of Optometrists. Dr. Thimons was selected as the Top Eye Doctor in Fairfield County in 2013.

Disclaimer

This website, the franchise sales information on this website, and all information in the franchise application do not constitute an offer to sell a franchise. The offer of a franchise can be made only through the delivery of a Franchise Disclosure Document (“FDD”). Certain jurisdictions require that we register the FDD in those jurisdictions. The communications on this website are not directed by us to the residents of any of those jurisdictions. We will not offer or sell franchises in those jurisdictions until we have registered the franchise (or obtained an applicable exemption from registration) and delivered the FDD to the prospective franchisee in compliance with applicable law.

Our Team of Experienced Doctors

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Dr. Leslie E. O’Dell

OD, FAAO

James Thimons

OD, FAAO

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Rob Allen

OD

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Diabetic Eye Exams: What to Expect & Why They’re Important

Eye Care

Diabetic Eye Exams: What to Expect & Why They’re Important

Eye Care

There’s No Sugar-Coating the Effect Diabetes Has on Your Eyes If you have diabetes, you’re likely no stranger to the ways it can affect your entire system. Proper management of your disease requires a close and honest relationship with your healthcare team, including your optometrist.  No matter the type of diabetes you have, you’re at […]

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April 7, 2021
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Dr. Leslie E. O’Dell

There’s No Sugar-Coating the Effect Diabetes Has on Your Eyes If you have diabetes, you’re likely no stranger to the ways it can affect your entire system. Proper management of your disease requires a close and honest relationship with your healthcare team, including your optometrist.  No matter the type of diabetes you have, you’re at […]

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Is Dry Eye Becoming More Common?

Eye Conditions & Diseases

Is Dry Eye Becoming More Common?

Eye Conditions & Diseases

Have you ever felt a stinging, burning, or scratching sensation in your eyes? Experiencing these symptoms, especially persistently, justifies a visit to your optometrist. Red, painful eyes can seem insignificant, but they’re symptoms of dry eye disease.  Dry eye disease seems to be more prevalent than ever with millions of Americans experiencing symptoms, but what […]

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April 6, 2021
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Dr. Leslie E. O’Dell

Have you ever felt a stinging, burning, or scratching sensation in your eyes? Experiencing these symptoms, especially persistently, justifies a visit to your optometrist. Red, painful eyes can seem insignificant, but they’re symptoms of dry eye disease.  Dry eye disease seems to be more prevalent than ever with millions of Americans experiencing symptoms, but what […]

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Optometrist vs. Ophthalmologist: Which Eye Doctor Should You See?

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Optometrist vs. Ophthalmologist: Which Eye Doctor Should You See?

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There Are Different Types of Eye Doctors If you’ve ever booked an eye exam, needed eye surgery, or had an eye infection, you’ve likely noticed there are different kinds of eye doctors to choose from. From optometrists to ophthalmologists, you may be confused about who you should see and when.  What’s the difference between an […]

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February 10, 2021
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Dr. Leslie E. O’Dell

There Are Different Types of Eye Doctors If you’ve ever booked an eye exam, needed eye surgery, or had an eye infection, you’ve likely noticed there are different kinds of eye doctors to choose from. From optometrists to ophthalmologists, you may be confused about who you should see and when.  What’s the difference between an […]

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